Guests from Bing Crosby to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, captains of industry and pampered socialites came to drink the smelly sulfur water, take spa treatments, and often test their luck in the casinos.
Indiana Landmarks played an instrumental role in saving the West Baden Springs Hotel, a ruin when we bought it in 1996 and recruited the Cook family of Bloomington who performed an award-winning feat of restoration. We continue to provide tours in both hotels. Your tour guide will highlight the hotels’ fascinating history, award-winning restorations, and revivals’ impact on the entire region.
In addition to the ongoing tours of each hotel, we offer Twilight Tours, and a tour combined with Wednesday afternoon tea in the domed atrium (a grand hotel tradition). We also offer group tours and lectures by appointment.
All tours depart from Landmarks Emporium, our shops in each hotel. In the Emporium, you’ll find books and postcards, of course, joined by a unique and ever-changing mix of historically inspired merchandise—from top hats and fascinators to childrens’ toys.