Area Attractions

Visit French Lick West Baden

This is the official destination marketing organization for the area. Currently, the Visitors Center is open weekdays.

 

Visit French Lick West Baden
8291 West Beechwood Avenue
French Lick, IN 47432
(
812) 936-3418 or (866) 309-9139
www.visitfrenchlickwestbaden.com

Big Splash Adventure Indoor Water Park

Year Round

 

Explore 40,000 square feet of exciting water attractions for all ages from tots to teens, and the latest interactive games at The Treasure Chest Arcade all under one roof at Big Splash Adventure—one of the few retractable roof water parks in the world. Open year round with blue skies and warm water guaranteed. Tackle the 40-foot Slide Tower, float down the Lost River, or spend the day at Buccaneer Bay—all paths lead to a fun-filled day for the entire family.

 

Big Splash Adventure Indoor Water Park
8505 West State Road 56
French Lick, IN 47432
(812) 936-3866 or (877) 936-3866
www.bigsplashadventure.com

Cave Country Canoes

April through October

 

Cave Country Canoes offers a variety of canoe and kayak trips on the unspoiled Blue River, the first Indiana stream to be included in the state's designated Scenic Rivers system. It features lots of fun riffles, stretches of smooth paddling, beautiful scenery and abundant wildlife.

 

Cave Country Canoes
112 Main Street
Milltown, IN 47145
(888) 702-2837
www.cavecountrycanoes.com

French Lick Scenic Railway

March through December

 

The French Lick Scenic Railway is the ultimate train enthusiast destination!  Located in picturesque southern Indiana, the Railroad boasts some of the best scenery in the Midwest.  Spend a day with us and ride on one of our historic trains through the beautiful Hoosier National Forest and through Burton Tunnel.  Throughout the year, the Railroad hosts special events like our famous Wild West Hold-Up's, The Dinosaur Train™, Day Out With Thomas™ and the holiday season favorite The Polar Express™.

 

French Lick Scenic Railway
French Lick, IN 47432
(800) 748-7246
www.frenchlickscenicrailway.org

French Lick Ziplines

Feel like a bird while zipping down 40,000 feet of lines, a 9 line zip line tour.  Land amongst the birds in our platform tree nests suspended above the ground.  This tour starts at ground school with in depth training by 2 guides who fit each participant with head to toe gear.  Tours last approximately 2 hours in length and are sure to get your adrenaline going!  Weight restrictions do apply.  To book a tour, please call us at 812-936-4484.

 

French Lick Ziplines
Located on State Hwy 56, between French Lick and Paoli
(812) 936-4484
www.frenchlickziplines.com

French Lick-West Baden Indoor Karting

Year Round

 

Fast karts, good food and great fun all in one place! Enjoy the ultimate racing experience in a 65,000 square foot facility with a challenging quarter mile road course, The Row Boat Café, full arcade and large observation area. This is a great place to celebrate almost any occasion from family reunions to church group events, coworker team building and everything in between. Everyone loves the thrill you get from racing! Call for more details.

 

French Lick-West Baden Indoor Karting
8331 W State Rd 56, Suite 5
West Baden, IN 47469
(812) 936-5390
www.flwbindoorkarting.com

Holiday World & Splashin' Safari

May through October

 

Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari is a family theme park and water park combo located in nearby Santa Claus, Indiana. New for 2015 is Thunderbird – the nation’s first launched wing roller coaster! According to TIME magazine, Holiday World’s Voyage is the nation’s #1 wooden roller coaster. Splashin’ Safari, named the Best Waterpark in the nation by USA Today, includes the two longest water coasters in the world, numerous family raft slides and water slides, two wave pools, plus water activities for children. Both parks offer guests free soft drinks, free parking, free inner tube usage, free sunscreen and free Wi-Fi. 

 

452 E Christmas Blvd
Santa Claus, IN 47579
(877) 463-2645

www.holidayworld.com

Marengo Cave

Year round (excluding Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day)

 

As Indiana’s number one natural attraction, Marengo Cave offers family fun for all ages. Take a 40 or 60-minute walking tour to get up close and personal with this cave that began forming approximately one million years ago. For more adventures, see the cave in its natural state with cave exploring (gear is provided). Mine gemstones by sifting through dirt and rocks to find sparkly jewels just like the early miners. These stones make great souvenirs! Individual and group rates available.

