Get Away in Fishers, Indiana
Monday, April 4, 2011 by Hamilton County Tourism
Again this week, weâ€™ll be sharing fun ways to explore our 8 Great Towns. Today's fun getaway itinerary is in Fishers, Indiana and is a fun day trip if you are in Indiana on vacation or live here and need a staycation. [caption id="attachment_2692" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Travel back to 19th-century Indiana at Conner Prairie"][/caption] A little time travel is always a fun option for Spring Break. Why not travel back in time to spend a day learning about 19th century life at Conner Prairie Interactive History Park? Help with chores, lend a hand to the town carpenter and visit the doctor in 1836 Prairietown before heading toÂ the ConnerÂ Homestead . There you can meet pet baby goats, lambs and other furry friends in Animal Encounters. You also can take the 1859 Balloon Voyage, a breathtaking ride 350 feet above the prairie.Â New this year, you can become a Junior Aeronaut and learn to fly the balloon with one of Conner Prairie's certified pilots! Youâ€™ll discover how to read instruments, determine weather conditions and control the balloon. After a day of adventure, stop by the Nickel Plate Bar & Grill in Fishers for dinner. Bite into a crispy breaded tenderloin or try a bison burger. Kids can dig into their favorites like PB & J, grilled cheese or chicken fingers.This Hamilton County restaurant is a part of history too. The original building was constructed in the 1880s and served as the Parks Place Saloon. And, if youâ€™re spending the night in Hamilton County, our hotel partners have Conner Prairie package deals to make your trip back in time a little more economical. Our last staycation stop will be in Carmel, Indiana. Watch for that blog post later this week!