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).

Grizzly Encounters at Wilstem Wildlife Park
Grizzly Encounters at Wilstem Wildlife Park

Grizzly Encounters

Join Jeff "the Bear Man" Watson, along with Grizzlies Bob and Screech for an exclusive experience or educational encounter. The trio has been featured on Animal Planet’s Project Grizzly as well as Discovery Channel’s Porter Ridge. Ask questions, take one-of-a-kind photos, help prepare Bob and Screech’s breakfast, and more!

Elephant Encounters

Interact with the Elephants, Lou and Carol, during one of the unique experiences offered at Wilstem Wildlife Park. Come meet an elephant, help give her a spa bath, prepare breakfast, pet her and listen to her purr, get unique photos to cherish, and much more! Carol, an Asian Elephant, joined the Wilstem family in the spring of 2020.

Giraffe Encounters

Meet and greet the incredible Giraffe duo during one of the encounter options, including a private educational encounter or a group educational encounter. Feed the giraffes, take one-of-a-kind pictures, and more!


Lemur Educational Encounter

Come experience the fun personalities of Wilstem's Lemurs! Get up-close and personal in a small intimate group setting. Learn about the Lemurs, get exclusive photos, ask questions, and give them their favorite snack!

Sloth Educational Encounter

Wilstem welcomed Luna the two-toed Sloth to their expanding family in the spring of 2020. Visitors absolutely love her and her feisty attitude! Enjoy her company in a small intimate encounter by getting up-close and personal with her! Experience her one-of-a-kind personality, get exclusive photos, learn about her and her breed, ask questions, and have the opportunity to feed her...if she’s not being too lazy.




There are so MANY things to do, but Wilstem Wildlife Park has even MORE to offer!

Horseback Rides

Enjoy a guided, walking trail ride. Enjoy the beauty of Wilstem Wildlife Park atop an amazingly beautiful horse!

ATV Adventure Tours

Enjoy an exhilarating guided ATV Adventure Tour! Experience the rugged terrain of the rolling hills of Southern Indiana.

Zipline Tours

Enjoy the magnificent backdrop of Wilstem Wildlife Park, soar through the 5,000-foot, 9-line canopy tour.


Yes, you can stay here too! Wilstem Wildlife Park offers several cabin options from small intimate stays to large family setting cabins, that sleep over 20 people! Whatever lodging option you’re looking at, you are sure to find something that will comfortably fit your needs during your stay.

Other Amazing Opportunities

If there is a special event happening and you need the perfect place to host it, like birthday parties, wedding ceremonies or receptions, family reunions, etc...Wilstem Wildlife Park has options for all types of events!



When you decide to have the experience of a lifetime at Wilstem Wildlife Park, be sure to tag us in all of the fun pictures you share by using the hashtag #MyFrenchLick!



8102 West State Road 56
West Baden, Indiana 47469

Tel. 812-936-3418

Email. [email protected]