Conner Prairie

Conner Prairie We bring history to life through first-person interpretation in our outdoor experience areas, as well as through interactive exhibits inside and out.

Spanning more than 1,000 wooded acres in central Indiana, Conner Prairie welcomes nearly 400,000 visitors of all ages annually. As Indiana’s first Smithsonian Institute affiliate, Conner Prairie offers various outdoor, historically themed destinations and indoor experiential learning spaces that combine history and art with science, technology, engineering and math to offer an authentic look into history that shapes society today. http://www.connerprairie.org

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Come get lost in our 2021 Corteva Agriscience Corn Maze this week, Tuesday - Sunday, 10AM - 5PM*. 🌽 Discover more: http:...
10/13/2021

Come get lost in our 2021 Corteva Agriscience Corn Maze this week, Tuesday - Sunday, 10AM - 5PM*. 🌽 Discover more: http://bit.ly/2kUE7GM

The 22,160-foot maze features a short Kids' Maze (open during Headless), longer Puzzle Maze and Haunted Maze inspired by ghost stories and legends of the region*.

Our 2021 Corn Maze is sponsored by Corteva Agriscience.

#CornMazeCP #HeadlessHorsemanCP #ConnerPrairie #ExploreCP

*The Haunted Maze is open Thursday - Sunday, now through October 30, sunset until 10PM (during the evening Headless Horseman event hours). Headless Horseman is sponsored by Bank of America.

10/12/2021
Conner Prairie - Headless Horseman 2021

The Legend Rides! 🎃 🐎

Reserve your spot now for Headless Horseman 2021: http://bit.ly/2mkivnY

From corn mazes to haunted hayrides, our annual fall festival is full of activities, shows and spooktacular family fun.

Headless Horseman is sponsored by Bank of America.

With supporting sponsors: Reynolds Farm Equipment, Inc., AMS Entertainment & Audio/Visual and Signature Sponsor: Sun King Brewery.

Our 2021 Corn Maze is sponsored by Corteva Agriscience.

#HeadlessCP #ConnerPrairie #ExploreCP #CornMazeCP

10/11/2021
Conner Prairie - Gardening 101 Ep. 5

Let’s check in on our gardens in episode 5 of our new series - Gardening 101.

As the seasons begin to change we look back at our summer gardens in full bloom before we head into saving seeds and food preservation!

In addition to our heirloom vegetables at Conner Prairie, many of our flowers are also heirlooms. Domestic Trades Manager, Michelle Evans, will pop into several of our gardens to see how things are progressing and see what might be ready to harvest.

Comment any questions you'd like answered in future episodes!

View previous episodes: https://bit.ly/3cE5Nr2

#Gardening101 #ConnerPrairie #HeirloomPlant

As we 'head' into the weekend, our Headless Horseman TOP 5 countdown concludes!#1 The Headless Horseman sponsored by Ban...
10/08/2021

As we 'head' into the weekend, our Headless Horseman TOP 5 countdown concludes!

#1 The Headless Horseman sponsored by Bank of America 🎃 🏇: http://bit.ly/2mkivnY

The grounds have been transformed into Conner Scairie, where fun-loving ghouls are back to delight and entertain you with their silly antics. Reserve your spot now for Headless Horseman 2021 and see more of the Headless Horseman than ever before: http://bit.ly/2mkivnY

#HeadlessHorsemanCP #CornMazeCP #ConnerPrairie #ExploreCP #HeadlessCountdownCP

As we 'head' into the weekend, our Headless Horseman TOP 5 countdown concludes!

#1 The Headless Horseman sponsored by Bank of America 🎃 🏇: http://bit.ly/2mkivnY

The grounds have been transformed into Conner Scairie, where fun-loving ghouls are back to delight and entertain you with their silly antics. Reserve your spot now for Headless Horseman 2021 and see more of the Headless Horseman than ever before: http://bit.ly/2mkivnY

#HeadlessHorsemanCP #CornMazeCP #ConnerPrairie #ExploreCP #HeadlessCountdownCP

10/07/2021
Conner Prairie - Headless Horseman Begins 2021

Are you ready to come face-to-face with the Headless Horseman? It starts TONIGHT!

