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Conner Prairie Interactive History Park, Fishers

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Historic Site Tourist Spot
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. To visit Conner Prairie Interactive History Park on your holiday in Fishers, and find out what else Fishers has to offer, use our Fishers itinerary builder.
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  • I went as an adult with no kids and really enjoyed it. Definitely chat with the "residents" - they are a fount of information. The visit to the doctor was especially fun once a child asked if he could...  more »
  • This is a great history site! The costumed reinactors were super, I loved the woman at the store in the Civil War town, the volunteers not in costume were very informed and helpful! I've visited a lot...  more »
  • Took Grandkids to Conner Prairie for a look back at how things use to be. Going through the exhibits was like going back in time in a time machine. Very enjoyable and educational.  more »
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  • Conner Prairie is as good as interactive history museums get, but be warned, that's exactly what this place is: An Interactive Museum. While you can definitely wander around, don't be put off if you find yourself being led around (sometimes literally by the hand) from exhibit to exhibit by the "residents" of the village. The newer edition to the museum, the Dupont Indiana section, is even more theatrical and structured than the original village is. So if you're thinking this is just a cool old 1800s village to explore and walk around in, you may want to travel down to Spring Mill state park for that experience. This is definitely a more guided experience, geared more toward educating kids and adults who want to see living history presented in a way very few museums can do. If that sounds like something you're into, then Conner Prairie can't be beat.
  • This venue is perfect for concerts, and the variety of concerts appeals to most everyone. The Fourth is outstanding and moving consistently year after year. The only drawback is leaving afterwards. Wish for another exit. Thank you for providing this wonderful venue.
  • This place is awesome. The staff and actors do a great job making the experience fun and inviting. Everyone is extremely knowledgeable about the era and all things to do with it. I recommend spending a day there just strolling around chatting and learning.
  • The living village is awesome! My son (6 years old) loved watching the blacksmith. I asked the smith if he could build me a replacement knee and he said he could but wasn't sure if the local doctor could put it in.
  • I tried to use the internet to purchase my tickets for Saturday night at Symphony on the Prairie. It is very unfriendly they would not accept my address where I lived after 20 years and lock me up. I had to drive 50 miles one way to buy tickets in Anderson. I think you need to update your internet sites where tickets can be purchased much easier. Also wish that you would start the concert at 7 because it becomes very cold by 10. And if you drive any distance you get home so late. To get to the program the only thing I really enjoyed was a violin soloist she was excellent. The rest is selection was not enjoyable for me and our other guests. please consider the time change thank you

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