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Conner Prairie Interactive History Park

13400 Allisonville Road

Conner Prairie Interactive History park invites families of today to engage, explore and discover what it was like to live and play in Indiana’s past. We bring history to life by recreating settings and time periods and by engaging visitors through first-person costumed interpreters and hands-on experiences.

We have five themed historic areas on 200 beautiful, wooded acres including, 1863 Civil ...War Journey: Raid on Indiana, Lenape Indian Camp, and a 19th-century settlement called 1836 Prairetown. In 1859 Balloon Voyage guests can fly 350 feet above the prairie in a tethered helium balloon. Visitors can explore the 1823 William Conner Homestead – the first brick home in Hamilton County. Guests can also mingle with our rare and historic breeds in our Animal Encounters Barn and trek through our Nature Walk. Indoors, families can get creative and experiment in Create.Connect, Discovery Station and Craft Corner. Every visit is a unique adventure that provides an authentic look into the history that shapes us today.

Our goal is to educate families with fun and interactive experiences that expose them to history, nature, science and the arts.

Mission Statement: To inspire curiosity and foster learning about Indiana's past by providing engaging, individualized and unique experiences.


Chantel Weigel

Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018
We love going to Conner Prairie. The inside area is great with our two girls. It's a safe, great place for them to learn and play. The outside has a lot of great places for young children too. We spend a lot of time at the tree house and little splash area, but there is something for even little kids to do inside almost every house.

Holly Adams

Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018
It was the first time I have been back in years to visit this place. The balloon ride was so nice. I was a little scared at first but once I was all the way up in the air it was amazing. You could see downtown. I was walking all around the taking in all the sites. Then we traveled through time and went back to when the civil war came to Indiana. It was really fun to see all the actors doing a great job and really playing the part. I enjoyed my time so much and I didn't get to see everything, but I will be back to visit again soon and see it all.

Vivien Dyer

Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018
We've been several times now since spring. It's well worth the membership if you are local. I love living history places, and this is a good example. The volunteers clearly enjoy teaching and must spend countless hours studying their material. Lots to see and learn here, especially if you take your time and ask questions. Even younger children are engaged with activities for them in several places. I've learned something new each visit.

Zack Vance

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
If you live in the area, you know what’s up. The Conner Prairie has so much to offer it doesn’t matter how long you stay, you won’t get all of it. Stuff is changing constantly so it isn’t a visit once and done like an amusement park would be. RAIN DOES NOT MEAN THAT THERE IS NOTHING TO DO. In fact, rainy days are, in my opinion, the best day to go if you want to see what’s indoors. The last time I went they had the electricity exhibit open, which was the absolute best. There is a younger kid room right next to the main area and you can have your teenager, 10 year old, and preschooler have fun without having to run around everywhere. One of the best, CHEAP, places to go to do something better than staying at home and watching TV. Highly recommend.


Monday, July 9, 2018
Great time with the animals and the people. Only down side is that after the animals there's not much for little kids outside. There's a small jungle gym but no slides. The inside areas are great though. We went in the air balloon too. It's a nice relaxing ride but a little pricey.

Conner Prairie Interactive History Park is not affiliated with AmericanTowns Media