Discover French Lick

You don't visit Southern Indiana.

Whether you’re gazing up at the grand 200’ diameter dome in the West Baden atrium or into the eyes of a giraffe, your reaction will surely be “Wow, just wow!” There are so many different ways to enjoy the French Lick West Baden area, from a family-fun hike by Pakota Lake to a family-fun ride along the scenic railway. With everything in such close proximity, there’s no reason not to try it all.

Patoka Lake Fall

Patoka Lake

Incredibly beautiful, Patoka Lake is the second-largest reservoir in the U.S. state of Indiana and is spread across Dubois, Crawford, and Orange counties in southern Indiana.

French Lick Fall

French Lick Resort

Amongst the hills in southern Indiana is a resort at the height of luxury. With two nationally-award-winning historic hotels, a casino, two healing mineral spas, and three exciting golf courses, there is always more to do at French Lick Resort.

Wilstem Ranch Giraffe Encounter

Wilstem Wildlife Encounters

In addition to feeding Bert the giraffe, you’ll learn about him and get a picture with him! Plus, you’ll meet kangaroos, the ranch iguana and more.


French Lick Scenic Railway

The French Lick Scenic Railway operates passenger trains over twenty-five miles of track from French  Lick to Jasper.  The driving force behind the Railway is to provide guests with an experience harking back to a time when rail travel was the primary means of long-distance travel.  Experience history and  the beauty of autumn flying past you on one of the many event rides that are offered. 

Fall Traditions

French Lick Resort

  • 8670 IN-56
  • (888) 936-9360

Nestled among the hills of the Hoosier National Forest resides a classic American destination: French Lick Resort…

Bledsoe Farms

  • 6965 IN-145
  • (812) 653-0754

Make your plans to visit locally owned Bledsoe Farms for their Fall Fun! Featuring a Corn maze, pumpkin patch, hay…

Wilstem Wildlife Safari

  • (812) 936-4484

With horseback riding and a drive-thru safari, experience the natural wonder and beauty of creatures from around the…

Dining & Libations

33 Brick Street

  • 480 S Maple St
  • (812) 936-3370

"Good Food and Spirits in a Legendary Atmosphere!" 33 Brick Street is a locally and family-owned restaurant…

Spirits of French Lick

  • 8145 W Sinclair St
  • (812) 936-2293

This West Baden distillery leads the distillery industry in Indiana by being the largest pot-still distillery in the…

Patoka Lake Winery

  • 2900 Dillard Rd, Birdseye
  • (812) 685-2203

Patoka Lake Winery features a Tasting Room that is open daily to the public. Take a tasting at the wine bar. Or…

German Cafe

  • 452 South Maple

Enjoy a scrumptious journey through the fine cuisines of Germany. The German Cafe offers an extensive beer and wine…

Hometown Scoops

  • 255 West Washington Street
  • (812) 653-0688

Enjoy a scoop or two at Hometown Scoops in Historic Orleans! Hometown Scoops is proud to serve you premium Wisconsin…


Block Bash 2024 Sep 20

Block Bash 2024

September 20 – 22, 2024 Event includes the Bear Hollow Wood Carvers, carving auctions, bands, and social tent.

Road Trips

Wildlife Boat Cruises

  • 2991 Dillard Rd
  • 812-685-2203

Search for osprey, eagles, herons, loons, beavers, and other wildlife while taking a scenic nature cruise of Patoka…