 

400 East State Rd 64
Marengo, IN 47140
(888) 702-2837
www.marengocave.com

Paoli Peaks

Open December, January, February & March
 
Enjoy a day of skiing, tubing and snow boarding at Paoli Peaks! Indiana’s premiere ski resort includes 65 acres of skiable terrain with 15 trails, 5 chairlifts and 3 surface lifts. Not everyone in the family skies? No problem! Snow-tubing is the ultimate activity for some serious family fun. Enjoy eight lanes of snow covered, 700-foot long slopes, specially constructed inner-tubes and a 400 foot wonder-carpet designed to get you back up the hill. A full service ski & snowboard rental shop, pro shop and food are available on site.
 
Paoli Peaks
2798 West County Road 25 South
Paoli, IN 47454
(812) 723-4696
www.paolipeaks.com

Patoka Lake

Year Round

 

26,000 acres of unspoiled beauty combined with 8,800 acres of water wonderland create the perfect vacation getaway. Patoka abounds with opportunities to enjoy water sports, fishing and much more. Facilities include a modern 455-site campground, nine boat-launching ramps, hiking trails, 17 miles of paved bike trails, an exercise trail, disc golf course, archery range, swimming beach and visitors center.

 

Patoka Lake
3084 N Dillard Rd
Birdseye, IN 47513
(812) 685-2464
www.patokalakeindiana.com

Patoka Lake Marina

Year Round

 

Whether you're looking to zip around the lake or just have some fun relaxing or fishing, Patoka Lake Marina has a rental boat for you. This full-service marina offers everything from pontoon boats for the whole family to fishing boats for those looking to make that big catch. Enjoy Sunset Wine Cruises the 2nd and 4th Friday of May, June, August and September featuring Indiana Wineries. New for 2011 are the Fall Foliage Wine Cruises starting in October with sightseeing tours on every Wednesday and the Executive Cruise on select Sundays. See the Events Calendar for dates and times. Reservations are required.

 

Patoka Lake Marina
2991 N. Dillard Rd
Birdseye, IN 47513
(888) 819-6916
www.patokalakemarina.com

Patoka Lake Nature Center

The Patoka Lake Nature Center features numerous displays about the area's rich natural resources and cultural history. The staff presents programs and special events featuring the reconstructed Moery Cabin, a non-releasable red-tailed hawk, bald eagle, eastern screech owl and other natural and cultural history features of the area. Programs on kayaking, Dutch oven cooking, nature hiking and other outdoor skills are also offered. Four hiking trails start at the Nature Center and the paved bike trail meanders directly in front of the building.

 

IDNR Patoka Lake
3084 N Dillard Rd
Birdseye, IN 47513
(812) 685-2447
www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/3261.htm

Shotz Miniature Golf and Lazer Tag

Year Round

 

Miniature golf dates back to the 1800s when the first course was built as an 18-hole course of putting greens. These days, miniature golf is a fun and competitive game that is perfect for families, friends and young and old alike. French Lick, Indiana’s newest attraction is Shotz Miniature Golf and Lazer Tag. It has indoor lazer tag, a 9-hole indoor miniature cosmic golf course, lazer frenzy, an 18-hole outdoor mini golf course, and newest addition, a 35 foot rock climb wall and bungee trampoline. Prices are reasonable and this family activity is fun for everyone. Single and group rates are available.

 

Shotz Miniature Golf and Lazer Tag
8529 W State Road 56
French Lick, IN 47432
Phone: (812) 936-2FUN (2386)
www.frenchlickshotz.com

 

Spring Mill State Park

Year Round

 

Among Indiana's most popular parks, Spring Mill State Park offers cave tours, hiking, campgrounds, playgrounds, bike trails, boating, fishing, swimming, volleyball and a lodge with restaurant and meeting facilities. The main attraction is a restored pioneer village around a working water-powered gristmill. The Grissom Memorial building honors Hoosier astronaut Virgil "Gus" Grissom, who was one of the original seven Mercury astronauts.

 

Spring Mill State Park
3333 State Road 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446
(812) 849-3534
www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/2968.htm

Wilstem Ranch

Experience the beautiful rolling hills of Southern Indiana via side by side ATV at Wilstem Ranch.  This venturous tour includes riding through tunnels, down into trenches, up large hills and through some the of the historic parts of the Wilstem property.  No weight or age restrictions to participate in this thrilling adventure!  To book a tour, please call us at 812-936-4484.

 

Wilstem Ranch
Located on State Hwy 56, between French Lick and Paoli
(812) 936-4484
www.wilstemranch.com

Explore Southern Indiana

Visit the Explore Southern Indiana website for more things to do in our area.

 

www.exploresouthernindiana.com