Tuesday, March 13, 2012

We've Got Things to Do

Explore Southern Indiana Events!

On Tues, Mar 13 at 6pm  is Wildflower Folklore with Jill Vance at the Bedford Public Library.  812-275-4471

Head over to Twitter and tweet us @IndianaLandmark with the hash tag #LoveLandmarks and win free tickets for our exclusive tours of the magnificent restored hotels at West Baden Springs and French Lick. Be sure to Follow us while you're there! (P.S. if you redeem your tour coupon you'll be entered for a chance to win a free overnight at West Baden.)

Is the beautiful weather reminding you to get outside and get active again? Be sure to sign up for the Dogwood Pedal, a cycling event being held in conjunction with the Orleans Dogwood Festival on Saturday, May 7, 2011. http://www.orleansdogwoodfestival.com/

Visit the Saint Meinrad Archabbey in St. Meinrad, Indiana. Tour the beautiful grounds, home to nearly 100 Benedictine monks when visiting Santa Claus, Indiana. Carol, our Office Manager, gives you all the details of this beautiful property in our latest video!


Along with many fabulous places to dine and fun things to do, enjoy a ride on The EASTER BUNNY EXPRESS aboard the French Lick Scenic Railway. Along the way, the train will be making a special stop where kids will be able to enjoy hunting for Easter eggs and other prizes. There will even be a chance to meet and have your photograph taken with the Easter Bunny. Call us at 812-936-5300.
Rodney Beasley and Sons
On March 31st, the 6th annual Southern Gospel Music Concert featuring The McKamey's, a family group from Clinton, Tennessee. Also performing are local favorites Rodney Beasley and Sons playing banjo and mandolin.  Crawford County Community 4H Park, Marengo, IN.  Tickets $10.00.

Indiana Artisan Marketplace
Sat, Mar 31 - Sun, Apr 1 
Showcasing the work of Indiana's best artists and artisans, you can buy one-of-a-kind artwork and artisan food directly from the Hoosiers who make it at this once-a-year, special event. Stop by the Limestone Country booth and learn more about the Limestone Trail, a route that winds through Lawrence and Monroe counties and features the area's limestone heritage, art, architecture and attractions. Admission is $10.00, children 7 yrs or younger are free. Parking is $3.00. Click here for more information.

Comfort Suites French Lick offers 20% off golf rates when staying at the hotel. 
Conveniently located it’s Near Casino • Indoor Go-Karts Winery • Patoka Lake • Rail Museum Horseback Riding • Spas Pioneer Village • Water Parks Cave Tours • Antique Gallery Artisan Market • Laser Tag Miniature Golf

Hike the Donaldson Woods & see the old growth forest without the leaves. Wow, those trees are tall! Enjoy your personal state park! Spring Mill State Park.

April in Lawrence County
8 – Easter Egg Scramble, Spring Mill State Park, 1 pm. Storytime, crafts, & Easter egg hunt. 812-849-3534

11-12 – Bluegrass Festival, Little Grantville Bluegrass, Fri. 4-9 pm, Sat. 12-9 pm. Multiple bands perform, food, free admission. 812-277-1705

21-22 – Lawrence County History Festival & Pow Wow, Bedford North Lawrence High School grounds, 10 am-5 pm. History re-enactments, classic rock & roll band concert by NOX, multi-nation Pow Wow, period crafts and vendors. 812-279-3561

May in Lawrence County
18-20 – International Bowhunters Organization, Triple Crown Championship, Lawrence Co. Fairgrounds, 7 am-7 pm. Adult and youth competitions, vendors, auctions, hunter defense education course. 812-277-0187

26-27 – Civil War Days, Spring Mill State Park, 9 am-5 pm.  Meet historical figures of the Civil War, such as Mrs. Robert E. Lee, and Mrs. Stonewall Jackson, battle re-enactments, and attend a Civil War Ball. 812-849-3534

25-28 – Memorial Weekend Ride, Midwest Trail Rides Horseman’s Campgrounds. Hoosier National Forest trail rides, welcome social, dance, meals, lodging, box stalls, horse clinician-Gary Lane. 812-834-6686

Abraham Lincoln turned  203 on Sunday, February 12 and the world premiere of A. Lincoln: A Pioneer Tale to take place in June at the Lincoln Amphitheatre.

The show is set in 1816  when Thomas, Nancy, Sarah, and a young Abraham Lincoln moves to Southern Indiana, at that time a wilderness with bears, cougars and wolves. The family was looking for new opportunities. Amidst the hope of a new life, Abe’s mother Nancy sings a powerful song about moving on to Indiana and never looking back. 

The scene fades to the Executive Mansion with President Lincoln talking about his beloved mother to his sons Willie and Tad. “I wish we could have met her,” says Tad. President Lincoln looks at his sons and says “Me, too. She was a special woman. She always taught me to respect others and to remember my place in life.” 
So begins A. Lincoln: A Pioneer Tale, a new musical about Abraham Lincoln’s Indiana boyhood years. Audiences will witness this inspiring story come to life at the majestic Lincoln Amphitheatre, a 1,500-seat covered outdoor venue nestled amongst the trees on the very land Lincoln walked as a boy. 

A.Lincoln: A Pioneer Tale runs June 8-June30, Wednesday to Saturday evenings with one Sunday matinee July 1. Tickets are currently on sale at the box office (online coming soon) 800-264-4223.

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Spa at French Lick Expands to Meet Customer Demand

Four massage rooms added, new shower experience offered and Pluto tubs get a BIG makeover

  Some exciting new changes are coming to The Spa at French Lick in the form of new treatment rooms, larger soaking tubs and a new shower system that can only be described as a “shower experience.”
With 65% of its business coming in the form of massages and more requests than they could handle, The Spa at French Lick saw an opportunity to expand. Four additional massage rooms are now under construction in the former salon portion of the spa. The new additions will bring the total number of treatment rooms to 28 in the 27,000 square foot spa. 

“Massages are our most requested service,” says Spa Director Kim Allen.  “More and more guests are recognizing the benefits of massage and coming to us to heal injuries, to help with certain health conditions, and to promote overall wellness."

Wellness has been a reoccurring theme ever since the spa first started offering Pluto baths over 100 years ago. With high concentrations of magnesium, sodium and potassium, the Pluto water is enriched with over 20 different minerals. The Soaking mineral baths offer many benefits, including stimulation of circulation, cell hydration and increased moisture retention.  In addition, medical research shows soaking in the water detoxifies and eases muscle and joint tension to induce relaxation.
The inherent benefits of the traditional bath are being enriched with new technology. New spacious garden tubs will allow each bathing experience to be meditative, comfortable and invigorating. 

Even the showers are getting a make-over at the resort spa. 

“Imagine all the components of your perfect shower,” says Allen. “These new showers not only offer multiple rain showerheads and body sprays but they also let you customize everything from the temperature, to the lights and even the sound thru a digital touchpad.” 

The spa, which is open 365 days a year, does not expect any interruption in service during construction. Work will be done after hours and is expected to take 4-6 weeks.  

For reservations at the Spa at French Lick as well as its sister property-The Spa at West Baden, please call 888-936-9360.  

The dates are set for the Sunset Wine Cruises at Patoka Lake.  Lawrence County’s Carousel Winery is featured Oct 6th. Enjoy food paired with several selections of wine tastings, a full glass of your favorite all while cruising the lake during the long shadows time. Details 888-819-6916.

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