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Step back in time to an era when rail travel epitomized luxury! At the French Lick Scenic Railway, you’ll venture on a voyage aboard vintage rail cars, providing unmatched glimpses of charming scenery. Immerse yourself in the charm of small-town hospitality as you traverse scenic routes and create memories to last a lifetime.

 During your excursion, the train will traverse sections of the Hoosier National Forest, pass through Indiana’s second longest train tunnel, the 2200-foot Burton Tunnel, and glide past striking limestone rock formations. In addition to our captivating scenic rides, the French Lick Scenic Railway hosts a variety of special events throughout the year, ensuring entertainment for the entire family!

Explore our Special Events tab to discover more about our 21+ events and family-friendly activities. Secure your tickets today! As our daily operating schedule varies, please consult our interactive calendar on the Schedule Page for details. Remember, all trains depart promptly on time!

*All times listed are EASTERN TIME. *

Depot & Gift Shop: The Depot and gift shop are open one hour prior to the train departure on scheduled operating days.

Depot Grounds: Feel free to explore the exterior of the depot and admire the equipment parked outside whenever you’d like. However, please exercise caution as this is an active rail line, and trains may be in motion at any time.

Weekly Gift Shop Hours: The gift shop is currently open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00AM-2:00PM regardless of the operating schedule.

Main Office: Our main office is open Monday–Friday from 8:30AM–4:30PM


Burton Tunnel

Built in 1907 the 2,200 foot Burton Tunnel is the second longest tunnel in Indiana, the longest being the Duncan Tunnel which is an additional 2,489 feet long for a total length of 4,689 feet. The tunnel hosted the Southern Railway which ran the branch line from French Lick to Huntingburg Indiana. The tunnel was dug out from both ends and joined in the middle, while you ride our train if you look for it you can see how the angle didn’t quite meet up evenly, and there is a corner on either side of the tunnel walls toward the middle.

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