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Conner Prairie

Located in Fishers, Indiana, Conner Prairie is a nationally acclaimed history destination. The outdoor museum's mission is to inspire curiosity and foster learning about Indiana by providing engaging, individualized, and unique experiences. Created by Eli Lilly in 1934, Conner Prairie combines history with science and encourages visitors to explore Indiana's natural and cultural heritage through hands-on, immersive, and interactive experiences. The museum offers several historically themed, indoor, and outdoor experience areas throughout its 800 acres of wooded property. Indiana's first Smithsonian Institute affiliate, Conner Prairie is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

Don't miss annual events like Headless Horseman and A Merry Prairie Holiday.

Learn more about Conner Prairie's reopening.

When you visit Conner Prairie, stay at a nearby hotel and explore the Fishers’ downtown Nickel Plate District. Families can check out favorites like Topgolf, IKEA, The Escape Room, K1 Speed, and more, along with dining options like Four Day Ray Brewing.

Featured Deal:

$2 off general admission

Valid: Wednesday, January 01, 2020 - Thursday, December 31, 2020

$2 off the price of general admission to Conner Prairie, valid through 12/31/2020. Promotional code GA381.

Merry Prairie Light Display

A Merry Prairie Holiday

Conner Prairie's new hit holiday festival, A Merry Prairie Holiday is returning for its second season, where glittering lights, thoughtful storytellers, and warm fires transport you from your day-to-day into the stories of yesterday and the traditions of tomorrow.

Enjoy activites for all ages. Stroll throughout the Winter Wonderland's expansive light display, zoom down the Polar Bear Plunge, enjoy holiday readings and storytelling in Prairietown as well as holiday eats and treats.

Friday - Sunday, Nov. 27 - Dec. 20
Tuesday & Wednesday, Dec. 22 - 23

Open from 5:30-9:30 p.m.

For the health and safety of guests and visitors, face masks are required and tickets must be purchased in advance online.

A Merry Prairie Holiday at Conner Prairie - Advanced Tickets

Access Pass

Conner Prairie is proud to partner with other local museums to make family fun available to more Indiana families. Families that participate in any of the state assistance programs, including Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, food stamps or Hoosier Healthwise Insurance, can visit for just $2 per family member per visit. Aides enjoy complimentary admission with employee ID or proof of employment.

Military Admission Relief

Conner Prairie offers admission relief to the military by providing free daytime general admission to active-duty, retired and veteran military members and 50 percent off the general admission price for up to five immediate family members. Military ID is required. This discount is valid only for daytime general admission.

Conner Prairie is also a Blue Star Museum. Because of this designation, the museum offers free admission to active duty military personnel and up to five immediate family members - spouse and children - from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Questions? Call Guest Services at 317.776.6006 or 800.966.1836.


Hours and Admission

March 31 - Nov. 1
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday
Closed Mondays - Tuesday

Adults $18; seniors age 65 and older $17; youth ages 2-12 $13; members and youth under 2 are admitted free.
Family Nights (extended hours): Saturdays from 6-9 p.m.
Groups tours (Groups of 15 or more should make reservations by calling Guest Services at 317-776-6000): adults $13, youth ages 2-12 $9.

Nov. 5 - Dec. 27
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday
Closed Monday - Wednesday

Check ConnerPrairie.org for special holiday hours.
Adults, seniors age 65 and older and youth ages 2-12, $8; members and youth under age 2 are admitted free. Groups of 15 or more: $8.

1859 Balloon Voyage
March 31 - Nov. 1

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday
Closed Mondays - Tuesday

Paid general admission to Conner Prairie is required to ride the 1859 Balloon Voyage attraction. Balloon voyages are weather dependent March 31 - Nov. 1. Prices vary, Conner Prairie website for current pricing info.

Annual Events

Headless Horseman

Conner Prairie’s annual fall festival celebrates the Headless Horseman, complete with a spooky wagon ride through the historic grounds, fortune-telling, mad science and scary storytelling. Be sure to visit the corn maze commemorating the 200th anniversary of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” with a family-friendly puzzle path, a kids’ maze and a haunted maze inspired by real ghost stories of the region.

A Merry Prairie Holiday

The holiday season isn’t complete without experiencing A Merry Prairie Holiday at Conner Prairie. Guests can visit Prairietown to see how 1800s Indiana settlers celebrated the holidays and hear stories and carols. Take a winterland wagon ride across the historic grounds to see thousands of twinkling lights, including the Reynolds Farm Equipment Christmas Lights. Families can zoom down the dry snow tubing hill, meet Mrs. Claus, ride Kringle’s Carousel and more.

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