Conner Prairie

Conner Prairie, Fishers: Hours, Address, Conner Prairie Reviews: 4.5/5

Conner Prairie
4.5
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A Smithsonian Affiliated Museum, that uses innovative ways to present History, Nature, Art, and Science.
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Elisa
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Conner Prairie offers an experience unlike an other! The reenactors are great at staying in character making you feel like you are in that time period. Kids will really enjoy themselves, also. If you are able to visit in October, the apple store and Conner Scary event is a must try! During this event you can take a haunted hayride at night while being chased my the headless horseman. Highly recommend!
Written June 15, 2022
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Larissa
Bloomington, IN18 contributions
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 of historical interpreters to make it feel you have stepped back in time. I guess the one con is a lot of walking to get to the civil war area but hey, I need the exercise. Make sure you pick up a piece of pottery or crafting at the gift shop made by the artisans. If it wasn't like forty away from school in normal traffic, I'd consider volunteering here.
Written December 26, 2021
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Tiffany M
Indianapolis, IN10 contributions
Family
A sprawling living museum made possible by Eli Lilly, Connor Prairie gives an interesting glimpse into life around the Civil War time in Indiana. They have many buildings across the property, many of which have been moved onto the property from other parts of Indiana for viewing.

We went on a homeschool day and it was well visited. There were many demonstrations going on to teach visitors about rope making, pottery, animals, and more.

Super interesting and well laid out. Even with COVID restrictions, almost everything was open. The balloon rides are only possible in no or low wind.

We really enjoyed the Indian grounds and the White River overlook. What a beautiful property!
Written April 9, 2021
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Susan C
Fishers, IN2 contributions
Friends
We were planning to go see Melissa Etheridge tonight. The show was cancelled just as we were heading out the door. There is no refund. You have to use your ticket for another show. Okay, that sucks but whatever. Then I see that I have to use it in the next 4 weeks and there are only 3 shows to choose from. What??!! The season is almost over and I don’t even get an option to choose a show I want to see in the next season??!! There are 3 more show, none of which I am interested in and 2 of the dates don’t work for me. I feel like Symphony on the Prairie just stole $70 from me.
Written August 5, 2022
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James K
169 contributions
It's not quite the "Williamsburg" of the mid-west, but it comes close. While kids would certainly enjoy this place, my wife and I had a pleasant time on a day most kids were in school. The hot air balloon ride was lots of fun, and visiting the Conner Home was interesting and a good history lesson. Although we live in the mid-west, like most people, we didn't know much about the history of the area in the early 1800's, so appreciated catching up, particularly on the collision of settlers and native Americans. There were numerous staff and volunteers at almost every stop that were very knowledgeable. Some stayed in character during the discussion (this was actually a little irritating), but some were willing just to have a helpful conversation about the history or exhibit. The food at the little café was really delicious.
Written August 20, 2021
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Becky D
2 contributions
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.
Written September 8, 2020
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Julie
2 contributions
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.
Written August 16, 2020
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TimNHolly
Spencer, IN67 contributions
Family
There are a lot of buildings and area to visit and we didn't have time to see them all. The S.T.E.M. activity area for kids in the Welcome Center was fun too. The period characters and park staff were all friendly and informative. "Mr Whitaker" at the Store in Prairetown was excellent! We would have enjoyed more characters (we certainly missed having a school teacher) and more hands-on, make & take activities for the kids would be great. Our 8 and 10 year olds did the handmade paper and liked it. They had a great day.
Written July 11, 2021
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Bruce M
22 contributions
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.
Written February 11, 2020
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lynnridge
Fishers, IN175 contributions
Family
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.
Written September 16, 2020
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