Things to do in LAFAYETTE with kids

Indiana is quaint country state filled with rolling hills, charming small towns and sandy dunes, but with the added dash of city vibrancy  for when you fancy it!

Want to know the best thing about Indiana? Only the WORLDS largest children’s museum! The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is an incredible place for kids to explore, learn, and create (and its HUGE!)

Bordering Lake Michigan in the north, Indiana offers beautiful water based activities with their unique dunes, such as at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.  In the south, kids can really experience a different culture with Amish Acres as they explore history.

Indiana also has some incredible wildlife opportunities for kids, such as the eye opening Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, and the unique Wolf Creek Habitat.

History comes to life with attractions such as President Benjamin Harrison’s Home, USS LST Ship Memorial and George Rogers Historical Park, and there are plenty of excitement for the whole family at attractions such as Great Times Family Fun Park! 

Lewis and Clark started their northwest journey in Indiana, so what better place than to start your family adventure there too!

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  • Columbian Park Zoo

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    Lafayette

    Columbian Park Zoo is home to over 190 animals representing 79 different species. The zoo offers a variety of education programs throughout the year, inspiring an appreciation for the world's ...

  • Imagination Station

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    (1 miles) Lafayette

    Enjoy hands on science exhibits including nanotechnology, archeology, microscopes and kaleidoscopes, plus a Mars Rover simulation!

  • Historic Prophetstown

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    (6 miles) Battle Ground

    A fun outdoor trip back in time. Kids and adults can have fun on the farmstead, tall grass prairie and our Woodland Native American Village.

  • Wolf Park

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    (8 miles) Battle Ground

    Explore this wolf conservation park with 18 wolves, as well as coyotes, red foxes and a herd of bison!

  • Indiana Beach

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    (26 miles) Monticello

    Offering a huge outdoor water park with 6 slides, wet roller coaster and splash playground; high wires climbing challenge and camping options.

  • Kokomo Beach Family Aquatic Center

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    (39 miles) Kokomo

    Waterpark for the whole family.

  • Grissom Air Museum

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    (43 miles) Peru

    WELCOME . . . to the Grissom Air Museum, one of the nation�s fastest growing aviation museums. Here you can learn about our historic aircraft, climb the Observation Tower, view exciting ...

  • Kennekuk County Park

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    (46 miles) Danville

    Grass prairie areas, oak and hickory forests, lakes, 3 nature preserves and the 170 acre Lake Mingo. The visitor center offers a 1000 gallon aquarium, natural history museum and American Indian ...

  • Forest Glen Nature Preserve

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    (46 miles) Danville

    Canoe the Vermilion River, climb the observation tower, camp, picnic and explore using the River Ridge Back Pack Trail.

  • Fair Oaks Farms

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    (46 miles) Fair Oaks

    Dairy adventures, farm fun, and animal encounters at this Indiana farm, where kids can learn about sustainable farming and enjoy great events!

  • Caribbean Cove

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    (48 miles) Indianapolis

    50,000 square feet of indoor tropical water fun in Indiana, where you can spend the day on an island of sprays, slides, and fun surprises!

  • Cool Creek Park

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    (49 miles) Carmel

    One of Hamilton County's most popular parks, Cool Creek Park has 90 acres of year round fun with trails, sports, a nature enter and playgrounds!

  • Go Ape Treetop Adventure Eagle Creek Park

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    (49 miles) Indianapolis

    Zip, swing, and climb through the trees! Go Ape Treetop Adventure is a highly interactive 2-3 hour outdoor experience for those ages 10 years and over

  • Thunder Wolf Trail Rides

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    (49 miles) Oakwood

    Ooffers guided trail and pony rides against some spectacular scenery, plus lessons and classes, with all temperament of mounts available to suit all abilities.

  • Kickapoo State Park

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    (49 miles) Oakwood

    A paradise for nature enthusiasts, water sports or boating fans and all kinds of wildlife lovers, plus a great adventure playground, and in winter one may try cross-country skiing, sledding, ice ...

  • Museum of Miniature Houses

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    (50 miles) Carmel

    Come and see what is on display today! Explore our gift shop, which offers fine and unusual miniatures, books and periodicals about miniatures and dollhouses. Visiting children can play the Museum ...

