Do you have a bad case of cabin fever? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one. If you can’t stand to spend one more weekend cooped up in your home, we’ve got some nearby getaways for you to check out, if you can do so safely and follow proper COVID-19 guidelines.
Whether you’re a foodie looking to try a new place, or you’re looking to get some fresh air and explore nature, there are plenty of places to check out in and around Greater Lafayette. Below we list some of the many to help kick off your adventure!
For The Antique Lover…
Jake’s Collectibles (Attica)
1000 S. Council Street
Mini Measures (Remington)
4 S. Ohio Street
Peddlers Alley (Frankfort)
300 N. Main Street
For The Book Worm…
Main Street Books (Lafayette)
426 Main Street
1117 S Reed Road
Von’s Book Shop (West Lafayette)
317 W State Street
For The History Buff…
General Lew Wallace Study And Museum (Crawfordsville)
200 Wallace Avenue
*Must schedule tour in advance
This 19th century study was built by General Lew Wallace, a Union general in the Civil War and author of the famed Ben-Hur: A tale of the Christ.
Grissom Air Museum (Peru)
1000 W. Hoosier Boulevard
Founded in 1981, the Heritage Museum Foundation wanted to preserve the military aircraft located at Grissom Air Force Base, which is now Grissom Air Reserve Base. The museum currently has 32 aircraft, 24 on display, seven in different stages of restoration, and one awaiting its display area.
Linden Depot Museum (Linden)
520 N. Main Street (US 231)
Built in 1909, the Liden Depot is the last surviving junction in Indiana. This depot was built to service the Nickel Plate Railroad, running east and west from Toledo, OH to St. Louis, MO, and the Monon Railway, running north and south from Chicago, IL to Louisville, KY. The depot closed in 1973 and reopened 20 years later as a museum.
For The Nature Lover…
Turkey Run State Park (Marshall – Parke County)
8121 E. Park Road
As Indiana’s second state park, Turkey Run’s history stretches all the way back to 1916, coincidentally Indiana’s centennial year, where the first parcel of its 2,300+ acres was purchased. The state park offers cabins, campgrounds, hiking, fishing, and much more!
Williamsport Falls (Williamsport – Warren County)
25 N. Monroe Street
Williamsport Falls is Indiana’s second highest waterfall, coming in at 90 feet. If you’re willing to get wet, you can walk up behind the falls!
Shades State Park (Waveland – Montgomery County)
7751 S. 890 W.
Located at the tri-point of Montgomery, Fountain, and Parke counties, Shades State Park consists of more than 3,000 acres that consists of steep ravines, slate and sandstone valleys, and small waterfalls.
For The Food Enthusiast…
Beef House (Covington)
16501 N. State Road 63
Established in 1964, the Beef House is family owned and operated and serves up a variety of menu items including steaks, chicken, seafood, and so much more! If you’re driving on Interstate 74, you can’t miss the signs!
Roots Eatery And Pub (Wolcott)
114 N. Range Street
Located in the heart of Wolcott, the story behind Roots Eatery and Pub stems from a local family’s love for food, farming, and hosting.
Stookey’s Restaurant (Thorntown)
125 E. Main Street
Founded in 1975, this eating destination is loved by many, especially due in part to the famous fried catfish and onion rings.