1.) From as early as 1890 through 1949, gambling existed illegally — but openly — throughout the towns of French Lick and West Baden Springs with more than a dozen gaming establishments in the area. Occasional casino raids occurred, but for the most part, the influence of the people in charge and the huge boost it gave the local economy kept gambling activity going strong. Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari offer two world-class parks for one low price. Christmas Lake Golf Course & Events Center A full-service, par 72, championship golf course that uses the beautiful landscape of southern Indiana features a driving range, practice… 33 Brickstreet A full-service, sports-themed restaurant and bar featuring a one-of-a-kind showcase of personal awards by Larry Bird. Huber’s Orchard, Winery and Vineyards Sample wines at this expansive family orchard and winery. Huber Winery is Indiana’s largest estate-bottled winery, and it has expanded it…
By 1855 a rival establishment was built just a mile away, which would later be called West Baden Springs Hotel after the famous springs of Weisbaden, Germany. Both bottled and marketed the waters for their curative powers.
Secrets of the Resort
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Right beside the bowling alley on the bottom floor of the French Lick Springs Hotel, you’ll find a passageway unlike anything I’ve ever seen in a hotel. When the hotel was restored back in 2006, crews were asked to convert a former crawl space into a way for guests to go back and forth between the Grande Colonnade Buffet and the bowling alley. It took five months of hand digging beneath the hotel’s 1902 limestone foundation to create the narrow hallway, which was left in its natural state so that guests can see the hard work that went into making it.
Spa & Retreats
French Lick Casino offers 37 table games with many of your favorites. Most of the casino is smoking allowed, but it does have an area where you can play slots and table games in a non-smoking environment. The overnight accommodations include 2 and 3 bedroom cabins, a lodge with 10 guest rooms and 6.5 baths or the new honeymoon/anniversary suites in the old carriage house. The lodge boasts a kitchen, bar, color TV, VCR, and a large fireplace in the Great Room. There is also a hot tub in the garden by the reflecting pool for lodge guests.