Lafayette, a Tippecanoe County city with a population of roughly 72,000 people, sits 63 miles away from Indianapolis and serves as the Lafayette -- West Lafayette entertainment hub. The city is within close proximity to Purdue University and is home to a large number of students, making it a relatively quiet moderate-sized city.
Those visiting this college city can take a tour of the Haan Museum of Indiana Art where they can see hundreds of unique Indiana artworks before heading outside to admire the sculpture garden. Also relating to Lafayette's prevalent art culture, guests have the opportunity to walk The Halls of The Art Museum of Greater Lafayette or take an art class at Lala Gallery & Studio. Visitors can also take a relaxing walk along the river at the Clegg Memorial Garden, pick their own fresh apples and enjoy apple cider at Wea Creek Orchard, simple Fine Wines at Wildcat Creek Winery, and stop at Columbian Park Zoo which features carnival-style children and slides, educational activities, interactive exhibits and, of course, dozens of well cared for animals to admire. Guests can take a short trip to West Lafayette to watch a live sports game at Mackey Arena or stay in Lafayette to challenge themselves to an escape room at Games Xscape.
With a number of popular point of interests, the city of Lafayette is a master of convenience, placing many of its rental homes within walking distance of great attractions and public parks. Guests staying here can choose from a selection of vacation rentals, ranging from small hotel rooms to large, full-sized private homes.
The best time to visit Lafayette is June through August, as during this time, temperatures are at their warmest and perfect for outdoor activities.
Lafayette is home to a variety of eateries and tasty food chains. The city has its own Sonic, Arby’s, White Castle, Akropolis, HuHot, and Buffalo WIld Wings among many other establishments.
A few of the most entertaining events that takes place in the area include Purdue Spring Fest, the Stars & Stripes Celebration, Wabash Riverfest, OutFest, Germanfest, and Feast of The Hunter’s Moon. Outfest is the city’s annual (and most colorful) pride celebration, featuring food, live entertainment, a parade, a beer garden, drag shows, and a variety of vendors.
Many families opt to visit Imagination Station which serves the Lafayette area as a STEM Center (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and offers interactive exhibits, science experiments, field trips, and tons of educational fun four children and their families.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Lafayette. The hottest month in Lafayette is June, when temperatures peak at 94 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to -17 ˚F. The wettest month in Lafayette is August with 5.85 inches of rain, while the driest month is November with 1.62 inches of rain.
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If you have to have internet access during your stay in Lafayette, then you can choose from over 181 places to stay that have WiFi internet. 49 of our accommodations come with breakfast in the price. You can keep up with your workout routine by staying at one of 48 accommodations that provide gym facilities. If you're planning on getting to Lafayette by car, be sure to choose from 182 accommodations that provide parking. 46 places to stay come with a pool or jacuzzi
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