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French Lick Resort

Just 70 minutes from Louisville in southern Indiana, an historical property has jumped into the millennium: French Lick Resort.

The French Lick Springs Hotel features 443 rooms and suites, has three golf courses, offers a variety of dining options, books top national entertainment acts and much more.

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Once called the “Monte Carlo of America,” French Lick returned to its “Sin City” roots in late 2006 with the opening of the French Lick Resort Casino. At more than 51,000 sq. ft., the casino includes Indiana's first Non-Smoking Gaming Area. The last casino in the French Lick area closed in 1949.

A $500 million historic restoration and expansion added a new conference and event center, retail shops, and other amenities to the resort, including the reopening of the luxurious West Baden Springs Hotel.

Brian Schack, Exec. Chef, French Lick Resort Louisville Life explores the fascinating history of this tourism draw (including visits from gangsters and presidents) and looks at the unique marketing of the resort area to varied groups of people, from foodies to film lovers.

Program 321
Louisville Life lets it ride at the French Lick Resort Casino, admires the adorable animals at a locally-owned pet shop, celebrates the zoo's 40th anniversary and remembers jazz great Lionel Hampton. (#321)