Parking for Daily Visits
Arriving for Your Daily Visit
An Admissions representative will greet you in the east entrance of the Purdue Memorial Union in the Welcome Centre, across the street from the Grant Street Parking Garage. Look for the vinyl awning above the Union entryway.
Parking and Driving Directions
Visitor parking is available in the Grant Street Garage. Parking rates are hourly - $3 for first 60 minutes and $1 each hour for 2nd-8th hours; daily max is $10. The scheduled portion of a Daily Visit lasts up to three hours, although many families plan extra activities on their own. Payment must be made before returning to your vehicle at a machine in the garage lobby (southwest corner of garage across from the Purdue Memorial Union Hotel entrance). There will be a cost to park in this garage on weekends, in addition to weekdays.
You may use the following address for online mapping services:
Grant Street Garage
120 N. Grant Street
West Lafayette, Indiana
From Chicago, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, and South Bend
Exit I-65 at Exit 172 and proceed west (toward Lafayette) on State Road 26 (South Street). Proceed four miles to West Lafayette. (Be sure to follow the SR 26 signs carefully. At the intersection with Main Street, SR 26 will jog one block north and become Columbia Street.) When you cross the Wabash River you are in West Lafayette and are now on State Street. Proceed to the fourth traffic light and turn right on Grant Street. The Grant Street Parking Garage (PGG on campus map) will be ½ block on your right.
From Champaign, Crawfordsville, St. Louis, and Terre Haute
Exit I-70 (exit 41) or I-74 (exit 34) on U.S. 231 North. When you cross the Wabash River, you are in West Lafayette. At the first light, turn right onto River Road. At the second light, turn left on State Road 26 (State Street). At the second traffic light, turn right on Grant Street. The Grant Street Parking Garage (PGG on campus map) will be ½ block on your right.
Exit the Grant Street Parking garage and turn right. Proceed 3 blocks to Salisbury Street and turn left. At the first stop light, make a hard right onto the ramp down to River Road. Turn right and proceed to the 2nd light (State Street). Do either of the following:
To Chicago, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, and South Bend
Turn left onto State Road 26 (State Street) and proceed 4 miles through Lafayette to I-65. A small section of State Road 26 eastbound (departing campus) will be closed July 5 to August 17. Use this map for detour routes.
To Champaign, Crawfordsville, St. Louis, and Terre Haute
Go straight on U.S. 231 (River Road). Proceed on to I-74 (Crawfordsville) or I-70 (Cloverdale).