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All Fired Up! in Downtown Lafayette - West Lafayette, Indiana events

All Fired Up!
AllFiredUpWestLafayette.com • 765-743-7800
310 E. State Street, West Lafayette, Indiana 47906 [map]

All Fired Up! is a paint-your-own pottery studio located on Wabash Landing, in the walkway. Adults, teens and children of all ages are welcome at our studio. They provide all the materials, ideas and a lot of encouragement. Select a piece of unfinished pottery, choose your favorite colors from nearly 100 beautiful paints and start creating your masterpiece. They provide everything, including idea books, stamps, stencils and other tools to help with your creation. When you are finished painting, they coat your piece with a clear glaze and fire it.


Art Galleries in Downtown Lafayette - West Lafayette, Indiana events

Art Galleries

Explore downtown galleries offering all types of exquisite fine art; from oil paintings and fine art prints to glass art, sculpture and contemporary pieces. For a complete listing of area galleries, visit HomeOfPurdue.com


Art Museum of Greater Lafayette in Downtown Lafayette - West Lafayette, Indiana events

Art Museum of Greater Lafayette
ArtLafayette.org / 765-742-1128
102 S. 10th Street, Lafayette, Indiana 47901 [map]

Accredited by the American Association of Museums. The permanent collection of the museum centers on 19th and 20th century American art with a specific focus on art of Indiana. In addition to selected works from the collection that are on display, two other galleries feature changing exhibitions four times a year. With the focus on education, a variety of studio art classes are offered for both adults and children and docent-led tours are available. The museum gift shop offers works by area artists, including jewelry, ceramics, woodcarvings, glass and paintings. Free to the public, the museum is open Tuesday­ through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Big Four Depot Building in Downtown Lafayette - West Lafayette, Indiana events

Big Four Depot Building
200 N. 2nd Street at Riehle Plaza, Lafayette, Indiana 47901 [map]

A historical train depot building located at Riehle Plaza. Built in 1902 in the Neo-Jacobean architectural style, it was moved from it's original location to the plaza to act as a transportation hub in the mid-1990s. The depot continues to be a hub of transportation housing an Amtrak train station, Greyhound bus service and is the main stop for CityBus, our local public bus service.


Brown Street Overlook in Downtown Lafayette - West Lafayette, Indiana events

Brown Street Overlook
Brown Street at Tapawingo Park, West Lafayette, Indiana 47906 [map]

Located on the far north end of Tapawingo Park, the overlook provides a scenic view of the Wabash River and the Lafayette skyline. Take some time to rest, relax and reflect on life while enjoying the ever changing Wabash River.


Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette in Downtown Lafayette - West Lafayette, Indiana events

Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette
LafayetteCivic.org • 765-423-7529
313 N. 5th Street, Lafayette, Indiana 47901 [map]

Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette has called the Historic Monon Depot Theatre home for the past 30 years. Hundreds of volunteers work hard to present a variety of MainStage productions, musicals, comedies dramas and classics. Civic Theatre offers an extensive theatre education program including summer camps, classes and workshops. Large scale summer shows that grace the Tippecanoe County Amphitheatre, Holiday shows and an exciting series of staged reading shows rounds out Civic Theatre's extensive programmatic offerings. Civic Theatre also partners with other area groups to present additional opportunities including the Passport to Arts and Culture and the Living Graphic Novel.


Duncan Hall in Downtown Lafayette - West Lafayette, Indiana events

Duncan Hall
DuncanHall.org • 765-742-4788
619 Ferry Street, Lafayette, Indiana 47901 [map]

Thomas Duncan Hall is a gracious, spacious Georgian, Colonial-style building that is used as a meeting place for social, patriotic, charitable, educational and cultural events. Rooms are available for rent for meetings it's a wonderful wedding venue.

This building provides a unique, relaxing, beautiful and historic setting in which we all may: Communicate on matters of importance; Create and share music, art, and theater; and Celebrate the important occasions that punctuate and add meaning to our lives.


Arganbright Center, Downtown Lafayette - West Lafayette, Indiana events

Frank C. Arganbright Geneology Center
TippecanoeHistory.org • 765-476-8411
1001 South Street, Lafayette, Indiana 47901 [map]

Operated by the Tippecanoe County Historical Association. The Frank C. Arganbright Center is the destination for all researchers tracing their Tippecanoe County family heritage or exploring other areas of local history. Call or check website for hours, admission is charged.


Imagination Station in Downtown Lafayette - West Lafayette, Indiana events

Imagination Station
Imagination-Station.org • 765-420-7780
600 N. 4th Street, Lafayette, Indiana 47901 [map]

Offers interactive exhibits to help children and adults alike discover the wonder of science. Demonstrations are scheduled every Saturday on a range of topics from gravity and microscopic worlds to foods as chemicals and learning about the plastics (polymers) in toys (for children ages 5 to 10 and older). Visit website for hours and special seminars. Admission is charged.


