French Lick Resort: The Ultimate Family Adventure Just Two Hours from Indianapolis

Two hours from Indianapolis, French Lick Resort feels like a getaway but it’s not far from your backyard. This hidden gem in southern Indiana boasts two grand historic hotels – French Lick Springs Hotel and West Baden Springs Hotel – plus any adventure a kid (or kid at heart) could ever want.French Lick Resort

Splash in the pool, go bowling, take a horseback ride, hit the archery range, try the FootGolf course. That’s just the start, and yep, the kids will sleep well after this trip.

Activities Families will love at French Lick Resort:

Take Aim at the Sporting Ranges

The sporting ranges provide thrills for everyone – from total beginner to experienced marksman. Sporting clays (ages 13+) simulates the thrill of the hunt, while younger kids will love the challenge of hitting 3D targets on the archery range (ages 5+).

Saddle Up and Take a Trail Ride

Take a trail ride, or a more in-depth Horse Sense experience, and take a little time to unplug in nature. There’s also pony rides for the little ones, and horse-drawn carriage rides for the whole family. 

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Explore the Two Historic Hotels

At French Lick Springs Hotel, kids can go bowling, hit the arcade, devour deep-dish pizza and find more fun at the Activities Center. West Baden Springs Hotel features a quieter vibe where kids can join mom and dad at Afternoon Tea. Both hotels are open to explore, and a rail trolley gives free rides between the two.

French Lick Trolly

Take a dip in the Indoor or Outdoor Pools at either hotel

Regardless of whether you opt to stay at West Baden or French Lick, your children will have the opportunity to enjoy both indoor and outdoor heated pools. These picturesque pools are guaranteed to add an extra element of fun to your family vacation.


Nearby Attractions

Within the town or just a short drive away, you’ll discover an array of attractions such as an indoor water park, scenic train rides, exhilarating go-karting, and entertaining mini-golf, among others. To escape the heat, consider visiting Marengo Cave or Indiana Caverns for a cool adventure. For thrill-seekers, Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari provides excitement galore, while Wilstem Wildlife Park offers unforgettable encounters with elephants, giraffes, kangaroos, grizzly bears, and more.


More Infomation:

French Lick Springs Hotel is located at 8670 IN-56, French Lick, IN 47432. West Baden Springs Hotel is located at 8538 W Baden Ave, West Baden Springs, IN 47469. For more information about French Lick Resort, or to book a reservation visit

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