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What Lies Ahead: April Activities in French Lick!


Posted on 3/8/2019 by Visit French Lick West Baden

Many great things are happening this Spring in French Lick West Baden! #MyFrenchLick has activities for the entire family to enjoy… from nightly music in the atrium of the West Baden Springs Hotel to KidsFest activities, Historical Trolley Tours, Dinner Shows, Tasting Trains, Festivals and More!

French Lick Springs Hotel has a multitude of activities for the young and young at heart to enjoy! “Spring into the Wild” KidsFest Spring break activities include a chance to learn about various animals with safari themed crafts and games. Spring into Action hosts six electrifying shows from trapeze to silks. An array of dazzling acts including interactive elements, complimentary popcorn and cotton candy, and a circus photo booth to capture your memories! Enjoy an “Easter Bunny Breakfast” in the Grand Colonnade, the Easter Bunny will hop by to greet everyone.  

The historic West Baden Springs Hotel is full of activities! Enjoy live jazz and pop music nightly in the magnificent atrium. Saddle up for “Horse Sense”, an equine experience at the Stables, meet and greet the horses and then take a trail ride! Take a Historical Trolley Tour to see more than two-dozen historical sites including former hotels that housed underground casinos. Enjoy tea in the famed atrium during “Mommy & Me Tea”, “Afternoon Tea”, or “Afternoon Tour & Tea” …all three of these experiences pair an exquisite atmosphere with a proper afternoon tea! Try your hand at cake decoration as the pastry team experts show you the tips and tricks of cake decorating. Relax and enjoy wine while painting at “Wine & Canvas”.  Master how to mix your favorite cocktails during “Mixology Class at Sinclair’s”. “Wine and Dessert Soiree” will have you enjoying a three-course pairing of house-made desserts and wine varietals from around the world! Enjoy a one-of-a-kind Easter Brunch in the Atrium. Attend a 30-minute class designed to help you understand how your garden grows during “West Baden Gardening Guidance”. Lastly “West Baden Craft Beer Tasting” pairs five courses with select craft beer!

The French Lick Scenic Railway will be running their Scenic Train Tours… an 18-mile excursion through the Hoosier National Forest and Burton Tunnel. Enjoy a decadent experience aboard the Chocolate Tasting Train, where you experience the thrilling sensation of chocolate! Bourbon Tasting Train should not be missed, ride in style aboard the train while sampling a variety of bourbons. Hop on the Easter Bunny Express as it departs the depot…hunt for Easter eggs and meet the Easter Bunny for pictures!

Enjoy “I’ve Got the Music in Me” a 60’s & 70’s variety show, with all of your favorites from the BeeGees, Franki Valli, The Four Seasons and more! Illusionist Rick Thomas is coming in hot with the most breathtaking and spectacular magic ever to be seen on stage today! He has completed 5 world tours covering over 50 countries. All of the dinner shows at Legend of French Lick’s Abbeydell Hall are family friendly and one-of-a-kind!

Other community events include the HeARTland Hustle at Maria Radcliffe Park…an annual 5K run/walk through historic downtown Paoli. There will be art lined throughout the 3.1 miles created by local artists, youth groups and more! The 51st Orleans Dogwood Festival is back with all of your favorite rides, food and fun! Stop by the Dogwood capital of Indiana and visit the front porch of Orange County to enjoy this annual event, that’s as pretty as it is fun.

If you’re looking to take a pre-summer break #MyFrenchLick is full of fun activities that will get you through the spring season. Checkout all of these exciting activities and more!