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See a slice of Southern Indiana during a summer getaway.

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You don’t just visit Southern Indiana, — you discover it. Whether you’re gazing up at the grand 200'-diameter dome in the West Baden atrium or into the eyes of a giraffe, your reaction will likely be “Wow.”

From a pampering spa trip at the resort to a family-fun getaway in a cabin, the French Lick West Baden area offers Lexingtonians many different ways to vacation. With everything in such close proximity (just two and a half hours from Lexington), there’s no reason not to try it all.

French Lick Resort

Nestled among the hills of southern Indiana is a resort at the height of luxury. With two national award-winning historic hotels, a casino, two healing mineral spas + three exciting golf courses, there’s always more to do at French Lick Resort.


In addition to feeding Bert the giraffe, you can also learn about him and even get a picture with him. Don’t forget to meet kangaroos, the ranch iguana, and more.

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Southern Indiana is conveniently located, which means it’s the ideal locale for a weekend getaway.

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Patoka Lake

Incredibly beautiful, Patoka Lake is the second-largest reservoir in Indiana and is spread across Dubois, Crawford, and Orange counties.

Cave Country Canoes

This family-run business offers camping, canoe, and kayak adventures along the Blue River. Choose from one of their amazing trips and explore Indiana’s natural beauty.


Hop on a train and ride to Jasper, which hosts Strassenfest, a traditional German festival. This family-oriented, four-day festival happens in early August. Visitors are invited to enjoy food, dancing, singing, and more.

Plan your visit.


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