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Conner Prairie

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Hank H wrote a review Oct 2020
Virginia356 contributions105 helpful votes
On a driving trip from Virginia to Missouri, my wife and I looked for interesting sites to visit along the way, found Conner Prairie, and are so glad we stopped here. Much like Williamsburg Virginia, this place is an outdoor extravaganza of period structures staffed by actors in costume who will talk with you in character and answer your questions about life in 1836. October is the perfect month to visit since there is also a wonderfully designed Corn Maze which will challenge you even with a map. Nothing better than hearing the sound of corn stalks swaying in the breeze, while walking in crisp air under a deep blue sky. Come back at night, if you dare, and walk-through with a headless-horseman and other frights all around you. Admission price is reasonable and there are plenty of outdoor exhibits to keep you busy for the five hours this place is open, even with COVID protocols fully in place. Our favorite site was the Delaware Indian Village/Trading Post staffed by a real Delaware Chief. If you catch him early in the day and the crowd is thin, he will educate you on many aspects of Indian life. His Trader colleague is also very much the real-deal, and will paint you a rich picture of life on the Frontier as a trader in many goods, not just animal skins. We lost track of time talking with these two fine men and could easily have shared a brewski and kept talking all day long if we were allowed to do so. We are grateful to them both for generously sharing their collective knowledge/experiences. Food can be ordered from the on-site cafe and the chicken salad is highly recommended. TIPS: -Arrive early and be sure to obtain verbal clarity regarding admission to the corn maze, since the website explanation of this option is confusing. -Finally, there is no better place to spend the night than the Prairie Guest House/B&B across the road. Several of their rooms are big enough to host families with children and the breakfasts are incredible.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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lynnridge wrote a review Sep 2020
Fishers, Indiana165 contributions27 helpful votes
Our family of 4 enjoyed an early evening exploring the grounds at Conner Prairie. We live nearly and have a membership. Our girls (9) and (6) enjoyed seeing the farm animals, exploring the treehouse and playing on the new playground equipment. There is a lot to explore if it’s your first time. Plan for several hours and pack a lunch.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Becky D wrote a review Sep 2020
2 contributions2 helpful votes
I had planned this in advance and expected so much more. What they don't announce is that you are not allowed to go in most of the buildings right now. The balloon was not going and that was the main reason i was so interested in coming here. There is no way people should be getting charged full price for what is less than half of the experience. Perhaps in different times (not covid) this is a great tourist attraction, but i left very disappointed.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Julie wrote a review Aug 2020
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My adult daughter and I attended Connor Prairie for the first time this past week. We had heard great things and had high expectations, but were very disappointed. Unfortunately most of the building were closed, but this was not reflected in the price or told to us before purchasing tickets. We could peer into some of the buildings, but there was no signage to explain what we were seeing. We did see a scattering of costumed employees, but assumed their numbers were way down. We planned on spending at least three hours at museum, but struggled to spend 1 1/2 hour.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Bruce M wrote a review Feb 2020
22 contributions4 helpful votes
Conner Prairie is a living history experience of the first order. The grounds an buildings are maintained to a very high standard and the interpreters authentic to the time period. There is something here for visitors of all ages, including an animal barn with a petting experience the youngest will relish. The staff is very friendly. Be sure to visit the potter and blacksmith.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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