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What's New at Wilstem Wildlife Park

What's New at Wilstem Wildlife Park

If you are planning a trip to Southern Indiana in 2020, one of your stops should be at Wilstem Wildlife Park in French Lick. Wilstem Wildlife Park is introducing several new encounters as well as continuing with past favorites! See what's new!

Date Night Escape Hotel Reservations

Date Night Escape

As new parents, it is bittersweet leaving our baby girl for a night because we miss her so much…BUT as new parents, we also need our time to recharge, reconnect, and have a grown-up date. We found the perfect place to do all of that at the West Baden Springs Hotel at French Lick Resort … close to home, but we felt like we were millions of miles away! ...

Patoka Lake Winery Wine Bottles

Nearby French Lick: Patoka Lake & Winzerwald Wineries

Do you think of Indiana and think of vineyards and wineries If not, you should start! French Lick has many great wineries close by. Whether you’re looking for a sophisticated evening of wine tasting or an evening out with friends, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for at one of these wineries. With 27 different wines and wine slushies, Patoka Lake Winery offers wines for ...

hidden beauty of stones in the lapidary

Hinshaw Rock N' Gems: A Cut Above the Rest!

Merrill Hinshaw (named by Lapidary Journal as one of the top ten stone polishers in the nation) has always loved the outdoors, he enjoyed spending time with his dad and camping as a child and has always been intrigued by rocks. Merrill and his father would hunt arrowheads and collect interesting artifacts. The Hinshaw business came to be a reality after Merrill's father was abl ...

Indiana Golfing Tips from a Pro in French Lick West Baden

Indiana Golfing Tips from a Pro in French Lick West Baden

If you love to golf, start planning your trip to French Lick - West Baden, Indiana today! We chatted with the Director of Golf at the French Lick Resort, Dave Harner. Recipient of PGA’s 2012 Golf Professional of the Year Award, Dave has been a mainstay at French Lick Resort for over 30 years. Keep reading to find out special insider tips for his courses, information on other co ...

Hiking at Patoka Lake

Hiking at Patoka Lake

Planning a summer getaway? Patoka Lake is close to French Lick West Baden and has it all! From lodging to water sports and everything in between, you’ve found a serene yet exciting place for your summer vacation! Voted Best in the Midwest for wildlife viewing by USA TODAY - it is a great place to get an amazing view of bald eagles, osprey, hawks, and other wildlife! Patoka Lak ...

Grizzly encounter at Wilstem Wildlife Park

Wilstem Wildlife Park: An Experience of a Lifetime

If you are planning a trip to Southern Indiana, one of your stops HAS TO BE Wilstem Wildlife Park in French Lick West Baden. Wilstem Wildlife Park is introducing several new encounters as well as continuing with past favorites! Most encounters are available year-round, the elephant encounter being the exception (March – 1st week in November).

Weddings in French Lick West Baden

What's in a Venue: Special Events, Parties, & Weddings in French Lick!

If you have been given the important task of finding a venue for your next family reunion, planning a birthday party, or finding your own wedding destination, French Lick West Baden has you covered. There are some great options to choose from. We will break down the facts for each location so you can better discover which venue is exactly what you’re looking for. Wilstem Wildl ...

Chocolate Samples

All Aboard the Chocolate Tasting Train!

For Valentine’s Day, my hubby and I went downtown to the French Lick Scenic Railway for a ride on the Chocolate Tasting Train…and wow! We were so pleased with the whole experience and I wanted to share some insider info with those who are interested in going! Despite the chilly night, we were greeted by a warm rush of air and friendly faces as we boarded one of the recently re ...

Lemur at Wilstem Ranch

Looking Ahead: April 2020 in French Lick

We’ve made it…Spring is almost here! There are tons of activities popping up for Spring and Easter right here in #MyFrenchLick! It’s a great time to start enjoying outdoor activities again, as well as the many indoor activities planned here in French Lick West Baden.