Welcome to the website for
French Lick/West Baden Chamber of Commerce.

We hope you find your visit to our site
Enjoyable as well as Informative.


The mission of the French Lick/ West Baden Chamber of Commerce is to enhance economic growth of the Orange County area by focusing on education, promotion and development of the business community, and those areas of the county affecting business.

Our primary goals are to strengthen our local economy, to promote the community, provide networking opportunities, represent the interest of business with government, and develop community leaders.

Storyteller, Stephanie Holman, weaves the connected story of Indiana artists Ada Walter Schulz, Alberta Rehm Schulz, and Marie Goth into a 50 minute narrative of the struggle to become a professional artist at that time  (late 1800's, early 1900's), the setting, the local people, and the scandal that was just a small part of their story.  Join us to hear her story on

Tuesday, October 25 at 5:30 pm.




sunset wine cruise on Patoka LakeCruise the lake...enjoy the majestic autumn colors!

Come delight in the beautiful fall foliage at Patoka Lake from our custom 60' tour boat, Patoka Voyager.

Sip wine paired with hors d'oeuvres/desserts.

As the Indy Star says, "Lose yourself in a cruise on Patoka Lake". Click here for full article.



Tour Times:

  • 2-4 pm on Saturdays in September & October (excluding Labor Day weekend, see dates below or see events calendar)
  • Or, book your own tour at a special time for your group!

Tour Prices:

  • $89.00 per couple
  • $45.00 per individual

*Gate fee not included.

Ticket price includes: Food pairings with 5-7 tastings of wine, 2 full glasses of your favorite, and souvenir glass.
Photo ID required to board vessel. Must be 21 years of age to sail on all Sunset Wine Cruises..

Reservations required

Call (812) 685-2203 ext. 101 
or e-mail us

Tours subject to cancellation...minimum 20 people per tour needed

Tour Dates / Featured Winery:

September 10, 2016 Monkey Hollow Winery (Sold out)
September 17, 2016 TBD (Sold out)
September 24, 2016 French Lick Winery
October 1, 2016 Oliver Winery
October 8, 2016 Turtle Run Winery (Sold out)
October 15, 2016 Pepper's Ridge Winery
October 22, 2016 Scout Mountain Winery




November 4, 2016 - January 1, 2017*
5:30pm & 7:30pm Departures
Join us at the French Lick Scenic Railway for one of the most memorable and fun family events of the year. Take a ride on The Polar Express!

The experience begins at our station decorated with garlands, lights and Christmas trees, making the perfect picture opportunity. As you get ready to board the train, the conductor happily greets all of our guests. 

Once the train is underway, the conductor will punch your ticket as the book, The Polar Express, is read aloud and enhanced with song and dance by our crew, with a special Cookie & Hot Chocolate presentation, just like in the movie!

When the train pulls into the North Pole, we pick up Santa Claus himself and he presents each child with their own "first gift of the season", a shiny silver sleigh bell.  You will also be entertained by Santa's elves with interactive songs and dance that everyone can participate in.

To make the experience more magical, the children are encouraged to wear their pajamas. Parents are also welcome to join in the fun with their own pajamas!

FOX News rated us one of the top 5 POLAR EXPRESS RIDES!


Coach Class - $32 ages 2 & up
First Class -    $55 ages 2 & up

*There are NO trains on December 23, 24, 25, 2016.