Elephant Encounters

We are SO excited to announce that Elephants will be back in 2018! Tickets are available NOW!!  The Spa and the Encounter are held in our Elephant facility, so all events will be held rain or shine! The African elephant herd of three girls will be vacationing at Wilstem starting March 10th through November 4th.

Also for 2018, if you book the Elephant Spa/Encounter or the Elephant Encounter, you will have the chance to visit our brand new “‘Roos and Crew” barn FREE OF CHARGE! ‘Roos and Crew includes our kangaROOS and many of our other small animals.    The Roos and Crew Barn will be open 9:00 am EDT to 5:00 pm EDT daily! 

Even better, if you book either of the Elephant Encounters AND ANY OTHER OPTION OR ENCOUNTER we offer at Wilstem, you will receive a $10.00 discount!! To book 2 Encounters and receive the discount, please call our office to make your reservation!

Now, here’s the details for the Elephants:

  • The SPA APPOINTMENT / ENCOUNTER is a two-hour experience. For the first hour, a small group of guests will have the chance to participate in bathing the elephants and helping give them pedicures!  Children will even get to help with “painting” their toenails!  Spa time is then followed by the hour-long Elephant Encounter which is included in the price.

Spa Appointments are held Monday-Tuesday at 9:30 AM / Wednesday-Sunday at 9:30 AM and 2:30 PM EDT** The cost is $79.00 for adults, $69.00 for children under 8.  Children 2 and under are FREE. NO OPEN TOED SHOES FOR THE SPA!

Those attending the Spa/Encounter should arrive 30 minutes before their start time, as the bus to the Elephant facility will leave 15 minutes prior to start time.

**Depending on the season, times may vary for the Spa Appointment, so please refer to the availability calendar for each event by clicking the BOOK NOW button!

  • The ELEPHANT ENCOUNTER is a one-hour experience where you’ll learn all you would want to know about these amazing creatures and ask questions, touch them and their ivory, and take once-in-a-lifetime photos with “the girls!”

Elephant Encounters are held Monday-Tuesday at 10:30 AM / Wednesday-Sunday at 10:30 AM and 3:30 PM EDT**.  The cost is $29.00 per person.  (No discounts for children, other than ages 2 and under are free of charge.)
**Depending on the season, times may vary for the Elephant Encounter, so please refer to the availability calendar for each event by clicking the BOOK NOW button!

-All reservations are subject to a $2.00 ticket processing fee.

All guests under the age of 16 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PAYING ADULT!

Advanced Reservations are required for the Spa Encounters and the Elephant Encounters!  ALL GUESTS MUST PAY TO ATTEND THE SPA AND THE ELEPHANT ENCOUNTER.

–Please do NOT use GPS systems as they will very often take you to the wrong place!  We are located half way between Paoli and French Lick.  We have provided a downloadable map on the website!
–When traveling from northern Indiana, please allow for extra travel time as there is construction south of I-465 on State Road 37
–We are on Eastern Daylight Time here, meaning we DO change with Daylight Savings

For area visitor information please contact: Visit French Lick, West Baden at 812-936-3418, visit our website or #vflwb

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Elephant Spa Appointment/Encounter

Elephant Encounter