Cash Bar available.
Make ticket reservations online or by calling the Jasper Park and Recreation Department at (812) 482-5959 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Your train excursion aboard luxuriously restored, climate-controlled, vintage railroad cars departs from the Jasper Train Depot. The train travels through the scenic countryside of Southwestern Indiana, passes through the second longest railroad tunnel in Indiana and traverses several railroad trestles and bridges. The train cars are furnished with comfortable seating and restrooms. A cash bar is available. Beverages and light snacks will be available for purchase. NOTE: Bar is cash only; credit cards will not be accepted on board the train.
After traveling approximately 25 miles, the train will arrive at the Historic French Lick Depot approximately one hour and forty-five minutes later. While in French Lick, you may step back in time and follow the footsteps of the rich and famous at the historic French Lick Springs Resort & Casino and the West Baden Springs Hotel - the ‘Carlsbad of the Midwest’. After spending approximately six hours in French Lick, the train will depart for the trip back to Jasper.
The train departs from the Jasper Train Depot at 10:15 a.m. ET and returns at 8:15 p.m. ET.
Indiana Railway Museum/1907 Monon Depot
You will arrive in classic style at the historic French Lick 1907 Monon Depot. The Depot is the home of the Indiana Railway Museum and French Lick Scenic Railway.
French Lick Springs Hotel
This classic hotel was established in 1845 and recently has been completely restored returning it to its original charm and grandeur. It was here in 1917 that famous Chef Louis Perrin first created and served tomato juice. Famous guests include John Barrymore, Clark Gable, Joe Louis, Bing Crosby, the Trumans, Elizabeth Taylor, the Reagans and Joe & Rose Kennedy.
West Baden Springs Hotel
This gorgeous hotel was originally built in 1902. It was modeled after the greatest spas in Europe, complete with the world's largest free-span dome. Once dubbed the "Eighth Wonder of the World", the hotel was a haven for celebrities, gamblers and political figures.
French Lick Casino
This facility is 51,000 square feet of Vegas-style gaming, all on one floor, with soaring 27-foot ceilings. The overall design, complimenting the resort's historic lobby, is of the Beaux Arts architectural style, an eclectic neoclassical style known for its use of ornate masonry work and grandiosity. Guests will enjoy premier gaming, entertainment and dining options.