So Much To Explore Resort Activities

Whether your idea of fun is bowling, bicycling, shopping, horseback riding or simply lounging by the pool, you’ll find a wealth of activities for all seasons. Explore all the ways to be entertained during your stay.

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Outdoor Activities

Outdoor Activities

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Stables

Nestled behind West Baden Springs Hotel, The Stables at French Lick Resort is open daily 9am-4pm and is home to 27 horses who have each been carefully selected and trained by our stables manager for a minimum of two years. Among them are trail horses for the eight miles of scenic horseback riding trails, the resort’s two carriage horses and ponies that provide rides for the little ones.

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Sporting Ranges

Take aim on unique challenges at our 75-acre sporting ranges, featuring sporting clays and archery. Both ranges are available in all seasons, weather permitting.

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Outdoor Pools

Our heated outdoor pools hit the spot when you want to take a dip or lounge poolside. Accessible through the indoor pools, our outdoor pools range in depth from walk-in to 4½ feet deep. Fluffy, absorbent towels are available at each. Throughout the summer months, you can also enjoy special poolside activities.

French Lick Springs Hotel
6am - Midnight
Our outdoor pool complex features two pools: one for all ages to enjoy, and one just for adults. You can also take a relaxing soak in the hot tub, located on the opposite side of the breezeway connecting the pool complex to Spring No. 8.



West Baden Springs Hotel
6am - Midnight

DJ at the Pool | Saturdays in June & July • Noon – 4pm

Swim with a majestic view of West Baden Springs Hotel in the background, or just unwind in a lounge chair with a drink in your hand. Pool menu available 11am-11pm. 

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Bike and Surrey Rental Through November 30

We now have e-bike rentals! It’s a great day to go for a ride and discover some of the resort's 3,200 scenic acres.

Rental agreements for all riders and driver’s license and contact information for the adult renting the equipment are required. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times while riding. Helmets and closed-toed shoes are recommended while riding. Surrey carts must remain on resort property.

Liability forms for adults and minors (17 years and younger) must be completed for bicycle or surrey cart rental. To expedite the rental process, please print and complete the form below.

Regular Daily Hours

French Lick Springs Hotel • Activities Center
10am - 8pm
Bike rentals end one hour before closing time.

Single Bike (non-electric):
1 hour - $10
Additional - $5 per hour

E-bike:
1 hour - $30

Surrey Carts:
A family that bikes together stays together! Rent a bicycle surrey cart and keep the whole gang in tow while traveling around the resort.

2 Pedaler - $25 per hour
4 Pedaler - $35 per hour
6 Pedaler - $45 per hour

Hours & Prices Bike & Surrey Rental Agreement Bike Route eBike Rental Agreement
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Walking Tours & Trails

HISTORICAL WALKING TOUR
DAILY • ACTIVITIES CENTER • COMPLIMENTARY

This self-guided walking tour will take you to historic sites around the French Lick Springs Hotel and the West Baden Springs Hotel. Pick up your walking tour brochure at the French Lick Springs Hotel front desk or the Activities Center to learn about the hotels' rich history dating back to 1845. 

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Pickleball

Enjoy a game on our new pickleball courts located in East Park on the West Baden Springs Hotel grounds. Bring your own paddles and balls, or purchase them at the West Baden Mercantile Company. Courts are available on a first-come basis.

Look for more pickleball courts at the resort later in 2024, with new courts in the works at French Lick Springs Hotel.

Management reserves the right to cancel or modify all promotions and events without notice. 

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Yard Games Daily • Weather Permitting

French Lick Springs Hotel Front Lawn
Complimentary

Head to the front lawn and enjoy a game of badminton, frisbee golf, volleyball, or cornhole.

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East Park

East Park

Take a stroll through the reborn East Park, and get a feel for how guests enjoyed this peaceful corner of the West Baden Springs Hotel grounds in the early 1900s.

East Park has come back to life with many of its original features, including shaded walking paths and the historic Neptune Spring basin, which was excavated in 2022. Nearby, you’ll find a gravel track and the refurbished Sprudel Field, built on the same footprint as the hotel’s original bicycle track and baseball field. You can also enjoy some modern-day recreation with a game on East Park’s pickleball courts.

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Rail Trolley at French Lick Resort Daily • Noon - 8pm

Like a lot of the French Lick Resort treasures, the trolley's history spans many decades, starting in 1903. In 2014, trolley service returned more than 100 years after it was first launched in French Lick and West Baden.

