Year Round Family Fun



Mar 31
Dinosaur Train Packages

Ride Ride the Dinosaur Train! Packages start at $263 and include room, water park passes, full hot breakfast, and Dinosaur Train tickets. Visit for information about our Indiana Railway Museum Jim Henson’s Dinosaur Train packages! For more information about the train ride visit



Nov 07
Santa’s Magical Workshop

Santa’s Magical Workshop at Beechwood Mansion

Venture into this magical home this holiday season!  The Beechwood Mansion house has been adorned with holiday decorations including twinkle lights, Christmas trees, and even Santa’s Workshop!

You can mingle with Kris Kringle himself during a Santa meet-and-greet, which includes cookies and hot chocolate.  Hike up to the third floor and into Santa’s Workshop.  Create your own special craft to take home, not to mention a photo with the “big guy” himself.  The fun doesn’t stop there; you can venture into Comfyland, specifically for children ages 12 months to 5 years old.  This maze-like experience attracts the toddler to go through the different corners, and provides a dynamic, mental and physical voyage of investigation and exploration.    For the older kids, play in our XBox Kinect gameroom or slide down our 250 foot Alpine Super Slide.  Pricing is $15 for adults and children.  Santa’s Magical Workshop is open Thursday-Sunday Nov 15-Dec 29.  For specific hours of operation, visit  Santa’s Magical Workshop is located at 8505 W. State Road 56, French Lick IN 47432.



Sep 10
Meet Mazey

Meet Mazey!  She is our 7 week old baby Zebra all the way from Texas.  She will be staying at Wilstem Ranch, our sister property and be one of the features of our petting farm at Wilstem Ranch Pumpkin Patch at Castle Knoll Farms.  We are very excited to welcome her to our Wilstem family and can’t wait to share her beauty with you!  She has her own blog where she is posting the ins and outs of the Ranch and features of the Pumpkin Patch.  You can follow her at!



Aug 13
Gearing up for Fall

At Big Splash we are always gearing up for the upcoming season and this time of year it is FALL….my favorite : )  We are very excited for a few new things going on at Big Splash.  We are moving the Wilstem Ranch Pumpkin Patch to Castle Knoll Farms, located right on Hwy 56 between French Lick and Paoli.  It will be much more visible and give us flexibility for Fall weddings at Wilstem Ranch.  Its also a little closer drive for our guests….an added bonus : )  We are expanding our petting farm and adding a Neveplast Super Slide (pictured below)!!!!  It will be so fun!

Admission to the Pumpkin Patch will be $11 per person and will include a FREE pumpkin for children 12 and under, access to several activities at the Patch including a corn box, childrens hay maze, childrens mini zipline, playhouse, and an EXPANDED petting farm.  There will also be additional activities available for a nominal charge including hayrides, barrel train rides, and the Neveplast Super Slide.  Join us this fall!  Open September 28-November 3, located on Hwy 56 between French Lick and Paoli.  For information call us at 812-936-4484 or visit!



Jun 06
Big Splash is now on Instagram


Big Splash Adventure is now on Instagram!  Instagram is a fast and easy way to share photos with your friends.  It is available on the app store for all you Apple users or on Google Play.  Check it out and follow us at bigsplashadventure!  Happy Picture Snapping : )



Jan 22
Opening in 2013….French Lick Ziplines!

We are SUPER excited about our newest attraction opening in winter 2013….French Lick Ziplines. 

The zip line consists of 9 segments and is over 4000 feet long. The zip line tour is a canopy tour with flatforms as high as 35 feet off the ground. For groups of 8-10 or more we supply two tour guides. 

Our system utilizes self braking zip lines. They are much safer than some other types of zip lines. They prevent you from being slammed into trees or twisting ankles by hitting the ground. With our ziplines you don’t land on the ground, instead you always land on platforms, which greatly decreases the likilihood of injury. All zip line guides are Abee and ACCT Certified.

Pricing for a zip line ride is $59 per person. Each ride is two and a half hours long. The ride starts out on the ground with in depth training by a certified zip line leader. The training will help you to feel comfortable with the ride as well as insure all safety protocols are followed. This also includes a wagon ride up to the disembarking point.  For more information, visit our website at or call us at 812-936-4484!



Aug 30
Haunted Mansion

The Haunted Mansion

In addition to our Pumpkin Patch at Wilstem Ranch, we are also excited to announce that we will be hosting a spooky Haunted House at The Mansion, another sister property located right on the boulevard in French Lick!  Be scared out of your boots in this eerie mansion gone ghoulish complete with spiders, creaking doors and startling creepiness.  An actual ghost citing is always a possibility at The Mansion any time of year!  Hours of operation are 7:00-9:00 on weekdays and 7:00-10:00 on weekends September21 through end of October.  Admission price is $7 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.



Aug 16
Coming Soon….Pumpkin Patch

We are so excited for the Fall that we have decided to do a Pumpkin Patch this year!  We felt like our sister property Wilstem Guest Ranch was the perfect place!  Hop on a hayride up to our 7 acre patch and pick your very own pumpkin…not to mention participate in some fun family activities!  Wilstem Guest Ranch is only 7 miles from Big Splash and is 1,100 acres of beautiful woods and fields.  Check out their website at  The offer horseback riding and even have cabins that you can rent!  Watch for more information coming soon with specific hours of operation and pricing!



Jul 19
New Area Attraction

New to the French Lick area is Lark Valley Ziplines!  Fly through the air on 10 Ziplines that extend over one mile through the beautiful woods of Southern Indiana and over a scenic lake.  Zipping is a fun way to get an aerial view!  Families, friends, and groups will enjoy zipping through the trees in our forest nestled in scenic Southern Indiana.  Zippers sail through the air on steel cables, secured in a safety harness and attached to a zip pully system.  Lark Valley Zip Lines are open weekends 10am to 6 pm.  Visit for more information!



Mar 14
Murder Mysteries aboard the Indiana Railway

Looking for something interesting and exciting to do during your visit to Big Splash Adventure?  Check out the Murder Mysteries aboard the Indiana Railway Museum.  Guests will assist in the questioning of a bizarre group of suspects.  The suspects will be introduced at dinner and afterwards everyone will board the train for the investigation.  At trips end, everyone makes their guesses and the “Ace Detective Award” is presented for the most accurate solution to the crime!  Sounds fun to me!  You can participate in a ticket including dinner for $42 or show only for $25.  Menu includes buffet style:

Grilled Chicken Breast
Sliced Roast Beef with Gravy
Red Potatoes in Butter Sauce
California Vegetable Medley
Salad and Assorted Dressings
Dinner Rolls
Assorted Pies
Coffee, Tea, Water

Shows take place March 23, 24, 28, 30, 31, and April 4, 6, 7, 13, 14, and 20.  Tickets are available for people of all ages.  Children under the age of 6 are FREE!  It is a family friendly event!  Interested in more information, call the train station at 800-74-TRAIN!



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