A visit to legendary Orange County is the ideal location for your family and friends. With a focus on family fun, unique experiences, and opportunities to make memories, you will find our southern hospitality to be warm, friendly, and legendary! Whether you are visiting for an overnight or for a few days, use our Top 10 Family Fun list to experience Orange County at its best. This list of attractions in Orange County is in no particular order, as we think they are all #1!
Family Attractions in Orange County
Wilstem Wildlife Safari - Paoli
Go on a guided trail ride and enjoy over 30 miles of scenic trails on 1,100 rolling acres. 4,000-foot-canopy zipline tour, hiking, biking, and horseback riding. Animal encounters including Elephants, Giraffes, and Kangaroos!
Patoka Lake - Birdseye
Enjoy this state reservoir with an 8,800 acre lake, hiking and biking trails, modern and primitive camping, beach, picnic areas, and nature observing. This park is a Frisbee golfers paradise featuring an 18-hole course. Boat rentals are available at Patoka Lake Marina.
French Lick Scenic Railway - French Lick
Popular train rides aboard the French Lick Scenic Railway offer 20-mile day tours through parts of the Hoosier National Forest, the 2,200-foot Burton Tunnel (Indiana’s second longest tunnel), and past limestone outcroppings. Featuring the Summer Splash Bash, Dinosaur Adventure Trains & The Polar Express™ Train Rides!
French Lick Zip Lines - French Lick
French Lick Zip Line is a 4,000-foot canopy tour, meaning there are no ground landings, only platform landings, featuring 9 zip lines. Giving guests the opportunity to sail through the beautiful countryside.
Hiking at French Lick Resort - French Lick
Year-round nature enthusiasts have miles of trails to explore at French Lick Resort. More than ten miles of dirt and gravel wind throughout the Hoosier National Forest - perfect for wildlife viewing and exercise in the fresh air.
Congress Square Playground - Orleans
Let the kiddos burn some energy at the playground in downtown Orleans. Lots of play space, picnic tables, basketball courts, ample parking, and more.
Shotz Lazer Tag and Mini-Golf - French Lick
Fun all year long with an indoor Lazer Tag course and 9-hole cosmic golf and arcade. Test your skills outside on the 18-hole challenging and breathtaking course.
Ice Cream Yumminess - French Lick & Orleans
Ready for a cool treat? Visit French Licks in French Lick or Hometown Scoops in Orleans, both locally-owned shops, serve up traditional favorites and a few on the wild side too. But for real, who doesn't love ice cream?!
Big Splash Adventure Hotel & Indoor Water Park - French Lick
40,000 square foot indoor water park full of unique and exciting features. Known for its innovative and environmentally friendly design, it has been dubbed as "the greenest large water park project to date." No weather worries - Big Splash Adventure is enclosed in a beautiful glass structure for year-round enjoyment for the entire family!
#ISPYVFLWB - Orange County
The #iSpyVFLWB Scavenger Hunt contains clues from places throughout the destination, which includes the four towns of West Baden, French Lick, Orleans, and Paoli. Collect a photo of yourself with the spyglass (NO SPYGLASS NEEDED RIGHT NOW) at each location and post to social media using #iSpyVFLWB to earn prizes. Pick up your official spy glass and list of clues at the Visitor Center, located in West Baden, or for the time being we've listed the clues at this link. Happy Hunting!