- 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.
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There are multiple galleries at Art Museum of Greater Lafayette filled with art such as paintings, wall hangings, and vases, and they have an art studio dedicated to pottery. Additionally the gift shop features works from local artists.
A movie theater featuring seven screens, Lafayette 7 displays first-run feature films using digital projection. The theater offers self-service ticketing, stadium seating, 3D movies, closed captioning devices and a concession area with food and drinks.
The McAllister Recreation Center is a public recreational facility filled with numerous amenities for visitors to enjoy. These include a fitness center, basketball court, and interactive playground for the younger guests at the facility.
Featuring 24 synthetic lanes, Star Lanes offers open and league bowling and can host private events and parties. It has a restaurant and lounge, four big screen high-definition televisions, cosmic bowling and a game room.
Lafayette Theater & Event Center was built in 1938 and was a black and while movie theater. Today, outside the theater boasts the original marquee and fascade and is home to countless films, concerts, weddings, and conventions.
Visitors can enjoy a 9 screen movie theater with stadium seating and digital projection at Goodrich Eastside 9. The theater airs first run films and 3D films and also offers the Met Opera and other special events.
Riverside Skating Center is an outdoor ice skating rink that offers public skating sessions, skate rentals, and skate sharpening. The ice rink is available for rentals and also offers private and group skating lessons.