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2019 at the French Lick Scenic Railway


Posted on 2/28/2019 by Visit French Lick West Baden

The 2019 season at French Lick Scenic Railway brings new adventures along with the rides that everyone has come to know and love!  March through December brings exciting excursions the entire family will enjoy along the rails!

The French Lick Scenic Train Rides are 18-mile, round trip (March through October)…take a relaxing ride through the Hoosier National Forest, go through the 2nd longest tunnel in Indiana, and view a waterfall. Concessions are available on the train during your journey. If you are looking for a couple of hours of laid-back scenic views this is definitely the ride for you.

Chocolate Tasting Train (21 and older) is a chocolate lovers dream! Immerse yourself in the flavorful world of chocolate! Engage your senses as you sample a variety of chocolates paired with cocktails. Hop aboard for this rare, decadent experience for your taste buds!

Sit back and relax while sipping a variety of bourbons aboard the Bourbon Tasting Train (21 and older). During this adult only ride, each bourbon is carefully paired with a dish that compliments the complexity of flavors of selected bourbons. Enjoy an array of American bourbons, including a variety of Kentucky bourbons.

Hop aboard the Easter Bunny Express to embark on an adventure to an Easter egg field and to meet the Easter Bunny himself! Guests 11 and under will have the opportunity to pose for pictures and to hunt for Easter eggs! All proceeds of the Easter Bunny Express go to help fund the local teen center Goody B’s.

The “Lost River Renegades” are at it again! Join in the fun of a Wild West Hold Up, climb aboard to see if the Marshall is able to stop the bandits from taking the payroll strongbox from the train. Journey back through the “old west” on this exciting adventure aboard the French Lick Railway!

Take a trip back in time, to the Jurassic period! Learn more about the age of dinosaurs and the amazing creatures who lived with them. The DINOSAUR ADVENTURE TRAIN   (June 2019) will allow explorers of all ages to take a trip on a real train! The PaleoAdventure Camp where young guests will participate in a series of dino-mite fun and educational adventures, as they discover basic concepts in natural science, prehistoric history, and paleontology. Some of the activities will include; a LIVE reptile encounter, bounce houses, fossil dig, face painting, and more!

Strassenfest Train on August 3rd; Hop aboard the French Lick Scenic Railway as the train travels from French Lick to Jasper for the traditional German-themed Strassenfest. Once in Jasper, the train will have a 4.5-hour layover allowing you to enjoy hours of food, fun, and festivities. Sample German Cuisine, visit the Beer Garden, and experience live music & entertainment. Hop back aboard the train for a leisurely ride back to French Lick.

During the French Lick to Jasper Excursion Train Ride on September 7th you will be able to visit the historic Schaffer Barn, a mid-1800’s One Room School house, the Jasper Grist Mill, as well as the many shops and restaurants around the depot and Main Street area.

Enjoy a relaxing dining experience aboard the Dinner Train, new for Fall of 2019! Unwind inside a historic train car while appreciating a special dining treat! Tickets include a 3-course meal as well as a cash bar!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year aboard The Polar Express™.  Enjoy a magical train ride to the North Pole! Read along with the story (by Chris Van Allsburg), enjoy cups of cocoa and cookies, and of course meet Santa! All children aboard the Polar Express will receive a special gift from Santa! Sells out quick, make your 2019 plans now!

#MyFrenchLick has these exciting adventures and many more! To find out more about these excursions and more activities in French Lick West Baden check out our list of Events!