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Jan 28
Elephant Retreat is BACK for an extended season in 2016!

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We are SO excited to announce that Elephant Retreat will be BACK for an extended season in 2016! As many know, French Lick’s circus history is deeply rooted. In 1913, B.E. Wallace sold Hagenbeck-Wallace circus to Ed Ballard of French Lick Indiana. This year we have added an elephant barn and expanded our pasture to create an even BETTER home for the girls! We are so excited to welcome the girls back as repeat Wilstem guests and are sure to treat them with the greatest customer service!

The African elephant herd of three girls will be vacationing at Wilstem March 12th through October 29th. A fun informative educational seminar will consist of a one hour experience to visit with the girls in their new home, learn all you could want to know about these amazing creatures, ask questions, touch them, take pictures, and watch as they head out to graze. Interested in an EVEN MORE intimate two hour experience? Indulge in their spa appointment by participating in bath time, educational seminar is included. Both seminar options take place daily Tuesday thru Sunday. Available educational seminars take place at 10:30 AM and 4:00 PM for $25 per person. Spa appointments take place at 9:30 AM and 3:00 PM for $59 for adults and $49 for children 12 and under. Ages 2 and under are free.

This one of a kind up-close encounter is a rare and wonderful opportunity to learn more about these amazing creatures and connect with them in a tranquil environment. To book your elephant experience or for group information, visit www.wilstemranch.com or call us at 812-936-4484. Advance reservations are required. Seminar times are based on EST. For area visitor information please contact Visit French Lick West Baden www.vflwb.com 812-936-3418 #vflwb

Follow along with the girls during their visit at Elephant Retreat on social media by using the #elephantretreat. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram at Wilstem Ranch.

 

 

Sep 21
25 Ways to Celebrate Fall in French Lick

25 Ways to Celebrate Fall in French Lick

1.  Splash down one of our amazing water slides…while indoors!

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2.  Take a family hike at Wilstem Ranch

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3.  Soar through the trees on our ziplines at Wilstem Ranch

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4.  Take a ride among the Fall foliage in our side by side ATVs

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5.  Come and meet Thelma, Frank, and Louise at the Wilstem petting farm

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6.  See our Bison at Wilstem Ranch

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7.  Enjoy a train ride during a Wild West Hold-up

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8.  Pick a pumpkin with the family at the Wilstem Pumpkin Patch

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9.  Take a hayride

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10.  Go on a scenic tour of Patoka Lake

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11.  Enjoy a round of golf in the crisp air

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12.  Check out the Pumpkin Festival

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13.  Take a tour of historic West Baden

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14.  Enjoy a nice glass of wine at French Lick Winery

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15.  Play in the leaves

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16.  Enjoy a good campfire while camping at Hoosier National Forest

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17.  Saddle up for a horseback trail ride at Wilstem Ranch

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18. Enjoy a yummy dessert at German Cafe

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19.  Climb up our 40 foot climbing wall at Wilstem Pumpkin Patch

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20.  Eat a nice warm bowl of soup at Mickey’s Deli

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21. Play a game of Lazer Tag at Shotz

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22.  Get spooked at the Haunted Mansion haunted house

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23.  Reel in a big one on Patoka Lake

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24.  Play a round of Cosmic Golf at Shotz

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25.  Sit back, relax, and enjoy the season

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Aug 27
Pumpkin Patch and Haunted Mansion Info

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Big Splash Adventure is proud to sponsor again this year, the HAUNTED MANSION, located on the Boulevard in French Lick.  The Haunted Mansion will be open October 2-October 31.  Hours of operation are 6:00-8:00 on weekdays and 6:00-9:00 on weekends. Admission price is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.

