Midwest Traveler: West Baden Springs, Ind.

  • by: Lisa Meyers McClintick , Special to the Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 27, 2013 - 12:36 PM

After a day of winding along Indiana’s wooded roads, I excitedly spy the yellow towers and red six-story dome of West Baden Springs Hotel. It rises majestically above bare trees, beckoning travelers with grandeur rarely seen in this century. I eagerly step inside, tip my head back and slowly spin. What was once dubbed the “Eighth Wonder of the World” spans across an elegant one-acre atrium. Other visitors pause and do the same, the dome triggering a hushed effect usually reserved for cathedrals.

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