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French Lick Scenic Railway

8594 W State Road 56, French Lick, IN 47432-9343
+1 800-748-7246
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I was really excited to go on this train ride, thought it would be fun and a good experience for my... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2017
Zsuzsikaq
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Mishawaka, Indiana
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Ok but wouldn't do it again.

It was ok not scenic unless you like lots of trees. Even things they pointed out on trip you could... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2017
redfox24
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Illinois
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  • Very good29%
  • Average20%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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8594 W State Road 56, French Lick, IN 47432-9343
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Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

I was really excited to go on this train ride, thought it would be fun and a good experience for my girls ages 11 & 17 since we have never been on a train. The tunnel was the most exciting thing about the whole ride...More

Thank Zsuzsikaq
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

It was ok not scenic unless you like lots of trees. Even things they pointed out on trip you could not see for trees. Staff was nice. Just a 2 hour train ride and made some car sick with the cars swaying. Glad we went...More

Thank redfox24
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Thought it would be a fun thing to do in the afternoon. Unfortunately after we got on a rainstorm hit, didn't last long but knocked down a tree a few miles up the line. They attempted to move but ended up backing back to rail...More

Thank Rob M
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We rode the train on a beautiful June day. Cool weather was a plus - we sat in the back where the windows opened. The trip up (45 minutes) was fun and interesting. we did travel through a cave. But on the way back you...More

3  Thank GOPManda
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Boring even for the children. The little bit of information on Larry Byrd home was the best part. The countryside was pretty.

Thank llkunard
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

The scenery is not great. Trees and brush block most of the view. The train moved very slowly. I did this ride around 25 years ago and I remember it being more interesting. There was a decent amount of drinking and foul language by the...More

Thank Pappnc
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

This was more for families with children. Great for grandparents with their grandchildren. Not interesting enough for couples. The people that work on the train are just wonderful. The seats are comfortable and they have an air conditioned car for those very hot days. They...More

1  Thank ebarone344
Reviewed 2 July 2017

The volunteer staff were very polite and helpful. The conductor shared some historical information about the area during the trip. We took the Wild West train ride the Saturday before Independence Day. The Wild West show was fun for children, not scary; not a big...More

Thank Margie M
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Recommend the Wild West train ride. Fun to ride on the train and a surprise at the end of the tracks!

Thank Beth C
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

In fairness we are two adults who have ridden a couple amazing railways. For us the French Lick railway was rather boring. Thankfully it was a beautiful day. This is a good experience for families, especially with children who are riding for the first time....More

Thank Sharon C
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Chadwell14
11 July 2017|
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Response from Indiana_Brown | Reviewed this property |
When we went, it was just a train ride (no theater) and the price was the same for all the cars. Some cars had a/c and a second "floor", which I didn't care for because it's very skinny and it's just a long bench. The main... More
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Ryan K
30 March 2017|
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Response from memoryseeker | Reviewed this property |
Ours was with a Lions Clubs group, I would say about an hour and half total, down and back. It was not very scenic.
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krakeamy
18 February 2017|
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Response from Vicki F | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. I have never ridden the Polar Express.
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