"Travel to West Lafayette a By Air West Lafayette"
Travel to West Lafayette a. By Air – West Lafayette is served by airports in the Chicago area (http://www.ohare.com/ ) (O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Midway International Airport) and by the Indianapolis International Airport (IND); http://www.indianapolisairport.com/. (See information below on travel from these airports to West Lafayette.) b. By automobile – From Chicago O’Hare Airport to the Union Club Hotel at Purdue. The driving distance is 222 km (138 miles) and time is about 3 hours. (See below for a list of car rental agencies in the West Lafayette-Lafayette area.) c. Travel from Chicago to West Lafayette – Chartered Coach: If there is sufficient interest, arrangements will be made for a chartered coach to leave from O’Hare Airport in Chicago at 1:00 pm CDT on Sunday, September 17th, stop in the Chicago downtown at 1:45 pm CDT, stop at Midway Airport at 2:30 pm CDT and bring passengers directly to the Union Club Hotel at Purdue, arriving at 5:30 pm EDT. Additionally, a chartered coach will leave the Union Club Hotel at Purdue at 12:30 pm CDT on Wednesday, September 20th and drop passengers off at Midway Airport (arriving at approx. 1:30 pm CDT), downtown Chicago (arriving at approx. 2:00 pm CDT) and arriving at O’Hare International Airport at approximately 2:45 pm CDT. The cost of the Chartered Coach would be $90 round trip; $45 one-way. Reservations will be required. Travel from Chicago to West Lafayette – Regular Shuttle: From Chicago, a regularly scheduled shuttle bus travels to and from West Lafayette Airport three times each day on Saturday and Sunday, four times each day on weekdays. Information is available at Express Air Coach (http://www.expressaircoach.com/). For information or reservations, phone: +1 (765) 743-3120, E-mail: eac@ExpressAirCoach.com ). Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance to secure a scheduled travel time. Customers not booked 48 hours in advance will be accommodated based on availability. The fare is $50 one-way; $95 round trip. (The Purdue Memorial Union Club Hotel provides free shuttle service to the Purdue Airport.) d. Travel from Indianapolis to West Lafayette From Indianapolis, a regularly scheduled shuttle bus travels to and from West Lafayette on a two hour basis, nine times a day. Information is available at Lafayette Limo (http://www.lafayettelimo.com/, Phone: +1 (765) 497-3828, Fax: +1 (765) 497- 4106, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org) e. Rental Car Agencies Serving Lafayette/West Lafayette Ace Rent-A-Car Hertz Car Rental 447 Sagamore Parkway W., 812 Sagamore Parkway N., West Lafayette Lafayette http://www.acerentacar.com/ https://www.hertz.com/ 765-463-5548 765-447-4038 Budget Car and Truck Rental National Car and Truck Rental Purdue Airport Purdue Airport West Lafayette West Lafayette http://www.budget.com/ http://www.nationalcar.com/ 765-743-9620 765-743-8455 Enterprise Rent-A-Car 2525 Salisbury Street, West Lafayette http://www.enterprise.com/ 765-463-4804 Purdue University – The University was founded in 1869 and named after benefactor John Purdue. Purdue University is the Land-Grant institution for the State of Indiana and began its journey with six instructors, 39 students and a mission to provide agriculture and mechanic arts education. Today, the West Lafayette campus has an enrollment of 39,000 students; students from 50 states and 130 countries. The Academic Colleges and Schools at Purdue include: Agriculture, Consumer and Family Sciences, Education, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Management, Pharmacy, Nursing, and Health Sciences, Science, Technology, and Veterinary Medicine. More information is available at: http://www.purdue.edu and at: Purdue Visitor Information Center 504 Northwestern Avenue West Lafayette (765) 494-4636, http://www.purdue.edu/vic/ Accompanying Persons Program and Visiting the Lafayette – West Lafayette Area: An informal program for accompanying persons will provide a tour of Purdue University and other nearby points of interest. Downtown Lafayette - West Lafayette is an historian’s dream with its beautiful turn-of-the-century architecture, historic neighborhoods, and inviting public areas. This area remains the heart