Crack the Code at Rugged Xscape!

If you’re looking for things to this winter I have the perfect place for you. Rugged Xscape is the ideal destination for your winter time group outing. It’s perfect for families, friend groups, work groups, or basically any group you could possibly think of. Rugged Xscape is Lafayette’s newest escape room experience. There are five different rooms, all with different fun and exciting themes. You get to choose from The Morgue, The Bank Heist, The Boiler Room, Terrorist Warning, and The Dean’s Office. All the rooms have ranging difficultly levels and success rates. No matter what room you choose, you are sure to have a great time with your group!IMG_1106Entering this experience is exciting and you’re sure to be entertained the whole entire time. Once you arrive you’ll check in and your game master will take you to your specific room. They will introduce the rules and what your ultimate goal is in your room. Once you’re in, you have 60 minutes to use your brains and put your heads together to find your way out. You’re sure to learn about your groups weaknesses and possibly witness their amazing problem solving skills. You’ll be given riddles, clues, and hints to help you find your way, but I promise it isn’t easy. Cracking the codes and solving the puzzles takes communication, observation skills, and problem solving skills. We were so close to making it out, but we ran out of time before we could complete the very last step that would have made us victorious.

Afterwards, Ashley said, “Rugged Escape was difficult but fun. We were so close to getting out! If we just had one minute more we would have done it! Excited to go back to try another room.” After leaving Rugged Xscape, Sam said, “I was very impressed! I will recommend this place to my friends and family! I am completely blown away!”

I can’t give away any major secrets and ruin the fun for you, but I can tell you that Rugged Xscape was an incredible experience and team bonding activity for myself and my co-workers. Honestly, I never thought that I would enjoy something like an escape room. Going into this, I was convinced this was not my cup of tea. After completing the The Morgue experience, I realized I was so wrong. Rugged Xscape is for any and everyone, no matter what your interests are. Everyone loves a good challenge to make your brain work in a unique way.

Ashley with her Rugged Xscape Goodies!

Ashley with her Rugged Xscape Goodies!

After we were done, Our game master gave us all bottled water and a goodie bag full of treats and coupons to other local businesses like Digby’s Pub & Patio, Professor Joe’s, and The Knickerbocker Saloon. The location makes it easy to walk right over to some of our favorite local restaurants. Rugged Xscape is something new, fun, and interactive for the Lafayette-West Lafayette area. Head over to Rugged Xscape for the most interactive and exciting experience you’ll have this winter!

Emily, Purdue University Student and Visit Lafayette-West Lafayette Intern, shares this blog.

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What is the size of your carbon footprint? Renewable Energy and Agritourism

Exploration Acres

Exploration Acres

What is the size of your carbon footprint? Lafayette-West Lafayette can say that there are some cutting edge, state-of-the art facilities like no other in and around our community. If renewable energy, biofuels, “green” focused companies, and other Earth friendly endeavors interest you, look no further than here.

The community has flourishing farmers markets in both Lafayette and West Lafayette, as well as one on Purdue campus. These markets offer everything from tie dyed t-shirts, handmade jewelry and wood crafts, to fresh calzones, grass fed meats and produce galore. You will often catch live entertainment as well while strolling the historic downtown shopping district in Lafayette.

How about a corn maze? Exploration Acres is nothing to sneeze at…well, tromping around in a corn field might make you sneeze, but it’s well worth a few minor sniffles. Shoot a corn cannon, mine for gemstones, compete in an adult sized tricycle race, shop at the gift store, have an elephant ear or just hang out at your own fire pit and roast marshmallows. This is one activity the entire family will enjoy.

Wea Creek Orchard

Wea Creek Orchard

Explore an orchard full of delicious apples, pumpkins and peaches at Wea Creek Orchard.  Wea Creek Orchard is owned and operated by three families who are descendants of the pioneers who purchased the farm in 1855. Ride on a hay wagon as it travels through the fields and farm and finish your visit in the gift shop full of goodies; cider, honey, and fruit products such as preserves, salsas, butters, and jellies.

Subaru of Indiana Automotive became the first automaker in the country to achieve “zero-landfill”status — meaning it sends no waste to a landfill. The attention to even the smallest of waste detail is amazing at the very least and touring the facility is a fascinating experience. Visit Lafayette – West Lafayette can set up a tour for you. You won’t be disappointed.

Visit Indiana’s first wind farm where there are over 700 wind turbines up and running and there are more to come in Benton County. Wind power, electricity generated by capturing the wind’s energy with modern wind turbines, is one of the lowest-cost, renewable electricity alternatives currently available. Wind power is a clean, domestic electricity resource that has seen a tremendous amount of growth and technological improvements over the past several years.

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We are on the cutting edge of agriculture and clean energy and we are proud to show it off. Visit Lafayette – West Lafayette can arrange for and coordinate a tour of any or all of these sites and attractions and more. Visit us at www.HomeOfPurdue.com.

Weekend Update: 43rd Annual Indiana Fiddlers’ Gathering & 2nd Annual Tippecanoe County Glass Trail Weekend!

Fiddlers 2014.5Weekend Update! It’s a weekend for the Arts! Looking for a fun Indiana weekend getaway? Or do you live in this area and are looking for entertainment close by? Check out the endless possibilities for fun events happening this upcoming weekend in Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana.

This weekend, June 26-28, do not miss the 43rd Annual Indiana Fiddlers’ Gathering, located on the grounds of the historical Tippecanoe Battlefield. This event is a celebration of traditional music, food, crafts and continuous activities.  Music lovers will have the chance to clap, stomp and enjoy the sounds of old-time, bluegrass, swing jazz fiddle, string band, Celtic and ethnic music.  This is an acoustic music festival that has featured some of the most famous musicians of our time! Performers in 2015 include the following: Solas, Barefront Movement, Appleseed Collective, Red Tail Ring, Whipstitch Sallies, Fiddle River String Band, Kountry Kernals, Bahler’s “Golden Age” Band, Battle Ground String Band and Mark Lyons.

Sharon Owens, Inspired Fire, Glass Work

Sharon Owens, Inspired Fire, Glass Work

This weekend also features the 2nd Annual Tippecanoe County Glass Trail Weekend!  On Friday, June 26 and Saturday, June 27, a slew of fun glass activities are planned all throughout Lafayette-West Lafayette.  Visit local gardens and see many artists at work demonstrating their particular medium at “Art in Bloom” in West Lafayette. Explore the beauty of the natural world at “Art in the Garden” and feast on a variety of work by local and regional artists. Discover Artists’ Own, an artist cooperative featuring a variety of mediums. Find the perfect artwork to compliment your home or office decor and shop for gifts. Explore Inspired Fire Glass Studio and Gallery, a fully operational studio that offers classes and sports an unusually diverse gallery of art from the truly local to the internationally inspired.  Demonstrations will be done throughout the day.  Examine the beautiful beads, jewelry and other glass work as well as the additional art displayed at Something Special of Lafayette.  Observe live demonstrations all day!

For more information about these events and other special “happenings” in Lafayette-West Lafayette, check out our website at www.HomeOfPurdue.com.