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West Lafayette Travel Guide: 61 reviews and 154 photos

West Lafayette is just... wow, what can I say? It's a pretty small city with many of the conveniences of a larger one, what with nearly 37,000 students innundating the small burg during the school year. You have to wonder what goes on there in the summer! Oh, but yes, Purdue University is here, which I attend, learning to be an engineer and make the big bucks, eh? ;) Well, anyway, I guess W. Lafayette isn't THAT bad. There are a number of places to eat on Sagamore Parkway, and definitely go visit Chauncey Hill/Village down by campus, where there are bars, restuarants, a couple bookstores, and a couple coffee shops, all of which I seem to visit more than is necessary. Also, check out the Wabash Landing (the Levee), right across from downtown Lafayette and sitting on the Wabash River. Again, a couple bars, a couple places to eat (including a Starbucks), and a new movie theater. They're in the process of building a Hilton too, so that should be nice, right?

By the way, this picture is only about a third or fourth of the whole campus, but it's where I seem to spend most of my time. Campus really is nice during the spring and summer, when everything is green and blooming, which is more than I can say for the winters, which generally bring snow, cold, wind, and just basically make campus a dreary-looking place.

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  • Apr 17, 2010 at 10:43 AM

    The Chocolate Shop was originally an ice cream parlor. The owner then combined his two establishments, a bar and the ice cream parlor. "Harry's" and "The Chocolate Shop" became "Harry's Chocolate Shop."

  • Jun 4, 2006 at 4:13 PM

    Get off the Campus and out of the eating and drinking places and you can find a lot of more interesting places around West Lafayette.

  • Apr 19, 2004 at 1:13 PM

    Lafayette Brewing Company also has great bands play almost every week. The shows range in price from free to around $15. The stage is upstairs and is non-smoking. You have to be 21 to go upstairs, though.

  • Sep 16, 2003 at 12:41 PM

    How do I get in touch with Jake's or Roxy's to have a band play on the open mic night? Thanks Nikki@purdue.edu

  • Sep 12, 2003 at 12:14 PM

    These critiques extremely vague and several are incorrect. However, the comments below that Purdue is a great place - you're right!

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    Jun 11, 2003 at 2:42 PM

    Good page -- love the riots! Hard to make W. Lafayette sound intersting, but you've done it.

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    Feb 6, 2003 at 7:12 AM

    Looks like a nice place for studying

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    Jun 18, 2002 at 9:10 AM

    I have 3 cousins who are Purdue alumni engineers;good choice

  • Jun 13, 2002 at 7:44 PM

    Great informations & nice pix!!!!!

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    Jun 6, 2002 at 11:13 AM

    great info!


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