Circus history is deep rooted in French Lick with the Hagenbeck-Wallace circus once owned by Ed Ballard. Elephants are BACK in town and this time it's for vacation! The African elephant herd of three girls will be retreating at Wilstem Ranch through the summer. A fun, informative, educational seminar will consist of a one hour experience including a wagon ride from the famous "big red barn" to the upper pasture for the seminar and a wagon ride back to the barn while the girls head out to graze. An even more intimate two hour experience is available which allows visitors to participate in bath time, exercise stroll and snack time. This one of a kind up-close encounter is a rare and wonderful opportunity to learn more about these amazing creatures and connect with them in a tranquil environment.
Advance reservations are required and seminars are weather permitting. Follow along with the girls during their vacation at Elephant Retreat on social media by using #elephantretreat
See website for times and pricing.