Food and Shopping

Whether you’re taking a quick snack break from exploring Conner Prairie’s historic areas, re-fueling after a busy day of farm chores or just stopping by for some classic caramel apples, Conner Prairie offers dining options for everyone!

The Conner Prairie Store and the Depot Store

Take home a taste of Conner Prairie, shop for unique gifts and browse books, games, toys, Prairie clothing and so much more. The Conner Prairie Store offers a local shopping experience where you can find old-time candy, locally-made preserves, retro games, and jewelry too. The store is located in the Welcome Center and no admission is required to shop.

The Depot Store - While visiting the 1863 Civil War Journey, visit The Depot Store for civil war clothing, books, games and toys. Open March 26-November 1.

The Apple Store

Treat your family to deluxe caramel apples, cider slushies, and apple-themed gift items. Don’t forget to take home a bushel of crisp Indiana apples! Proceeds benefit Conner Prairie’s educational mission. Open September through October. No admission ticket required.

Cafe on the Common

Find a wide variety of mouth-watering options at the Cafe on the Common. Choose from deli sandwiches, fresh salads, gourmet pretzels, pizza flats, frozen custard and more. Save room for our famous, warm apple dumplings! Enjoy the view of the 1859 Balloon Voyage while you eat!  Admission is required to dine at the Cafe. Open March 26-November 1.

Dining Programs

Hearthside Suppers

Go on a journey to Indiana’s past with an intimate dinner in the Conner House, central Indiana’s first brick home. Help with 19th-century-style preparations by the hearth, sip on hot cider and indulge in a delicious multi-course meal by candlelight. Select evenings in January, February and March.