French Lick is an historic town in southern Indiana known for its traditional hotels and former casinos. Top attractions include French Lick West Baden Museum and the Scenic Railway. Paoli Peaks ski area is also not far, with a variety of scenic trails in the hills.
French Lick West Baden Museum is a great place to learn about the history of French fur traders, the mineral springs, salt licks in the town, and the buffalo herds that used to migrate through the area. The museum also features an impressively detailed 150,000-piece miniature diorama of a circus.
Train enthusiasts will want to make their way to the French Lick Scenic Railway, which is a picture-perfect experience, offering rides on vintage locomotives chuffing their way through the stunning Hoosier National Forest.The forest is also perfect for hiking and exploring local wildlife.
After getting you fill of culture, unwind with a soak in the healing springs at one of the two grand hotels offering spa packages and treatments. Come the evening, head to Frenck Lick Casino for Vegas-style gaming. Alternatively, there are several wineries, restaurants and coffee shops to enjoy in French Lick.
Spring and summer are probably the nicest times to enjoy the natural surroundings here, however, winter is also a great time to indulge in the spas.
There is so much to do in French Lick, you're sure to have a packed vacation. Just a few of the many attractions to the area are Marengo Cave, the Hoosier National Forest, French Lick Resort Casino, many hiking trails, the Osborn boat ramp, Big Splash Adventure indoor water park, French Lick winery, Paoli Peaks skiing, indoor karting, golf courses, and much more. There is something for all the family to enjoy here.
When it comes to places to stay, you won’t be disappointed. There are a huge range of French Lick cabin rentals available, whether you are traveling with friends or family. Cabin rentals come with a full kitchen for affordable dining, and a fire pit for keeping warm at night. Experience the old-world opulence that vacation rentals in French Lick West Baden offers. Just 10 miles south of French Lick you will find many modern 2-bdroom log cabins, in a village-style setting surrounded by pine trees.