Lilly Nature Center

Lilly Nature Center

Celery Bog Nature Area and Lilly Nature Center

The Celery Bog Nature Area is open dawn to dusk, with no admission charge. It contains 4.3 miles of paved trails and 2.5 miles of natural paths through the woods, savanna and prairie. Many sections of these trails take you right beside the marsh.  Interpretive signs, audio informational units and three observation decks are associated with these trails to make your hikes more enjoyable. Bicycling is permitted only on the paved trails.

This 195 acre property is home to the Lilly Nature Center that provides an opportunity for youth and adults to experience nature and learn more about the environment around them. It also provides an excellent field trip destination for schools, youth groups and university classes. The Nature Center is open 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Wed – Sat and 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm on Sun. The Center is closed on various Holidays and Purdue home football game days.  

Map of the Celery Bog Nature Area: View map

The Center may be rented for educational purposes (LNC Rental Packet).  To check availability, please contact the West Lafayette Parks and Recreation office at (765) 775-5110 for additional information.

Nature-related programs are regularly held in the Nature Center. Some of these include the Wednesdays in the Wild, Sycamore Audubon Society, Indiana Native Plant & Wildflower Society (INPAWS), and Jr. Nature Club. Find information on this page under ‘Events Calendar’.

Contact Us

1620 Lindberg Rd
West Lafayette, IN 47906

  • Office: (765) 775-5172
  • Office Hours:
    Open Wed-Sat 10 am - 5 pm and Sun 1 pm - 5 pm
    Closed Mon and Tues

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