Delightful Day Trips and Excursions from Westfield, Indiana

Westfield, Indiana is the kind of community that keeps its residents home and attracts tourists like a magnet. When it comes to getting out of Dodge, however, its lucky Hoosier residents have a huge variety of fascinating day trips and excursions from Westfield to choose from.

Westfield is just a few miles north of Indianapolis, sandwiched approximately between two other important north Indy suburbs, Noblesville and Carmel, Indiana. All these communities offer attractions for a day or several days, but naturally the list of attractions in big city Indianapolis is practically never-ending. If you’re interested in planning some cool day trips from Westfield into the Circle City, check out our directory of things to do in Indianapolis. For Indiana attractions that reach out just a bit further into the greater Indianapolis area, check out our family sightseeing centers in Indianapolis and fun, educational family activities in Indianapolis pages.

Below are some interesting ideas for day trips and excursions from Westfield out into the world beyond Naptown. Glancing through them, you may become inspired to create your own plans for the perfect day away from home. For lots more ideas about day trips around Indiana, see the handy links below this article.

Day Trips and Excursions from Westfield, Indiana

Anderson, Indiana

There are so many great attractions in Anderson that you’ll want to head straight there and then spend your entire day there. It’s less than 30 miles east of Westfield, an easy drive on Highway 32. Though the city has much in the way of natural beauty to offer, such as Shadyside Park and Mounds State Park, the main draws are more high-energy. Anderson is home to Hoosier Park, which is comprised of a professional thoroughbred race horse track, and the Hoosier Park Casino, open 24 hours for die-hard fun-seekers. The auto race track called Anderson Speedway is another Anderson jewel built just for the thrill of it all. Then there’s the Applewood Raceway, an amusement center with go-karts, a pool and miniature golf.

Kokomo, Indiana and beyond

An easy drive due north of Westfield will take you to the city of Kokomo. If you like cars, Kokomo’s a really fun place to visit. The town is home to the Automotive Heritage Museum and the Elwood Haynes Museum. The Automotive Heritage Museum displays some 100 classic and antique cars from 1894 to the present, giving the visitor a solid sense of the fascinating history behind the development of the automobile. There’s a gift shop, a 50s-type diner and a vintage gas station to prowl around in too. The Elwood Haynes Museum, with yet more automotive history inside, is also well worth a look. Like planes, too? Just north of Kokomo is the town of Peru, Indiana, where you can see the renowned Grissom Air Museum.

Lafayette, Indiana and beyond

It’s a good thing that Lafayette and West Lafayette, Indiana are only about an hour west of Westfield, because you’re going to want to spend most of your time sightseeing some famous Indiana attractions, rather than on the road, pretty as it may be. Your first sightseeing destination is in Lafayette, a nice-sized city with about 60,000 residents. The thing to visit in Lafayette is the Columbian Park Zoo, a fabulous collection of interesting species. You may even opt to stay in town, enjoying the Tropicanoe Cove Aquatic Center, also in Columbian Park, before you head home. But if you still have the time and energy, West Lafayette, Indiana is just a couple of miles northwestward, and houses the Tippecanoe Battlefield Park , a popular historic destination. And a mere five miles north of West Lafayette, you’ll come upon the renowned Wolf Park and beautiful Prophetstown State Park , both in Battle Ground, Indiana.

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