"Step back into history"
Our family is always up for new experiences, so when we learned that Conner Prairie, an interactive history park, let you step back into time – we were so there!
Nitty Gritty: The interactive history park is located in Fishers, Indiana about 30 minutes or so outside of Indy. There’s plenty of free parking. Admission costs $15 for adults and $10 for kids ages 2-12.
We visited on a Sunday afternoon and although there were lots of people visiting, the area is so spacious that it did not seem crowded at all. Conner Prairie is divided into different historic areas including a prairie town a homestead, an Indian camp, and a civil war section. We were happy to see that they provided a tram to the civil war section where we started our adventure. It was really neat to see people dressed up in period clothing and also visit different buildings from the civil war era. My little ones had fun pumping water into a bucket. We visited a few other areas including Prairietown that had a home, general store, blacksmith (with demonstrations). We could have spent the entire day exploring the Park, but having two toddlers and being 8 months pregnant limited us.
One of the cool things about Conner Prairie is that there is always a special event happening. On the particular weekend we attended, the Curiosity Fair was happening. We saw interactive exhibits, cool shows including a BMX show, discovered how ice cream was made (with a few samples of course!)
While we had a great time, we were bummed that one of the featured attractions, the hot air balloon ride, wasn’t working because of the weather.
Bottom line: Conner Prairie is a great way to spend the day; just be prepared to walk! Next time we will be back to ride the hot air balloon ride, with a nice trail-ready stroller, and with more energy!
Disclosure: My family received complimentary admission to the Conner Prairie in order to facilitate this review, and I was not asked to provide a particular point of view. All opinions are 100 % my own.