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Best things to do in French Lick Indiana - Brandy Ream - Sunset at Patoka Lake

Sunset at Patoka Lake.

I’m really excited to interview Brandy Ream of Visit French Lick West Baden about French Lick, Indiana. Brandy’s tips for the best things to do in French Lick are awesome because she was born and raised nearby and moved away after college to run marketing for ski resorts. She moved back to the city in 2020 to promote this area and its amazing attractions.

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Best things to do in French Lick Indiana - Brandy Ream - French Lick West Baden Visitors Center

The local Visitors Center.

French Lick, Indiana

We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out Visit French Lick West Baden, the local visitor’s bureau. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests.

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Best things to do in French Lick Indiana - Brandy Ream - Wine flight at French Lick Winery

Wine flight at French Lick Winery.

Getting around French Lick

Brandy says it is easiest to fly into Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF), which is about an hour and twenty-minute drive to the city. Use our Expedia tool below to find flight, hotel, and rental car options.

Brandy says that with it being a small town, you need to rent a car to get to all of its attractions and restaurants. For the best rental car offers, visit Avis, Budget, or Hertz.

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Best things to do in French Lick Indiana - Brandy Ream - West Baden Dome

West Baden Dome.

Places we talked about on the podcast

Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with Brandy Ream. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.

  • Red dots = best places to eat in French Lick, Indiana
  • Green dots = best things to do in French Lick, Indiana
  • Yellow dots = best places to stay in French Lick, Indiana

Who is Brandy Ream?

Brandy Ream, Executive Director of Visit French Lick West Baden, is a southern Indiana girl at heart. Born and raised in Orange County, IN, she watched the towns grow into the splendor they offer today.

Brandy returned home in 2020, bringing 30 years of hospitality and marketing experience with her. A lifelong cheerleader for this beautiful area, she is the heart and soul of the city’s visitors bureau.

Brandy Ream headshot

Check out some info on the local area below:

You can connect with Brandy on her website and on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.

We Travel There - French Lick Indiana - Brandy Ream - podcast one sheet

Click here to download our one-page guide of Brandy’s tips for French Lick.

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Best things to do in French Lick Indiana - Brandy Ream - Speakeasy Pizza

Speakeasy Pizza.

Stay tuned for our next episode

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