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.
We were honored to host Indy Mayor Joe Hogsett last month. I took great pride in showing him around our magnificent grounds and telling him about its rich history. Our tour concluded at the new River Overlook where we talked about how we are currently connecting with the White River and how we plan to make it even more accessible and a learning resource in the future. As you might already know, we’re not the only ones focusing on the White River and its many assets with a regional White River Maser Plan now underway. Reimagining connectivity was on the Mayor’s mind and it was great to discuss the river’s many uses with him.
While we were walking around our property, we encountered participants from our Photography Summer Camp program and had fun posing for pictures both for and with them. Before he departed I gave Mayor Hogsett one of our Conner Prairie “River People” caps and asked him to wear it proudly as a statement about how we are all River People as we plan together to use and preserve the region’s most valuable natural resource.