Mine for gems in our new sluice, hike our trails, enjoy a picnic lunch and explore an underground world of wonders on our guided boat tour. Be sure to take home a unique souvenir from our gift shop to remember your amazing experience with us.
Create wonderful memories and stories that will be relived for years to come at Visit French Lick West Baden; memories that your children and grandchildren will happily share with generations to come. The area entices everyone to have fun and enjoy one another while indulging in new and exciting experiences!
Family fun is made easy at Big Splash Indoor Water Park and Hotel. Adrenaline pumping water slides, high-octane tubing, kiddie pools, activities, and play structures galore! After all that fun, take a load off in the lazy river and float the day away. No matter the weather, fun is number one at this indoor water park.
French Lick Winery offers over 25 wines available for tasting. In addition to award winning wines, we have an onsite Italian restaurant and a gift shop that carries a variety of wine related merchandise and gourmet foods. We also make our own fudge which you can try before you buy as well!
Our family-friendly winery and restaurant are located inside the old Kimball Piano Factory, just off the main drive through the towns of West Baden Springs and French Lick and not far from the famous West Baden Hotel and French Lick Springs Resort & Spa.
Marengo Cave offers two walking tours, gemstone mining, the Crawl, a gift shop, walking trails, picnic grounds, and more. Friendly, knowledgeable guides interpret our delicate formations and immense passageways. Camping cabins are also available by reservation.
We have several land cabins to choose from and we also offer something very unique….floating cabins right on the water! Our house boats are very popular as well as our tour boats. Plus, there is a convenience store just steps away for all your needs. We’ve got the perfect place for you to unwind!
Spend some time exploring our underground cave world, watch our restored grist mill in action as it produces biscuit, pancake and muffin mixes, and don’t forget to take home a souvenir from our rock shop. It’s Indiana’s largest, with over 100 varieties of gems and minerals. Check our website for opening times of our Pioneer Village and for special events.
Looking for a family friendly activity? Come soar through the tree tops on our zipline. We’re open March – November. It’s the perfect outing for your scout troop, sports group or just a fun day out with friends. Come and check it out and get that adrenaline rush!
This beautiful park, operated by the Clayton Roberson Foundation, includes 250 scenic acres along Little Blue River. Facilities include a wooded picnic and play area, shelter houses, hiking, and fishing—-all free of charge! Overnight camping is available by reservation. Park is open seasonally.
Did you ever think of a chainsaw as an artistic tool? In the right hands, this instrument can turn a log into an amazing sculpture. Experience this full-throttle art form with the Bear Hollow Wood Carvers by visiting our gallery or watching one of our carvers perform across the United States.
Bear Hollow Wood Carvers are leaders in the chainsaw carving industry. Our team is lead by award winning carver Jason Emmons. Check our calendar for a demonstration near you. Or have our team carve a custom sculpture or an on-site carving just for you.
We’re convenient to local businesses and attractions in French Lick, Paoli, Mitchell, and Jasper. Our new, upscale property puts this French Lick hotel above the rest. Featuring a pool and fitness center, there’s no better place to relax. The complimentary deluxe breakfast sweetens the deal. Dig into the complementary hot buffet, fresh fruits and sweet pastries, hot and cold cereals, yogurt, chilled juices and 100% Arabica coffee.
Although we do not accept pets, we do serve in accordance with the ADA guidelines in regards to service animals. A warm, welcoming staff and top notch, newly-built rooms await you at this French Lick hotel. Welcome to your home away from home. Enjoy your stay.
This 93-acre farm has three bedrooms with private baths and a full country breakfast. Enjoy our walk-in flower gardens or sit on our big front porch and enjoy the beautiful view.
Spending your vacation at Blue River Valley Farm is like stepping back in time. Stay on a 120 acre working farm in a renovated 3 bedroom, 1 bath, 100 year-old farmhouse. Relax in the hot tub, sit on the porch, and look out at the rolling hills, or take a mile long nature walk, picking seasonal blackberries and raspberries while watching red tail hawks. Take in one of the nine nearby wineries, fish on the Blue River, canoe, or visit historic Corydon — Indiana’s original State capitol. Plus, enjoy the farm fresh eggs for breakfast from the many chickens that roam the property.
This quiet refuge is perfect for nature lovers, hopeless romantics, or anyone seeking peace and tranquility. Just minutes from Patoka Lake, these enchanting cabins are fully equipped and include everything you need except food and drinks. White Oaks Cabins are also just 20 minutes away from Paoli Peaks Ski Lodge.
FREE breakfast buffet and WiFi. All suites come with refrigerator, microwave and sofa-bed. Heated pool; pet friendly — 20% OFF golf rates with stay. Located along the wine trail.
