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Amazing experience at Wilstem Ranch

We booked one of the cabins on a Groupon Voucher and then we booked the Grizzly Bear Experience by... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Evansville, Indiana
What an amazing experience!

If you do nothing else in French Lick you MUST go to Wilstem. No, it’s not cheap, but it is worth... read more

Reviewed January 11, 2019
Monroe, Ohio
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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.
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4229 W US Highway 150, Paoli, IN 47454-9685
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked one of the cabins on a Groupon Voucher and then we booked the Grizzly Bear Experience by phone for my 14 year old daughters Birthday. To be honest we really did not know what to expect and so when we arrived there after...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 11, 2019 via mobile

If you do nothing else in French Lick you MUST go to Wilstem. No, it’s not cheap, but it is worth every penny. Amazing, knowledgeable staff and the interaction with the animals feels unreal. So up close and personal. It was a memory our kids...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed December 14, 2018

We began our honey moon vacation at Wilstem. I didn't even know this place existed until my husband found it online. Amazing place to visit and will definitely return next year!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank rrodick1977
Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

We visited the Grizzly bears, Bob & Screech and it was an amazing experience. Their owners, Jeff and Sheer, were wonderful! Seeing these magnificent animals in such an intimate setting was incredible. Everyone should see these beautiful bear beauties!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lovestotravelwithhus
Reviewed November 14, 2018

We have now gone to the Wilstem Ranch for a second visit to do the Bear/Kangaroo experience. This was a great trip! The staff is a wealth of animal knowledge, and the animals seem like they are well taken care of. We have now left...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jennifer V
Reviewed November 6, 2018

went zip lining staff were excellent had a great timeenjoyed the park and the staff who guided us throught the exercise met a couple on the zipline and became friends

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ken D
Reviewed November 5, 2018

My wife and I visited Wilstem recently and had a great time. We took in the elephant spa and giraffe encounter then visited the smaller animals adjacent to the giraffes. I think the best part of the park is that the groups are limited in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sybaris1
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

Great place to spend some time with animals. I love animals and being able to get up close to the giraffe and kangaroos was awesome. Good for kids and adults and with Groupon it's reasonable. I fed the giraffe and got to pet a kangaroo...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Chris O
Reviewed October 16, 2018

The Giraffe encounter was good and the elephant encounter was amazing. If I were just reviewing those two items it would be 5 stars BUT the overnight accommodations need some help. We stayed in the Carriage house. Their website says fully equipped kitchen, not so...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Luvgeneraljackson
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit. It was great to see African elephants up close and enjoyed washing them. The staff at the centre were really nice and we got to stroke the iguana and cuddle a baby kangaroo. We fed the giraffes pwhich was food...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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January 15, 2019|
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Response from Heidi-ready-2-travel | Reviewed this property |
The spa experience is $80 for an adult. It includes 2 hours... 1 hour for the spa of completing the washing if 3 elephants as a group who paid for the spa. Then after an hour, another group that is just doing the elephant... More
October 27, 2018|
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Response from GoPlaces795981 | Reviewed this property |
The elephants were all purchased and brought here. Under what exact conditions I can not remember nor do I remember the price paid for each but the owners were very open and candid about how they came to own these beautiful... More
August 31, 2018|
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Response from mrey001 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, I believe that there is some type of group pricing, I would suggest calling to find out. The people there are extremely friendly and helpful.