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Conner Prairie Interactive History Park

13400 Allisonville Rd., Fishers, IN 46038 | view on map
317-776-6006
info@connerprairie.org
www.connerprairie.org

The north side suburb of Fishers is home to the Conner Prairie Interactive History Park, based around the historic William Conner House. Through first-person, in-character narratives, costumed staff recreate life in 19th-century Indiana, engaging visitors in common activities of the 1800s.

The park was awarded the 2012 Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History and was named one of the top five museums in the nation when it received the 2010 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation's highest honor for museums and libraries that make extraordinary civic, educational, economic, environmental and social contributions.

As your family travels through the outdoor historic areas, that include everything from a living pioneer village to a Lenape Indian camp, you'll experience the thrills of time travel. One of the park's newest attractions, 1863 Civil War Journey: Raid on Indiana, puts you and your family in the middle of and Indiana brush with the Civil War. Through theatrical wizardry, including video, sound, staging and interpreters, you are drawn into the true story of General John Hunt Morgan's cavalry raid on Indiana. Or stop by the 1859 Balloon Voyage, a tethered balloon that simulates the nation?s first successful airmail flight by raising visitors 350 feet in the air and offering an excellent view of surrounding countryside.

Special events include everything from the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra playing outdoors to a visit by the Headless Horseman. For a complete event schedule, please see the Conner Prairie website.

Note: Conner Prairie will offer free admission for active-duty military personnel and their immediate family members from May 26 through Labor Day as part of its partnership with Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment of the Arts, Blue Star Families and the Department of Defense.


Hours and Costs

April hours: Thurs.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May-Oct. hours: Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov.-Mar. 26 hours: Indoor areas open Thurs.-Sun., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

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Upcoming Events

Ukrainian Egg Painting Demonstration by Laura Black
04/19/2014

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
04/19/2014

Peep This Science
04/19/2014

Egg-stravaganza
04/19/2014

Prairie Tykes: Tree-mendous Trees
04/24/2014 to 04/25/2014

Prairie Plates: Chef JJ's Big Green Bistro
05/02/2014 to 05/03/2014

Prairie Tykes: How Does Your Garden Grow?
05/08/2014 to 05/09/2014

Prairie Tykes: Feathered Friends
05/22/2014 to 05/23/2014

Prairie Pursuits: Survival Skills
05/24/2014

History on Tap: An Evening of Craft Beer
05/30/2014

1859 Balloon Voyage
06/01/2014 to 11/02/2014

Prairie Pursuits: Fun in the Forge
06/07/2014

Prairie Pursuits: Prairie Abstraction
06/07/2014

Prairie Tykes: Cabins and Carpenters
06/12/2014 to 06/13/2014

Marsh Symphony on the Prairie: Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue
06/20/2014 to 06/21/2014

Prairie Tykes: Patriotic Party
06/26/2014 to 06/27/2014

Marsh Symphony on the Prairie: The Music of the Eagles
06/27/2014

Marsh Symphony on the Prairie: The Music of Led Zeppelin
06/28/2014

Marsh Symphony on the Prairie: Star Spangled Symphony
07/03/2014 to 07/05/2014

Marsh Symphony on the Prairie: Beethoven's Symphony No. 7
07/11/2014 to 07/12/2014

Marsh Symphony on the Prairie: Classic FM: Radio Hits of the Decades
07/18/2014 to 07/19/2014

Marsh Symphony on the Prairie: Classical Mystery Tour - Music of the Beatles
07/25/2014 to 07/26/2014

Marsh Symphony on the Prairie: Glenn Miller Orchestra
08/01/2014 to 08/02/2014

Marsh Symphony on the Prairie: The John Denver Songbook
08/08/2014 to 08/09/2014

Marsh Symphony on the Prairie: ABBA - The Concert featuring Waterloo
08/15/2014 to 08/16/2014

Marsh Symphony on the Prairie: The Beach Boys
08/22/2014 to 08/24/2014

Marsh Symphony on the Prairie: The Hit Men - Studio Legends of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons
08/28/2014 to 08/29/2014

Marsh Symphony on the Prairie: Preservation Hall Jazz Band
08/30/2014 to 08/31/2014

Prairie Pursuits: iPhoneography
10/04/2014

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