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Conner Prairie Interactive History Park, Fishers

(4.5/5 based on 380 reviews on the web)
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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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This is a "hidden gem" that is on every "must see" list. Costumed interpreters help make the prairie come alive. It's easy to imagine the way life must have been. Extremely well curated exhibits--both...  more »
  • We went for a field trip and was blown away I had never been there beforehand. I cant wait until it warms up so we can return and spend a lot more time there!!  more »
  • Always love going to Conner Prairie - especially in the summer. We always take in the ISO's summer concert series on the prairie and it is a BLAST!.  more »
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  • My family (two adults, two kids (6 & 4)) love this place. It is has both an outdoor and indoor museum and we enjoy them both. This summer we purchased an annual pass which makes it so much nicer - we can explore a little bit with each visit. This is some of what we have enjoyed (in no particular order): - the Treetop Outpost - a three story outpost allowing you to view the area from the tops of the trees. my favorite part of this though is the 'basement' - not really a basement, but there is a level that goes down. And, all around the outpost are things to do - musical instruments, building, tents... - The 1859 helium balloon - soar 3000 feet in the air above the park in the helium balloon. My son asked what happens if the balloon breaks free of it's tether. While it is very unlikely to happen, if it does the pilot has a way to fly the balloon - basically he can land it and said we may land in the next state :) (Note: this is an extra cost) - Building and flying paper airplanes inside (we haven't done too much inside yet - saving that for the winter at this point) - 1836 Prairie Town - this living museum is great where refrigerators and light bulbs do not exist! - I have much more exploring to do and have done more listed here, but so far, it is all just so fun - I am going back sometime without the kids but with my camera - there are many many photo shots just longing for me to capture them!
  • Wonderful atmosphere. Beautiful property. Kind people. Great events. Interactive learning experience
  • Went there for the Michael Jackson experience with Who's Bad. I think it was really good concert. * It's really nice outdoor setting and you can go up on balloon too. * We didn't come early enough, so we didn't get a really good spot to sit. * Most of the great section of the lawn going to be booked by companies, so make sure you come early. * Coming out after the concert was pretty bad as we were stuck for almost 45 minutes and people were cutting everyone else left and right.
  • We love Connor Prairie. Got a membership the first year we moved here and have been members ever since. Love talking with the characters and attending the special events like Headless Horseman.
  • A great interactive park. For younger children (