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.
Conner Prairie wants everyone to be able to experience the prairie. To make that possible, our modern Welcome Center is fully accessible to handicapped guests.
Wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis at no charge, and wheelchair assistants and interpreters for the deaf receive general admission at half price. Most, but not all, of the historic buildings are accessible by wheelchair. However, buildings and walkways are authentic to the 19th century, which may impose certain restrictions. Stone paths in the historic areas may be difficult for wheelchair travel. For those buildings that are not wheelchair accessible, staff will bring the experience to you. Please see our Accessibility Map for specific details.
Handicapped parking is available close to the Welcome Center.
We are proud to offer families with children and adults with autism, as well as other sensory or developmental challenges, a local attraction with a focused and friendly environment.
Our complete guide to visiting Conner Prairie and our Sensory Friendly Tip Sheet are very helpful resources - please read them before you visit. These tools were developed to help you make the most of your time here. Below are some quick tips to consider in planning your adventure:
• If someone does not like loud noises, be aware that Civil War Journey and Lenape Indian Camp have occasional gunfire demonstrations. The Mayfield and Nichols Dry Goods Store in Civil War Journey also has loud noises.
• If someone likes to interact with animals, our Animals Encounters Barn is perfect.
• If someone likes to tinker, visit Create.Connect inside the Welcome Center.
• If someone likes to get their hands dirty, join interpreters in tasks in 1836 Prairietown and Lenape Indian Camp.
• If someone likes to play with toys, ask at the various houses located in 1836 Prairietown.
• If someone does not like swift visual action/transitions or flashing lights, they might want to avoid the Civil War Journey media presentations inside the Mayfield and Nichols Dry Goods Store and The Raid.
View our guest map highlighting Quiet Spots located throughout Conner Prairie. These locations offer a quiet location with a sensory kit that includes a weighted blanket and soft sensory toys, among other items.