Conner Prairie

  • Address: 13400 Allisonville Rd., Fishers, IN 46038
Spanning nearly 1,000 wooded acres in central Indiana, Conner Prairie welcomes nearly 400,000 visitors of all ages annually. As Indiana’s first Smithsonian Institute affiliate, Conner Prairie offers various outdoor, historically themed destinations and indoor experiential learning spaces that combine history and art with science, technology, engineering and math to offer an authentic look into history that shapes society today. Created by Eli Lilly in 1934, Conner Prairie combines history with science, technology, engineering and math and encourages visitors to explore Indiana’s natural and cultural heritage through hands-on, immersive and interactive experiences. Indiana’s first Smithsonian Institute affiliate and accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, Conner Prairie is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization that relies on grants and philanthropic donations from corporations and individuals for sustainability and growth. There are 12 outdoor and indoor destinations and experiences at Conner Prairie. They are 1836 Prairietown, 1859 Balloon Voyage, 1863 Civil War Journey, William Conner House, Lenape Indian Camp, Treetop Outpost, Nature Walk, Animal Encounters, River Crossing, Create.Connect, Discovery Station and Craft Corner. Science, technology, engineering and math come together with history in a seamless, one-of-a-kind voyage through time, the 1859 Balloon Voyage. Get the chance to explore the history of manned flight, discover the rigors of airmail by balloon, and get a closer look at all the work required to lift a balloon into the sky. The culmination of this experience is the ability to step into the gondola of our tethered balloon, and be lifted 350 feet over Conner Prairie. Treetop Outpost is a 6,000-square-foot destination nestled in woods that features a four-story treehouse. Surrounding the 45-foot-tall treehouse are experience areas that will allow visitors of all ages to investigate nature and its resources, dig in a re-created archaeology site, build like Hoosiers of the past, create art and fill the forest with music. Treetop Outpost also includes a 30-foot suspension bridge and a connecting Nature Walk that leads visitors through the woods and along the White River to a prairie lookout. Treetop Outpost is an official Indiana Bicentennial Legacy Project as part of the Bicentennial Nature Center Network, a statewide coalition created to ensure that all Hoosier youth have access to environmental education and creative outdoor experiences within 60 miles of where they live. Fort Hoosier is a 1,000-square-foot addition to Treetop Outpost, a 4-story treehouse filled with interactive, hands-on activities and surrounded by experience areas in which visitors of all ages to build, dig, make music and explore. Fort Hoosier features climbing walls, a climbing cargo net, passageways, tunnels, balance beams and more.
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Facility Info
  • Exhibits Space
  • Description Square footage includes 2 retreat houses. Up to 250 indoor and up to 10,000 people outdoor.
  • Total Sq. Ft. 2500
  • Reception Capacity 250
  • Space Notes In House Catering: Yes Off Premise Catering: No
  • Banquet Capacity 250
  • Number of Rooms 12
September 23, 2018
Free for youth under age 2 Free during Headless Horseman ; Open 6-10 p.m. during Headless Horseman Named one of the most...
September 23, 2018
Ages 21 and older Enjoy cuisine partnered with the best of what Indiana’s growers, ranchers, and craft food vendors have...
September 28, 2018
Ages 3-6; children must be accompanied by an adult at no charge. Younger siblings are welcome. Ages 2 and older require...
September 29, 2018
On Saturdays in September, come experience the premiere of a new play, Black Pioneers: Roberts Settlement in 1836, along...
October 5, 2018
Ages 16+ Conner Prairie’s hands-on classes provide a rare opportunity to work closely with some of the nation’s best...
October 6, 2018
Ceremony at 2 p.m. Even a marriage of convenience is worth celebrating. Join the citizens of Prairietown as they attend...
October 12, 2018
Ages 3-6; children must be accompanied by an adult at no charge. Younger siblings are welcome. Ages 2 and older require...
October 15, 2018
Early arrival and late departure options available for additional fee. Ages 6–14 Enjoy the exciting activities of...
October 17, 2018
Ages 10 and older. Children under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult. This is the perfect class for a woodworker...
October 19, 2018
Age 2; children must be accompanied by an adult at no charge. Wear your favorite costume, make a scary craft, and play...
October 19, 2018
Age 2; children must be accompanied by an adult at no charge. Wear your favorite costume, make a scary craft, and play...
October 25, 2018
Ages 3-6; children must be accompanied by an adult at no charge. Younger siblings are welcome. Ages 2 and older require...
October 30, 2018
Ages 14+ Come learn all aspects of making beautiful wheel thrown pottery, including glazing techniques. You’ll have...
November 1, 2018
Ages 12 and older. Children under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Follow the North Star is an award-winning...
November 3, 2018
Ages 21 and older Chef Jeffery Alan Bricker and students from Ivy Tech’s Hospitality Administration program are back to...
November 3, 2018
Ages 14 and older Outdoor wood-fired bake ovens were common in the 19th century and are making a revival today. Learn...
November 9, 2018
Ages 3-6; children must be accompanied by an adult at no charge. Younger siblings are welcome. Ages 2 and older require...
November 10, 2018
Ages 14+ This is a fun class designed to introduce you to wheel thrown pottery. No experience is necessary so don’t be...
November 10, 2018
Ages 16+ Start with a log and end with a bench. We’ll split, hew, drill, and plane using traditional “green” woodworking...
November 14, 2018
Ages 10 and older. Children under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Get ready for winter and learn some new skills...
November 14, 2018
Ages 10 and older. Children under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Get ready for winter and learn some new skills...
November 16, 2018
Age 2; children must be accompanied by an adult at no charge. Help make a harvest feast with apples, corn, and butter....
November 24, 2018
Join the jolly old elf as he recites Twas a Night Before Christmas. Tell him your wish list and decorate a holiday...
November 24, 2018
See a variety of gingerbread creations by bakers of every skill level. This year there is a featured category: “Conner...
November 30, 2018
Seating available between 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Enjoy a delicious dinner, decorate cookies, and visit with Santa. Next, join...
December 7, 2018
This family-friendly walking tour takes you back in time to 1836 Prairietown where it’s the night before Christmas. Meet...
December 7, 2018
Ages 3–6; children must be accompanied by an adult at no charge. Younger siblings are welcome. Ages 2 and older...
December 8, 2018
Ages 12 and older. Adult must accompany children under 16. Whether it’s to create your own keepsake or make presents for...
December 13, 2018
Ages 21 and older Enjoy an adults-only evening of hors d’oeuvres, wine, craft beer, and spirits, hosted by Conner...
December 14, 2018
Age 2; children must be accompanied by an adult at no charge. Sing and dance with the Gingerbread Man and hear his own...
  • Valid: March 27, 2018 - October 28, 2018
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