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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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My wife and I took this trip in October. We were hoping for a beautiful fall foliage... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Polar Express

What a wonderful experience for young children and families. Seeing generations dressed in PJ's... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
French Lick, Indiana
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8594 W State Road 56, French Lick, IN 47432-9343
+1 800-748-7246
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I took this trip in October. We were hoping for a beautiful fall foliage. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case but it was an interesting and relaxing. We enjoyed it and woukd recommend it

Thank marcwN2141AX
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful experience for young children and families. Seeing generations dressed in PJ's and posing for pictures is priceless! Expect to be entertained on a train ride to the "North Pole." The elves were interacting with the kids and got the crowd into the...More

Thank michellelcsw
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A small town railroad station converted into a railroad excursion venue. There is a private train with a unique executive car parked at the station. And a selection of French Lick railroad souvenirs within the structure. The museum is not on the site - directions...More

Thank danielwr2017
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

You ride 45 minutes viewing trees. They turn around & ride 45 minutes back past the same trees. I'm sorry but this was not exciting. Possibly in the fall when leaves are changing or one of their theme rides would be better. And the halfway...More

Thank Karly49
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

My wife and I took our two pre-teen kids for an afternoon ride on the train. They did not have a theme going on when we traveled so it was just a ride to the 'station' and back. We opted for a dome car seat...More

Thank ANR_78
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Different times through the year they have special train rides.....Polar Express--Thomas the Train---Wizard of Oz. I have only been on the Wizard of Oz ride and it was awesome.....the kids and entertainers were amazing. The Polar Express is the most popular and reservations are a...More

Thank dino2mom
Reviewed 11 August 2017

You get to ride in a cool old railway care, but as far as a scenic trip, there wasn't anything to see except trees.

1  Thank Naomi654
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

My parents took my oldest two on the Robbery scenic train ride today. During the two hour train ride a fake robbery occurs. My dad said should of seen the look on the kids faces. The train ride doesnt have much to see on the...More

1  Thank Andrea S
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Very nice staff. Relaxing. A good glimpse at what it was like to travel by train. Lots of kids, all seemed to have fun.

1  Thank 415jeffreyn
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

For the price of the tickets it was not worth it! Couldn't see any of the places the conductor was pointing out. All you could see was tree after tree. Would advise to spend money somewhere else.

Thank kwalker25
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12 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
Ryan K
31 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.
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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