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.
Until recently, the White River, which carves a path through Indiana, has never been accessible to our members and guests. As you know, we recently opened our White River Lookout near Treetop Outpost that gives visitors a beautiful view of the river as it flows around our grounds. We’re excited about the upcoming opportunities that will engage the river further and transform how our guests experience Conner Prairie.
Another exploratory step comes in September when we have our first ever Family Adventure Weekend. While river canoeing has been a staple of our summer camp program for many years we have never allowed the public to access and canoe the White River. During Family Adventure Weekend we will encourage families to enjoy and spend time on the river together while giving us invaluable feedback about the types of activities that people would like to see on the river in the future. Stay tuned for more information.
I recently sat down with Indianapolis Business Journal and talked about upcoming events this fall as well as the future of our river activation and more specifics of our 20-year master plan. You can read the full article here.