French Lick Resort Casino


Mineral waters have always been a draw for French Lick. Today, guests at the resort come for the spa services, including bathing in the spring water, as well as the many other resort amenities, such as golf, tennis, bowling, swimming, and horseback riding. The hotel has a casino, ballroom, casual restaurant, steakhouse, ice cream shop, clothing and gift shops, and meeting rooms. The mineral springs here once bubbled with "Pluto Water" -- the competing hotel in next door West Baden Springs featured "Spruedel Water" with essentially the same mineral content. Today, guests can still dip a cup into the spring, though the odor is rather overwhelming. A special treat is the Pluto Bath at the hotel's spa, where guests soak in a warm, bubbling, pungent tub of the famed water. Where did the name French Lick come from? It all began when deer, American bison, and other wildlife trekking through the area stopped to lick the salt that formed on rocks where the springs bubbled. Native Americans, and then French traders also stopped here for the water. George Rogers Clark rested here in 1779 while on a mission to clear the land of Native Americans and, along with his officers, named the area French Lick.


8670 W State Road 56
French Lick, IN 47432


38.55202100, -86.61844600
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(888) 936-9360

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