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Whether you’re a Lafayette native looking for a weekend getaway or someone from out of town seeking a new corner of the world to explore, the
cities of Lafayette and West Lafayette have their fair share of history and mystique to give you plenty to learn and discover over your holiday at the Lafayette Loeb House.

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Purdue University

Definitely a significant fixture in the Greater Lafayette area, Purdue University was founded in 1869 by John Purdue, a local businessman who donated funds for a university of science, technology, and agriculture. Purdue is still a thriving school that turns out world-class graduates from all over the world in a wide variety of different disciplines.

There are several local landmarks at Purdue that bear the name Loeb to honor the prominent family that was so influential to the Greater Lafayette Community.

Loeb Fountain

Solomon Loeb’s son Bert donated the funds to build this beautiful fountain in honor of his father. It once sat in front of Hovde Hall, but it has since been moved to Founder’s Park, southeast of Beering Hall.

Elliott Hall of Music

Elliott Hall of Music is situated on the Purdue University campus and seat 6,005 people. This West Lafayette staple is one of the the largest proscenium theaters in the world. You can take in a variety of different shows, from music concerts to dance and theatrical performances.

Loeb Playhouse

Built in 1958, this intimate venue was funded in part by Bert Loeb to provide a local venue for a wide variety of local entertainment. From orchestras to theatrical performances, you’re sure to find an interesting cultural event to attend and end the evening right.

Mackey Arena

Mackey Arena is an impressive facility that was completed in 1967. The first of its kind for collegiate sports, this arena seats 14,222 people. A short drive from Loeb House and you could see the boilermakers play.

Loeb Stadium

Loeb Stadium is a baseball field located in Columbian Park in Lafayette. The historic
Loeb Stadium opened in 1940 and was home to different minor league teams and was even used for spring training for the Cleveland Indians once upon a time. A new stadium with the same name is currently under construction and will give you a great occasion to relax and cheer on the Lafayette Aviators while you’re in town.

Ross-Ade Stadium

Ross-Ade Stadium is the home field for Purdue Boilermakers Football, seating 57,282. If you're from out of town, Lafayette Loeb House is happy to accommodate you when the game's over!

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Greater Lafayette

There’s no shortage of other interesting places to visit in the Greater Lafayette area.

Downtown Shops

A short walk or drive South a few blocks and you’ll be on Main Street with your choice of antique shops, flower shops, and even old-fashioned candy and soda shops! If you like to peruse unique, one-of-a-kind items and even oddities, or just soak up the charm of a thriving but quaint downtown district, you’re only a short walk away!


Lafayette is known for its quality, variety, and sheer number of restaurants, and a lot of these gems are located within walking distance to Loeb House! You can take your pick of traditional American fare like hamburgers, Italian diners, Asian food, and more! There’s no shortage of fine, gourmet food to end your blissful evening at Loeb House.


Are you looking to add a little excitement to your stay in Lafayette? Just like the shops and restaurants, there are plenty of music venues and watering holes where you can unwind at the end of a long day of seeing the sights of the pleasant and welcoming Lafayette area.

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The City of Lafayette was platted in 1825 and was named after Revolutionary War hero, the Marquis de Lafayette. West Lafayette was founded around 1822 and changed names before becoming West Lafayette. From 9th street hill and Highland Park to Downtown Lafayette and Purdue University, Greater Lafayette has plenty of historic appeal. A short drive away and you'll find parks, museums, and outdoor attractions to occupy your curiosity and sense of adventure.

Parks & Trails

For our guests who are looking to get into nature, see what options are available in Lafayette.
  • McAllister Park will give you a tour of the banks of the Wabash as the paved and unpaved trails circle around to N 9th street and arrive at the Historic Train Station downtown.
  • Columbian Park is a must see for fans of history and families. From Memorial Island to the Columbian Park Zoo and Loeb Stadium, this park is a choice destination for Lafayette visitors.
  • Murdok Park is a short drive and is in walking distance of Loeb House. It features walking trails with interpretive panels, a frisbee golf course, and even cold weather attractions including a sledding hill in which artificial snow can be made in season.
  • Happy Hollow Park lies in West Lafayette and features paved and unpaved hiking trails throughout a large valley in the middle of town. A play field, picnic areas, a swimming pool, and playground equipment make this a great spot for families.
  • Wolf Park is an education and research facility aimed at showcasing the beauty and importance of our local wildlife. There are tours and seminars, and the facility offers golf carts to help you more easily see all that this park has to offer.


If you'd like to get introduced to the history and culture of Greater Lafayette, try our various museums.
  • The Frank C. Arganbright Genealogy Center is home to the Alameda McCollough Research Library, the Richard B. Wetherill Archives, and the TCHA Administrative offices and collections storage. The name of the center is in honor of a generous supporter who worked at the Journal and Courier and the Purdue Office of Public Information.
  • The Art Museum of Greater Lafayette was founded in 1909 during a time of a “general awakening of art interests all over (the) country and state.” This museum’s mission is to share the ability of art to inspire and spur personal and communal growth through art collections, exhibits, and cultural events.
  • The Haan Museum is a relocated mansion from the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. It's filled with paintings, ceramics, and antiques all within a beautiful historic mansion on a property decorated with art and gardens..


Walk the land our ancestors trod before us and get some fresh air at one of these nearby outdoor attractions.
  • The Tippecanoe Battlefield and Museum is a short drive north on 9th street to Battleground, IN. The museum details the events of the 1811 Battle of Tippecanoe. The 96-acre park includes hiking trails, picnic grounds, the Wah-ba-shik Nature Center, and a park shelter that you can reserve.
  • Historic Fort Ouiatenon Park is believed to be the site of a 1717 French trading post called Fort Ouiatenon. A 452 sq. ft. replica of a fort was built here in 1930 and is open on select weekends. The fort rests in a park with river access, a picnic area, and various displays throughout the land depicting life in pioneer days. This park is near the Ouiatenon Preserve, which hosts the Feast of the Hunter’s Moon every fall.
  • Prophetstown State Park is home to a variety of natural features including prairie land, wetland, and rivers. There is a Native American village as well as informational displays, interactive exhibits, and nature and history programs. This is a perfect destination for hiking, biking, swimming, bird watching, and more.

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