[caption id="attachment_8249" align="alignright" ] Columbian Park Zoo[/caption] Children are known for being wide eyed, always hanging on to your every word, and constantly waiting for your attention. Kids, now your parents CAN be that way too! Bring Mom and Dad to Lafayette-West Lafayette for a getaway you can all enjoy. Over forty acres of fun await you at Columbian Park! An innovative playground with distinct areas for kids from tots to teens, Loeb Stadium - home to the Colt World Series, amusement rides, a train, a 1.10 mile paved trail and the 2nd oldest zoo in Indiana make this an attraction for everyone. [caption id="attachment_8250" align="aligncenter" ] Fire a three-ear corn cannon salute at Exploration Acres[/caption] Get ready for an adventure at Exploration Acres, the largest corn maze in North-Central Indiana with over 18 acres of mazes and over 8.8 miles of trails. It opens the middle of September through late October on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Wea Orchard – Explore an orchard full of delicious apples and pumpkins at Wea Creek Orchard. Bring the family to ride on a hay wagon as it travels through the fields and farm exploring the beauty of the orchard. Shop at the gift shop full of goodies; cider, honey, and fruit products such as preserves, salsas, butters, and jellies. Their preserves are just like my mother makes! They are delicious sweet goodness in a jar! Come experience life on the prairie, a working 1920s farmhouse at the Farm at Prophetstown. Life was different then. Meet the farm animals, learn about sustainable agriculture, and maybe feed the chickens! Open daily. Located within Prophetstown State Park. [caption id="attachment_8251" align="alignleft" ] Farm at Prophetstown[/caption] Spend the day or camp overnight at Prophetstown State Park, Indiana’s newest state park. Enjoy endless fun with hiking, birding, and biking on the trails through the prairie and the park. Visit a Native American Settlement to see where Native Americans hunted and lived along the two rivers for thousands of years. Pack a lunch to enjoy at the picnic areas and playgrounds. Join a chorus of spectacular wolves in their natural habitat at Wolf Park’s popular Howl Nights. The park is home to several packs of gray wolves, plus foxes, coyotes and bison and is the only park of its kind in the country. There’s a lot more things to see and do and it’s all here just waiting for you! Visit our website, www.HomeOfPurdue.com for details.