- The list below includes 40 free or cheap things to do in or near Lafayette, Indiana, including 38 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, Bowling, Botanical Gardens and Parks.
- From Fairfield Lakes Park to Armstrong Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Lafayette and in nearby cities within 25 miles like West Lafayette, Monticello and Crawfordsville.
Running along the Wabash River, Wabash Heritage Trail measures 13 miles and takes visitors through wooded and marshy areas with wildflowers and other plants. The trail can be used for hiking, biking, dog walking and bird watching.
Known as the 'Largest Pinball Arcade' in the state, Main Street Amusements is an arcade featuring over 30 pinball machines. Visitors to the arcade commonly enjoy participating in monthly pinball tournaments and leagues throughout the year.
With prairie and oak savannas areas, Jerry E. Clegg Botanic Gardens may worth the time for those wishing to learn about the local flora: besides the flower beddings, the trails and the bridges, the trees are labeled, providing a genuine learning experience.
Situated in a natural prairie, Clegg Botanical Gardens offers a variety of wildflowers and oak trees to look at and to explore. The garden has several interlacing trails that takes visitors through bridges and over creeks.
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An indoor entertainment venue, Monster Mini Golf is a family attraction. With animated props that glow-in-the-dark, the facility allows visitors to play eighteen holes of miniature golf with a host of monsters.
The focus of the Tippecanoe Battlefield Museum is on the battle of Tippecanoe. The museum is housed in a 1852 house, built in the gothic revival architectural style, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
As a community science center, Imagination Station has interactive displays designed to engage the curiosity of both children and adults. The displays teach visitors about the science behind space and the history of astronauts.