Established in , this historic destination is full of historic charm while offering modern-day amenities including a full-service spa, Vegas-style casino, and both casual and formal dining options. Recreational activities—such as championship-level golf, bowling, horseback riding, FootGolf, biking and hiking—are also available for the whole family. Both have been beautifully and carefully restored to their original grandeur, yet they are completely welcoming to today's travelers. Be sure to take one of the historic tours to learn the extremely interesting stories behind each hotel. It was the healing powers of the mineral springs which first drew tourists from all around to this southern Indiana resort. An historic trolley takes you back and forth between the two amazing hotels.
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Are you planning your next vacation on this TravelTuesday? Amid our southern rolling hills, 2 grand hotels welcome you to bask in the grandeur of the past, modernized for today. Jump to. Sections of this page. Accessibility help.
The casino opened for business on November 3, , after a gaming license originally intended for Patoka Lake was transferred to French Lick. Honoring state law allowing only water-based gaming, it was originally designed as a riverboat and surrounded by a small pond commonly nicknamed the Boat in the Moat. The casino features more than 1, slot machines , and table games including blackjack , craps , roulette , and poker derivatives. The site was originally known as the French Lick Springs Hotel , a grand resort that was a mineral spring health spa. The hotel catered to guests seeking the advertised healing properties of the town's sulfur springs , three of which were on the hotel's property.