Thursday, July 21, 2016

Step Back In Time With Twilight Tours

By Joy Neighbors

Dr. Hassenmiller Talks With Group
Cowboy Tom Mix
It isn’t every day you get to meet some well-known folks from the past, but that opportunity is available another three times this year when Indiana Landmarks offers Twilight Tours at the West Baden Springs Hotel on select summer Saturday evenings.

On this tour, you’ll interact with some of the most prominent, wealthy and infamous guests who stayed at the National Historic Landmark hotel during the early 20th century. 

Golf Great Walter Hagen
The Beveridge Family
Costumed interpreters portray such famous people such as American lawyer Clarence Darrow, Walter Hagen, the first professional U.S. golfer, Indiana State Senator Albert Beveridge and his family, silver screen cowboy star Tom Mix, and “the unsinkable Molly Brown,” who was at the hotel recuperating from her harrowing experiences during the sinking of the Titanic. Learn about the “healing waters” that made French Lick and West Baden Springs Hotels so famous, and meet some of the colorful people who came here for more than just “taking the waters.”

WW1 Nurse Beetle and Colonel Bliss
Tour Guide and Group
These well-dressed “guests” will share fascinating tidbits and personal tales during the 75-minute evening tour. The remaining dates for Twilight Tours are July 23, August 13 and September 17. Tours begin at 7 pm at the Indiana Landmark’s shop in the hotel. Tickets are $15 for adults, $14 for Indiana Landmarks members and $10 for children, 13 and under. Reservations may be made online at http://twilighttours2016.eventbrite.com or by calling (866) 571-8687.
Under the Dome
Plan for a delightful experience and come away with the feeling that, just for the evening, you stepped back into the hey-day of one of America’s premier hotels and brushed shoulders with some real characters under the "8th Wonder of the World" - West Baden Springs Hotel.