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“Little to pricy” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Conner Prairie Interactive History Park

Conner Prairie Interactive History Park
13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers, IN 46038
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Fishers
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: Conner Prairie, a nationally acclaimed outdoor history museum is located at 13400 Allisonville Rd. in Fishers, Indiana, in the greater Indianapolis area. The historic areas - 1816 Lenape Indian Camp, 1836 Prairietown, 1886 Liberty Corner, the Conner Homestead and the Museum Center and indoor exhibits - are open to the public April-Oct. Special programs are offered year-round. Museum Shop open year-round - closed Mondays. For information, call 317.776.6006 or 800.966.1836.
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“Little to pricy”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Visited July 6th for the first time with grandkids. It was a nice place but not nearly worth the price that we paid. Over $50.00 for less than 2hrs. of viewing this place. Would rather go to Spring Mill State Park for $5.00 a car load. You can have a similar experience at Spring Mill and also enjoy a beautiful state park & swim for under $15.00 for a family of 4 (AT SPRINGMILL).

Visited July 2013
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San Francisco, California
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“Symphony on the Prairie”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Looking for a romantic couples experience or family friendly way to enjoy music? This is both. Bring your blanket, lawn chairs, wine (alcoholic/non-alcoholic drinks) and food if you wish to Conner Prairie's Symphony on the Prairie and enjoy music from the globe's famous composers. Many of these performances include fireworks or light shows that are paired with music. Having attended performances outside of July 4th, I can assure, this experience is well worth the effort! Added features there are vendors for limited food items (bbq, ice cream, lemonade-shakeups, etc.), children's playground, lighted helium balloon (similar in appearance to a hot air balloon) rides. Entry fee: $4 discount for entry available at Marsh Supermarkets. Show begins at 8pm, recommend arriving by 6 - parking is no additional cost, just keep in mind, you'll be parking a distance away and leaving will take about an hour given the numbers of people that attend. btw if close parking is necessary, this can be purchased a day in advance for $20. fyi, Many people tote their coolers, blankets & baskets with little red wagons or luggage racks too.

Visited July 2013
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“4th of July and the Star Spangled Symphony with Firework finale”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

The Star Spangled Symphony performs July 3-5 and on the last song of the evening there is a beautiful display of fireworks. Nothing like having "period" music perform live while fireworks are displaying in the distance. The entire evening was amazing.

Seating is first come - first serve. The seating is lawn so make sure to bring blankets or chairs. If you have a small portable table you are allowed to bring the in. There are picnic tables that are for rent but there are very few so I would suggest reserving one if you are interested. You are allowed to bring in your own food, drink and alcohol. There is also food, drink and alcohol for purchase.

VIP parking is $20 otherwise parking is free.

Some staff members are dressed in period clothing and they do walk around and mingle with the guests. Color guard and flags are a big part of this weekend and for obvious reasons.

You can even make a full day of this spectacular event and visit Conner Prairie (separate admission fee) during the day and by night, enjoy dinner while listening to the Symphony and waiting for the Fireworks.

I highly recommend everyone to come and visit during the 4th of July weekend and experience something new!

Visited July 2013
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Carmel, Indiana
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“Always a great time!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We live about 10 minutes from Connor Prairie so we generally have a membership and take our 2 daughters (6 and 1) and love the exhibits. There is so much to do and see. My daughters both love the play area inside. We also love the animals outside. I feel lucky to have a such a great museum minutes from our house.

Visited May 2013
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Cumberland, Indiana
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“Great all around experience.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

The kids love the animal barn and indoor play area, i wish more places in Indy had these kind of fun places for kids to visit in the winter time! The historical area is done so that young and old alike can enjoy it, and i remember the candlelight christmas visit i went on as a child being one of my favorite memories. Headless horseman ride is not too scary for little ones, i know one of the past riders and she is one of the sweetest kids i know. The characters do a good job conveying who they are in the village, my husband tried to get one guy to break character and the guy was able to thwart his efforts politely! i like that water play area too, and i think its nice that they have swim diapers available at a nominal charge for parents who need them. My kids love it there. I love the gingerbread house displays, I built a circle of lights for the competition a few years ago and came out of it with enough to cover a family membership :) There is a nice park nearby, James Dillon Park with splash pad and a cute pizza place that has board games to play at the table (Cool River Pizza).

Visited May 2013
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