Historically visitors arrived by train from Chicago, as well as Cincinnati, Louisville & St. Louis.
They came to gamble, golf, soak in the hot springs and enjoy the natural beauty of the area. Today, visitors still come to
gamble, golf, enjoy the spas and the natural beauty of southern Indiana.
French Lick and West Baden, near Paoli and Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.
French Lick boasted golf, tennis, croquet, and baseball. A gambling casino was located just between the Pluto and Proserpine Springs and provided bowling alleys, a gym, and billiard tables. A dancing pavilion, enclosed in glass was one of the largest in the county at that time. The woodlands surrounding the are povided hiking trails for those taking their daily "constitutional."
French Lick and West Baden, in southern Indiana, are just a day trip away from the historic artists colony of Nashville, Indiana.