Share your excitement in a comment below with the best GIF you can find! 👇

Get your tickets now for Headless Horseman 2021, open Thursdays - Sundays, October 7th - October 30th, 2021: http://bit.ly/2mkivnY

Headless Horseman is sponsored by Bank of America. With supporting sponsors: Reynolds Farm Equipment, Inc., AMS Entertainment & Audio/Visual and signature sponsor: Sun King Brewery.

Our 2021 Corn Maze is sponsored by Corteva Agriscience.

#HeadlessCP #ConnerPrairie #ExploreCP #CornMazeCP

General Public ticketing for A Merry Prairie Holiday begins today! Reserve your spot: http://bit.ly/2TvtW8z 🎄🎅🏼This even...
10/07/2021

General Public ticketing for A Merry Prairie Holiday begins today! Reserve your spot: http://bit.ly/2TvtW8z 🎄🎅🏼

This event is made possible by the generous support of Reynolds Farm Equipment, Inc..

#MerryPrairie #ConnerPrairie #ExploreCP

General Public ticketing for A Merry Prairie Holiday begins today! Reserve your spot: http://bit.ly/2TvtW8z 🎄🎅🏼

This event is made possible by the generous support of Reynolds Farm Equipment, Inc..

#MerryPrairie #ConnerPrairie #ExploreCP

Headless Horseman kicks-off tonight at Conner Prairie! We've been counting down the days with the TOP 5 of Headless. 🎃 🏇...
10/07/2021

Headless Horseman kicks-off tonight at Conner Prairie! We've been counting down the days with the TOP 5 of Headless. 🎃 🏇

#2 The Corn Maze sponsored by Corteva Agriscience 🌽: http://bit.ly/2mkivnY

Our 22,160-foot maze features three unique adventure paths to appeal to guests of all ages!

Headless Horseman begins TODAY, 10.7, and is sponsored by Bank of America! Get your tickets now: http://bit.ly/2mkivnY

#HeadlessHorsemanCP #CornMazeCP #ConnerPrairie #ExploreCP #HeadlessCountdownCP

It's Headless Horseman week at Conner Prairie! We're counting down the days with the TOP 5 of Headless. 🎃 🏇#3 The Perfor...
10/06/2021

It's Headless Horseman week at Conner Prairie! We're counting down the days with the TOP 5 of Headless. 🎃 🏇

#3 The Performances 🎭: http://bit.ly/2mkivnY

Enjoy spooky shows and storytelling including The Headless Horseman Marionette Show from Stevens Puppets, a science show, a live performance of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and more!

Headless Horseman begins 10.7 and is sponsored by Bank of America. Get your tickets now: http://bit.ly/2mkivnY

#HeadlessHorsemanCP #CornMazeCP #ConnerPrairie #ExploreCP #HeadlessCountdownCP

10/06/2021
Conner Prairie - Spectre Search - 7 Part 1

Volume up, please help! The Spectre Search team has finally visited Amsel Farm... but we lost contact. We need your help. Watch this video and visit Amsel Farm beginning Thursday 10/7 to help us solve the mystery of their disappearance. Would you like to know more?

Learn Spectre Searches fate in the Haunted Maze* at Headless Horseman 2021** and get your tickets now. http://bit.ly/2mkivnY

Follow 'Spectre Search' as they search for truth and watch episodes only found on our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/3ik2A2I

Our 2021 Corn Maze is sponsored by: Corteva Agriscience

Headless Horseman is sponsored by Bank of America.

