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French Lick Scenic Railway

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Address: 8594 W State Road 56, French Lick, IN 47432-9343
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+1 800-748-7246

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Cute and fun but don't expect Disney Level

My kids 11, 5, 3 and 14 month all loved it. The dancers are middle school theater kids that really are trying there best. If you keep expectation low and don't think its going... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 November 2016
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

It is a must do. We had so much fun and plan on going again next year!!!! Everyone was so nice and friendly. I don't know who had more fun, the kids or the adults

2 Thank Tara V
Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

My kids 11, 5, 3 and 14 month all loved it. The dancers are middle school theater kids that really are trying there best. If you keep expectation low and don't think its going to be professional actors you'll have fun. its what you make of it as a parent. The more we got involved the more they licked it... More 

1 Thank vallow55
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

this IS the worse train ride I have ever been on and I have been on at least 20 plus. I call it the ride to NOWHERE. It is NOT as they advertised. It is not a steam locomotive. No interesting commentary. Some cheap snacks and end of line to porta potties. The scenery IS nothing you cant see driving... More 

4 Thank geraldine g
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

So let me start by saying my Mother loves trains! We've been to French Lick before (helpful hint: stay in Jasper. The resort is not worth the cost) and took the trolley between resorts. This was similar but a "push/pull" train and a lot longer. The cost is minimal. The scenery is so so. On the right side, you see... More 

Thank Cindy R
Orlando, Florida
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28 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Keeping it simple: Not what is advertised on the website AT ALL! Don't waste your time or money when you could do something more fun with the family in French Lick. There's not much to look at except trees and old broken down houses on one side and a hill that blocks the view on the other. Never saw a... More 

2 Thank suavecito11
Springfield, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

This ride was not very exciting but was a nice ride through some pretty forest. At least it was better than others we have been on in the Midwest. The cars could use some maintenance and upkeep, but for $17 it was ok. Probably wouldn't do it again but glad we went on such a beautiful day.

Thank HDTraveler2011
Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

I went here with my husband, toddler and a baby. Overall it was ok. My husband and toddler enjoyed it. It was a little disorganized when boarding because know one knew where to board. Once on the train, it desperately needed a thorough cleaning and maintenance. The ride itself was relaxing with nice views of the ole country scenery and... More 

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Bloomfield, Kentucky
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

While it is a train and yes, you are taking a train ride, I would not call it scenic at all. There's just not much to it, really. Been there, done it, will never do it again.

1 Thank Kstump
Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This train ride does exactly what they say. It takes you through the Hoosier National Forest, stops for 10 minutes and then returns the same way as you came. It has nice views and was a relaxing way to spend a couple of hours. We were surprised how many people were there on a Tuesday. Would recommend that you get... More 

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Muncie, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The train ride is fun for adults. I am doubtful that children find much that entertains. Most of the time you can only see trees at close range. We visited before the peak leaf change, so we missed the best colors. The conductor in our car (a volunteer) was completely decked out in a uniform. It was fun that he... More 

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