Dubois County offers small town charm and family fun. The rolling hills of Southern Indiana – as well as the locals -will embrace you as you enjoy the heritage, outdoor recreation, and historic awe-inspiring attractions. The quaint town of Ferdinand is home to the Monastery Immaculate Conception, a castle-like structure, and hosts multiple family-friendly festivals. In Jasper, climb aboard the Spirit of Jasper Train for a luxury excursion and explore the downtown along the scenic Patoka River. Specialty and antique shopping await you on Huntingburg’s Historic 4th Street. You can do it all in Dubois County and create memories to last a lifetime!
Our facility features two state of the art go-kart tracks, which can reach speeds up to 40 mph. We also have a Family Fun Center with arcade games and bounce houses, a snack shop and meeting rooms.
Our villas offer a fireplace, cable TV, fully equiped kitchen, living room, and either a whirpool or jacuzzi. Your own private little peace of paradise, nestled in the wooded hillside.
You’ll find our marina tucked away in a quiet cove on the west end of Patoka Lake, offering everything you’ll need for your time on the water. Plus, we have watercraft to purchase or to rent, with slip space to accommodate 200 boats.
Get to know Indiana’s first State Capitol. Take a historic tour, explore our caves, relax at a winery, take a scenic drive, spend the day gaming or enjoy our parks and outdoor recreation.
Hinshaw Rock’n Gems is celebrating over 50 years in business. “Lapidary at its Finest”. The Hinshaw family has been creating beautiful jewelry and decorator pieces since 1961 with one-of-a-Kind custom jewelry designed and created by Merrill Hinshaw. Named by Lapidary Journal as one of the top ten lapidary stone polishers in the nation, the Hinshaws truly create unique works of art.
The Holiday Drive In Theater is a Family Entertainment operation. It has a theater concession stand with all the variety of food products of a Drive In Theater plus all the products of an old time Dairy Bar Restaurant. Operating from Early April through mid September. Open Fri, Sat, & Sunday while local schools out for the summer & only on Fri & Sat when school is in session. Open each night at 7:30 and shows start at dusk. Come early to enjoy the old time food as well as letting the kids play in the wide open spaces!
Jasper Gift Basket & Popcorn Company presently offers 90+ flavors of gourmet popcorn, and a large selection of handmade artisan chocolates, all of which are made in house, along with custom made gift baskets.
The historic Mitchell Opera House was built in 1906 and was originally County Hall when it first opened. In 1908 the building became an Opera House and was used for live Vaudeville acts, first run movies, class plays, and more. In 1930, the entertainment venue stopped hosting shows and became a storage facility for fire trucks and equipment. In the 1950’s, part of the building was used as a “Teen Canteen” for youth gatherings, and thereafter became Mitchell City Hall from the 1960’s until 1981. At that point, the Hartzell family took the initiative to re-open the Opera House and had occasional shows from 1985 to 2012. In the fall of 2014, the City of Mitchell deeded the property to Hoosier Uplands for renovations to the historic Mitchell Opera House in order to re-open and provide quality entertainment to the community! The venue re-opened in July of 2015.
The Mitchell Opera House hosts shows nearly every weekend with a variety of music and entertainment including: country music, bluegrass music, rock music, tribute bands, theatrical performances, musicals, and movies.
O'Bannon Woods Pioneer Farmstead
O’Bannon Woods has a wide variety of activities and exhibits throughout the year. The homestead site is a fascinating re-creation of a mid 19th century farmstead and buildings.
O’Bannon Woods State Park lies in the central and extreme southern part of the state, bordering the Ohio River.
Our campground features 281 electrical sites, 47 horseman non-electric sites, 25 primitive non-electric sites, a
group camp with 100-beds, and dumping station.
Paoli Peaks is a great place to bring your family and friends for some winter fun! We offer Skiing, Snowboarding, and Snow Tubing during mid-December through mid-March. Paoli Peaks is built on a natural hill at 900 feet of elevation with a vertical drop of 300 feet. There are 15 trails, 5 chairlifts, 2 conveyor surface lifts and 1 surface tow. Paoli Peaks is home to the original midnight skiing session that Peak Resorts has become known for throughout the ski industry. Snow tubing is also available at Paoli, and has up to 9 lanes of snow. Paoli Peaks has over 110 stationary snowmaking machines that can covert 12 inches of machine made snow over a 24-hour period. Enjoy some time on the slopes!
Campsite types include 450 electric sites with asphalt surfaced pads, electricity, water, flush toilets, hot water and showers, a camp store, fish cleaning station and trailer dump station, and 45 primitive sites. A Fishermen’s Campground designed primarily to serve fishermen and primitive campers. Youth Tent camping is also available. Occupancy limited to 14 consecutive nights.
We are a two year old winery located just four miles west of Palmyra, Indiana, off of State Road 150. Our fermentation and production area is in the lower level and a tasting room and gift shop are in the upper level. Meat and cheese trays are available, plus we have music on Saturday afternoons from May thru September. Tastings are free, so stop by!
