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Relax, Restore, and Renew!

It’s time to escape with your girlfriends for a getaway! Leave behind the tedium, the deadlines and the “I can’t do one more thing without a break” routine. Enter a world of pampering, gotta-have-it shopping, culinary decadence and fun spots in Lafayette-West Lafayette. Nothing beats time with your…

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Purdue University

Purdue has been called the "cradle of astronauts" for good reason. Twenty-two Purdue graduates have been selected for space travel. On July 20, 1969, Purdue alumnus Neil Armstrong took his famous "small step" into history as the first human to set foot on the moon. And in 1972, Eugene Cernan…

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Prophetstown State Park Aquatic Center

On a hot day, the coolest attraction in the area just might be the Prophetstown State Park Aquatic Center. Open throughout the summer, the aquatic center provides entertainment for the entire family with pools, slides, splash stations and a winding lazy river. You can’t miss the two towering…

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Prophetstown State Park

Indiana’s newest state park offers visitors a unique opportunity to experience the natural beauty of this area as it may have looked before statehood. The park has nearly 2,200 acres of prairie, fens and wetlands to show how the area developed after the last Ice Age between 12,000 – 16,000 years…

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Monumental Burgers

Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana has some burgers that you might want to build a monument to after trying them. The first buns that come to mind are those of the Duane Purvis Burger at Triple XXX Family Restaurant. Now this isn’t just any old burger. This is a burger that will make you muster the…

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Christmas Capital of the Midwest

No one celebrates the holidays like Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana Visitors won’t want to miss the nationally acclaimed annual Purdue Christmas Show presented the first weekend of December in the grand Elliott Hall of Music. One Saturday in December, the streets of downtown Lafayette & West…

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Long Center for the Performing Arts

When the Mars Theater opened in April of 1921, the local paper claimed that it was “Among the handsomest and most impressive of the buildings dedicated to the drama.” It was of “fireproof” construction with a stage large enough to carry major productions and extensive scenery changes, while offering…

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Lafayette Theater

The cream and black tiles glistened and the neon sign spelled out its welcome—it was September 1, 1938 and the new Lafayette Theater, with its modern Art Deco design, was opening! The line stretched down the block as people waited to see Errol Flynn and Olivia deHaviland in “Fours A Crowd.” Over 70…

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