In 1903, the roads were dirt and horse-drawn carriages were the norm. When electric trolley service began, guests could catch the streetcar at the steps of West Baden Springs Hotel and go all the way (a whole mile) into downtown French Lick.

The trolley was a raging success, and in 1916 it set a record for carrying 250,000 people in a single year. At a nickel a ride, that's over $300,000 in revenue in today's world. Not bad for what was billed as the "world's shortest trolley line."

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According to Railway Historian Alan Barnett, the electric cable car offered “ping-pong” service because it was not designed to make turns. When the car reached French Lick, the conductor would physically move the overhead power line around the back, allowing for the return trip to the depot at West Baden. 

The advent of the automobile put the brakes on the trolley service in 1919. That is, until Barnett and the folks at the Indiana Railway Museum resurrected the idea in 1987. They were able to find Trolley Car #313 from Portugal, the closest thing they could find to the original 1903 car. 

The trolley is making rounds again, thanks to a partnership between the resort and the Indiana Railway Museum. The museum worked with the Indiana Department of Transportation to draw up plans to redo the original track and secured a $200,000 grant. 

Simultaneously, craftsman Dan Ping took on the daunting task of restoring the old trolley car. The decay was extensive and the years had not been kind to #313. He saved as much of the original material as possible, including the interior components and the undercarriage. He built a brand-new cupola atop the trolley and added some “juice” with a diesel engine and hydrostatic transmission. The end result is nothing short of a work of art. 

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Birdwatching

If you’ve got an eagle eye, the airspace at French Lick Resort is perfect for spotting birds of all types. There’s a good chance you'll see Indiana’s state bird, the Northern Cardinal, and different types of thrushes, warblers and sparrows. You might also spot a wild turkey, owl, red-tailed hawk or bald eagle.

Children's Activities

 From daily games and crafts at the Activities Center, to movies, scavenger hunts and photo ops, there’s always something fun for kids at French Lick Resort. Keep an eye out for seasonal offerings at the Activities Center during your stay.

Premium Craft: Red White & Blue Tie Dye Session: June 29 - July 6
Premium Craft: Patriotic Slime: June 29 - July 6

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Activities Center Daily

10am - 8pm
French Lick Springs Hotel
(812) 936-5553

Whether it’s crafts, movies or board games, the Activities Center is the go-to hangout for kids! Our activities department provides a range of exciting and interactive events and games to give children a fun-filled experience during your stay at French Lick Resort. Trained activities counselors supervise a variety of experiences for all our guests. The Activities Center is located in front of French Lick Springs Hotel.

Management reserves the right to cancel or modify all promotions and events without notice.

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Children's Drop-Off Services

Noon - 3pm
Activities Center 
For kids age 6 – 12

Kids can participate in table crafts, video games, movies, and board games, as well as play on the playground if weather cooperates. Parents can also purchase premium crafts or a craft card option at the time of drop-off for kids to enjoy our premium crafts during their session (tie-dye, sand art, ceramic painting, canvas painting, and more), plus any seasonal crafts or activities that are being offered.
  • Children must be picked up by 3pm.
  • Management reserves the right to cancel or modify all promotions and events without notice. 
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Movies on the Lawn FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS

9pm
French Lick Springs Hotel • Front Lawn

Bring the whole family and join us to watch some great movies.

  • June 21: Land Before Time VIII: The Big Freeze (G)
  • June 22: The Croods (PG)
  • June 28: The Flintstones (PG)
  • June 29: Dinosaur (PG)
  • July 5: The Incredibles (PG)
  • July 6: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse (PG)
  • July 12: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem (PG)
  • July 13: The Incredibles (PG)
  • July 19: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse (PG)
  • July 20: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem (PG)
  • July 26: The Incredibles (PG)
  • July 27: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse (PG)

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S'mores Fridays & Saturdays | Sunday, June 30 - Thursday, July 4

6pm - 7:30pm
Activities Center

How 'bout a sweet treat to end the day? Stop by and make s'mores around the fire pit, roasted to perfection just the way you like it.

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Family Picture Memories Daily

10am - 8pm
Activities Center

Bring your cameras, snap a family photo and create a lasting memory of your time spent at French Lick Resort.   May and June's selfie background theme is "Dinosaur Adventures". July's selfie background theme is "Superheroes". August and September's selfie background theme is "Once Upon a Time".

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Dino Egg Scavenger Hunt Daily in June

10am - 8pm
Activities Center

Pick up your clue sheet at the Activities Center, explore French Lick Springs Hotel to find all the dinosaurs, and return your completed sheet to the Activities Center to claim your prize.