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The Pumpkin Patch is back to Wilstem Ranch this year, located on State Hwy 56 between French Lick and Paoli.  This year we will have an expanded petting farm, the chance to take a hayride to see Bison, Rock Climb Wall and Bungee Jumper, and our Pumpkin Chucker.  Here is the information you need to know:

Dates of Operation:
Saturday October 3-Sunday November 1
Operating Hours:
Sunday-Thursday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm and Friday-Saturday 11:00 am-5:00 pm
Pricing:
Admission-$8.00 (Adult Admission includes 3 ride tickets)
Price Includes-Pumpkin for ages 12 and under, petting farm, corn box, playhouse, and bounce house
Tickets will be available for purchase for $2.00 each or 6 for $10.00
Ride Ticket Requirements:
Barrel Train-1 ticket
Wagon Ride-1 ticket
Mini Zipline-1 ticket
Rock Wall-2 tickets
Bungee Jumper-2 tickets
Pumpkin Chucker-2 tickets (includes pie pumpkin)
Concessions:
Drinks-$2.00
Chips-$1.00
Animal Feed: $1.00

CLICK HERE for $1.00 off coupon, good for up to 4 people!

 

 

Aug 04
Vote for us!

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Big Splash Adventure has been nominated for the USA Today 10 Best Contest! An expert panel selected Big Splash Adventure as a contender for Best Indoor Water Park! The contest, which is being promoted by USA TODAY, gives voters four weeks to vote for the candidate of their choice at http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-indoor-water-park/.  You can vote once a day for the run of the contest.

Voting ends Monday, August 31st, 2015 at 11:59am EDT and the winners will be announced on 10Best on Friday, September 4th, 2015 at 12:00pm EDT, then later on USA TODAY.

 

 

Jul 14
Elephant Retreat Photos

The girls are here and having an amazing vacation complete with mud masks, daily spa treatments, snacks, and exercise.  Check out of a few pictures from our vacation! #elephantretreat

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For more information on how to see these amazing animals, visit www.wilstemranch.com or our Packages and Specials tab.

 

 

Apr 21
KitchenAid® Artisan® Series Tilt-Head Stand Mixer Giveaway

Big Splash Adventure is partnering with KitchenAid for the 2015 Senior PGA Championship.  We will be giving away a KitchenAid® Artisan® Series Tilt-Head Stand Mixer in Crystal Blue!  To enter this amazing giveaway, visit our Facebook page.

If you are visiting Big Splash Adventure, be sure to check out our display in the lobby.  Barbie is having a relaxing swim in her bowl pool : )

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Mar 31
Big Splash Adventure’s stance on Indiana’s RFRA

We have received several questions on where Big Splash Adventure stands in reference to the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act. We respect the values and rights of all of our guests and employees. We will continue to employ, welcome, and serve all citizens regardless of religion, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, class, or disability. We strive to define the word hospitality by being friendly and generous to guests, visitors, and strangers.

 

 

Mar 30
Visit with the Easter Bunny

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Get a one on one encounter with the Easter Bunny this Sunday….you may even get an egg with a treat!

We wish you and your family a Happy Easter!

 

 

Feb 10
Spring Break 2015 NEW Attractions

THAWOUT from winter this Spring Break!  There’s so much to celebrate it’s going to be great!  No homework or tests, just slides and jets!  Plus, we have added some new attractions for Spring Break 2015!  Check them out:

Gyroscope

Click HERE to see Gyroscope in action

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Ticket Cost:
$3 for 1 ride
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$5 for 2 rides

**250 lb. weight restriction applies.  Height restrictions may apply!

Bungee Trampoline and Rock Climb Wall

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Ticket Cost:
$6 Bungee Trampoline
$7 Rock Climb Wall

**Height and weight restrictions may apply!  Operating hours will vary…weather permitting.

Just to give you a heads up, for the comfort of our guests this Spring Break we will be selling LESS day passes than we have in the past!  To ensure admittance, you must purchase your tickets in advance on our website.  You can purchase your tickets HERE!  We can’t wait to see you this Spring Break!  It’s going to be one to remember!

 

 

Feb 03
New Galley Wall Art

The Galley is getting some much needed wall art! Check out our new information and visuals about some of the other activities offered at our sister properties!

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They look great!  Come check them out!

 

 

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