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Family Fun for Kids of All Ages

West Lafayette, Lafayette, and other nearby communities offer numerous family friendly activities. Here is a small sample of some activities you can enjoy:

  • Columbian Park includes a water park and zoo.
  • Lafayette offers summer fun with its three water parks.
  • Happy Hollow Park has picnic areas, along with walking, jogging and hiking trails.
  • Indianapolis Zoo and the Children's Museum of Indianapolis, the largest children's museum in the country, are just a short drive away! Forbes.com contributor Larry Olmsted ranked The Children's Museum of Indianapolis at the top of the 12 best children's museums in the U.S.
  • Purdue Spring Fest and Bug Bowl give children of all ages the chance to explore and learn through hands-on activities and demonstrations.
  • Wolf Park, an educational and research facility, makes learning fun and exciting, especially during Howl Nights!
  • Indiana Dunes National Lake Shore is a national park on the shores of Lake Michigan.
  • Taste of Tippecanoe will satisfy even picky eaters with samples of local restaurants' best dishes and live music.
  • Explore local history at the Feast of the Hunters' Moon, a re-creation of an annual fall gathering between the French and Native Americans at Fort Ouiatenon.
  • Riverside Skating Plaza offers summer roller skating and winter ice skating.
  • Purdue's campus and West Lafayette's nearly 20 miles of paved trails provide wonderful jogging, biking, and walking paths.

For more activities, visit the Parks and Recreation's Web sites for both West Lafayette and Lafayette and the Indiana's Department of Natural Resources website.

For more information about the West Lafayette-Lafayette area, visit the Community Information page.