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French Lick Scenic Railway

8594 W State Road 56, French Lick, IN 47432-9343
+1 800-748-7246
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Boring even for the children. The little bit of information on Larry Byrd home was the best... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Interesting experience but I wouldn't do it again

The scenery is not great. Trees and brush block most of the view. The train moved very slowly. I... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
Indianapolis, Indiana
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8594 W State Road 56, French Lick, IN 47432-9343
+1 800-748-7246
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Boring even for the children. The little bit of information on Larry Byrd home was the best part. The countryside was pretty.

Thank llkunard
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

The scenery is not great. Trees and brush block most of the view. The train moved very slowly. I did this ride around 25 years ago and I remember it being more interesting. There was a decent amount of drinking and foul language by the...More

Thank Pappnc
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

This was more for families with children. Great for grandparents with their grandchildren. Not interesting enough for couples. The people that work on the train are just wonderful. The seats are comfortable and they have an air conditioned car for those very hot days. They...More

1  Thank ebarone344
Reviewed 2 July 2017

The volunteer staff were very polite and helpful. The conductor shared some historical information about the area during the trip. We took the Wild West train ride the Saturday before Independence Day. The Wild West show was fun for children, not scary; not a big...More

Thank Margie M
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Recommend the Wild West train ride. Fun to ride on the train and a surprise at the end of the tracks!

Thank Beth C
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

In fairness we are two adults who have ridden a couple amazing railways. For us the French Lick railway was rather boring. Thankfully it was a beautiful day. This is a good experience for families, especially with children who are riding for the first time....More

Thank Sharon C
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

We took the train as part of a larger business group. The train traveled about 50 minutes to a location where they hosted a cookout for us. At this dinner theater style event we had hot dogs and burgers. The theater group acted out a...More

Thank Scott P
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

This is a must do attraction. The railway was very nice. They have air conditioning in some of the cars and then the others were open air. It was so nice to have the refreshments and snacks on the train. This lasted a little over...More

1  Thank Kristenray
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed traveling by train as part of our vacation. We have an 8, 4 and 1 year old and all enjoyed watching out the windows. The tour guide was humorous and made the trip even more enjoyable. All of the staff were excellent and...More

Thank Mitch F
Reviewed 3 June 2017

The grandparents got tickets for my toddler to ride the train during the railway holdup. I was worried that it might be a little scary for little guys, but it was very kid friendly. The outlaws ride up on horseback alongside the train while it's...More

1  Thank cheesqueen
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12 July 2017|
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Response from Indiana_Brown | Reviewed this property |
When we went, it was just a train ride (no theater) and the price was the same for all the cars. Some cars had a/c and a second "floor", which I didn't care for because it's very skinny and it's just a long bench. The main... More
Ryan K
31 March 2017|
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Response from memoryseeker | Reviewed this property |
Ours was with a Lions Clubs group, I would say about an hour and half total, down and back. It was not very scenic.
18 February 2017|
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Response from Vicki F | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. I have never ridden the Polar Express.