Step back in time and join a bustling community where people, animals, objects, and daily routines are exactly the same as they were over 150 years ago.
Soar high above Conner Prairie in a helium-filled balloon, and learn how manned flight moved from dream to reality.
Immerse yourself in Hoosier life during the Civil War and enlist to help defend the state from Confederate General John Hunt Morgan and his raiders.
Live like a Lenape Indian as you toss a tomahawk, climb inside a wigwam, and try your hand at fur trading in Conner Prairie’s earliest historical area.
Step inside the barn of a real working farm, where you can feed, pet, and play with livestock, while learning from their caretakers.
Enter one of Indiana's first brick homes where you can discover the story of William Conner and how Indiana's history changed here.
Connect with nature and play freely in a 4-story treehouse surrounded by special activity areas where guests of all ages can dig in and have fun.
Design a new invention, fly a plane, and create an electrical circuit in this fun ever-changing indoor exhibit that celebrates innovation in Indiana.
Show the world your creativity and make a unique take-home project in an exciting indoor craft area.
Create, climb, explore, play, and pretend in a one-of-a-kind indoor play area perfect for kids through the age of 8.
First responders have played a vital role throughout history. Whether it be Minutemen at Concord and Lexington, the Tennessee Volunteers from my home state, or those responding to natural disasters and acts of terrorism, there have always been dedicated people who respond to crisis and help others. Conner Prairie is honored to be able to celebrate these heroes and thank them for keeping our communities safe. During our inaugural First Responders Day on August 4 it was wonderful to watch as the community came together to share our gratitude as first responders and their families came out to enjoy a day at Conner Prairie.
True to their creed, the Girl Scouts gave back to the first responder family with heartfelt thanks and delicious cookies that were appreciated by all in our Welcome Center!
Our creative programming included a re-creation of a fire, with teams of residents of Prairietown working together with our own Dr. Campbell, the sheriff, and others to put out fires, catch thieves and respond to medical emergencies. Watching children and adults alike join a bucket brigade to put out a fire in Prairietown demonstrated that community spirit and cooperation is still alive and well.
Our staff continuously goes above and beyond, like those heroes we celebrated this past weekend. Thanking our First Responders calls for nothing less.