Charters

Corporate Events & Charters


The French Lick Scenic Railway offers a unique setting for your next corporate outing.  From small group dinner trains to large-scale Cowboy Cookouts; a cocktail train to a full-day excursion from French Lick to Jasper, we can help make your event memorable.

Cocktail Trains

A Cocktail Train is a great way to reward your employees, host a get-together, or provide a great networking opportunity to valuable clients and vendors.  The Cocktail Train can be as simple or extravagant as suits your vision. These trips typically last about 75-minutes, though they can be tailored to your group’s need for a train ride slightly shorter or longer.  Beer, wine, and spirits are available as an open or cash bar.  Food can range from light snacks (such as chips and veggies) to heavy hors d’oeuvres (finger sandwiches, small plates, desserts… almost anything you might think of). For groups of 70 and less, book your Cocktail Train aboard the Northern Pacific Vista-dome car and  enjoy panoramic views while networking with colleagues. Larger groups can be accommodated in a variety of ways. Please contact our office at 1-800-74-TRAIN or fill out the contact form below to check for availability and make reservations.

Cookout & Cowboy Cookouts

Do you have a large group that includes spouses and children at the conference or retreat?  Then a train ride combined with a cookout, or even a train ride combined with a cookout and a good old-fashioned train robbery may be the right event for you.

You and your guests will board the train in French Lick for a 45-minute ride to our event site where everyone will de-board the train for a cookout.  Meals can be as simple as burgers and dogs or you can “take it up a notch” and opt for steak and pork chops.  Bar service can be arranged both on and off the train.  Other services available are:

  • Sound equipment
  • DJ Services
  • Games such as Cornhole and Horseshoes
  • Open or cash bar with beer, wine, and spirits

You can also really take your experience to the next level by arrange for a Cowboy Cookout.  Everything for a regular cookout is available PLUS… Cowboys!  This band of robbers will put on a show as the train arrives at the event site.  Horses, guns, and even the local marshal.  After the marshal settles things down, the cowboys will join your group for dinner, after which they may just bring the horses back over for some one-on-one time with everyone.

Please contact our office at 1-800-74-TRAIN or fill out the contact form below to check for availability and make reservations.

Tasting Trains

If your group is made up of connoisseurs of a particular type of liquor, then a private tasting train may be just what you are looking for.  Based on the special event Tasting Trains offered each year, these trips offer a combination of drinks and small plate food pairing that will compliment the alcohol.  The experience lasts about 70-minutes and provides passengers with a background on each type of drink or spirit served, and the best food pairing to go with it.  The following tasting trains are currently offered and are limited to no more that 70 guests.

(Click on each type to visit the special event page for a menu listing)

Dinner Trains

A Dinner Train is the way to provide your group with the ultimate train ride experience.  A dinner served to your table while the train rolls down the tracks cannot be beaten.  The railroad is able to offer a variety of options to build the perfect menu to offer to your guests.  Open and cash bar options are also available.  These trips are generally about 2 1/2 hours, though they can be tailored to fit within your group’s schedule.  Currently the Dinner Trains are limited to 70 guests, but in fall of 2018 there will be opportunity to serve larger groups seeking the dinner train experience.

Please contact our office at 1-800-74-TRAIN or fill out the contact form below to check for availability and make reservations.

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Bus & Group Tours

The French Lick Scenic Railway always welcomes Charter Bus groups. If your company is interested in booking a trip with us, we would be more than happy to help. We schedule our Charter Groups on any of our regularly scheduled trips throughout the week or on the weekends.

Visiting the French Lick Scenic Railway is always more pleasant if you can enjoy it with a large group of your friends and family! If you are joining us for one of our train rides and are traveling with a group of 25 or more in your party, please contact us at least 7 days in advance to schedule your trip. This will ensure that you and your party can sit together in comfortable style during our 1 3/4 hour train tour.

All groups are advised to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your departure time, (or 45 minutes prior for the Western Hold-Up events).

We also provide a discount for regularly scheduled train rides for parties of 15 or more (Discount not available for special events including Wild West Hold-Ups and THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride.

Field Trips

Teachers can arrange to take their class on a fun filled and educational field trip where students not only get to learn about history, but experience it. This train ride lasts approximately 1 hour, and is fully narrated so that students are able to learn about everything they see while enjoying their time on our train. School field trip trains are offered on several different dates each year.  So no matter if you are part of a group of 200 first graders, or a home school group of 12, these trips are a great way to take the learning out of the classroom.

PICNIC AREA
The Museum has several picnic tables under a tent available to groups at no additional charge. These tables can seat approximately 20 – 30 people. A local park with a larger shelter house is also available nearby.  Groups can bring their own lunch to enjoy after their ride.

RAILROAD STORE
Before or after your trip, allow time for your students to visit the Railroad Store. Our store features a wide range of railroad related products such as videos and DVDs, books for children (both young and old) toys, postcards, and much, much more.

Weddings

Themed Weddings have become more and more popular over the years. And vintage style train weddings are at the top of the list!

Weddings at the French Lick Scenic Railway are absolutely amazing… recite your vows with one of our antique trains as the backdrop, or inside one of our train cars as we whisk your guests away into the beautiful Hoosier National Forest.

Then you can hold your reception in a beautifully adorned tent, complete with music, lights and ambiance or you can continue the party during your train ride ceremony!

For your wedding we can provide just the train, or you can take advantage of our complete wedding package that can include everything from food, drinks, servers, music and decor. We also have a professional photographer that will capture all of those special moments during each portion of your wedding day. We want to ensure that your wedding will be the talk of your guests for years to come and provide memories that will last a lifetime.

Available Services Include:
Professional Photographer
Invitations
Tent
Tables, Chairs & Linens
Dance Floor
Complete Catering Services
Open Bar or Cash Bar with Bartender
Music, M.C. & D.J.
Flowers & Decorations