West Lafayette, Indiana: Moonprints and Statue of Neil Armstrong

The original moon-walker is remembered with a youthful statue -- and moon prints -- at his alma mater. The prints are spaced to give earth-walkers a sense of what it's like to bound about on the moon.

Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering

Address:
Northwestern Ave., West Lafayette, IN
Directions:
I-65 exit 178. South on Hwy 43 for about four miles into West Lafayette, then turn onto US 231 toward Purdue University. US 231 turns into Northwestern Ave. The moonprints are on the southwest corner of Northwestern and Stadium Aves., in front of the Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering.
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Moonprints and Statue of Neil Armstrong

Pretty cool statue! There isn't parking extremely close to the statue, but it wasn't too bad of a walk.

[Mallory Billings, 07/02/2016]
Moonprints of Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong was the first human to walk on the moon, but he has shunned publicity ever since. Destined for Elvis-caliber celebrity-hood, he instead has left a relatively tiny footprint on the vacation landscape.... [10/28/2007] Complete News Story

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