Lilly Nature Center

  • Office
  • Hours
    Monday - Closed; Tuesday - Closed; Wednesday-Saturday - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm; Sunday - 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm. The Center is closed on various Holidays and Purdue home football game days.
  • Physical Address Address Map Marker
    Physical Address
    1620 Lindberg Rd
    West Lafayette, IN 47906

About This Location

The Celery Bog Nature Area contains four miles of trails through woods along a marsh. It is approximately 195 acres of wetlands, with 7 acres in Scifres-Maier Woods Nature Preserve. The Celery Bog Nature Area is home to the Lilly Nature Center and contains 4.3 miles of paved Cattail Trail and a 1.5 mile footpath with interpretive signs and two viewing decks. It provides an excellent field trip destination where many interdisciplinary topics can be studied by groups of all ages.

For information about Wednesdays in the Wild programs contact; Dan Dunten (765)775-5172) or or Joan Mohr Samuels (765) 567-7023 or Find additional information above, right, under 'Events Calendar'. The programs are sponsored by the West Lafayette Parks & Recreation Department, Tippecanoe County Park & Recreation Department, Sycamore Audubon Society, West Central Chapter of INPAWS (Indiana Native Plant & Wildflower Society), and NICHES Land Trust.

Family Environmental Fun Packs are available for checkout from the Lilly Nature Center. The packs are self-guided, self-contained hands-on investigations of the Celery Bog Nature Area. Families visit different sites to learn about the local environment. Families may need several visits to complete all of the activities in a pack. Any family with adult supervision and proper identification may use the packs. Or you can download your own.

Trail Trek packets are available for those seeking a bit of adventure while using the trails systems. Click here for a Trail Trek form and here for a Trails Guide to assist you on your quest for 15 tags on the trails. Follow the clues to find the tags and use a pencil to make a rubbing on your form. Once complete, two wellness-themed phrases will be revealed. Assembled packets are also available for pick-up at the Lilly Nature Center. For more assistance in finding the tags, please click here. Feel free to share the photos of your adventures by tagging "West Lafayette-City Government" on Facebook, tweet with #TrailTrek or @WestLafayetteIN. Enjoy your trek!

The Center may be rented for educational purposes. Contact the Morton Center at (765) 775-5120 for additional information.

Hearing Loop Installed!

Users with a t-coil in their hearing aid can now listen to meetings directly through their hearing aids. Please check with your hearing care professional to see if your hearing aid is equipped with a t-coil and properly adjusted. Non-hearing aid users can pick up a loop receiver and listen though a headset. For more detailed information visit our installer's website


  • Trails
  • Nature Center
  • Picnic Tables
  • Electricity
  • Restrooms
  • Drinking Fountain