I love it when a plan comes together. Earlier this spring, my friend Liz and I were discussing assorted Indiana attractions, and we thought it’d be fun to take our families together to see Wolf Park. As luck would have it, we were able to coordinate calendars, and last Sunday, we headed north.
Wolf Park is only a few minutes off of I-65, so it was an easy trip. When we arrived, we were able to join the 2:15p tour.
Wolf Park offers tours during operating hours, and it’s the only way to see the wolves and coyotes. While we waited for the tour to begin, we could visit the foxes, who were quite entertaining.
On our tour, we started strolling around Turtle Lake, the park’s largest enclosure. We were able to see many of the wolves in the smaller enclosure as we made our way around. As we walked, our tour guide gave us a lot of really interesting information.
We also got to see coyotes, and learn how they differ from wolves. Coyotes are much smaller, and and a lot more common. They also howl – and we were able to howl with them (wolves are mostly silent, btw)! Wolf Park is also home to a herd of bison, which were fun to see. They are apparently a very low maintenece animal, aside from vet checks every so often, they are left largely to themselves.
The last stop on our tour were the foxes again, and these adorable little creatures captured our attention. Scarlett and Joker were very active, climbing all over the place,
After our adventure at the park, our own cubs were famished. We headed out to Triple XXX, of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives fame. It did not disappoint. Liz & I ordered the famous peanut butter burger, while the guys picked more traditional burgers. We inhaled the fresh root beer, and even had a little room for dessert. Triple XXX is also #33 on the Burgers, Brews & Dogs food trail– the perfect trail for summer family travel.
All in all, our little adventure was about a half day long- it was a perfect Sunday excursion. Still on our list around Lafayette is Prophetstown State Park. We’ve been to the waterpark there, but not the working farm. Maybe our two families will make before the end of the summer!
Disclosure: Thanks, Visit Lafayette-West Lafayette, for the admission to Wolf Park – we really enjoyed our visit!