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Conner Prairie, Fishers

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Affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution, Conner Prairie 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 during your Fishers vacation using our convenient Fishers travel tool.
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  • It was really fun!! The escape room was very hard. Rylee is the best host! Will definitely come again! 😁 
    It was really fun!! The escape room was very hard. Rylee is the best host! Will definitely come again! 😁  more »
  • Wow I'm now just writing this even though I went in September. But anyways. I really enjoy this history park. There are like 5 sections each a different part of Indiana history, and there's a bunch... 
    Wow I'm now just writing this even though I went in September. But anyways. I really enjoy this history park. There are like 5 sections each a different part of Indiana history, and there's a bunch...  more »
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  • Very clean, friendly staff
  • Conner Prairie is a fun, unique adventure that you really don't get anywhere else nearby. We got a membership this year, so tried out the Christmas village for the first time. For the member price, it was a good value and certainly a nice NEW thing the kids hadn't done before. I can't say it'll be an annual tradition, but it had some nice things they enjoyed. The staff was friendly and helpful. I was hoping for more interaction with imagining how Christmas was and traditions they'd be doing during that period, but there wasn't much of that... but maybe I didn't ask the right questions. In one house, we got that he was in town visiting his sister & he did a little sing along for 1 song, and in another house a couple that had recently moved to the area and bought some property & his brother was settled in Indy.. but not much describing Christmas or plans or traditions. It was also REALLY busy the night we went, so I'm sure a less crowded evening would've helped some as well. The lights on the bridge were cool and the projection story on the Connor house was enjoyed as well. During the summer months, we enjoy our trips with our family and also often school field trips to the Prairie. Lots of areas the kids enjoy, though definitely a much better experience when you go on days when there is a lot of staff interacting in the houses and shops.

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