Welcome to Lafayette-West Lafayette! Our community is excited to show off our Purdue Boilermaker pride and hospitality to those traveling to our area for the NCAA Tournament this week as well as those watching their favorite team play at Mackey Arena from home. Greater Lafayette offers a slew of wonderful attractions, restaurants, shops, hotels and more. We hope you have the chance to learn more about our 2 great cities as the state of Indiana hosts this March Madness basketball event. 



The Arena

Mackey Arena

Originally named Purdue Arena, groundbreaking for the circular concrete and steel structure with a domed roof took place July 20, 1965. It was hailed as “the first of its kind among collegiate sports...

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Lodging Info

We are proud Purdue is a host site for the NCAA Tournament during this momentous time in history when the whole tournament is being played in the state of Indiana. Our team at Visit Lafayette-West Lafayette is excited to share information about our 2 great cities and the wonderful things to do here. Our visitors center is open 9-4pm, Monday-Friday, as well as our vestibule is open 24/7 for visitors to stop in and gather helpful travel information. Also, don't forget to explore our website, HomeOfPurdue.com and you will learn why we are so honored to call ourselves Boilermakers!

March Madness NCAA Tournament


Tourney Time Information

As Indiana shines in the national spotlight, Visit Indiana has everything you need to know about all the unique places to visit in the state. Tourney Time is your hub for tournament information, basketball history, amazing cuisine and attractions, and a special Best of Indiana voting! Plus, don't miss the rankings of Indiana's all time best college basketball players. 

Tourney Time