Headless Horseman supporting sponsors: Reynolds Farm Equipment, Inc., AMS Entertainment & Audio/Visual. Signature sponsor: Sun King Brewery

#HeadlessHorsemanCP #SpectreSearch #ExploreCP #CornMazeCP

* The 22,160-foot corn maze is now open.
** General Public tickets are now on sale.

It's Headless Horseman week at Conner Prairie! We're counting down the days with the TOP 5 of Headless. 🎃 🏇#4 The Drinks...
10/05/2021

It's Headless Horseman week at Conner Prairie! We're counting down the days with the TOP 5 of Headless. 🎃 🏇

#4 The Drinks of Headless 🍺: http://bit.ly/2mkivnY

Stop by the Sleepy Hollow Tavern for some of your favorite beverages. The famous Icabrewed Crane beer by Sun King Brewery will be available if you're 21+. Also visit the Jim Beam trailer for a speciality drink! 🥃

Headless Horseman begins 10.7, get your tickets now and see the full menu: http://bit.ly/2mkivnY

Headless Horseman is sponsored by Bank of America.

#HeadlessHorsemanCP #CornMazeCP #ConnerPrairie #ExploreCP #HeadlessCountdownCP

Member pre-sale for A Merry Prairie Holiday begins Tuesday, October 5 at 8AM. Check your email for details! 🎄🎅🏼General P...
10/04/2021

Member pre-sale for A Merry Prairie Holiday begins Tuesday, October 5 at 8AM. Check your email for details! 🎄🎅🏼

General Public ticketing goes on sale October 7! #MerryPrairie

https://www.connerprairie.org/mph

This event is made possible by the generous support of Reynolds Farm Equipment, Inc..

#ConnerPrairie #ExploreCP

Member pre-sale for A Merry Prairie Holiday begins Tuesday, October 5 at 8AM. Check your email for details! 🎄🎅🏼

General Public ticketing goes on sale October 7! #MerryPrairie

https://www.connerprairie.org/mph

This event is made possible by the generous support of Reynolds Farm Equipment, Inc..

#ConnerPrairie #ExploreCP

It's Headless Horseman week at Conner Prairie! We're counting down the days with the TOP 5 of Headless. 🎃 🏇#5 The Food o...
10/04/2021

It's Headless Horseman week at Conner Prairie! We're counting down the days with the TOP 5 of Headless. 🎃 🏇

#5 The Food of Headless 🥨 🍿: http://bit.ly/2mkivnY

Enjoy favorites such as elephant ears and funnel cakes at the Urick Concessions trailer located in the food court. They're even featuring a pork tenderloin sandwich that will be sure to make your head spin!

Headless Horseman begins 10.7, get your tickets now and see the full menu: http://bit.ly/2mkivnY

Headless Horseman is sponsored by Bank of America

#HeadlessHorsemanCP #CornMazeCP #ConnerPrairie #ExploreCP #HeadlessCountdownCP

It's Headless Horseman week at Conner Prairie! We're counting down the days with the TOP 5 of Headless. 🎃 🏇

#5 The Food of Headless 🥨 🍿: http://bit.ly/2mkivnY

Enjoy favorites such as elephant ears and funnel cakes at the Urick Concessions trailer located in the food court. They're even featuring a pork tenderloin sandwich that will be sure to make your head spin!

Headless Horseman begins 10.7, get your tickets now and see the full menu: http://bit.ly/2mkivnY

Headless Horseman is sponsored by Bank of America

#HeadlessHorsemanCP #CornMazeCP #ConnerPrairie #ExploreCP #HeadlessCountdownCP

10/02/2021
Conner Prairie - Spectre Search - Research Reveal

The Spectre Search team has some interesting research to share, including an update from Gladys regarding Amsel Farm... Would you like to know more? 👻

Discover more about Conner Prairie's Haunted Corn Maze* this fall during Headless Horseman**, follow 'Spectre Search' as they search for truth and watch episodes only found on our website: http://bit.ly/2mkivnY

Our 2021 Corn Maze is sponsored by: Corteva Agriscience

Headless Horseman is sponsored by Bank of America.

