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September 26, 2005

 

West Baden Springs Hotel

Designed by Harrison Albright and built in 1902, the West Baden Springs Hotel is an architectural marvel located on 684 acres of woods, springs, and formal gardens in Southern Indiana ‘s Orange County . The Hotel’s nearly 700 rooms form around a central dome that is 200 feet in diameter and 100 feet high. It is believed that this dome was the world’s largest clear-span dome until the Astrodome was built in 1963.

November 29, 2004

 

French Lick

French Lick has become known as the home of basketball star Larry Bird, but did you know that it was famous long before that for very different reasons?

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