• Indiana Landmarks Tours

Indiana Landmarks Tours

French Lick Springs Hotel and West Baden Springs Hotel are two amazing examples of historic preservation in the Hoosier State. Thanks to Indiana Landmarks historical tours, guests can learn about the rich and famous who came to stay here during the 19th and 20th centuries.


On an Indiana Landmarks tour, you can discover how the massive dome at West Baden was constructed, and how much gold leaf paint was used to detail the lobby at French Lick. Find out why Sprudel and Pluto were the two elixirs that guests enjoyed when they came to “take the waters” at the hotels. Indiana Landmarks tours are a wealth of information about the resort’s history that dates back to 1845, and each tour of 60-75 minutes is uniquely given from the guide’s perspective. Tickets can be purchased at the Landmarks Emporium shops located in each hotel.


Tours for West Baden Springs Hotel are offered daily at 10am, 2pm and 4pm. The tour for French Lick Springs Hotel is held each day at noon. Please note that Indiana Landmarks is currently operating on winter hours and will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, with no tours given those days. Group requests made two weeks in advance and meeting required minimums will be accommodated for tours on Mondays and Tuesdays.


Indiana Landmarks also offers Twilight Tours one Saturday evening per month during the summer season. Costumed characters portray famous hotel owners and guests as they tell their stories that occurred during the first three decades of the 20th century. Twilight Tour dates for 2018 are June 16, July 21, August 18 and September 8.


Tour proceeds benefit Indiana Landmarks, an organization dedicated to preserving architecturally unique, historically significant and cherished locations throughout the state. Landmarks Emporium is a museum store dedicated to books, gifts and accessories inspired by the era when the hotels rose to prominence. In both locations, find an eclectic mix of vintage merchandise perfect for today.

West Baden Springs Hotel Historical Tours

West Baden Historical Tours

Winter Hours: Wednesday - Sunday • 10am, 2pm and 4pm
West Baden Springs Hotel • Landmarks Emporium
Groups of 15 or more please call in advance (812) 936-5570


Step back in time and discover the captivating history of West Baden Springs Hotel. Find out why West Baden was renowned for Sprudel Water, and the interesting effect it had on guests. Learn more about the mysterious Angel Room high above the atrium. And find out who those movers and shakers were that came here to make deals, gamble and “take the waters” in the early 20th century. Tours are offered three times daily. Groups of 15 or more are requested to made advance reservations. 

French Lick Springs Hotel Historical Tours

French Lick Historical Tours

Winter Hours: Wednesday - Sunday • Noon
French Lick Springs Hotel • Landmarks Emporium
Groups of 15 or more please call in advance (812) 936-5870


Learn about French Lick Springs Hotel’s amazing history, from the creation of tomato juice in 1917 to the infamous Derby Weekend Raid of 1949 when gambling became suddenly taboo — even in French Lick. Discover why Pluto Water was world-famous, and which revered U.S. president started his first run for office right here. Hundreds of celebrities have stayed at the resort, from actors to athletes to musicians. This is definitely a place known for its successes and secrets. Tours are offered at noon each day.