Headless Horseman supporting sponsors: Reynolds Farm Equipment, Inc., AMS Entertainment & Audio/Visual. Signature sponsor: Sun King Brewery

#HeadlessHorsemanCP #SpectreSearch #ExploreCP #CornMazeCP #Skara

* The 22,160-foot corn maze is now open.
** General Public tickets are now on sale.

10/01/2021
Conner Prairie - Making Headless Horseman 2021

October is here so that means only one thing, the Headless Horseman rides! 🎃 🐎

Take a behind-the-scenes look at what’s new in 2021 and get your tickets now for our Headless Horseman festival: http://bit.ly/2mkivnY

It’s our favorite time of year! When night falls on October 7th, see our grounds transformed into Conner Scairie, where fun-loving ghouls will be back to delight and entertain you with their silly antics. From corn mazes to haunted hayrides, our annual fall festival is full of activities, shows and spooktacular family fun!

Headless Horseman is sponsored by Bank of America. With supporting sponsors: Reynolds Farm Equipment, Inc., AMS Entertainment & Audio/Visual and signature sponsor: Sun King Brewery.

Our 2021 Corn Maze is sponsored by Corteva Agriscience.

#HeadlessHorsemanCP #ConnerPrairie #ExploreCP

This weekend is Bank of America's Museums on Us weekend! Come visit Conner Prairie and #BofA and #MerrillLynch cardholde...
10/01/2021

This weekend is Bank of America's Museums on Us weekend! Come visit Conner Prairie and #BofA and #MerrillLynch cardholders will be granted free admission when presenting their debit or credit card along with a photo ID.

Visit museums.bankofamerica.com for further details!

#ConnerPrairie #ExploreCP #MuseumsOnUs

This weekend is Bank of America's Museums on Us weekend! Come visit Conner Prairie and #BofA and #MerrillLynch cardholders will be granted free admission when presenting their debit or credit card along with a photo ID.

Visit museums.bankofamerica.com for further details!

#ConnerPrairie #ExploreCP #MuseumsOnUs

The Headless Horseman visited Indy Now at FOX59 News this morning to share about the opening of Headless Horseman 2021 o...
09/30/2021

The Headless Horseman visited Indy Now at FOX59 News this morning to share about the opening of Headless Horseman 2021 one week from today on 10/7! 🎃 🐎

Conner Prairie Vice President and Chief Advancement Officer, Andrew Bradford, joins Host Jillian and Ryan in-studio to promote the festival as well as provide a surprise for their viewers!

If you purchase a membership before or during The Headless Horseman Festival, you get FREE ADMISSION to the festival on Thursdays and Sundays. You'll also get a chance to experience Conner Prairie's Winter Festival, A Merry Prairie Holiday, for HALF THE ADMISSION price of a standard guest ticket. More information can be found here: http://bit.ly/2mkivnY

#HeadlessHorsemanCP #ConnerPrairie #ExploreCP #Fox59 #News

Headless Horseman is sponsored by Bank of America

Headless Horseman supporting sponsors: Reynolds Farm Equipment, Inc., AMS Entertainment & Audio/Visual. Signature sponsor: Sun King Brewery

Our 2021 Corn Maze is sponsored by: Corteva Agriscience

🚨 New Blog Alert 🚨 ‘New Adult Volunteers Encouraged to Join the Conner Prairie Alliance!’: https://bit.ly/3ifkpAh“I’ve a...
09/29/2021

🚨 New Blog Alert 🚨 ‘New Adult Volunteers Encouraged to Join the Conner Prairie Alliance!’: https://bit.ly/3ifkpAh

“I’ve always been a supporter of Conner Prairie and its programs… I was surprised to find out how as a member we can impact future programming and learn about the many ways Conner Prairie seeks to preserve a unique slice of Indiana’s history and make it relevant for today’s audiences." — Lori Goldsby: blog writer, VP of Communications for The Apple Store at Conner Prairie and seven-year member of The Alliance.

