Year Round Family Fun



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


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 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 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.


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