Lafayette Brewing Company in Downtown Lafayette - West Lafayette, Indiana events

Lafayette Brewing Company
LafBrew.com • 765-742-2591
622 Main Street, Lafayette, Indiana 47901 [map]

Opened in 1993, Lafayette Brewing Co. marked the return of the brewer's art to the city of Lafayette after a near forty year absence. Lafayette's history of breweries date back to the 1860s, the last in a line of proud local breweries, Lafayette Brewery, Inc. (known as Thieme & Wagner prior to Prohibition), closed its doors in 1953. Located in the heart of Lafayette's historic downtown district, Lafayette Brewing Co. offers ales produced with the finest malted barley, generous amounts of fresh hops, water and specially selected ale yeasts. The brewery has received numerous awards at the World Beer Championships and the Indiana State Fair and has been recognized as a "Best of the Great Lakes" brewery in author John Bice's Tap Into the Great Lakes.


Lafayette Farmers Market in Downtown Lafayette - West Lafayette, Indiana events

Lafayette Farmers Market
LafayetteFarmersMarket.com
5th Street between Main & Columbia, Lafayette, Indiana 47901 [map]

The Lafayette Farmers Market has been around for over 165 years! Come downtown on Saturday mornings, from early May through late October, when the air is filled with the smell of fresh garden flowers, baked goods, vegetables, fruits, plus honey, jams and jellies. A visit to the Lafayette Farmers Market promises some of the finest and freshest produce, as well as an enjoyable opportunity to browse as you stroll through one of Indiana's oldest outdoor markets!


Lafayette Theater in Downtown Lafayette - West Lafayette, Indiana events

Lafayette Theater
LafayetteTheater.com • 765-742-4080
600 Main Street, Lafayette, Indiana 47901 [map]

This unique and historic venue, an art deco restored theater, is a great place to catch a “Dinner and a Movie”, see live shows or enjoy an elegant reception. Built in 1938, The Lafayette Theater is both a unique and historic choice for your wedding/reception or event. Once a black and white movie theater, our venue has transformed into a beautiful mix of old and new in recent years. The outside boasts the original marquee and facade, while the inside has been renovated to reflect the modern tastes of today.


LONG CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS in Downtown Lafayette - West Lafayette, Indiana events

Long Center for the Performing Arts
LongCenterTheater.com • 765-742-5664
111 N. 6th Street, Lafayette, Indiana 47901 [map]

The Long Center is a community owned and focused venue, geared toward local non-for-profit performing arts. Annual events like The Nutcracker and comedian Heywood Banks draw large crowds. Home to the Lafayette Symphony and their 8-concert season, the Long Center also hosts Purdue Bands, The Passion Play and many other events. Restored to it’s vaudeville glory in 2001-2002, it is Lafayette’s gem.


Main Street Amusements in Downtown Lafayette - West Lafayette, Indiana events

Main Street Amusements
MainStreetAmusements.wordpress.com / 765-588-1285
642 Main Street, Lafayette, Indiana 47901 [map]

A large collection of pinball and arcade games.


Marquis Dolls in Downtown Lafayette - West Lafayette, Indiana events

Marquis Doll Museum & Restoration
Facebook.com • 765-429-6365
214 N. 5th Street, Lafayette, Indiana 47901 [map]

Over 1000 dolls are on display in this unique doll museum. Everything from antique to modern Madame Alexander can be seen. Professional doll restoration is available for your own treasured pieces. Free admission.


Morton Community Center in Downtown Lafayette - West Lafayette, Indiana events

Morton Community Center
Facebook.com • 765-775-5120
222 N. Chauncey Avenue, West Lafayette, Indiana 47906 [map]

The first Morton School was built on the school lot in 1892. This two story brick and stone building was named after the Indiana Civil War Governor, Oliver P. Morton, and was the only continually used public elementary school in West Lafayette until the second quarter of the Twentieth Century.

Today, the center offers recreational programs, classes and special events to residents of all ages. Activities include dance, pottery, euchre, bridge and art classes. The center is situated on 3.5 acres and includes meeting rooms, a playground and picnic tables.


Public Art in Downtown Lafayette - West Lafayette, Indiana events

Public Art
throughout downtown Lafayette - West Lafayette 

Numerous fountains, sculptures, murals and more for you to explore, located downtown and throughout the community. Visit our HomeOfPurdue Public Art Trail for more information and an online guide.

located in Downtown Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana Public Art located within the three destinated downtown districts will be marked with this Indiana Cultural District logo.


Riehle Plaza in Downtown Lafayette - West Lafayette, Indiana events

Riehle Plaza, John T. Myers Pedestrian Bridge and Tapawingo Park
200 N. 2nd Street—bridge spans the Wabash River from the Plaza to Tapawingo Park [map]

A symbolic link between the two cities, this site hosts musical performances, festivals and community celebrations throughout the year. Riehle Plaza is located on the Lafayette side of the Wabash River, The John Myers Pedestrian Bridge spans the river to Tapawingo Park in West Lafayette. Beautiful fountains, skyline panoramas and Public Art can be enjoyed.


