Pre-Visit Information and Frequently Asked Questions
Arrival and Check-in I Fees/Payment I What to Bring I First Aid I Photography I Accessibility I Admission/Hours/Reservations I Lunch Options
On The Morning of Your Visit:
Obtain a final guest count and fill out the Group Tour Check-In Form
• Announce your group’s lunch plans, including time and location
• Announce your group’s departure time and location
Where do I unload and park when I get to Conner Prairie?
If arriving by bus, ask the driver to pull the bus directly in front of the Welcome Center entrance to unload before parking in the main parking lot. If arriving in cars or vans, free parking is available in front of the Welcome Center.
Where do I check in?
Send one adult leader directly to the Welcome Center to check in with the volunteer greeter or the Guest Services Office to make final payment. Your leader should be prepared with an exact count of youth and adults for your tour and lunches as indicated on the Group Tour Check-In Form .
Please also be prepared with your final payment in the form of cash, check, or credit card. The volunteer greeter or Guest Services Representative will provide a brief orientation of Conner Prairie and answer questions. You will be given admission stickers for everyone to wear during your visit, along with maps for the adults.
If you are traveling with a group of small children, please ask the youth to remain on the bus while the group leader goes through the check in process. Then escort the children into the building to be greeted by the volunteer greeter or Guest Services Representative.
Full payment can be made in advance or on the day of your visit at the Guest Services Office. Payment in one transaction by check, credit card or cash is required. Please make checks payable to Conner Prairie. Refer to your confirmation letter we sent you for specific fee/payment information. Please come prepared with a final count of adults, youth, and infants in your group as indicated on the check-in form.
Conner Prairie operates in all kinds of weather, so everyone should dress for the weather. Comfortable shoes are important. Remember sun protection – bring sunscreen and brimmed hats. Water bottles are also encouraged for hot days. Guests may also wish to bring extra money for snacks or lunch, additional activities they may wish to participate in, or shopping for unique gifts in the Conner Prairie Store.
What will my group do at Conner Prairie?
Be ready for hands-on fun and excitement as you visit our unique historic areas. Costumed residents will invite you to participate in activities and engage in conversations with your group. Staff wearing blue Conner Prairie shirts will help you make connections between past and present, and be able answer your modern day questions.
Will I need a tour guide?
Your visit is self-guided. Upon your arrival, we will supply you with maps to help you select which areas to visit and how long to spend in each area. Conner Prairie staff, located throughout the Welcome Center and historic areas, are available if you have questions or need assistance.
How long should I allow for my group visit?
Allow at least three hours for your visit, although there is plenty to do if you stay longer. If you are having lunch, add 30 minutes extra. Groups with very young children may want to spend less time.
How many adults should I bring with my youth group?
For ages 7–12, we recommend at least one adult for every ten children; for ages 2–6, at least one adult for every five children.
Please encourage chaperones to be actively involved in the supervision of their charges. We need their (and your) active participation to ensure children are acting in a respectful and safe manner and to enhance learning. Please emphasize the following behavior guidelines to your children and chaperones:
• Children must be accompanied by a chaperone at all times. Children should not run ahead or go exploring on their own.
• Youth Groups should not begin activities involving animals, tools, or fire until directed to do so by a Conner Prairie staff person.
• Be kind to our animals. Do not tease or chase them. Please do not feed them.
Conner Prairie staff can communicate via two-way radio or phone. We have a first-aid responder on site during regular open hours. If there is a first-aid need or a lost child, notify any Conner Prairie staff person. We do keep track of weather conditions. In the event of a severe weather warning, staff will be instructed to advise our guests on where to seek shelter.
Still or video photography is welcomed at Conner Prairie for personal, non-commercial use only. No tripods, please. During your visit, you may be photographed for promotional purposes by Conner Prairie staff. If you do not wish to be photographed, please request a special sticker during check-in or at the Welcome Center Ticket Desk.
Conner Prairie strives to provide a fun and educational experience for guests of all abilities. Most, but not all, of the historic buildings are accessible by wheelchair. The Accessibility Map provides details. Wheelchairs are available at the Ticket Desk at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis, and limited tram transportation is available. Please notify us before you come if your group has anyone with special needs.
What is the cost?
The discounted group rate includes admission to the entire park.
|For groups of 15 or more:
How do I make a reservation?
To receive the discounted group rate, advance reservation is required. Registration is easy using any of the following methods:
Guest Services office
Daily 8:30 am-5 pm
Attn: Guest Services
13400 Allisonville Road
Fishers, IN 46038
317.776.6006 or 800.966.1836
Visit our Hours and Admission for daily and seasonal hours of operation.
What options are there for lunch?
View Dining Options page
Where is Conner Prairie and how do I get there?
We are located at 13400 Allisonville Road in Fishers, Indiana, 46038. Directions