French Lick Timeshare
The name French Lick comes from its origins as a French trading post near salt and sulfur "licks" where people would come to bathe in the healing mineral waters of the spring. Even today this Indiana town offers full-service spas where you can relax and enjoy a soothing experience. Let a French Lick timeshare vacation ease away your worries.
Aside from the spas, the top attractions near your French Lick timeshare center around the historical resorts and Hoosier National Forest. There are many national historic sites in this area including the French Lick and West Baden Springs resorts, which have 70-minute tours going through their role in putting this region on the map.
The Indiana Railway Museum features many 19th and early 20th century locomotives that once brought visitors from near and far to bathe in the healing mineral waters. Today you can take a vintage train ride along the old tracks that run through the Hoosier National Forest and the Burton tunnel. The forest is also a popular destination for outdoors enthusiasts and families, who can spend hours hiking, cycling, and picnicking among the rolling hills, forests, and 266 miles of trail.
Fun, Family-Friendly Activities
In addition to the historical and outdoor activities, a French Lick timeshare is a great choice for families who want to enjoy the family-themed activities year after year. The Big Splash Adventure Indoor Water Park & Resort is especially popular. It has a 40,000 square foot water park and arcade as well as a three-story playground structure. Ma & Pa’s General Store & Petting Zoo is another family favorite, with chocolates at the General Store and miniature farm animals at the petting zoo.
Abbeydell Hall used to be owned by basketball star Larry Bird; now it hosts live entertainment at its nightly dinner theater where you can catch shows and music while enjoying a buffet meal and desserts. The Vegas-style casino alongside French Lick Resort is another popular destination for adults looking for evening entertainment while staying at their French Lick timeshare. It is Indiana's largest non-smoking casino with table games, live blackjack, and a VIP lounge. If you enjoy gaming or history, the French Lick Museum has exhibits detailing the history of illegal and legal gambling in the town and the world's largest circus diorama.
When to Visit
June and July are the two most popular months to visit French Lick. The summer tourism season sees many locals from across the midwest with families who come back year after year to their favorite spas, resort, and activities. The weather is also at its best during the summer, with temperatures in the mid-80s and moderate humidity, perfect for an afternoon at the water park or a morning stroll through Hoosier National Forest.
If you come in the winter months, you'll see the fewest crowds although some of the outdoor activities may be limited by colder weather, averaging around 35 degrees Fahrenheit. The main shoulder season here is normally in the springtime, between March and May, when the temperatures begin to rise but before the end of the school year. No matter when you visit, however, you will find a warm welcome at the famous spas, resorts, and historical sites surrounding your French Lick timeshare.