Big Splash Adventure

One- or Two-Night Stay with Santa’s Workshop Visit and Laser Tag or Mini Golf at Big Splash Adventure in French Lick, IN

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

In winter, snowfall often blankets the 75 wooded acres on which Big Splash Adventure sits, creating a picturesque scene fit for a Christmas card. But at the family-friendly resort's indoor water park, things stay strictly tropical all year round. The 40,000-square-foot aquatic facility is the centerpiece of the fun-filled resort, but you can also play laser tag and mini golf here, or head to nearby Beechwood Mansion to sip hot cocoa in Santa's workshop.

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

For a taste of the North Pole, Santa's Magical Workshop at Beechwood Mansion offers a slew of holiday-themed activities. Kids can craft their own ornaments, take a ride on Santa's train, and help decorate a big gingerbread house. After a day of adventure, Big Splash and Double Splash guest rooms make for a comfy spot to unwind in front of a flat-screen TV. A piping-hot breakfast awaits in the morning.

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. The forest puts on a dazzling show in the fall, when golden poplars, orange maples, and a host of wildflowers burst into color. Come winter, you can take a day trip east to Paoli Peaks Ski Resort to go tubing down a 700-foot slide, snowboarding in one of two terrain parks, or downhill skiing on the evergreen-lined trails.

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. Elsewhere, daily tours venture into 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

  • Option 1: $175 for a one-night stay (up to a $346 value)
  • Option 2: $259 for a two-night stay (up to a $575 value)

Book by: 1/4/13
Travel windows: 11/16/12–11/25/12, 11/30/12–12/2/12, 12/7/12–12/9/12, and 12/14/12–1/6/13

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


  • Massive indoor water park
  • Access to Santa's workshop
  • Laser tag and mini golf onsite
  • Several dining options
  • Fitness center

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 1/4/13 or promo value expires
  • Valid for travel 11/16-11/25, 11/30-12/2, 12/7-12/9, and 12/14/12-1/6/13
  • Not valid 12/31
  • Limit 3 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts
  • Limit 3 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required; subject to availability
  • 72hr cancellation notice or fee of applicable one-night's stay up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Not valid with other offers
  • 11% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

Big Splash Room

  • One king bed and one sleeper sofa
  • Standard occupancy: 4
  • Maximum occupancy: 5
  • Adding occupants above standard: $20 per night for an additional guest

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: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

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

Traveler's Tips

  • Admission to laser tag, Santa's workshop, and mini-golf included for four participants. Additional fees apply for a 5th guest.

Customer Reviews

Kids had fun.
Miranda M. · December 29, 2012
The room with all the activities was a lot of fun.
Bonita H. · February 1, 2017
My kids love the water park
April B. · January 16, 2017

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