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French Lick is for…families

This post is the third in a series of three “French Lick is…” posts. I recently had the opportunity to travel to the French Lick Springs and West Baden Hotels as a guest of the resort and the Indiana Landmarks Foundation.  It won’t be my last trip there. You can read the first post here and the second post here.

So far in this series, I’ve talked about how the French Lick Resort in southern Indiana is great for adult getaways — either girls or guys weekends or romantic retreats. But that doesn’t mean that French Lick isn’t a place for kids. In fact, the French Lick Springs Hotel would be a terrific place to take the family.

Things that I would do with my three kids at French Lick include:

  1. Bowling and video games at Pluto’s Alley (named for the mineral spring that first drew visitors to the hotel over 100 years ago)
  2. Dinner at Pluto’s Pizzeria
  3. Horseback riding
  4. Cooking and art activities at the KidsFest Activity Center — which would give me a few hours to recharge my batteries
  5. Hiking and biking trails
  6. Swimming at the on-site indoor/outdoor pools or nearby
  7. Twilight Tours at West Baden — suitable for older kids (ages 9 and up)
  8. Visit one of several area attractions, including Big Splash Adventure Indoor Water Park and the Indiana Railway Museum
  9. Enjoy the magic of the holidays at one of the resort’s many holiday events, including Christmas tree lightings, breakfast with Santa, arts & crafts fair, and Dickens carolers.

If a beach vacation isn’t in your budget for Christmas or Spring Break, consider heading south — to French Lick Springs Hotel in southern Indiana. Your kids will thank you for it.

Fun and games at Pluto's Alley

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Written by : Amy moved to Indiana for college in 1988 (Go Bulldogs!) and has never left. Married with three children, she's always on the lookout for fun and affordable things to do in Indiana. Elsewhere on the web, you can find Amy at The Fourth Frog Blog and All Things Aging. Amy receives compensation from the Indiana Office of Tourism Development for blogging. For more information, see our FTC Disclosure page.