Visit the West Baden Springs Hotel, West Baden Springs

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8670 West State Road 56 French Lick, IN 47432 888.936.9360

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  • Traditional entrance
    Traditional entrance
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  • Interior of the Dome
    Interior of the Dome
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  • Central Rotunda
    Central Rotunda
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    Visit the Hotel

    by Toughluck Written Jul 14, 2008
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    Yes, you can visit the hotel. The upper floors are retricted to guests, but the grounds and retaurants (about 4) are open to the public. If you've never seen anything like this (and I don't know where it would have been), come in, sit, relax, eat and stroll the grounds.

    Related to:
    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
    • Architecture
    • Luxury Travel

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    Tour of the West Baden Springs Hotel

    by Dabs Updated Jan 14, 2008

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    West Baden Springs Hotel

    The Historic Landmark Foundation offers daily tours of the hotel. The tour starts at the main gate on route 56, goes through part of the grounds and ends inside the hotel in the domed room. The guide said the walk was about 1 mile and is handicapped accessible.

    Tour info from the website:

    70-minute tours occur four times a day, 10 a.m., noon, 2 and 4 p.m., at each hotel. Offered daily year-round, except Christmas day.

    Cost:
    $10 per adult, $5 per child 13-18, $2 per child 6-12, free for children 5 and under.

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    Interior-dome

    by Dabs Written Apr 25, 2004

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    Dome

    Until 1963, when the Houston Astrodome was built, the West Baden Springs Hotel's dome was the largest in the world, 200 feet in diameter, 100 feet in height.

    It took 277 days to build it in 1902 and 30 months to restore it in 1996-98.

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    Bowling and billards

    by Dabs Updated Apr 26, 2004

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    Bowling and billards hall

    This building was used as the bowling and billards hall. The interior is not renovated but you can take a look inside and imagine what it might have looked like.

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    West Baden Springs Hotel entrance gate

    by Dabs Written Apr 26, 2004

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    West Baden arch

    This is the entrance gate to the West Baden Springs Hotel which announces that it is the Carlsbad of America. In the center of the arch is the mascot, Sprudel.

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    Interior-fireplace

    by Dabs Written Apr 25, 2004

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    West Baden Springs Hotel fireplace

    Inside the grand lobby is the beautiful fireplace estimated worth around $1 million!

    In the right hand corner you will see Sprudel, the gnome "mascot" of West Baden Springs Hotel.

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