Discover more about The Conner Prairie Alliance and becoming a member: http://bit.ly/2Cc0Sv4

#AppleStoreAtCP #PrairieAlliance #ConnerPrairieBlog #ConnerPrairie #ExploreCP #Indiana

Image: Lori Goldsby (in the red apron) and First Lady Janet Holcomb during the quarter of a millionth apple dipping in 2019.

🚨 New Blog Alert 🚨 ‘New Adult Volunteers Encouraged to Join the Conner Prairie Alliance!’: https://bit.ly/3ifkpAh

“I’ve always been a supporter of Conner Prairie and its programs… I was surprised to find out how as a member we can impact future programming and learn about the many ways Conner Prairie seeks to preserve a unique slice of Indiana’s history and make it relevant for today’s audiences." — Lori Goldsby: blog writer, VP of Communications for The Apple Store at Conner Prairie and seven-year member of The Alliance.

Discover more about The Conner Prairie Alliance and becoming a member: http://bit.ly/2Cc0Sv4

#AppleStoreAtCP #PrairieAlliance #ConnerPrairieBlog #ConnerPrairie #ExploreCP #Indiana

Image: Lori Goldsby (in the red apron) and First Lady Janet Holcomb during the quarter of a millionth apple dipping in 2019.

Are you a looking for some Fall Break adventure? Check out Fall Break Camp at Conner Prairie presented by White Pine Wil...
09/28/2021

Are you a looking for some Fall Break adventure?

Check out Fall Break Camp at Conner Prairie presented by White Pine Wilderness Academy 10.20 & 10.22*. 🏕️

Discover more: https://bit.ly/39GFQW7

We are excited to be partnering with White Pine Wilderness Academy for a Fall Camp in October! They will be bringing their curriculum and skills to the outdoor grounds Conner Prairie for kids ages 10-12 to come experience.

This camp will allow students to engage in fire making, foraging, archery, throwsticks, and more wonders of the natural world.

*Families may register for either one or both days.

#FallBreak #ConnerPrairie #WhitePinesWildernessAcademy

Are you a looking for some Fall Break adventure?

Check out Fall Break Camp at Conner Prairie presented by White Pine Wilderness Academy 10.20 & 10.22*. 🏕️

Discover more: https://bit.ly/39GFQW7

We are excited to be partnering with White Pine Wilderness Academy for a Fall Camp in October! They will be bringing their curriculum and skills to the outdoor grounds Conner Prairie for kids ages 10-12 to come experience.

This camp will allow students to engage in fire making, foraging, archery, throwsticks, and more wonders of the natural world.

*Families may register for either one or both days.

#FallBreak #ConnerPrairie #WhitePinesWildernessAcademy

The National Museum of American History is currently holding their 9th annual National Youth Summit now through October ...
09/27/2021

The National Museum of American History is currently holding their 9th annual National Youth Summit now through October 12. Register now at s.si.edu/nys to receive all the materials you need to participate.*

This summit is a unique experience in which young people from diverse geographies, ethnicities, races, genders, classes, and lived experiences come together in virtual discussions about pressing issues that have faced our nation past and present.

The 2021 event will examine the topic of gender equity and will ask participants to grapple with the question: What will the future of gender equity look like? Discover more: https://s.si.edu/3ENxxWT

#Smithsonian #ConnerPrairie Smithsonian

*The National Youth Summit brings middle and high school students together with scholars, teachers, policy experts, and activists in a national conversation about important events in America’s past that have relevance to the nation’s present and future.

The National Museum of American History is currently holding their 9th annual National Youth Summit now through October 12. Register now at s.si.edu/nys to receive all the materials you need to participate.*

This summit is a unique experience in which young people from diverse geographies, ethnicities, races, genders, classes, and lived experiences come together in virtual discussions about pressing issues that have faced our nation past and present.

