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Adult and Youth Group Tours


Prices:
$11/adult
$7/youth age 2–12
Free for tour escorts and bus drivers
Minimum: 15 people

Let us plan the perfect day for you and your group. Email grouptours@connerprairie.org or call 317.776.6006 or 800.966.1836.

Connect with your group as you dive into the ultimate discover-and-learn experience! You not only see what life was like in the 1800s, you experience it together. Immerse yourself in the lives of the Lenape Indians, strike a deal with the Prairietown store owner or experience the 1863 Raid on Indiana. Trek along the Nature Walk, soar in the 1859 Balloon Voyage and experience Create.Connect where we celebrate Indiana's innovative spirit! Each area offers dynamic and interactive experiences to help engage you and your group with a piece of our past.

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Things to See and Do

Nature Walk

Take a trek along the Nature Walk and discover a different view of the prairie! Explore Conner Prairie’s natural setting up close as you walk through a forest and along the top of a levee that is flanked by woods, farmland, prairie and the White River. Along the way you will discover plant and animal life that call this part of Conner Prairie their home. Take a break on one of several benches along the path, and stay quiet to listen for and spot different critters rustling around you. Talk about the importance of nature, and learn how land was used in the past by Native Americans and William Conner, and how it is being used today. At the end of the trail you will find the Prairie Lookout, an elevated observation deck, that provides a wonderful view of the restored prairie, which was created to attract certain migratory birds. 


1863 Civil War Journey: Raid on Indiana

This incredible one-of-a-kind experience puts you right in the middle of a brush with the Civil War. Through video and Conner Prairie actors dressed in authentic period costumes, you will be drawn into the true story of General John Hunt Morgan's cavalry Raid on Indiana. There is plenty for children to see and do in the River Crossing Play Area, including an outdoor water splash play area and replica steamboat to climb aboard, as well as an indoor play area.

1859 Balloon Voyage

Discover one of the earliest chapters of aviation history at Conner Prairie’s 1859 Balloon Voyage. Experiment with the science and technology of ballooning, then soar 350 feet above the landscape in a tethered, helium-filled balloon and see the world like John Wise did! (There is an additional fee for the Ballon Voyage and the attraction is weather-permitting.)

Welcome Center

Fashion a craft in Craft Corner, experiment in Create.Connect, where we celebrate Indiana's innovative sprit, or visit the Discovery Station play area (currently closed for remodeling; reopens June 28). Round out the visit with a stop in the Conner Prairie Store which offers locally-produced food items, Conner Prairie-made pottery and textiles, unique games and toys, and much more.

Lenape Indian Camp

Explore the wigwams in Conner Prairie's earliest historic area. Experience the lives of the Lenape, or Delaware, Indians and strike a deal with a fur trader. Get some tomahawk training too and try to hit the target.

1836 Prairietown

Prairietown is a thriving pioneer town in the year 1836. Step back in time where the people, animals, objects, buildings and daily routines are just as they were in the 19th century. Meet the townspeople, take a lesson in the schoolhouse, earn some wages by helping with chores, and spend your earnings at Whitaker’s Store. Take on a role in town and decide if you and your family would like to stay and become a citizen of the town.

William Conner Homestead

Peek into William Conner’s world when you visit his homestead, a treasured piece of Indiana history. Explore the Loom House, heirloom gardens and get up close and personal with some of our animals in the Animal Encounters Barn like lambs, chicks, kids and calves. Talk to our animal experts about our historic breeds and what we are doing to preserve them.