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The prestigious Purdue University can be found in the pleasant city of West Lafayette. The city, which sits over the river from its sister Lafayette, benefits immensely from the university, which brings with it sports arenas, events venues, and attractive architecture. Tour the campus before seeing the rest of the city, which features golf courses, quiet parks, and quick access to rural Indiana.

Rent a car through Orbitz to drive around West Lafayette. While the university campus is pedestrianized, the city and its neighbor are easiest to explore with a car. Other exciting destinations are just a short drive away in your rental car.

West Lafayette and beyond: Impeccable Indiana

Drive around Indiana in your rental car to see the sights of the Hoosier State. These three destinations are easy to visit from West Lafayette.


Once you’ve explored West Lafayette, hop over the river to its sister city. There are more museums, galleries and parks to explore in this larger of the two cities. The Art Museum of Greater Lafayette and the Haan Mansion Museum of Indiana Art both promise hours spent in pleasant galleries. Columbian Park, meanwhile, features a great playground for kids, a zoo, and a baseball stadium.

Journey time: Around 10 minutes

Distance: Approximately two miles


Indiana’s capital city sits in the dead center of the state, and offers a whole lot more than car races. Once you’ve been to the speedway and cheered during a race, explore the rest of this major Midwestern destination. The Children’s Museum features a thrilling exhibit on dinosaurs, while White River State Park hosts a number of terrific museums.

Journey time: Around 1 hour 10 minutes

Distance: Approximately 65 miles

South Bend

One of Indiana’s other major academic establishments sits in the city of South Bend, in the north of the state. Wander around the campus of Notre Dame University to see its famous golden dome and to visit the Snite Museum of Art. The university is perhaps most famous for its college football team, the Fighting Irish, who play in a huge stadium here.

Journey time: Around two hours

Distance: Approximately 110 miles