Conner Prairie Interactive History Park, Fishers

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Affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution, Conner Prairie Interactive History Park offers the chance to immerse yourself in America's era of westward expansion and development. Visit the park, home to a house itself listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and delve deep into the 19th century, when this rural area began to grow as the nation's heartland. Wander the street of the town, recreated to resemble its appearance in 1836, and explore the array of replica businesses, sights, and reenactors dressed in period clothing. Afterward, make your way to the Civil War experience, which documents the defense of the area from a daring Confederate raid in 1863. You can also wander the park's network of nature trails to enjoy the nearby forest and even see some local animal residents. Plan to visit Conner Prairie Interactive History Park during your Fishers vacation using our convenient Fishers travel tool .
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  • This is a wonderful hands on Park. Great learning experience for kids. Have been going with grandkids for three years, have yearly pass.  more »
  • Absolutely fabulous interactive history museum. It has somethingi for all ages...every day of the year. A must visit when you are near indianapolis.  more »
  • Been here many time with children and family and always have a great time. The civil war yearly reenactment has been cancelled bur still have some civil war parts in the park. The hearless horseman in...  more »
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  • Excellent place to go with your family and enjoy some great family time. We went over the holidays and really had a lot of fun. The staff really goes out of their way to make sure everyone has a good time. This is a very unique place. A fun family outing.
  • Did candlelit Christmas. It was great! Leaving the museum we left modern civilisation behind. No electricity anywhere in the village circa 1836! It was dark and the pathways were lit by the lanterns. Each house had a roaring fireplace - so close, right in front of you. The actors did a great job telling their stories. For a moment I felt like a time traveler!
  • The was the first time I've ever been. We went for Conner scary. The haunted hayride was great. It was SUPER busy. I went on a weekday because I thought it would be less crowded. Couldn't see much because everything was already full of people! The corn maze was very unorganized, no signs where to enter or line up. I was so irritated after waiting in a line for nothing that we didn't even do it. Overall I feel like I wasted my money. I would like to go back sometime for their regular park.
  • I visited this place with my child on a field trip. I had never heard of it, which is a surprise. It's a hidden gem really close to home. Everything was done well and was appropriate for elementary and middle school ages. The people who were reenacting were fabulous and they provided a great look and feel for how life really was back then. My only wish was that we had more time to explore. That's a definite must-see for Indiana history education. I learned a lot myself.
  • We went to the Symphony on the Prairie that Connor Prairie holds during the summertime. It was packed. But I will say that it was very nice to shop to a concert where we did not have to pay for parking. As soon as we parked there were two people who showed up with the wagon who offered assistance with bringing our items out to the lawn. There were a bunch of people already and the concert was not set to start for another hour or two. So I would suggest getting there early especially if you have a large crowd of people going along together. We rode the helium balloon which was super cool! You could see the stage area and then the haunted corn maze that was about to start soon. We did our helium trip at around 7:30 and it was perfect because we were able to see the sun set!

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