I love trains. One thing Indiana is blessed with are two heritage train lines – the more well known White River Vallery Railway and now the new Spirit of Jasper.
From the Depot in Jasper, Indiana you have the option of taking the train to French Lick, Indiana for a night of fun on the town or riding the Ride & Dine featuring fine dining in a classical setting.
You can ride in style on three beautifully renovated, climate-controlled lounge cars complete with restrooms and comfortable seating.
The Jasper to French Lick express spends the evening whisking people away to the Casino in French Lick, returning them back to Jasper at the end of the night.
The Ride & Dine features a meal and beverage catered by the Schnitzelbank, a locally owned authentic German restaurant, and a cash bar. The train rides up to Dubois then returns to Jasper at the end of the evening.
Here are the dates for the Jasper to French Lick express:
- July 10th
- July 24th
- August 14th
- August 28th
- September 11th
- September 25th
Here are the dates for the Dubois Ride and Dine:
- July 2nd
- August 13th
- September 3rd
For departure times and ticket information, check out the website here. The trains are filling up far in advance so if you’d like to experience the Spirit of Jasper, you are advised to book ahead.