It's Purdue Basketball Season in West Lafayette. Yes, we capitalized "Basketball Season" because in Indiana, in the winter, fans live and breathe Purdue Basketball. Our teams are incredible this season. The Purdue Men's Basketball Team has been named #1 in the nation one week in 2021. We are so excited and proud! The Purdue Women's Basketball Team is honored to have a new coach, Katie Gearlds, and has a team full of amazing talent. This season we have a lot to be excited about and to look forward to!

Game days bring excitement to the air in Lafayette-West Lafayette. Our community offers so many fun activities around town while fans are visiting. Check out this list and feel free to tag #homeofpurdue while out exploring our two great cities that are home to Purdue University!

  • Explore the Purdue Memorial Union
    • The Purdue Memorial Union has a great historical significance to Purdue University with its original construction completed in 1922. Recently undergoing a massive remodel, the new design preserves the history of the building as well as providing a fresh, modern look and experience. The additional design features the following:
      • Two outdoor terraces.
      • Eleven new dining venues coming January of 2022.
      • 8Eleven - serving a menu of approachable American classic dishes with a few French signatures.
        • Make sure in the winter you call ahead and reserve an outdoor Igloo to enjoy their amazing food!
        • So far we have had the luxury of visiting this new restaurant many times and can share we have loved everything on the menu. Our favorites are the crab croquettes, bistro steak frites and dive scallops!
        • Settle in for the ultimate dining experience around 8Eleven's Chef’s Table. Guests can select immersive dining options off 8Eleven’s main menu or choose from a 5 to 10-course chef-curated experience.
      • Leaps Coffee - an energetic hub for grab ‘n’ go goodness.
        • We highly recommend their croissants!
      • Outdoor seating terraces with fire pits.
      • Bowl before or after the game at Rack and Roll.
      • Stay the night at their newly renovated hotel, Union Club Hotel.


Purdue Union

Sneak peak into the new restaurants!!

  • Grab a beer and burger at Harry's Chocolate Shop!
    • When we say Harry's Chocolate Shop what do you think? To most Purdue Alumni, Harry's Chocolate Shop it is an integral part of their college days. It is a gathering place to meet up with friends, have a burger, watch sporting events and drink beer. To many, "Harry's means, "Tradition" and "Purdue"! Make sure if you are headed to the game and/or want to watch the game or celebrate a win, a visit to Harry's is a MUST!

Harry's Chocolate Shop

  • Traverse the wintry outdoors to explore Public Art
    • Fingers crossed for a dusting of snow to provide the perfect accent to the public art in the area. With over 115 pieces, there is something unique in every piece.

John Purdue

  • Grab your gear! Make sure you are dressed to the nines in Purdue gear!
    • Shop within Purdue Campus and Chauncey Village! 
    • Shop Downtown Lafayette!
      • Within minutes of Mackey is Downtown Lafayette, offering a slew of unique boutiques!
        • Accessorize at Retail Therapy, home to the Stitched Poppies Purdue bracelets. Grab the cutest Purdue baby and toddler clothing at Two Tulips. Shop the latest fashions in gold and black at Boutique Lori Ann.
    • West Lafayette Specialty Shops
      • Grab a Purdue throw to wear to keep warm and look stylish along with a Boilermaker sign proclaiming your adoration for our teams at Gretel's! And don't forget to make a stop at Boutique by Michele for a one of a kind game day look including jewelry, hats, shirts and more!

Retail Therapy Gretel's Boutique by Michele

  • Lastly, but not least, cheer loud for our Purdue Boilers at the games!!
    • Chant, clap and cheer with the Purdue Spirit Squad!
    • Get your hips a'movin as the Purdue Bands get Mackey Arena lit with energy!
    • Enjoy the Purdue Paint Crew's love and dedication as they lead some of the cheers around Mackey Arena.
    • Boiler Up! Hammer Down!

Purdue Basketball 2021

Have a fun visit to Lafayette-West Lafayette as you cheer on our Boilers. Visit for more visitor information and for more info about Purdue Basketball games, tickets, athlete info, etc., visit