  • Laser Flash

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    (50 miles) Carmel

    Atmospheric multi-level laser tag arena for a thrilling family battle! Great for ages 7 and up in Indiana!

  • Indiana Transportation Museum

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    (52 miles) Noblesville

    Our engineers are ready to take you on a wide range of train excursion experiences for the whole family, from caboose rides, our family-oriented Pizza Train and the popular Dinner on the Diner.

  • Conner Prairie Interactive History Park

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    (54 miles) Fishers

    It’s an amazing living history experience your whole family can enjoy in Indiana, with five historic areas, and a museum all over 1400 acres...experience Prairietown history first hand!

  • Ben And Ari's Fun Center

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    (55 miles) Fishers

    Mini golf, mini pin bowling, and arcades all await at this fun center in Indiana!

  • Indianapolis Museum of Art

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    (55 miles) Indianapolis

    Enjoy an afternoon exploring our galleries, strolling our gardens and grounds, or discovering the past at our historic home.

  • Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park

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    (56 miles) Fishers

    Their patented style of fun with trampoline covered floors and walls provided high level angular bounces kids can't get enough of. Session types include open jump, 3D Dodgeball and SkyRobics fitness ...

  • The Childrens Museum of Indianapolis

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    (56 miles) Indianapolis

    Visit the LARGEST children's museum in the WORLD! Pretty amazing! The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is an incredibly fun and exciting hands-on experience for kids who can learn and discover ...

  • Indiana Medical History Museum

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    (57 miles) Indianapolis

    The Indiana Medical History Museum is located in the Old Pathology Building on the grounds of the former Central State Hospital on the near westside of Indianapolis.

  • Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park Plainfield

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    (57 miles) Plainfield

    Bouncing fun at Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park! With trampoline covered floors, foam pits and dodgeball.

  • President Benjamin Harrisons Home

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    (58 miles) Indianapolis

    A historic look into the life of the 23rd president - Benjamin Harrison. A fascinating and educational family day out in Indiana for the whole family!

  • Indianapolis Zoo

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    (58 miles) Indianapolis

    Since opening in 1964, the Indianapolis Zoo has grown into a world-class facility hosting a million visitors each year and playing a major role in worldwide conservation and research. One of the many ...

  • Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites

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    (58 miles) Indianapolis

    Uncover secrets and stories of Indiana at this fascinating state museum, with three floors of surprises!

  • World Skating Academy

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    (59 miles) Indianapolis

    Offers national standard skating facilities but also welcomes families and kids for public sessions. Lessons are available in hockey, figure and speed skating as well as standard beginners' tuition.

  • Fort Harrison State Park

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    (59 miles) Indianapolis

    A state park for all seasons, with woodland walks, sledding, canoeing, and fishing just some of the activities to enjoy in Indiana!

  • Garfield Park Conservatory and Sunken Gardens

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    (61 miles) Indianapolis

    Located within Garfield Park, this beautiful conservatory and gardens offer gardening demos, workshops, talks, and amazing nature!

  • Lakeview Campground

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    (62 miles) Rochester

    Come & Enjoy! Beach * Paddle Boats Fishing Contests * Boat Parades Playground * Putt-Putt Golf Lawnmower Rodeos Potluck Dinners * Chili Cook-Off Kid's Games & Activities * Contests Local Festivals ...

  • Splash House

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    (64 miles) Marion

    Wave Pool Kiddy Area Lazy River Therapeutic Pool Racer Slides The Big Flush (bowl slide) 2 Concession Stands 3 Cabanas

  • Great Times Family Fun Park

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    (65 miles) Indianapolis

    Five acres of family fun with Greatimes Family Fun Park, complete with an indoor playland, multi-level arcade, go-karts, bumper boats and mini golf! Great family fun in Indiana on that day out of ...

  • Potawatomi Wildlife Park

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    (67 miles) Tippecanoe

    The Park preserves both prehistorical and historical indian encampments, the Steven Ben-nack Potawatomi village, a portion of the Goshen-Logansport trail, and the Tippecanoe River ford where several ...