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Dino-Mite Selfie Hunt Daily in June

10am - 8pm
Activities Center

Pick up your selfie guide at the Activities Center, then follow all the clues throughout French Lick Springs Hotel to snap a selfie at each stop.

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Prehistoric Bingo Select dates in June-September

Wednesdays • 11am - 1pm
Fridays & Saturdays • 7:30pm - 8pm
Activities Center

Join us with family and friends to play bingo for a chance at winning a cool prize.

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"Where is My Super Suit" Scavenger Hunt Daily in July

9am - 8pm
Activities Center

Pick up your clue sheet and superhero cape at the Activities Center, explore French Lick Springs Hotel to find all the clues, and return your completed sheet to the Activities Center to claim your prize.

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Heroes vs Villains Selfie Hunt Daily in July

9am - 8pm
Activities Center

Pick up your selfie guide at the Activities Center, then follow all the clues throughout French Lick Springs Hotel to snap a selfie at each stop.

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Follow the Breadcrumbs Scavenger Hunt Daily in August & September

9am - 8pm • August
10am - 8pm • September
Activities Center

Pick up your clue sheet at the Activities Center, follow the clues along the breadcrumb trail, and return your completed sheet to the Activities Center to claim your prize.

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Fairytales Selfie Hunt Daily in August & September

9am - 8pm • August
10am - 8pm • September
Activities Center

Pick up your selfie guide at the Activities Center, then follow all the clues throughout French Lick Springs Hotel to snap a selfie at each stop.

Management reserves the right to cancel or modify all promotions and events without notice.

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Kid's Craft Time Daily

10am - 8pm
Activities Center

Get crafty and create a handmade treasure to take home! Come tie-dye, paint a portrait, build a stuffed buddy or make a sand art necklace as a souvenir of your trip to French Lick Resort. Activities are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

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Indoor Activities

Indoor Activities

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Yoga SATURDAYS

9am - 10am
West Baden Springs Hotel • Concierge
$30 per person • Reservations required: (812) 936-5579

Start your weekend with a yoga session in the relaxing backdrop of West Baden Springs Hotel. Join us and work up a sweat during a gentle, nourishing hour integrating mind, body, spirit and breath. Available for overnight guests of any resort hotel, our yoga class is friendly for all levels including beginners.

  • This event may be canceled if minimum participation is not met.
  • Maximum of 10 guests per session.
  • Participants must be 16 years or older.
  • Please make cancellations at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled class time. Full charges will apply after the cancellation window and for no-shows.
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Bowling Alley & Arcade

Located on the lower level of French Lick Springs Hotel, Pluto’s Alley features fun and games for all ages. With six lanes of bowling, you can challenge the crew to a game without leaving the resort. Lane rental is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Hit up the arcade for the latest video games along with foosball, air hockey and Hoop Fever. And when it’s time to refuel, Pluto's Pizzeria is right next door with the best pizza this side of Brooklyn, served whole or by the slice.

Hours:

Daily •11am - 11pm

Individual Lane Rate (reservations not available):
$50 per hour for up to 5 people, including shoe rental

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Indoor Pools

Taking a dip never goes out of season at both of the resort’s indoor pools. Located next to our outdoor pools, our indoor pools range in depth from 3-feet to 4 1/2-feet deep. Fluffy, absorbent towels are provided at both pools.

French Lick Springs Hotel
6am - Midnight
The pool at French Lick Springs Hotel has retractable sides that can be opened to let in fresh air and sunshine. Kids will love the dolphin fountain in the middle.

West Baden Springs Hotel 
6am - Midnight
Pool Menu: 7am - 11pm
With a traditional lap pool that measures 76’ long by 26’ wide, the indoor pool at West Baden Springs Hotel is located on the lower level of The Spa at West Baden. For ultimate recovery and relaxation, enjoy a dip in the hot tub. 

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Fitness Center

Just because you’re on vacation doesn’t mean you have to forego your fitness routine. State-of-the-art fitness centers are available to guests seven days a week at both hotels — 24 hours a day at French Lick Springs Hotel (for ages 18+), and 6am to midnight daily at West Baden Springs Hotel. Amp up your workout with Matrix treadmills, ascent trainers, recumbent bikes, strength circuit equipment, adjustable bench and free weights.

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Tours

From the first hotel built at French Lick in 1845 to the newest one finished in 2019, French Lick Resort is rich with history. From guided tours to our new museum space there are various ways to learn about our famous mineral water, history of gambling and grand restorations. Or, maybe you just prefer to experience it at your own pace. No matter your preference, there is history around every corner here and we want you to experience it.

Historical Tours Stables Tour