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The Wabash River Valley, in which Lafayette is situated, offers beautiful parks and outdoor activities year round. Columbian Park boasts Memorial Island, dedicated in 1949 to the Tippecanoe County residents who gave their lives fighting for our country. Among its greenery and aquatic areas there is an amphitheater which often holds concerts and is a draw for the community. The same park is also home to a zoo which is the oldest in Indiana and houses an Australia section complete with a wallaby exhibit. Summer heat drives residents to any of Lafayette's many water attractions such as Tippecanoe Cove, a water park in the center of the city with a variety of kid-friendly activities.



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Located just 63 miles from the capital city of Indianapolis, Lafayette, Indiana is a delightful mid-size city in the heart of the Midwest. Low cost of living and incredibly affordable housing are both factors that have caused the population to grow over recent years. Lafayette was founded in 1825, named for Marquis de Lafayette, a French expatriate whose role in the Revolutionary War made him a hero. The City of Lafayette houses multiple historic districts with beautiful architecture.
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