It is a Brewery & Pub, featuring on premises brewing of own beers. The menu consists of Specialty Pizzas, Appetizers, Salads, and Pastas. Open Tuesday – Thursday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday & Saturday 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. (all times are eastern time).
The Spirits of French Lick, have always been a restless bunch. Frontiersmen, Gamblers, Sports Heroes, Gangsters, Artists, Architects, Businessmen and the wayward backwoods distillers that kept the social casts, well, sociable. The legends alone would be enough to guarantee a place in any American History book, but the final paragraphs have yet to be written for this re-born beauty. It is in the shadow of this beautiful and swinging past and ever expanding narrative of the present that we have decided to distill our passion into spirits which reflect our love of place and Hoosier aesthetic.
Relax by the fireplace, play a game of checkers, browse through our gift shop, swim a few laps in our indoor/outdoor pool, sit out on the front porch, or enjoy a buffet dinner…the choice is yours!
Water flowing from several cave springs led to the founding of an industrial village in the early 1800s. Pioneer entrepreneurs took advantage of a constant water source that never froze, using it to power several gristmills, a wool mill, a saw mill, and a distillery. In turn, pioneer settlers shaped the landscape around the village, clearing land for agriculture and timber.
Spring Mill State Park offers a powerful illustration of the link between the natural and cultural worlds. The water flowing from several cave springs led to the founding of an industrial village in the early 1800s. Pioneer entrepreneurs took advantage of a constant water source that never froze, using it to power several gristmills, a wool mill, a saw mill, and a distillery. In turn, pioneer settlers shaped the landscape around the village, clearing land for agriculture and timber.
Electric / 187 sites
Primitive / 36 sites
Youth Tent Areas
Welcome to The Lakehouse! Come in, relax and enjoy being close to the lake. This is a fully equipped lakehouse that comfortably sleeps 6 with a full size bed, a queen bed, and a full size pull out couch. The kitchen is fully furnished with dishes to cook any meal. There is also a grill outside. The bathroom is fully furnished. Contact Rick and Jill to make your reservation today.
If you’re looking for a vacation destination with quaint cabins nestled in the woods, horseback riding and hiking trails, zipline adventures and a serene oasis of wooded hills and gently rolling pastures, look no further than Wilstem Ranch.
Three private rooms, all with different decor, in a rural setting on the same grounds as our antique shoppe.
Enjoy wings served “French Lick Style” while catching all of your favorite sporting events on the many TVs or catch great live entertainment in a clean, fun-filled atmosphere fit for the whole family.Friday and Saturday nights after 10 P.M. live entertainment will be available in a smoke free environment to those over the age of 21.
Rent a private room or rent the whole estate! Well manicured grounds, gazebo, in-ground swimming pool including bath house with full kitchen. Well manicured grounds, tennis court, basketball court, inground swimming pool with complete bath house, several rooms to choose from in main house.
Patoka Lake State Park
This park has the second largest reservoir in the state with two marinas and a nature center, along with modern and primitive camping sites. The beach has a bath house with showers, restrooms and food concessions.
Enjoy America’s Past Time with this Collegiate “Wooden Bat” League Baseball
The Bombers play high-quality contemporary baseball in a throwback setting. Their home field, “Huntingburg League Stadium,” was the field for the Rockford Peaches in the hit motion picture “A League of Their Own,” starring Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, and Madonna. Playing homage to the movie, The Bombers play in vintage-inspired uniforms – pants are knickered, stirrups are worn. The crack of a wood bat against a baseball resounds through the stadium. We even have our own Peaches (in the uniforms depicted in the movie) at the games keeping everything in the stadium rolling, while our coaches and players keep it exciting on the field.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this historic business district, once destroyed by a fire in 1889, has been lovingly restored to a charming Victorian downtown, housing more than two dozen locally owned antique and specialty shops and unique eateries. The walking tour takes you back to the 1800s and early 1900s, a time when most of the two-story Italianate and late Victorian commercial buildings along historic 4th Street were constructed. The brick-paved sidewalks and 1800s façade provide a quaint setting for many special events throughout the year.
One of the finest entertainment, cultural, and educational venues in southern Indiana, this facility draws worldwide talent and experiences to an intimate setting. The 700-seat theater offers some of the highest quality professional performing arts events and programs currently on tour at affordable prices. The Krempp Gallery, which hosts 12 exhibits annually, houses artwork from local, regional, and nationally-recognized artists.
This awe-inspiring Monastery, founded in 1867, is home to one of the nation’s largest communities of Benedictine sisters. The distinctive, Romanesque dome rises majestically over the town of Ferdinand, standing 87 feet from the floor. Gold leaf accents, marble floors, elaborately carved wood, stained glass windows, and beautiful statues will leave you in awe. Throughout the church, 89 angels are present. The church is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been designated an Official Project of Save America’s Treasures. Also on the Monastery grounds enjoy the gift shop, bakery offerings, Lourdes Grotto, and the St. Benedict’s Brew Works Brewery.