It's time to cheer on the Boilermakers at Purdue University for a Big Ten sporting event! Make sure to pack your game face and all the essentials in your travel checklist for the trip to Lafayette-West Lafayette, home of Purdue. Let's go, Boilers! 🏈🏐🎾🚂 #BoilerUP

1. Order the Lafayette-West Lafayette Visitors Guide which includes a map to the area! Click here to order and your guide will be mailed within a week!

Visitors Center

2. Book your overnight stay! Big ten sports draw thousands and thousands of fans. The Greater Lafayette area is home to over 30 different hotels to choose from but rooms book up quickly. Make sure to reserve your lodging early to assure a reservation.

Union Club Hotel at Purdue

3. Ensure you have your Purdue sports tickets! Click here to check out sports schedules and to purchase tickets!

Purdue Volleyball

4. Culinary treasures abound!  With over 300 restaurants, there is something for everyone. Check out these blogs that feature top lists of great dining ideas and plan out which restaurants you crave!

5. Greater Lafayette and Purdue University are where fun fall adventures await. From getting lost in NW Indiana's largest corn maze at Exploration Acres, to howling with the wolves at Wolf Park, to pumpkin pickin' at Wea Creek Orchard, there is something delightful for everyone. Enjoy all these autumn activities while visiting Purdue University. Check websites and such for ticket info, hours, location, etc. 

6. Make sure you add Downtown Lafayette-West Lafayette to your itinerary! Stroll the tree lined streets with outdoor public art and beautiful turn of the century architecture. Downtown spans from the Purdue Memorial Union on the edge of Purdue University, down the hill, and over the Wabash River, all the way to 11th Street in Lafayette. It offers hip dining venues, breweries, eclectic shopping, nightlife, plays, museums, galleries, theaters and more!

McCord Candies

7. Enjoy live music, catch a live show, or shop at one of 3 local farmers markets while visiting! There are special events galore in Greater Lafayette.

8. Parking at Purdue! Depending on which game you are coming to, you may need a visitor pass. Make sure you visit the Purdue University Parking website to reviews rules, interactive parking maps, etc. Purdue Football Game Day Parking info. can be found here!

Interactive Purdue Parking Map

9. Bring your golf clubs and swing easy at one of 7 great golf courses!

A Gusta Wind

A Gusta Wind Driving Range located at 3816 S 18th St in Lafayette. Read More

Ackerman-Allen Course

The Ackerman-Allen Course, a Pete Dye design, is an 18-hole, parkland-style, championship golf... Read More

Battle Ground Golf Club

Battle Ground is a pristine, traditional golf course formally owned by Lafayette Country Club. Known... Read More

Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex

The Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex is located on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette,... Read More

Coyote Crossing Golf Club

Coyote Crossing Golf Club is an award winning, 18-hole course in West Lafayette, Indiana and is OPEN... Read More

Harrison Hills Golf Club

Harrison Hills Golf Club, is currently ranked in the top six golf courses you can play in Indiana.... Read More

Kampen-Cosler Course

The Kampen-Cosler Course, a Pete Dye design, is an 18-hole, links-style, championship golf course... Read More

Net Par

Net Par was an idea cultivated amongst friends with a passion for golf and a heart for Northwest... Read More

Ravines Golf Course

Golf Ravines is an 18-hole championship golf course steeped in history. The Ravines is a... Read More

Tee Off Golf 2, LLC

Indiana's Only Award winning, technologically advanced driving range with Toptracer Range. Read More

10. Watch entertaining videos on our YouTube channel for travel tips and ideas!

Bonus! Check out these fun Purdue Blogs!

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Pack your spirit and enthusiasm – it’s time to head to Lafayette-West Lafayette for a Big Ten game day experience at Purdue University! Let’s go, Boilermakers! Browse our website for more travel ideas. Enjoy!