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100 Things To Do During Our 100 Days of Summer

Fun in the pool at French Lick Springs Hotel

Our 100 Days of Summer officially get rolling Memorial Day Weekend. And that calls for 100 things to do, see, and fill up your visit with all the best summer has to offer.

Want to learn more about resort amenities, activities and events? Visit our website or give us a call at (888) 936-9360.

Want to have some of this condensed into a personalized itinerary made just for you? Call our Experience Designers at (877) 496-4965 after your hotel reservations are made, and they’ll assist you one-on-one with free planning.

1. See the fireworks on July 4th

2. More Fourth of July weekend fun including kids’ watermelon roll, bounce houses, hula hoop contests, cornhole tournaments and food trucks

a building with a flag painted on it

3. Roast s’mores at the fire pit

4. Hike or bike 11+ miles of trails

5. Play a game on our new pickleball courts 

6. Get a New York style pizza at Pluto’s Pizzeria and bowl at Pluto’s Alley

7. Bring a blanket for weekend family movies on the lawn

8. Take a Behind the Scenes Tour

9. Hot air balloon tethered rides (July 6)

a hot air balloon in the grass

10. Restless Road and Runaway June: double bill concert on August 10

11. Crack the case at Murder Mystery Weekend

12. Relax with a cold drink at the pool or hot tub

13. Tackle the challenging Pete Dye Course and savor 40-mile views

14. Visit the new Cabana Café and Paradise Point food and drink trucks at the French Lick Springs Hotel pool for a Jerk Chicken Caribbean Bowl and Dream Colada cocktail

15. Saturday morning yoga session

16. Find a rocking chair in the shade, grab a cocktail and enjoy the old-timey beat of the Pluto Tappers

a group of people playing instruments

Join an immersive Horse Sense class at our stables

18. Saturday pool parties with games, contests, music and trivia

19. Try an Old Fashioned (or one of the new mocktails) at Hagen’s Club House restaurant, and ask about the connection to Al Capone

20. Plan a girls’ getaway and dine at Table One

21. Try an adventure on the archery course

22. Sleep in, slip on the bathrobes and order room service

23. Watch Vintage Base Ball, then order the Baseball Cut Sirloin at 1875: The Steakhouse

Vintage Baseball

Play badminton on the front lawn

25. Splurge on the breakfast buffet at The Grand Colonnade

a group of people standing on a rail in front of a train26. Play 9 holes or hit a bucket of balls at the driving range at Valley Links Golf Course

27. Sip and unplug at Wine & Canvas

28. Browse the 200+ celebrities on our Wall of Distinguished Guests

29. Pick out truffles at the Signature Shop, then discover unique finds at Indiana Artisan Originals

30. A private carriage ride for the whole family (or just the two of you)

31. Swing and sway at Jazz Under the Dome Weekend

32. Try the new Birria Philly, enormous hand-breaded chicken tenders or a new smash burger at Power Plant Bar & Grill

33. Stroll the formal hotel gardens

a brick walkway with flowers and trees in the background 

Morning Swedish massage, afternoon mani/pedi at the spa

35. Sip on a red, white and blue Patriot or Sparkler cocktail at Spring No. 8

36. Play the old-school reel slots at French Lick Casino

37. Conquer the biggest steaks at 1875: The Steakhouse – the 24 oz. Cowboy Cut Ribeye and 24 oz. Prime Center Cut Porterhouse

38. Take one of our new e-bikes for a spin

39. Indulge in Afternoon Tea

40. Ride on horseback through the Hoosier National Forest

 people riding horses in the woods

Shoot clay pigeons at the sporting range

42. Morning walk on the Ferguson Trail followed by a cinnamon roll skillet at Café Sinclair’s

43. Pie eating contests (Fourth of July/Labor Day weekends)

44. Play 18 at The Donald Ross Course

45. Get your steps and sunshine for the day with a self-guided outdoor historical tour

46. Try the locally made Zax Creamery French Lick Resort signature flavors: Derby Pie and Chocolate Dome

a group of women eating ice cream

47. Ride along for a Historical Trolley Tour

48. Feast on the signature BBQ ribs at Hagen’s Club House Restaurant

49. Read the hidden library notes at West Baden Springs Hotel (and leave a new one)

50. Gather the whole crew for a surrey cart ride, or take out a 2-seater or cruiser bike

51. Play catch on the refurbished Sprudel Field at East Park

52. Take in a Sunset Dinner with an amazing view at our Pete Dye Course

53. Pack a picnic to enjoy in East Park

a row of flags on a building

54. Skip dinner and split desserts instead – chocolate dome, brownie sundae, warm pie a la mode, white chocolate mocha cheesecake or Grand Marnier bundt cake at Ballard’s in the Atrium