of our community with its interesting retail shops, restaurants, active businesses, public services and community festivities. Self-guided architectural tours are available by using a brochure or an audio tour from the Lafayette - West Lafayette Convention & Visitors Bureau to make your stroll through our downtown more enjoyable. There is free trolley service between the Purdue Campus and downtown Lafayette. More information is available at: http://www.lafayettewestlafayettedowntown.com/ http://www.homeofpurdue.com/visitors.html. Visiting the Chicago Area – Chicago is a beautiful, exciting city located on the western shore of Lake Michigan. It abounds with things to see and do. A few of them are listed below along with links to get more information: • The Museum of Science and Industry is one of the premier technology museums in the world, and recently completed a 35,000 square foot exhibit containing the U-505, captured during World War II. http://www.msichicago.org/ • The recently-united "museum campus" north and east of Soldier Field (united by the $90 million relocation of northbound Lake Shore Drive) is home to the Field Museum of Natural History, the Shedd Aquarium, and the Adler Planetarium. • The Field Museum is hosting a traveling exhibit, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, through the end of the year: http://www.fieldmuseum.org/ • The newest exhibit at the Shedd Aquarium is the Wild Reef http://www.sheddaquarium.org/wildreef.html • Perhaps the best place from which to see the Chicago skyline at sunset or evening is the Adler Planetarium: http://www.adlerplanetarium.org/ • The Chicago Trolley and Double Decker bus runs a neat "Hop On - Hop Off" service which stops at the museum campus, the Art Institute, the Sears Tower and the Hancock Center (best place to relax in the bar at the top with a fermented malt beverage and watch the sun go down over the Loop), as well as other spots for a single all-day fare. http://www.coachusa.com/chicagotrolley/ • The Chicago Department of Transportation also offers a free trolley system. There are a number of various routes that one can take: http://www.cityofchicago.org/Transportation/trolleys/. • Our recommended river boat tour is Chicago from the Lake, which does both architectural and historical tours: http://www.chicagoline.com/ • The Chicago Architecture Foundation offers some excellent tours around various parts of the city. In September, the Foundation is offering tours by bus or train or you can take a walk down the river with a guide. Also, in September a tour in French is provided at selected times and on selected dates. For more information please go to http://www.architecture.org/. • Hotels in downtown Chicago typically provide good weekend discount packages for Friday and Saturday nights for people who would be heading down to West Lafayette on Sunday. http://www.choosechicago.com/ • The Chicago Cubs host the Cincinnati Reds at 1:20 pm on September 15th and 3:05 pm on the 16th. Tickets should be available. http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/ Symposium Lodging Information – Official Conference Hotel Union Club Hotel (http://www.union.purdue.edu/HTML/PMUC.html) Purdue University 124 Grant Street West Lafayette, Indiana Conf. Rate: $ 89 per night Reservations: 1-800-320-6291 Location: Adjacent to Stewart Conference Center Free parking for hotel guests. Other hotels nearby: Holiday Inn Select City Center http://www.hiscc.com/ 515 South Street Lafayette, Indiana 47901 Tel: +1-765-423-1000 +1-765-420-1510 Hotel Class: Location: [Map] (1.5 miles from Stewart Conf. Ctr.) Hilton Garden Inn Wabash Landing http://www.hiltongardeninn.com/en/gi/hotels/index.jhtml?ctyhocn=LAFWLGI 356 East State Street West Lafayette, Indiana 47906 Tel: +1-765-743-2100 Fax: +1-765-743-6520 Hotel Class: Location: [Map] (6 blocks from Stewart Conf. Ctr.) Econo Lodge (http://www.econolodgewl.com/ ) 200 Brown Street West Lafayette, IN47906 Tel: 765-7439661 Fax: 765-7438253 $45 avg. price Hotel Class: Location: [Map] (4 blocks from Stewart Conf. Ctr.) University Inn Conference Ctr. & Suites http://www.uiccwl.com/ 3001 Northwestern Avenue West Lafayette, IN 47906 800-777-9808 765-463-5511 Fax 765-497-3850 Hotel Class: Location: [Map] (2 miles (3 km) from Stewart Conf. Ctr.)