The place is very nice and comfortable, and they have a great patient-line-waiting system. Arnett has the one USCIS-approved physician for green card applications (there's two total in Lafayette area), which is a bonus if you are on the insurance plan that covers Arnett. For Purdue, it's Arnett Managed Care plan, and they've also joined the Incentive and Purdue 500 this year.
If Arnett is not an in-network provider for you, the fees are very high :(
Don't end up there. Put it on your insurance card - "don't take me to Home Hospital". They overcharge wildly on every single procedure (above the "usual an customary", above MAC, above any common and uncommon sense), and they make gross mistakes in patient care. I'd heard horror stories about every single department there, but ESPECIALLY the emergency room. They made my friend walk out of the emergency room after an accident where she a had broken leg a broken wrist, claiming there was nothing wrong with her. Again - just dont' go near.
Purdue is a great engineering school with a world-class reasearch park and Discovery Center. Liberal Arts programs vary widely in their rigour, so choose carefully. The football team is the worst, and so is the library; but Purdue is trying hard to compete. The campus is rather pretty, especially in the fall. Great for international students - lots of support and it's a highly diverse campus.
World-class training for the riders and for the horses pretty much sums it up. The owner and the trainer, Tia, is the absolute top in her profession. She understands horses like noone else, and they respond to her giving their best. She's trained multiple National Champions. The people who choose to train there have to be serious and understand that there is work involved in achieving the level of excellence that Tia can bring you to. Location is superb, with fields and woods surrounding the farm...
All right, I expect to be on hold when I call my online bank or credit card. But a spa? I tried to speak to the receptionist for half an hour, and she kept placing me on hold for no reason. Also, she did the same thing every time I asked a question - she didn't know any answers, and, apparently, had no idea about services they offered. Finally, after I decided to go ahead with a $400 reservation, she placed me on hold... And I got another receptionist of theirs, who had no idea what I've already reserved! I hung up, and I'm not calling them back!
Nothing about this place is world-class, except for the people that work there. It's really the center of the community, with all the classes and festivals that go on inside and outside. They put together great dancing performances, and international food markets, and what not - all of those are great to go to, never too expensive, and always lots of fun to remember. Nothing flashy, old walls and stairs... But nothing could overpower the great atmosphere :)
It's not the absolute best zoo that I've been at, but it's local and rather fun. The inhabitants are diverse, it's coupled with WhiteWater gardens (so you can get admission to both at the same time), and it's not too overcrowded or big. I took my niece there, and she had fun, although she is very particular about what animals she likes. I prefer it in winter, when all the large animals are still out, but there's no crowds whatsoever, and you can observe them at your leisure :)
It's really Orlando's best-kept secret :) The park only admits a limited number of guests a day (so be sure to make reservations early), and the prices are high. What you get, though, is personal interactions with dolphins, rays, birds, and fish in a coral reef, food and drinks for the day, clean environment, and attentive staff. Oh, and pictures of your group with picturesque backgrounds :) It's really worth it to experience Florida's nature at its best at your own pace. (don't miss feeding of the rays, they let guests do it - quite an experience!)
PROS: non-crowded, great service
We took an architecture tour of the river, and it was the absolute best! I visit Chicago often, and there's so much I didn't know about that I learnt on the tour! History, folklore, views - everything was amazing. The staff were really nice, too - it was a hot day, so halfway through the ride, they gave out water in bottles, and when I asked for more, gave me 2 more :)
The speedboat ride is a little different - faster, splashier, and you only see the skyline. I rather recommend it for the twilight hours, when it's still early, but all the Navy Pier lights are on already :)
This is the absolute best place that I ever stayed at. There's nothing pretentious about it, just friendly staff, wooden... everything, and great crowd. There are fireplaces everywhere, a great view of Old Faithful geiser from the terrace, and great cuisine at the restaurant and bar (try salmon crostini, one portion is never enough). In the evenings, people sit outside in the common central area of the hotel, looking 4 storeys down, and play cards or just socialize. It's like 21st century never happened - in the best possible way :)