55. Photo shoot at Pluto Spring House, Hygeia Spring or another of our historic structures

56. Watch artists in action at Hoosier Masters Artists Paint Out and take home a work of art

57. Hit the Activities Center for crafts, games, scavenger hunts and selfie hunts

58. Order your favorite cocktail at French Lick Springs Hotel’s weekend lobby bar, and people watch on a busy weekend

59. Order a BBQ pulled pork pizza off the late-night menu at West Baden Springs Hotel

60. Wake up before the crowds and enjoy morning coffee on the hotel veranda

a woman sitting in a chair reading a newspaper

61. Try the award-winning French Lick Manhattan or Signature Bloody Mary at 1875: The Steakhouse

62. Play checkers or chess in the West Baden atrium or lobby

63. Order ice cream at the French Lick Mercantile and head down to Pluto’s Alley for arcade games

64. See a sunrise at The Pete Dye Course

65. Plan a weekend date night at Sinclair’s Restaurant

a man and woman riding bicycles on a path with flags

66. Play French Lick Casino’s Sizzlin’ Hot Giveaway and win Blackstone grills and Stanley tumblers (look for more info to come)

67. Read a book on the hotel mezzanine or find a quiet spot in the atrium

a group of people on a porch68. Try our French Lick Private Select Woodford Reserve, and order it neat

69. Listen to live music nightly in the West Baden Springs Hotel atrium (and catch Late Night Jazz on weekends in the library)

70. Explore both of our historic hotels on a guided walking tour

71. Stroll the new gravel trails and the old bicycle track footprint at East Park

72. Go for an evening Twilight Tour at West Baden Springs Hotel

73. Hike the 2-mile round-trip Stables Trail, bring a bottle of wine and watch the sunset at the Stables Pavilion

74. Order a nightcap at West Baden Springs Hotel and watch the atrium lights change colors

75. Take a 3-day weekend for Labor Day festivities


Outside the Resort (in town or a short drive)

Head to Visit French Lick West Baden for plenty more on area attractions.

76. See Vanilla Ice and C&C Music Factory at ‘90s Dance Party on the Knoll at Castle Knoll Amphitheater

77. Attend Circus Day at the French Lick West Baden Museum

78. Animal encounters and drive-thru safari at Wilstem Wildlife Park 

a giraffe licking a carrot

79. Do a chocolate, bourbon or wine tasting train at French Lick Scenic Railway

80. Ride the new Good Gravy family roller coaster at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari

81. Pizza and ice cream lunch at French Licks (hey, it’s summer, treat yourself)

82. Pull up Google Maps and find Larry Bird’s childhood house – then try on Larry’s jacket at 33 Brick Street Restaurant

83. Kayak at Patoka Lake or Cave Country Canoes

84. Big Splash indoor water park

85. Scenic train rides at French Lick Scenic Railway

a train going through a tunnel

86. Old Fashion Independence Celebration at Spring Mill State Park

87. Sunset Wine Cruises and Wildlife Boat Cruises at Patoka Lake

88. River Trip at Cave Country Canoes

89. Escape rooms at Escape! French Lick

90. Mini golf and laser tag at Shotz

Marengo Cave

91. Marengo Cave

92. Wine tastings at French Lick Winery

93. Go-karting

94. Cool off at Indiana Caverns or Bluespring Caverns

95. Vintage drive-in movies at Holiday Drive-In

a screen in a field with cars parked in front of it

96. Go ziplining

97. Big Splash indoor water park

98. Escape rooms at Escape! French Lick

99. Hike Pioneer Mothers Forest

100. Tour the facility at Spirits of French Lick Distillery

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