Sites of Interest
- Prophetstown State Park
Land is currently being purchased by the State of Indiana
for the development of Prophetstown State Park, which is
located next to the Town of Battle Ground in Tippecanoe
County. As of August of 2003, the park infrastructure is under
construction. Ultimately, the
development will include facilities, such as, a family
campground, cabins, nature center, picnic areas with
shelters, play fields, hiking trails, a fishing lake,
restored prairie and wetland. Also planned for
development is a unique complex of facilities which will
include a Native American Center, recreated Indian
Village and a Living Farm Museum. This complex of
facilities will be developed and operated by a not-for
profit foundation and will be known as the Museums at
Prophetstown, 22 N. Second Street, Suite 100, Lafayette,
- Fiddlers Gathering
Click on the Fiddler's Logo above for more information.
Battle Ground, Indiana
- Battle Ground Museum, and Battle Field.
- April through November: Thursday through Tuesday Open Daily 10 am - 5
pm (Closed Wednesdays)
- December through March: Open Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 5 pm;
Monday, Thursday and Friday 12 noon to 5 pm (Closed Tuesday and Wednesday)
- The Tippecanoe Battlefield Museum is closed during the first two weeks
of January for upkeep and maintenance.
- Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's.
- $4.00 adults
- $3.00 seniors
- $1.00 children
- For additional information or to arrange for tours, please call (765)
- TCHA members free
- Battle Field area is free, and is open
from dawn to dusk, 7 days a week, year
- Prophet's Rock
This rock, overlooking Burnett's Creek, is where
Tecumseh's brother, Lowawluwaysica, The Prophet, sang to
encourage his warriors during the fight against William
Henry Harrison's soldiers at the Battle of Tippecanoe,
November 7, 1811. The Prophet's Rock is located just west
of the Battlefield on Prophets Rock Road.
- Prophet's Town
Established in 1808 by Tecumseh and the Prophet as the
capital of their pan-Indian confederacy. Led by Tecumseh,
representatives of many Midwestern Indian nations met and
lived here in an attempt to build the greatest Indian
resistance movement in American history. A training
ground for over one thousand warrior, Prophet's Town
extended for two miles along this bluff. The Battle of
Tippecanoe on November 7, 1811, crushed this confederacy,
and Harrison's army burned the town the following day.
Prophet's Town was located 2 miles East of Battle Ground,
just off State Rd. 225. A Historical marker is located at
the approximate location of Prophet's Town.
- Wolfs Park
Wolf Park, just 2 miles north of Battle Ground, is a world renowned
non-profit organization and educational facility dedicated to wolf behavior
and conservation. It is home to wolves, coyotes, foxes and bison. Visitors
from near and far make their way to Battle Ground to visit this unique
wildlife facility. The Park offers a Howl Night program year round on Saturday
nights at 7:30 where visitors can learn about wolves, and howl with them.
During the open season, May 1 - Nov 30, the Park is open Tuesday to Sunday
from 1-5pm. They also do Howl Nights on Friday at 7:30 pm, in addition to
Saturdays. During open hours there are guided tours of the Park, and on
weekends there are additional activities, such as the Wolf and Bison
Demonstration on Sundays only. Admission as of 2007 is $7 for adults, $5 for
kids 6-13, and free for little children and Wolf Park members. (It is $1 more
on Sundays) DIRECTIONS: From downtown Battle Ground, take Main Street
north, as if going to the schools, but take your first left on Jefferson
Street, which is before the schools. Go 1.5 miles out of town, until you see
the wooden Wolf Park signs on the right. Follow the gravel road back 0.25
miles to the entrance.
- Heritage Trail
Location: The northern trailhead is at the
Tippecanoe Battlefield Memorial, at the southern edge of
Battleground. From Lafayette, go north on Ninth Street,
which becomes Canal Road, and keep following this (bear
right at the "Y" intersection). Youll go
under Sagamore Parkway, over the Wabash River, and sooner
or later reach Battleground. The Battlefield is on your
left as you come into town. From the Intersection of I-65
and US 43, go south on 43 and turn left onto Burnett Rd.
just as the highway goes back to two lanes. When Burnett
Road ends, turn left: youre now on Canal Road, so
do what I told those other folks to do.
Description: The Trail is a nice walk, currently
about eleven miles; nothing strenuous, no remarkable
features of interest, just an enjoyable hike. From the
southwest corner of the parking lot at the Battlefield,
follow a trail down the steps just beyond the little
wooden cabin that serves as the nature center, and over a
little bridge, and youre at the start of the trail
(it leads away to your left). The trail follows Burnetts
Creek down toward the Wabash through a thickly wooded
area, then across the Wabash on the old Davis Ferry
bridge (where there is another access point) and on past
an island which is set aside as a heron rookery (keep an
eye open and I bet you see a heron somewhere along here).
after passing beside the Lafayette City Golf Course (another
access point) and through some woody spots, it goes past
the Harrison bridge and ends at Reihle Plaza in Lafayette.
The trail south of Davis Ferry is less wooded. The trail
is a good chance to get better acquainted with the
Wabash, a slow, muddy river that is vastly underrated as
a recreational opportunity. Hopefully the trail will soon
be extended to Fort Ouiatenon and maybe someday through
Granville Park, Ross Hills and all the way to Cicott Park
at Independence, or even Attica.
- Battle Ground native a Medal of Honor recipient.
http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/shoup.htm It is reported that
the Shoup house at 100 N. Winans was the residence of his grandparents.
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