The 2021 event will examine the topic of gender equity and will ask participants to grapple with the question: What will the future of gender equity look like? Discover more: https://s.si.edu/3ENxxWT

#Smithsonian #ConnerPrairie Smithsonian

*The National Youth Summit brings middle and high school students together with scholars, teachers, policy experts, and activists in a national conversation about important events in America’s past that have relevance to the nation’s present and future.

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Conner Prairie is located at 13400 Allisonville Road in Fishers, Indiana. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @ConnerPrairie.

Opening Hours

Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm

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Spanning more than 1,000 wooded acres in central Indiana, Conner Prairie welcomes nearly 400,000 visitors of all ages annually. As Indiana’s first Smithsonian Institute affiliate, Conner Prairie offers various outdoor, historically themed destinations and indoor experiential learning spaces that combine history and art with science, technology, engineering and math to offer an authentic look into history that shapes society today.

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We went to the Headless Horseman last night and had a blast! Outside of the ride itself, Dan’s puppet show is still the best attraction there, hands down. The kids loved it! On a side note, while the longer ride and attractions were nice, the speakers on the hayride completely distracted from the ride itself. They were loud, played random repeating tracks that didn’t match the ride, and sounded fuzzy. The ambiance of the ride is lent to by being out at Connor Prairie at night in the quiet. The speakers and constant soundtrack made the ride less enjoyable. Please stop doing this add-on; it’s not needed. Even my kids noted that the soundtrack was annoying and distracting from the experience.
Hi! Is the discovery station open yet from COVID precautions? My 3yo has been begging to go back to “the indoor playground” at Connor Prairie and I couldn’t find any info on the website!
Everything inside is closed. Everything outside is closed. Thankfully we went on the free day for MLK day, but it might be smart to post that all your indoor activities are closed on your website. The discovery center page states that it is open all year. Today was a big dud.
Would be great if you update Facebook events such as the sensory friendly hours on Sunday since you are not open.
Is the gingerbread competition cancelled this year?
We've always said our Conner Prairie membership is our favorite, and last night just solidified that opinion! Thank you for taking so many very serious precautions to keep everyone safe, and still festive! We were impressed with your increased measures, including not over selling tickets and spreading everything out. The lights were absolutely amazing. We were sad about missing the "party" at the Doctor's office, but completely understand, and love that the window was open with the piano playing. Looking forward to another decade of membership knowing you value all of our (and your employee's) safety!
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I visited today with friends. We went specifically for the corn maze. When we arrived, we learned it was closed. I was offered an next day ticket that would be good until Oct. 31, however if we received that, we would have had to leave and try to coordinate another trip. That was disappointing. We were further disappointed when all of the exhibits were not open. Today, I am very disappointed with Conner Prairie.
We came to the Headless Horseman on Saturday and it was awesome!! This is a yearly tradition for our family and by far this was the best year yet!! The pre order tickets and time slots for the hayrides before getting to the event is so much nicer!! We always order our tickets early but the lines were always forever long to get into the event in previous years. Which comes to the next thing we LOVED about this year was the crowd size! We were able to do everything that was offered and didn’t have to wait in super long lines! All of the stage shows were great as always and Stevens Puppets was as awesome as ever!! Thank you to all of your staff and volunteers who help make it great! We hope that some of the things you put into place for this years event is continued on into the future.
Are the remaining dates for Headless Horseman now sold out?
I just want to say Kudos to Conner Prairie for asking guests to wear masks, limiting the number of guests, and keeping everyone’s safety their top priority! Thank you! I was thoroughly impressed with the staff and procedures that were in place. Also, to the gentleman who tells the Story of Sleepy Hollow, you’re truly amazing!! My family and I look forward to listening to you tell the story every year!!
Happy to be at Connor Prairie ...with no creepy person behind me.