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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 resort’s rich history that dates back to 1845.

 

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. To experience both hotel tours during your visit, purchase a combo ticket which is $21 for adults and $10 for children age 6-14.

 

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 featuring 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

Hours: Daily • 10am, 2pm and 4pm
West Baden Springs Hotel • Landmarks Emporium
Tickets: $12 for adults • $6 for children (ages 6-14) • Free for children under 6
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 how the hotel’s dome was constructed and discover how this colossal hotel was built in less than a year. 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.

French Lick Springs Hotel Historical Tours

French Lick Historical Tours

Hours: Daily • Noon
French Lick Springs Hotel • Landmarks Emporium
Tickets: $12 for adults • $6 for children (age 6-14) • Free for children under 6
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.