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Wilstem

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4229 W US Highway 150, Paoli, IN 47454-9685
+1 812-936-4484
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Amazing!

My daughter and grandson treated me to this most miraculous experience. I actually got to get up... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
corneybeancm
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Hanna, Indiana
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Anniversary surprise

So my partner was looking up things to do down at frenchlick. So he told me that it is a surprise... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wayne A
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Indianapolis
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Wilstem is an 1,100 acre property located between French Lick and Paoli Indiana. We feature animal encounters, zipline tours, ATV tours, horseback trail riding tours, and lodging.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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4229 W US Highway 150, Paoli, IN 47454-9685
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+1 812-936-4484
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"giraffe encounter"
in 14 reviews
"elephant experience"
in 10 reviews
"spa experience"
in 14 reviews
"horseback riding"
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"once in a lifetime"
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"african elephants"
in 6 reviews
"french stick"
in 16 reviews
"these amazing creatures"
in 2 reviews
"photo taking"
in 2 reviews
"big splash"
in 7 reviews
"unique experience"
in 7 reviews
"covered porch"
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"excellent opportunity"
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"small group"
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"birthday gift"
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"pictures taken"
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"animal lovers"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My daughter and grandson treated me to this most miraculous experience. I actually got to get up close and personal to elephants. They were the most magnificent. Then we were able to take photos posing with them. I actually got to help wash them. The...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So my partner was looking up things to do down at frenchlick. So he told me that it is a surprise when i get there. So when we got there to get our tickets .As we was making our way there we saw kangaroos donkeys.I...More

Thank Wayne A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an absolute must do for lovers of elephants, giraffes and kangaroos. The staff here are exceptional and allow guests to have a hands-on experience with animals that are not native to our country. We had a blast cleaning the elephants and it was...More

2  Thank mrey001
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For Christmas our son and daughter in law gave us a certificate to go to Wilstem and do the Giraffe Experience! That was a blast and pretty educational also. The park was actually not open and they did these special visits with just the giraffe's...More

1  Thank Joyce1927
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took my husband to do the elephant encounter/spa treatment for his birthday and we both loved it! We got to help bathe Lou, Lovie, and Makia and learn about them afterwards. This package included the education portion and the roos and crew portion. We...More

Thank Bethany H
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Took my sister to the spa experience for her birthday because we’ve always loved elephants. We had this at the beginning of a weekend at West Baden. Went in with limited expectations but really thought this was enjoyable and worth doing! With the spa encounter...More

Thank Katherine S
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Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

We took part in the elephant spa. The experience was absolutely amazing. I highly recommend taking part in this activity while at Wilstem, you will not be disappointed. We stayed in a 2 bedroom cabin which was quite comfortable. The kitchen had very limited supplies...More

Thank Susan F
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Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

Took my husband here for a surprise birthday gift and it was everything and more than I expected. He loved it! Getting to wash elephants is a real bucket list experience! The staff is super friendly and knowledgeable and made the day amazing for everyone...More

2  Thank Heather G
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Reviewed April 26, 2018

We visited Wilstem ranch during a trip to French Lick/West Baden and scheduled a one hour elephant encounter...so glad we did! Informative and fun, great to learn more about these magnificent creatures!

1  Thank lvgal61
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Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

Planned a vacation centered around a visit to Wilstem Ranch, one of the last places that offer true elephant encounters. My wife had this at the top of her bucket list and I was pleased to find out about Wilstem while researching how to make...More

10  Thank Dracodad
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Emmi W
April 22, 2018|
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Response from Melanie H | Reviewed this property |
The elephants were purchased many years ago and do get bathed more than once a day. If the elephant was a dog, it would be like having scheduled play and petting time. The elephants don't perform at all and get to go to... More
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GloriaSpear
September 13, 2017|
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Response from Joyce H | Reviewed this property |
The Elephants in 2017 are there March 11- November 5 according to the website. Doesn't say for 2018 but they winter in Florida. This is a first year for the giraffes, so not sure. May be there part of 2018 March.
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Linda Z
June 15, 2017|
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Response from Kristenray | Reviewed this property |
Per Google, it is a 4 hour and 15 minute drive. Wilstem Ranch is located in southern Indiana and Griffith is Northern Indiana.
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