"In the Spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours." — Mark Twain. This quote is so true of spring in Indiana and Greater Lafayette. One day will be sunshine and flowers and the next could bring snow and clouds. But as the days move forward, official warmth reaches our area, and birds sing and tulips bloom!
Embrace spring this year in Lafayette-West Lafayette. We challenge you to get out and sample all the fun at this list of spring activities.
- Spring equals patio time in Greater Lafayette! Click here for a list of outdoor dining
- Columbian Park Zoo opens in the spring! Zoo and farm animals, a train, a butterfly garden and more
- Howl with wolves, admire the bison, and greet the foxes at Wolf Park
- Grab your hiking shoes and traverse the Wabash Heritage Trail, an 18 mile scenic trailway
- Fish at the Bicentennial Nature Area Pond
- Shop for Easter or Purdue Graduation presents at one of our local boutiques
- Learn about plants, environmental stewardship, historic landmarks, and other landscape features which symbolize the history and traditions of Purdue at the Purdue Arboretum.
- Check out the wooden sculptures and native plant garden at Clegg Gardens
- A favorite of many; Strawberry picking! Pick at one of these plentiful locations: Annie’s Orchard or Huffman Berry Farm
- Hike, bike, and look for wildlife at Prophetstown State Park
- Visit the Lilly Nature Center and learn about the Celery Bog
- Greet the donkeys, horses, chickens, pigs and cows at The Farm at Propehtstown
- The sun shines bright in spring and is a great highlight to over 119 public art pieces
- Do you know the history of The Battle of Tippecanoe? Learn about this battle between the United States’ forces, led by William Henry Harrison, and representatives of Tecumseh’s Native American confederation at the Tippecanoe Battlfield.
- In May we celebrate as 3 open air farmers markets open for the spring season
- Watch butterflies fly from sculpture to sculpture at the Haan Museum Sculpture Garden
- 7 unique golf courses will test your golf abilities!
- Take in a tour or tasting at one of our six local microbreweries or our winery
- Let's go Boilers! Cheer on the Purdue Baseball and Purdue Softball teams
- 18 different holes, batting cages, arcade, snacks and more! Where? Hole in One Family Fun
This is just a sampling of spring, so make sure to check our website for all the wonderful adventures to be found!