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The Farm at Prophetstown, Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana

THE FARM AT PROPHETSTOWN
prophetstown.org
5545 Swisher Road, West Lafayette, IN 47906 [map]
765-567-4700

Description: The Farm is a farming and education center offering unique experiences on all aspects of farm life. Programs revolve around the 1920's farm.


Fort Ouiatenon, Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana

FORT OUIATENON
tippecanoehistory.org
3129 S. River Road, West Lafayette, IN 47906 [map]
765-476-8411

Description: Tours: Guided tours are seasonal and must be scheduled in advance through the Tippecanoe County Historical Association. The park is also the site of the annual Feast of the Hunters’ Moon, a fall festival that recreates life at an 18th century fur trading outpost. The Feast was an ABA Top 100 Event in 2008 and 2010


Arganbright Center, Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana

FRANK ARGANBRIGHT GENEALOGY CENTER
tippecanoehistory.org
1001 South Street, Lafayette, IN 47901 [map]
765-476-8411

Description: Hours: Guided tours must be scheduled in advance. Houses the Historical Association's local genealogical and historical research libraries and archival collections.


Haan Mansion, Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana

HAAN MANSION MUSEUM OF INDIANA ART 
[tours by reservation only]
haanmuseum.org
920 E. State Street, Lafayette, IN 47905 [map]
info@haanmuseum.org

Description: The Haan Mansion Museum of Indiana Art features the finest and most complete collection of historic Indiana art ever assembled, including works by Pioneer painters, the Hoosier Group, Richmond artists, Brown County artists and 1930s and 1940s Regionalist (American Scene) paintings.  There is also a nice selection of major Native American paintings by CAA artist Martin Grelle.  The mansion, featured in "99 Historic Indiana Homes", served as the Connecticut State Building at the St. Louis Worlds Fair in 1904.  Many of the parts, such as hand-carved wainscoting, interior arches, columns and doors, were taken from the 1760 Hubbard-Slater mansion in Norwich, CT. The Museum also boasts an impressive collection of massive carved furniture, including two music boxes and several grandfather clocks. Other highlights include three Weller vases from the Worlds Fair ranging from 53 to 81 inches high, and an eight-foot Tiffany hanging wall regulator clock created for the 1893 Columbian Exposition.  The art, furniture and decorative arts and the grand scale of the Mansion create an experience that you won't soon forget.  Also, on the grounds of Haan Mansion is a sculpture garden and a nature trail. The Haan Museum is located at 920 E. State St. in Lafayette.  Regularly scheduled guided tours are posted on the Museum's website.  Advance tickets may be purchased online for $10.  Bus tours and other group tours can be arranged at a mutually agreeable time by contacting info@haanmuseum.org.


Purdue University Campus Tour, Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana

PURDUE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS TOUR 
[tours by reservation only]
purdue.edu/visit
765-494-4636

Description: Walking or riding tours of campus can be arranged in advance through the Purdue Visitor Information Center. Call them or visit the center’s website to schedule a tour. Purdue University was established in 1869 as Indiana’s land-grant institution. Classes began in 1874 with 39 students; enrollment today totals over 39,000 students. In addition to exponential growth in enrollment, the university has expanded in its campus amenities—art collections, campus buildings and grounds, musical programs and convocations to name a few.


Tippecanoe Battlefield, Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana

TIPPECANOE BATTLEFIELD and MUSEUM
tippecanoehistory.org
200 Battle Ground Avenue, Battle Ground, IN 47906 [map]
765-476-8411

Description: Hours: Guided tours must be scheduled in advance. Discover the history of a time when two Shawnee brothers, Tecumseh and The Prophet, had a dream of uniting many tribes into an organized defense against the White settlers. Experience the site of The Battle of Tippecanoe and explore the grounds where the conflict occurred, now a national historic landmark. more info >


Tippecanoe County Courthouse, Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana

TIPPECANOE COUNTY COURTHOUSE
tippecanoecountycourthhouse.com
301 Main Street, Lafayette, IN 4790 [map]

Description: To arrange a tour contact Visit Lafayette-West Lafayette at 765-447-9999 or 800-872-6648. The courthouse is on the National Register of Historic Places and is truly a treasure. Built in the 1880s, this third local courthouse was requested by the citizens to be “of permanent and durable character”. Residents wanted a building that would show the pride they had in their country and filled 45 pages with instructions on how their wishes should be carried out. It has served the community for over 125 years and with the carefully researched and implemented $15 million renovation in the mid-1990s, it will do so for many years to come. A self-guided tour brochure is available online and group tours can be arranged through the Convention and Visitors Bureau (minimum of 10 people please). The courthouse also houses the permanent collection of ‘Round the Fountain Art Fair works. more info >>


Wabash Erie Canal Park, Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana

WABASH & ERIE CANAL INTERPRETIVE CENTER
wabashanderiecanal.org
1030 N. Washington Street, Delphi, IN 46923 [map]
765-564-4667

Description: Distance: 30 minutes northeast of Lafayette. Located in Canal Park, along a section of restored canal, this new interactive Museum tells the story of the building of the Wabash & Erie Canal and how it affected Indiana and local the area during its 30 years of local operation. The Wabash & Erie Canal was the second longest canal in the world; the Grand Canal of China was the only one longer. Canal Park also has a historic village that is open for special events and programs throughout the year. Over 7 miles of historic trails have been developed for walking and biking; these include three National Register Sites connected with the canal. Trails are open until dusk daily. Boat rides on mile-long stretch of the canal are offered weather permitting. Extended summer and fall hours at the Canal Interpretive Center.



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