Take a ride on a real train in Southern Indiana to "Summerville," a place where summer never ends, with fun summertime activities.

The French Lick Scenic Railway hosts sever family-friendly events throughout the year that include the Dinosaur Adventure Train and the Polar Express Train Ride. If you have ever been a part of any of these fun events at the French Lick Scenic Railway, you know how memorable and entertaining they are. While both events are happening in 2023 again, there is another really cool event that the railway is hosting this summer that you might want to add to your summertime bucket list.

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French Lick Scenic Railway Summer Splash Bash

Mark your calendars for July 22nd and 23rd for the Summer Splash Bash with French Lick Scenic Railway. According to French Lick Scenic Railway's website, this is what you can expect from the Summer Splash Bash:

Do you love summer? Is it your favorite time of the year? Do you wish summer would last all year long?  
 
Join us for the SUMMER SPLASH BASH. This event will take fun seekers of all ages on a real train bound for Summerville, a place where summer never ends.
 
Some of the activities will include a foam cannon, inflatable water slides, mini-golf, temporary tattoos, and more!
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Guests to the Summer Splash Bash will board the train at the French Lick Depot and depart on a 40-minute ride to the Summerville Event Site. Then, passengers will depart the train for 70 Minutes of fun-filled adventure before re-boarding the train for the return trip to French Lick.

It sounds like a really fun time for families. You can learn more and purchase your tickets before they sell out by clicking here.

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