The artfully restored, vintage Spirit of Jasper offers the luxury of train travel from days gone by. Enjoy a journey through Southwest Indiana. Each luxurious, climate-controlled passenger car has a story of its own, dating back to the early 1900s. Choose your adventure and make reservations for a Ride and Dine dinner excursion which includes a meal catered by The Schnitzelbank, Jasper's authentic, locally-owned German restaurant, or embark on a scenic trip to French Lick and spend the day at the famed French Lick Springs Hotel, French Lick Casino and West Baden Springs Hotel. Other special trips as well as group and private charters are available. To see a full schedule of excursions and to make reservations, visit www.spiritofjasper.com.
Nearby the Jasper Train Depot, along the banks of the Patoka River, you can tour the Jasper City Mill and watch its 25-foot working water wheel grind corn meal. Completed in 2009, it is the third mill to occupy this site and is maintained by the City of Jasper’s Park and Recreation Department. Purchase a bag of corn meal or local souvenir at the gift shop which also serves as a local welcome center and features historic displays of mill memorabilia. Group tours available. 812-482-4924.
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