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6 Must-Try Activities in West Lafayette Before Starting Your Post-Grad Journey


Graduating from college is a huge accomplishment – not to mention a major transition. Before you head out the doors of RISE at Chauncey for your next adventure, take a moment to celebrate by trying one of these activities in West Lafayette.

Where Can I Go to Indulge in Great Food in West Lafayette?

Enjoy a fun, delicious, and indulgent meal at Harry’s Chocolate Shop. Don’t be fooled by the name – they serve a lot more than dessert! Try the Jalapeno Poppers, Double Cheeseburger, Steak Wrap, BBQ Pulled Pork, or the Fried Catfish. The owners of this eatery are all Purdue graduates, so go and support your fellow Boilermakers.

Where Can I Go to Enjoy the Outdoors?

Explore 195 acres at the Lilly Nature Center. There, you’ll learn more about local plant life, and you’ll have the opportunity to bird watch, take photographs of the local scenery, and understand more about Indiana’s ecosystems.

Where Can I Go to Enjoy an Afternoon on the Greens?

Head to Coyote Crossing Golf Club just off the I-65. This golf course features creek crossings, wetlands, forests, and prairies. But don’t be fooled by its beauty. It’s also a challenging course! And be sure to stop by their restaurant after your game to fuel up.

Where Can I Go to Explore Nature?

Over at Cumberland Park, you’ll find 62 acres to roam, 16 of which belong to the Michaud-Sinninger Woods Nature Preserve. You can wander through the swamp, sit by the pond, or simply saunter through the beautiful woodland area. Take a picnic lunch and enjoy a day out in nature with your friends.

What is the Best Activity for Old-Fashioned Fun on a Saturday Night?

If you want to go old school, check out Market Square Lanes and enjoy a night of bowling with your pals. Their Cosmic Bowling event happens all week long, making for a great night of casual fun and lots of laughs.

H2: Where Can I Go for Music, History, Food, and Fun?

Try the Knickerbocker Saloon, the oldest bar in Indiana. Visitors there include John Purdue, Neil Armstrong, and even Ulysses S. Grant. Take advantage of the live music and great food.

These are just a few of the things to do in Indiana as you savor this exciting moment on your post-grad journey into the next phase of life. Follow along with RISE at Chauncey’s blog to keep up with everything in West Lafayette.


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