Big Splash Adventure is a water park themed vacation hotel in southern Indiana. It is located in French Lick Indiana on a hill that overlooks some great views.
On our visit, we did a day pass to the water park and did not stay overnight at the hotel. This is a great options for those visiting the area and staying at another resort, or for families that live near Big Splash and don’t need to stay the night. I thought the fee for the day pass was a bit more expensive then other indoor water parks we have visited with a day rate.
The staff was very accommodating and friendly. The day we visited, the credit card machines weren’t working and they offered to run a tab for us in hopes that the machines would be running normal before we left. The snack shop’s prices were reasonable and had a decent variety for this type of attraction.
Big Splash had dressing rooms that were separate from the bathrooms allowing you to change without being on wet floors, this was nice and very welcomed. Although they state day pass visitors need to bring their own towels, they did offer us access to their towels.
The game room is very much like other arcade places that give tickets that are redeemable for little trinkets. The arcade and snack shop are located together and separated from the water park by double glass doors and located between the water park and the hotel. The snack shop area had a television that played cartoon movies continuously.
The hotel has a gift shop and restaurant as well as an ATM. The water park can be accessed from the outside for non-hotel guests as well as from the hotel. The outside access is located up a large bank of outdoor stairs which are to the left of the hotel entrance.
The water park was very much like other indoor water parks. There was a zero depth entry area, a lazy river, and dumping bucket over a wet playground area that included smaller slides, large water slides. Tubes and life jackets were provided and easily accessed. Free wi-fi was also provided which is a nice benefit for parents who do not participate in the water park but are there as spectators.
Day passes can be purchased online ahead of time. One great opportunity I have not seen at other water parks is a community night offering with a price break.
Big Splash Adventure
PO Box 192
8505 West State Road 56
French Lick, Indiana 47432