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Hidden Gems III - French Lick, IN


Highlights:    (Inclusions subject to change)  
• Lunch at Stoll’s Country Inn Restaurant
• Step-On Guided History Tour of French Lick/West Baden
• BBQ Dinner, Wagon Rides & Bluegrass Musical 
   performance at Wilstem Ranch
• Walking Tour of West Baden Springs Hotel & 
   French Lick Springs Hotel
• First Chance Center Factory Tour & Shopping
• The Abbeydell Hall at the Legend of French Lick 
   Dinner & Variety Show
• Jasper City Mill Guided Tour 
• 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch & 1 Dinner
• Two Nights Lodging at the Comfort Suites Hotel
• Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation
• Tour Protection Available Upon Request

Departure Points & Times:
Washington: Depart 7:00 AM / Return 5:00 PM
Kirkwood: Depart 8:00 AM / Return 4:00 PM

Thursday, September 12
Today we depart to find our Hidden Gems in Indiana!  We will stop for an included lunch at Stoll’s Country Inn Restaurant in Evansville, IN, before continuing on to our Step-On Guided History Tour of French Lick / West Baden, IN.  Get a deeper appreciation for the rich history unique to this area. After we check into our hotel, the Comfort Suites in French Lick, IN, we will depart for an included BBQ Dinner and Entertainment at Wilstem Ranch.  Wilstem is a working ranch in a scenic wooded setting. Entertainment includes wagon rides and a bluegrass musical performance.  (L/D)

Friday, September 13
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel this morning before we depart for our Historic Landmark Walking Tours of French Lick Springs Hotel & West Baden Springs Hotel. Located on 3,300 acres steeped in history and natural beauty, the French Lick Springs Hotel played host to political guests such as Presidents FDR and Ronald Reagan.  The West Baden Springs Hotel was a former “Eighth Wonder of the World” as a lavish resort when opened in 1902. This afternoon we will tour the First Chance Factory & shopping at Envision Designs. This is a unique opportunity for guests to give back & gain a beautiful, one-of-a-kind product from individuals with disabilities. Dinner & Entertainment tonight is at the Abbeydell Hall at the Legend of French Lick. The former estate of a celebrity has been converted into a unique venue featuring original musical productions. This family friendly American Variety show has music, dancing and laughter.  (B/D)       

Saturday, September 14
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel this morning before we depart for our Guided Tour of the Jasper City Mill. Sitting on the south bank of the Patoka River, the Jasper City Mill is a working grist mill, grinding corn and making cornmeal to sell in its Country Store. There also is a functioning 25-foot diameter water wheel, and its workings are easy for visitors to observe.  The old mill's most famous visitor was young Abraham Lincoln, who came with his father, Thomas, in 1828 to grind the family's grain.   After rest & meal stops enroute, we return home.    (B)

Tour Cost:
 $420.00 per person - Double Room
$510.00 per person - Single Room
$400.00 per person - Triple Room

$100.00 deposit due with reservation.
Final Payment Due:  August 8, 2019

***Travel on Two Hidden Gems thru the year & receive an additional $15.00 Travel Coupon; Travel on Three & receive an additional $20.00 Travel Coupon; Travel on Four & receive an additional $25.00 Travel Coupon! 

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