Lafayette, IN

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Lafayette featuring a city, heritage architecture and an administrative buidling
A historic downtown, diverse outdoor attractions and a lively arts scene make the home of Purdue University one of Indiana’s most enticing cities.

Lafayette is a modern city that retains its historic charm. Once one of Indiana’s premier trade destinations in the 19th century, today Lafayette is a cosmopolitan university town with museums, galleries and parks.

West Lafayette is home to Purdue University, one of the United States’ preeminent research institutions. Visit the Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering and admire its impressive atrium. Purdue Arboretum and Hort Park provide perfect outdoor settings to enjoy the mild Indiana climate.

Downtown is divided into three districts, all within walking distance of one another. Head to Chauncey Village for its nightlife and a college-town atmosphere. The Wabash Riverfront District spans both banks of the river and offers historic streets lined with shops and restaurants. Cross the Wabash River using the John T. Myers Pedestrian Bridge in Tapawingo Park. After crossing the bridge, make your way to Riehle Plaza, a waterfront public green that hosts festivals and performances throughout the year.

Near to Riehle Plaza is the Arts & Market District. Explore centuries of historic regional art at the Haan Mansion or admire modern pieces at the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette. Browse shops and galleries or grab a bite to eat at one of the neighborhood’s bistros. Sample fresh produce at the Lafayette Farmers Market, which has been a weekly tradition for over a century.

Bring the family to Columbian Park in the heart of downtown. Pet farm animals and stroll through the butterfly garden at the Columbian Park Zoo or cool off on the water slide at Tropicanoe Cove Aquatic Center. Drive 7 miles (11.3 kilometers) north to Prophetstown State Park, where more walking trails and a historic Native American village await.

Fly into Indianapolis International Airport, located 70 miles (112.7 kilometers) south of Lafayette. An Amtrak station is conveniently situated at Riehle Plaza downtown. Explore the outdoor attractions, cultural delights and rich history that Lafayette has to offer.

Where to stay in Lafayette

Fairfield Inn & Suites Lafayette
Fairfield Inn & Suites Lafayette
2.5 out of 5
4000 South Street, Lafayette, IN, 47905
The price is $73 per night from Feb 5 to Feb 6
$73
per night
Feb 5 - Feb 6
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Lafayette. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (798 reviews)
Best stay ever!!
"Theworkers here are fantastic! Thry are so friendly and helpful. Makes the staying even better! I hope Fairfield inn gice then a raise!!"

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2023

Fairfield Inn & Suites Lafayette
Drury Inn & Suites Lafayette, IN
Drury Inn & Suites Lafayette, IN
3 out of 5
4110 South Street, Lafayette, IN, 47905
The price is $99 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
$99
per night
Feb 1 - Feb 2
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Lafayette. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the clean rooms in our reviews. ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (574 reviews)
"Staff was amazing. Food was decent, and so convenient. Pillows were great. Beds are too hard, but other than that everything was so great."

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2023

Drury Inn & Suites Lafayette, IN
Comfort Suites Lafayette University Area
Comfort Suites Lafayette University Area
2.5 out of 5
31 Frontage Rd, Lafayette, IN, 47905
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $85 per night from Jan 29 to Jan 30
$85
per night
Jan 29 - Jan 30
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Lafayette. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the WiFi in our reviews. ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (447 reviews)
"Quite and clean, Friendly staff , excellent breakfast with lots of options. Very nice property."

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2023

Comfort Suites Lafayette University Area
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Downtown home 1.7 mi. to Purdue (newly revamped)
Downtown home 1.7 mi. to Purdue (newly revamped)
Lafayette, IN
Stay at this vacation home in Lafayette. Enjoy WiFi, a Smart TV, and 2 bathrooms. Popular attractions Elliott Hall Of Music and Haan Mansion Museum of Indiana ...
Downtown home 1.7 mi. to Purdue (newly revamped)
Newly renovated duplex 5 mins from Purdue
Newly renovated duplex 5 mins from Purdue
Lafayette, IN
Stay at this apartment in Lafayette. Enjoy WiFi, onsite parking, and fenced yards. Popular attractions Elliott Hall Of Music and Wabash Heritage Trail are located ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (17 reviews)
Great space
"Loved the unit. The hostess was great and the space was perfect for a weekend visit. Will stay here again if I get a chance."

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2022

Newly renovated duplex 5 mins from Purdue
King Studio | Free Breakfast. Indoor Pool
King Studio | Free Breakfast. Indoor Pool
Lafayette, IN
Stay at this apartment in Lafayette. Enjoy free breakfast, onsite parking, and an in-room DVD player. Popular attractions Jerry E. Clegg Botanic Gardens and ...
King Studio | Free Breakfast. Indoor Pool
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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