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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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Nice Little Ride for the Family

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 November 2016
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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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 

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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.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The train ride is nothing fancy but was a chance to get out on a beautiful fall day and spend time with family.

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Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

It was supposed to be the highlight of our Weekend in French Lick. We were in a double deck car, which was kind of cool. I was excited about the train ride. As we departed the station, there were trees on both sides. We continued down the path, we went through a tunnel. It was nothing spectacular, because it was... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We have been on a number of 1 to 5 hour train rides in the midwest. This excursion was the Train Robbery ride and there were quite a few people riding. Couples old and young, families with older kids as well as many with young children. The ride is leisurely and the show was well done.

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