West Baden Springs Travel Guide

  • West Baden Springs Hotel
    West Baden Springs Hotel
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  • Inside the Hotel
    Inside the Hotel
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    Butterfly
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West Baden Springs Things to Do

  • Visit the West Baden Springs Hotel

    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.

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  • Visit the Hotel

    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.

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  • Tour of the 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...

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  • Bowling and billards

    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

    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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  • Spring house

    Unfortunately my only photo is one that is obscured by trees, after the tour ended I had planned on going back out for more pics but it started to rain.This was one of the spring houses in art deco style, the interior has not been renovated so you are not allowed inside.

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  • West Baden bank

    Located at the entrance of the West Baden Springs Hotel.According to the www.preserveindiana.com website, it dates back to 1917 and may have served the wealthy patrons staying at the resort.

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  • Interior-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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  • Interior-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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West Baden Springs Transportation

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    by Dabs Updated Apr 25, 2004

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    The Hotel is very easy to find. From the north we took highway 37, turned right (west) on highway 150, left (south) on route 56 and you can see the hotel on your right as you approach.

    It took us about an hour from Bloomington, IN

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West Baden Springs Local Customs

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    by Dabs Updated Apr 25, 2004

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    West Baden was named after Weis Baden in Germany. Both places have mineral springs, however, the mineral springs in Weis Baden, Germany are warm or hot, while the mineral springs in West Baden, Indiana are cold.

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