Tours at French Lick & West Baden
Unprecedented in the nation, the grand hotels in French Lick and West Baden Springs—both listed in the National Register of Historic Places and located one mile apart in southern Indiana—offer a fascinating window on the grand hotel era of the early twentieth century and the tradition of “taking the waters.”
Guests from Al Capone to FDR and Bing Crosby, captains of industry and pampered socialites came to imbibe the waters and take spa treatments, enjoy sports and entertainments, and perhaps test their luck in the casinos.
Today, the lavishly restored French Lick and West Baden Springs Hotels still draw visitors for the same pursuits. Like Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, and Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, French Lick and West Baden Springs offer overnight accommodations in an atmosphere steeped in history.
Indiana Landmarks leads one-hour guided tours of the hotels, highlighting their fascinating histories, stunning architecture and gardens, and award-winning restorations.
Rub shoulders with some of the rich, famous, and notorious guests who visited West Baden Springs during its heyday in the 'teens and '20s. On select Saturdays, Twilight Tours
explore what it was like to be a guest of the hotel during its grand era. 2015 Twilight Tours take place May 23, June 20, July 25, August 29, and September 26.
Tea & Tour
On Wednesdays, tour the West Baden Springs Hotel before afternoon tea in the hotel's grand atrium.
Special member benefit
Members of Indiana Landmarks at the Portico level or above ($100) or above receive a 10% discount on overnight stays at the French Lick and West Baden Springs Hotels. For reservations, call toll free 888-936-9360. Use the code HLD10 and show your membership card to receive the discount.
Landmarks Emporiums & Tours
8670 West State Road 56
French Lick, IN 47432
866-571-8687 (toll free)
Fax 812-936 7755
P.O. Box 217
West Baden, IN 47469