Big Splash Adventure - French Lick, IN

1- or 2-Night Stay with Water-Park and Holiday Event Passes at Big Splash Adventure in French Lick, IN

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Indoor Water Park, Arcade, and Santa's Workshop in Picturesque French Lick

Inside Big Splash Adventure, the atmosphere is strictly tropical year round. Its 40,000-square-foot indoor water park is surrounded by glass walls and features a retractable roof that can open up during warmer months. The water park is the centerpiece of a fun-filled, family-friendly resort set on 75 wooded acres, where guests also enjoy access to an arcade, a mini-golf course, and the Alpine Slide, which takes you 250 feet gliding down a hill.

The water park’s glass walls let ample sunlight pour onto the colorful tube slides that twist and turn high above a lazy river fringed with tropical plants and faux boulders. A giant parakeet statue is perched above the whimsical kids' area, which keeps tykes on their toes with a teetering splash bucket and a pirate-themed obstacle course. Grownups can relax in a 25-person hot tub heated to a balmy 100 degrees.

This getaway also includes admission to the Santa's Magical Workshop at The Mansion, open till January 5. It has a gingerbread house and holiday-related crafts, and you can meet up with Santa and get your picture taken. After a day of adventure, guests can dine on grilled shrimp, barbecue-bacon burgers, or buffalo wings at Big Splash’s Boatyard Restaurant.

French Lick, Indiana: Charming Resort Town with Sprawling State Forest and Rich History

Far south in Indiana, near the Kentucky border, the small town of French Lick boasts a unique landscape that helped shape its evolution into a resort town. Roughly two centuries ago, visitors flocked to French Lick and the neighboring West Baden Springs to bathe in the area's naturally therapeutic waters, which left several salt licks in the surrounding soil. The former French trading post is still popular with tourists today, less for the springs than the 200,000-acre Hoosier National Forest. Here, tree-lined trails weave past creeks, a 19th-century post office, and caves.

You don't have to venture far to get a taste of French Lick's rich history, which earned the town a spot on the National Register of Historic Places. At the Indiana Railway Museum, climb aboard a vintage locomotive that goes chugging through the forest. The railway is known for its staged Wild West robberies. Elsewhere, daily tours explore the century-old West Baden Springs Hotel, a National Historic Landmark with 200-foot domed ceilings adorned with frescoes.

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What You Get

Stay for up to four in a double splash room

  • Option 1: $179 for a 1-night stay (up to a $269 value)
  • Option 2: $299 for a 2-night stay (up to a $458 value)



Included in all options:

  • Daily water-park admission for four
  • Four tickets for the Alpine Slide
  • Four tickets for Santa's Workshop (thru 12/29/13) or Magical Mansion (12/29/13–2/28/14)

Policies and Fees

Book by: 2/7/14
Travel by: 2/28/14

  • Blackout dates: Not valid 12/31/13, 1/18–1/20, or 2/15–2/17/14
  • Cancellation policy & fees: 72-hour cancellation notice required or fee of one-night's stay up to the Groupon price applies
  • Taxes: 11% tax not included
  • Additional fees: Saturday night stays require an additional $30 fee, paid upon booking

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • Complimentary hot breakfast
  • Massive indoor water park
  • Arcade and mini golf
  • Several dining options
  • Fitness center
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The Fine Print

  • Must book by 2/7/14 or promo value expires
  • Must complete travel by 2/28/14
  • Not valid 12/31/13, 1/18-1/20, or 2/15-2/17/14
  • Saturday nights require additional $30 fee, paid upon booking
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • 72-hour cancellation notice required or fee of one-night's stay up to the Groupon price applies
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Must use promo value in 1 visit
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 11% tax not included.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Other Details

Room Details

Double Splash Room

  • Two queen beds
  • Standard occupancy: 4
  • Maximum occupancy: 5
  • Adding occupants above standard: $20 per night for an additional guest

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: please contact property for handicap-accessibility requests or options.
  • Room upgrades: available at an additional cost; subject to availability

Getting There

  • By plane: about 65 miles from Louisville International Airport (SDF)
  • By car: about 60 miles south of Bloomington

Traveler's Tips

  • The water park is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during some months; see the calendar for the most up-to-date operating hours.

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