Of course, we are still in the middle of a global pandemic and the world still has yet to return to how we once knew it. And nobody knows when we will get back to full normality. But despite the many changes over the past year, there are still countless activities for you and your family to do in and around Greater Lafayette.
Last week, we gave you the first round up suggestions to help you come up with a plan of your own, and this week, we’re giving you a second round! If you decide to venture out, we encourage everyone to adhere to all COVID-19 safety guidelines.
If you have a favorite destination(s) around Greater Lafayette, drop a comment below!
Catch A Show, Movie Or Performance!
Fowler Theatre (Fowler – Benton County)
111 E 5th Street
Built in 1940, the historic Fowler Theatre serves a historic staple in the small Benton County community. Along with showing recently released movies, the theatre also shows several free films each year, usually sponsored by local businesses.
State Theatre (Logansport)
317 E Market Street
Located in the heart of Logansport with history dating back to the 1800s, the State Theatre hosts upwards of 40 shows each season and welcomes more than 10,000 guests each year, when there’s not a pandemic going on. The theatre has been placed on the Indiana and National Register of Historic Places and is operated by a board of directors and staff of volunteers.
Long Theatre For The Performing Arts (Lafayette)
111 N 6th Street
(765) 742-5664 ext. 1
Celebrating 100 years of providing entertainment to Greater Lafayette, the Long Theatre For The Performing Arts hosts a plethora of events each year including performances by the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra, Purdue Bands And Orchestras, and various solo artists.
Check Out A Winery!
Hooker Corner Winery (Pine Village – Warren County)
444 W State Road 26
Opening its doors in 2017, Hooker Corner Winery is home to a tasting room and outdoor patio with views of the countryside. The winery has much to offer including glasses or flights of wine, wine slushies, cheese flights, and many other menu items.
Carpenter Creek Cellars (Remington – Jasper County)
11144 Jordan Road
Just to the north of Lafayette, Carpenter Creek Cellars opened to the public in 2013. The facility offers free daily tastings, weekend tours, music events, and plenty of hospitality.
Whyte Horse Winery (Monticello)
1510 S Airport Road
Established in 2006, Whyte Horse Winery makes a variety of wines, all produced at their Monticello facility. During the warmer months, the winery plays host to many events and festivals and indoor activities during the winter months.
Check Out Some Murals!
Wabash Walls (Lafayette)
Attica Main Street Mural
For The Animal Lovers!
Fair Oaks Farms (Fair Oaks – Newton County)
856 N 600 East
Located about 45 minutes northwest of Lafayette, Fair Oaks Farms offers fun, learning, and great food. The farm shares different displays of modern-day farming with its guests along with a hospitable atmosphere.
Wolf Park (Battle Ground – Tippecanoe County)
4004 E 800 N
Wolf Park is a non-for-profit dedicated to behavioral research, education, and conservation.
Visit A Historic Landmark!
SAMARA – Frank Lloyd Wright Home (West Lafayette)
1301 Woodland Ave
Built in the early 1950s, the John and Catherine Christian House, better known as SAMARA, is one of the most complete Frank Lloyd Wright homes in the United States. Tours of the home are available by making a reservation by phone or online.
Lancaster Covered Bridge (Rossville)
S 500 W (Over the Wildcat Creek)
According to the Library of Congress, the bridge was built in 1872 by the Wheelock Bridge Company, rehabilitated in 1981, damaged by flooding in 2004, and fully restored and reopened in 2006.
Wabash and Erie Canal Park (Delphi)
1030 W North Washington Street
Linking the Great Lakes to the Ohio river, the Wabash and Erie Canal provided traders with waterway access all the way to the Gul of Mexico. With a length of more than 460 miles, it was the longest canal built in North America. Now, the park offers an interactive museum and plays host to events such as weddings and meetings.