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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.

 

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

April - December Hours: 
Monday - Saturday • 2pm and 4pm
Sunday • 10am and 2pm (Closed Christmas Day)

January - March Hours:

Wednesday - Saturday • 2pm and 4pm
Sunday • 10am and 2pm


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

April - December Hours: 
Daily • Noon (Closed Christmas Day)

January - March Hours: 
Monday & Tuesday • 11am

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.

Behind the Scenes Tours

West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium

Sunday, June 16 & 30 • 2pm & 4pm
Sunday, July 14 & 28 • 2pm & 4pm
Sunday, August 11 & 25 • 2pm & 4pm
Sunday, September 8 & 22 • 2pm & 4pm
Sunday, October 6 & 20 • 2pm & 4pm
Sunday, November 24 • 2pm & 4pm
Sunday, December 8 • 2pm & 4pm
West Baden Springs Hotel • $30
Advanced Reservation Required

 

Get a peek behind the curtain of West Baden Springs Hotel in a two-hour tour that will let you see spaces not normally open to the public. Discover the history of areas that served the hotel’s first guests — including the kitchen, garage, ice cream plant and printing office — and see how these spaces have been repurposed for the hotel’s operations today. See more of the hotel’s modern luxuries, including Table One (a private dining room), the Presidential Suite, hotel rooms furnished in vintage décor, and a stunning atrium view from a top-floor balcony room.

 

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Twilight Tours

Saturday, June 22 • 7pm, 7:10pm & 7:20pm
Saturday, July 20 • 7pm, 7:10pm & 7:20pm
Saturday, August 17 • 7pm, 7:10pm & 7:20pm
Saturday, September 14 • 7pm, 7:10pm & 7:20pm

Indiana Landmarks Emporium • West Baden Springs Hotel • $20
Advanced Reservation Required

 

Explore what it would have been like to be a guest at West Baden Springs Hotel during its first heyday during this 75-minute tour. Costumed characters enhance the excitement and experience of reveling in the hotel’s history.

 

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