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Parken en natuur in Tippecanoe County

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“ndiana’s newest state park, Prophetstown is located where the Tippecanoe River meets the Wabash near the town of Battle Ground northeast of Lafayette. The park's landscape has been shaped by ice from glaciers, moving water, fire and human hands that helped maintain the vast tall prairie grass. Native American people hunted and lived along the two rivers for thousands of years. During the summer, pool hours may change because of weather and staffing. Please contact the property office for exact times before your visit. Through our unique partnership with The Farm at Prophetstown, visitors can discover 1920s farm lifestyles, Native American culture and take a stroll through 900 acres of restored prairie. We are restoring native habitats such as wetlands, wet slopes called fens, prairie and open woodlands. Directions Take I-65 to Exit 178/SR 43 north of Lafayette. Go south on SR 43 for a very short distance and turn left onto Burnett Road. Take a right on 9th Street to Swisher Road. This is a hard left immediately after the veterinary office. Once on Swisher Road, cross over the I-65 and find the park gatehouse. Gate fee Everyday including holidays, includes entrance into The Farm at Prophetstown. Noncommercial vehicles with Indiana license plates: $8. Noncommercial vehicles with out-of-state license plates: $10. Aquatic Center The Aquatic Center features a 30-foot tube slide, body flume, lazy river float area, adventure channel, zero-entry pool with play features, and an aquatic activity area with basketball. The bathhouse has showers, changing areas, restrooms, lockers (guest provides the lock) and a concession area. The Aquatic Center is open Memorial Day through Labor Day. Operating hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is $5 per person, with kids age 3 and younger free. Hours: Contact office before your visit. Cost: $5 per person, those ages three and younger are free. Rules . History The park is named for a Native American village located between the rivers established by Tecumseh, who was Shawnee, and his brother Tenskwatawa (The Prophet) in 1808. Tecumseh led his band there from Ohio, where pressure from white settlers had forced him to leave. Tecumseh believed the only way to repel the advance of European settlement was to form an alliance with other tribes. He traveled widely persuading tribes to join his coalition. More than 14 tribes set aside centuries-old disputes to stop their common enemy. They met at Prophetstown, and heard The Prophet speak. Tecumseh anticipated their sheer numbers would be enough to stop the westward settlement. William Henry Harrison, governor of the Indiana Territory, was alarmed by the numbers at Prophetstown, and moved 1,200 troops to the site while Tecumseh was south gathering additional support. Wanting to avoid a fight, yet fearing an attack, The Prophet decided to strike first in the early morning hours of Nov. 7, 1811. The battle lasted two hours. As darkness faded, the villagers withdrew through the marsh back to Prophetstown, then fled to Wildcat Creek. Harrison's men burned Prophetstown to the ground.”
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“his 80-acre park offers two age-appropriate playgrounds (on for kids from 2 to 5, and another for those 5 to 12), five picnic shelters (reservable), and miles of trails and foot paths (including a stretch of the Wabash Heritage Trail that connects to 18 miles of trails between Fort Ouiatenon and the Tippecanoe Battlefield).”
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“olf Park is an education and research facility located in Battle Ground Indiana. Since 1972, we have studied wolves and other wild canids to learn more about their behavior and assist researchers in the wild. Each year we teach thousands of visitors about the importance of predators in the ecosystem. We assist researchers around the world with studies of subjects including cognition, behavioral, and comparative between wild and captive animals.”
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“Filled with trails, this is great for an afternoon walk or bike ride. Very peaceful and beautiful! ”
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“Great walking paths, and multiple playgrounds, this park is an old-school Planned City Park. It has train rides for the kids, a ball park with a minor league team, an amazing water park, and a zoo that's great for browsing! Live music or theatre can sometimes be caught at the pavilion too... and as a municipal park, everything is free or VERY affordable! ”
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“If you want to get out and spent some time in nature, this is a good choice!”
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“Take a walk, play a round of disc golf or ride the trails; this large park overlooks the Wabash River valley with good views from the west perimeter.”
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“Explore this darling gem hidden in the woods of Lafayette along the Wildcat Creek. Beautiful all year round, and exceptionally stunning in the autumn as the oak and sycamore trees glow orange and red hues.”
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