French Lick and West Baden Springs Hotel Tours

Guided tours of the landmark hotels in French Lick and West Baden Springs—located one mile apart in southern Indiana—offer a fascinating window on the grand hotel era of the early twentieth century.

West Baden Springs Hotel Interior
West Baden Springs Hotel Interior

Fridays-Sundays, June through December 2020

West Baden/French Lick

Guests from Bing Crosby to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, captains of industry and pampered socialites came to drink the smelly sulfur water, take spa treatments, and often test their luck in the casinos.

Indiana Landmarks played an instrumental role in saving the West Baden Springs Hotel, a ruin when we bought it in 1996 and recruited the Cook family of Bloomington who performed an award-winning feat of restoration. We continue to provide tours in both hotels. Your tour guide will highlight the hotels’ fascinating history, award-winning restorations, and revivals’ impact on the entire region.

All tours depart from Landmarks Emporium, our shops in each hotel.

West Baden Springs Hotel tours are currently only available to overnight guests of French Lick Resort. They are offered at  2 & 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. Sundays.

French Lick Springs Hotel tours are offered at noon Fridays-Sundays

Buy tour tickets at Landmarks Emporium, Indiana Landmarks’ shops in each hotel and the departure point for all tours. At West Baden Springs, you’ll find Landmarks Emporium in the corridor that rings the atrium (turn right after entering from the porte-cochere). At French Lick, Landmarks Emporium is in the retail corridor that connects the hotel with the casino and parking garage

We strongly recommended reservations as tour sizes are limited and we will be practicing social distancing. Email swoodward@indianalandmarks.org for questions or reservations.

Single tour ticket, either hotel: $15/person; $6/child age 6-15; free age 5 and under ($12/Indiana Landmarks member).

Combination tour ticket, both hotels: $27/person; $10/child age 6-15; free age 5 and under ($24/Indiana Landmarks member)

DIRECTIONS

French Lick and West Baden are side-by-side towns in southern Indiana’s Orange County. You’ll find the towns 1.5 hours north of Louisville (28 miles north of I-64), 2.5 hours south of Indianapolis via IN 37 and IN 56.

West Baden Springs Hotel, 8538 West Baden Ave., West Baden Springs, IN 47469 (one mile north of French Lick in Orange County)

French Lick Springs Hotel, 8670 West State Road 56, French Lick, IN 47432

 

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