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Clegg Memorial Gardens

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Address: 1782 N 400 E, Lafayette, IN 47905-8857
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+1 765-423-1605
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08:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Clegg Garden resides on the hillside overlooking state scenic waterway...

Clegg Garden resides on the hillside overlooking state scenic waterway Wildcat Creek. The slopes feature a rare gravel hill prairie ecosystem. From creek side to hilltop elevation changes 100 feet, making for excellent hiking opportunity along the mile of trail. The looping trail meanders through oak woodland, gravel hill prairie, riparian corridor and savanna. Different seasons afford varying highlights. Spring woodland blooms dapple the understory, summer prairie and savanna wildflowers show off vibrant colors, fall leaf change presents a panoply of color in the forest canopy. Year round visitors see the striking landscape views from the many overlooks.

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Beautiful Hike

Awesome little gem in Lafayette with great topography which strolls near the river. Lots of diversity and pretty well managed. The manager and staff are very friendly and welcome... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
Lindsey P
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Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visiting friends in Lafayette,we looked for a pleasant place to have a walk. The Clegg Garden is just west of Lafayette not far from I65. Both my friend and I have some walking issues, but with some care we were able to maneuver stairs without rails and some narrow paths. That said, the natural area was beautiful, birds singing, trees... More 

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Thank Michael B
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59 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Awesome little gem in Lafayette with great topography which strolls near the river. Lots of diversity and pretty well managed. The manager and staff are very friendly and welcome all. Great bird watching as well.

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Thank Lindsey P
Morris, Illinois, United States
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Fall is not the best time to visit this place. The trails were nice, but a little difficult for senior citizens. I would love to go back in the spring to see the flowers.

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Thank Grandma341
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36 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

I have loved this place for decades. However, the trails are in a sad state. Many are missing one or both of the rails. This makes it difficult for some people to walk the trails.

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1 Thank Aylaeh C
Lafayette, Indiana
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 May 2016

If you like to hike, but don't want to drive to Turkey Run or another state park, this is a good place to visit. It's small, but it's in town so it's nice to visit when you don't have much time. Be sure to note that the parking lot is across the street.

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1 Thank Theresa L
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

This place is a hidden gem. Many people do not even know that it is in Lafayette. I used to take our dog out there to let him run around. The place is beautiful and SO restful.

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1 Thank Aylaeh C
Lafayette, Indiana
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35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Our photographer took my daughter here to do her senior pictures and they turned out wonderful! Lot's of unique areas and the bridge is so cool!

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Thank teena21_2000
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016

Having visited a number of botanic gardens in the past including the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh, although I wasn't naive enough to believe it was on the same scale, I was expecting a little more. From the description, botanic always alludes to a multitude of plant varieties, sculpted gardens and maybe hot houses, glass houses or the addition of... More 

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2 Thank afletcher30
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Reviewed 23 March 2016

spend a couple of hrs there with my daughter in the summer and took some really great photos together.my fav was a little cliff formation /washout area that my daughter and i sat to take a pic

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Thank Chris N
Lafayette, Indiana
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39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2016

We like to enjoy a walk through the woods on a nice fall day from time to time. This is a great place for a short hike that will give a bit of a workout if you wish. We can take our dog as well. Some trails have several stairs. Some are slightly hilly. I just love the peace and... More 

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