Raise Your Glass to the New Year!

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Do you have plans to ring in the New Year? Visit French Lick West Baden has you covered with all of the festivities in our area, and there are plenty. Whether you want a classic upscale celebration or an exhilarating one, you’ve come to the right place. Visit French Lick West Baden has a little bit of everything for you to enjoy!

Cheers! A Celebration of the Season!

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Start off the night at the French Lick Winery with Cheers! A Celebration of the Season! Enjoy wine and spirit tasting, live music and a free commemorative gift. The French Lick Winery boasts over 29 different varietals of wine. Just a sampling of spirits available are white bourbon whiskey, vodka, blackberry eau-de-vie and aquavit.

Bon Voyage to 2017 at West Baden Springs Hotel!

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For an elegant and classic celebration join West Baden Springs Hotel as they say Bon Voyage to 2017 in the famed atrium with hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, a gala dinner and live entertainment through the decades by Sarah Stivers. The magnificent domed hotel is the perfect setting to start off a new year!

Wonders of the Deep New Year’s Eve Party at French Lick Springs Hotel

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In the beautiful atmosphere of the Historic French Lick Springs Hotel wave goodbye to the year with a delectable dinner and  desserts, dancing and a champagne toast at midnight to round out the festive night.

Splashin’ New Year’s Eve Party!

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Slide your way into the New Year at Big Splash Adventure Indoor Waterpark and Hotel they have a Splashin’ New Year’s Eve party just for you! This 40,000 square foot indoor waterpark is full of unique and exciting features for the whole family to enjoy!

New Year’s Eve Bash at Paoli Peaks

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Still haven’t found your niche how about a night on the slopes at Paoli Peaks New Year’s Eve Bash complete with entertainment, fun and of course fireworks! Ski, snowboard and tube your way into 2018!

 

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Top Places for Families in French Lick – West Baden, Indiana

French Lick – West Baden, Indiana is the perfect place for a family getaway. There is plenty of indoor and outdoor fun to make your visit ideal for any time of the year. Get up close with exotic animals, ride historic railways, and spend time on the lake. Did we mention there is a giant waterpark? There is no limit to the family-fun in French Lick – West Baden, Indiana!

Big Splash Adventure Indoor Water Park

Have aquatic adventures all year long in French Lick – West Baden, Indiana with the Big Splash Adventure Indoor Waterpark. Enjoy three body slides, a tube slide, and a lazy river with surprises along the way! There is everything from the “splish splash pool” for swimmers in training, to an adults-only hot tub.  The best part is the retractable roof above the water park, which opens and lets in the sunshine when the weather is warm! Basketball nets, giant lilly pads, and a vortex pool make Big Splash Adventure a great way to spend an entire day (or longer) in French Lick – West Baden, Indiana.

Wilstem Ranch

 

 

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Witness wondrous animals up close and personal, for an experience unlike any other! Wilstem Ranch is a one stop shop for outdoor adventure, and is known for their giraffe and elephant encounters! Feed these exotic animals (if they are hungry) or sign up for the elephant spa package, in which you can help bathe the elephants. You can also participate in zip lines, horseback riding, and ATV tours during your Wilstem Ranch excursion.

*Please note: Elephant encounters take place during March – November. Reservations are required for the elephant spa package. Giraffe encounters are available year round.

French Lick Scenic Railway

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Explore the Hoosier National Forest in French Lick – West Baden, Indiana on the majestic French Lick Scenic Railway. This 20 mile adventure will take conductors-to-be through not only the National Forest, but the 2,200 foot Burton Tunnel! Check out the railways’ website for special events such as Wild West Hold Ups, Polar ExpressÔ, and Thomas the TrainÔ!

Patoka Lake and Nature Center

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When the weather is right, there is nothing better than a day with family on the lake. Relax on the beautiful beaches of Patoka Lake while the kids swim in the 8,800 acre-lake. Other activities such as boating, fishing, and hiking can be enjoyed in the lake and nearby area. The Nature Center also offers nature educational programs that will captivate the entire family! If you are lucky, you may get the chance to see their resident raptors on display including a bald eagle, screech owl, and red tail hawk.

Shotz Lazer Tag and Miniature Golf

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Have fun with mini-golf no matter the weather! Experience the indoor cosmic golf course with 9 holes of non-stop fun. If you are looking to get outside, there is also an 18-hole outdoor miniature golf course. Take the excitement to the next level by treating the whole family to lazer tag! This is sure to bring lots of laughter and adventure to your visit.

French Lick – West Baden Indoor Karting

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Enjoy more family competition with some indoor karting! The quarter mile track is only one of the ways to have fun at this must-visit location. Be sure to also take time for the arcade to win prizes and test your gaming skills. If you are traveling with younger racers, they can take a spin on the Falcon Raceway which is designed for children 4-8 years old.

French Lick – West Baden Museum

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Add a little history to your visit by exploring the French Lick – West Baden Museum. Learn about the rich history of early settlers, famous artists, politicians, and sports figures who once called the area their home. Also discover more about the Hagenback-Wallace Circus and the Monon Railroad!

As you can see, there is no shortage of family fun activities in French Lick – West Baden, Indiana. Begin planning your next family vacation by booking your stay, and checking us out on Pinterest!