Photo collage of Attractions near The Whittaker Inn

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Things to Do in West Lafayette

Being a local small business, The Whittaker Inn knows how important community support is and Andrew & Elizabeth Whittaker's passion lies not with just far off travel adventures but also in exploring local community gems. The Greater Lafayette community was voted by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce as the 2021 Community of the Year, and we couldn't agree more!

We’ve put together a collection of some of the favorite local things to do and points of interest in the area. To check out additional things to do within the West Lafayette area, head to to see the Visit Lafayette/West Lafayette website.

Exterior of Purdue University Entrance near The Whittaker Inn


Within 10-15 minutes from our hotel you can stroll the campus of Purdue University, play a round of golf, hike the trails at Prophetstown State Park, or howl with the wolves at Wolf Park.

Muffuletta & beer can on a wooden table near The Whittaker Inn

Food & Drink

Foodies will be delighted to see the abundance of local cusine that can be found only minutes away from The Whittaker. View the various foods that the area has to offer.

Ornaments on shelves at Two Tulips Boutique, The Whittaker Inn

Local Shopping

The Tippecanoe Mall and big box stores are always available for shopping, but if you are looking for a local gem then we have a few favorites to share with you!

Art supplies on a table at Happy Heart near The Whittaker Inn

Arts and Entertainment

Whether you love to look at beautiful, historical art pieces that are already made or you like to get creative and make your own unique art, we can point you in the right direction.