Riverside Skating in Downtown Lafayette - West Lafayette, Indiana events

Riverside Skating Center
WestLafayette.IN.gov • 765-743-7465
located at Tapawingo Park
100 Tapawingo Drive, West Lafayette, Indiana 47906 [map]

This outdoor, seasonal ice skating rink offers open skating during the day and evening hours. There is also a food/drink vending area, lockers, public restrooms and skate rental is available. Open late November until the arrival of spring in early March.


Tippecanoe County Courthouse in Downtown Lafayette - West Lafayette, Indiana events

Tippecanoe County Courthouse
TippecanoeCountyCourthouse.com • 765-423-9217
301 Main Street, Lafayette, Indiana 47901 [map]

The Courthouse is on the National Register of Historical and was built in the 1880s. This is our third courthouse and was designed by the citizens to be "of permanent and durable character." Residents wanted a building that would show the pride they had in their county and filled 45 pages with instructions on how their wishes should be carried out. It has now served the community well for over 100 years and, with the carefully researched and implemented $15 million renovation completed in the mid-1990s, it will continue to do so for years to come.


Tippecanoe County Public Library in Downtown Lafayette - West Lafayette, Indiana events

Tippecanoe County Public Library
TCPL.Lib.IN.us • 765-429-0100
627 South Street, Lafayette, Indiana 47901 [map]

The Downtown Library hosts a collection of over 301,000 materials available for checkout to local residents including; books, movies, nonfiction, materials in Spanish, CD-ROMs, audiobooks, music, magazines, and online resources. We also have approximately 50 Computers for adults and children including stations for: Internet, Express Internet, online resources, word processing, and youth educational games, youth bilingual games/software, TIPCAT online catalog, and Wi-Fi access for those with personal computers.


Union Rack & Roll in Downtown Lafayette - West Lafayette, Indiana events

Union Rack & Roll
Union.Purdue.edu • 765-494-8990
101 N. Grant Street, West Lafayette, Indiana 47906 [map]

Experience state-of-the-art bowling with rockin' music, laser lights and of course, glow-in-the dark bowling at the Purdue Memorial Union. There are 10 bowling lanes, 12 billiards tables, and several amusement games available to play. The fun and inviting atmosphere is great for families, groups, and individuals.


Wabash Heritage Trail in Downtown Lafayette - West Lafayette, Indiana events

Wabash Heritage Trail
Tippecanoe.IN.gov
Access and parking at Tapawingo Park. Enjoy an amazing leisure trail running from Tippecanoe Battlefield Park in Battle Ground to Downtown.

This trail offers endless opportunities for bird watching, wildlife observation, exercise and exploration. The Trail is mild to moderate as it winds past marshy areas, buckeye, cottonwood and sycamore trees, wildflowers, and Heron Island Wildlife Preserve.


Wabash Landing 9 in Downtown Lafayette - West Lafayette, Indiana events

Wabash Landing 9
GQTI.com • 765-449-7469
300 E. State Street, West Lafayette, Indiana 47906 [map]

This Goodrich Quality Theater, offers a state-of-the-art, nine-screen cinema. Convenient parking garage adjacent from the Landing, concessions and an arcade.


Wabash River in Downtown Lafayette - West Lafayette, Indiana events

Wabash River

Our community celebrates the Wabash River, making it a focal point for many festivals throughout the year. When visiting Downtown, take a stroll across the Wabash on the John T. Myers Pedestrian Bridge or hike alongside the river on the Wabash Heritage Trail.


Wells Community Cultural Center in Downtown Lafayette - West Lafayette, Indiana events

Wells Community Cultural Center
TippecanoeArts.org • 765-423-2787
638 North Street, Lafayette, Indiana 47901 [map]

Home to the Tippecanoe Arts Federation (TAF), offering three galleries that feature regional artists, the Wells Reception Hall, meeting and rehearsal rooms and performance space. The Federation is the umbrella organization and arts council for fourteen counties in North Central Indiana. TAF provides educational opportunities in the visual, performing and literary arts, outreach programs to both underserved communities and at-risk youth, and funding for capital and operational expenses to fellow arts organizations region-wide. Hours are Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm.


West Lafayette Public Library in Downtown Lafayette - West Lafayette, Indiana events

West Lafayette Public Library
WLaf.lib.in.us • 765-743-2261
208 W. Columbia Street, West Lafayette, Indiana 47906 [map]

The West Lafayette Public Llibrary offers over 100,000 books for all ages -- from novels to non-fiction, board books to large print. The library also has a large collection of music CDs as well as an extensive sheet music collection, console games for the Wii and PS2 systems, computer software for MAC and PC and thousands of videos in VHS and DVD formats, including award-winners, foreign films and a large children's collection.

Library services include a children's room, teen services, community outreach program, public meeting rooms, public computers, wireless access and printing and computer classes.



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