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    Road Trip to Lafayette: Down on the Farm, Antiquing, and More!

    Road Trip to Lafayette: Down on the Farm, Antiquing, and More!
    Starts from

    Chicago

    Transportation

    By Car

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Activities

    5

    Duration

    12 hours

    Length

    224 mi

    Guide details

    Starts from

    Chicago

    Transportation

    By Car

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Duration

    12 hours

    Length

    224 mi

    Natural AttractionsHistory and CultureGastronomy
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    Chasity Cooper

    Chasity Cooper

    Traveller

    Highlights

    • Find a few treasures while antiquing.
    • Pick some of the freshest fruit in season.
    • Learn about the latest developments in farming and agriculture.
    From a hands-on farm experience at one of America's leading agriculture attraction in Indiana, to exploring one of the largest antique showrooms in the state, this route promises to be one that's laid back, easy, and a lot of fun.

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    From a hands-on farm experience at one of America's leading agriculture attraction in Indiana, to exploring one of the largest antique showrooms in the state, this route promises to be one that's laid back, easy, and a lot of fun.
    Chasity Cooper

    Chasity Cooper

    Traveller

    • Find a few treasures while antiquing.
    • Pick some of the freshest fruit in season.
    • Learn about the latest developments in farming and agriculture.

    Day Itinerary

    5 Activities
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    Day 1

    224 mi

    Outdoors Is the Name of the Game

    From petting farm animals to foraging through some antique finds, this route is designed to be an adventure that the whole family will enjoy.
    Fair Oaks Farms
    09:002 hrs 30 min

    Fair Oaks Farms

    Farm
    Open Details
    When's the last time you milked a cow? Okay, you might not be able to do that here, but you can choose your adventure (dairy, pig, or crop) to learn more about how Fair Oaks is paving the way in food and farming.
    Make sure you grab tickets on the website for one of these daily tours, and stop by the COWfé for a cup of joe and a grilled cheese sandwich for the road.
    47.8 mi50 min
    Clegg Memorial Garden
    13:3030 min

    Clegg Memorial Garden

    Park
    Open Details
    This scenic oasis is the perfect opportunity to take a deep breath and enjoy the great outdoors. Hike the mile-long trail (which takes about 30 minutes to complete) and admire the beautiful garden.
    7.2 mi15 min
    The Homestead
    14:151 hr

    The Homestead

    Café
    Open Details
    While in Lafayette, grab a hearty lunch at The Homestead. A soup and sandwich combo, with a slice of pie to wrap off the meal, is never a bad choice.
    47.9 mi1 hr 10 min
    Treasure Mart Antique Mall
    16:301 hr 30 min

    Treasure Mart Antique Mall

    Flea Market
    Open Details
    Nothing like a little antique shopping to get the blood flowing, right? This 27-year-old treasure trove is 25,000 square feet of furniture, artifacts, pottery and so much more!
    You'll want to give yourself enough time to search through everything, so keep your eyes peeled for the gems!
    121.5 mi2 hrs 15 min
    Cracker Barrel
    19:301 hr

    Cracker Barrel

    Restaurant
    Open Details
    It isn't a true road trip though the midwest without a stop at Cracker Barrel. With breakfast available all day, feel free to get a short stack for dinner, or enjoy one of their daily specials. And don't forget to grab some candy and snacks from the general store before heading back on the road home.
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