Conner Prairie is on the Rise

Attendance is climbing at Conner Prairie Living History Museum, located in Fishers, Indiana, just north of I-465. Conner Prairie officials say the new exhibits are attracting more visitors than projected. Attendance for November 2009 is up by 11 percent compared to last year’s monthly totals. More people means more money for this Fishers business. Revenue is also skyrocketing, already 4 percent higher than total revenue from 2008.

Recent attractions at Conner Prairie drew in huge crowds. The recent Headless Horesman exhibit brought tons of Halloween guests. This year’s 1959 Balloon Voyage exhibit brought in triple the expected number of visitors, topping out near 21,000. There is no shortage of fun things to do in Indianapolis, but Hoosiers just keep coming back to this Indianapolis attractions.

The struggling economy isn’t keeping Indy visitors from spending quality time at Conner Prairie, but the economy could be the cause of a decline in donations. This year’s total giving is down by 10 percent compared to last year, but officials are hoping to bounce back with heavy donations for the upcoming holidays.

Conner Prairie is one of the biggest attractions for visitors to the Indianapolis area. Conner Prairie, named for the town’s original settler, is a living history museum that represents 19th Century life. Complete with a pioneer village and period residents, Conner Prairie receives visitors from all over, as well as group visits from local schools, scout troops, and other organizations seeking a fun, educational experience that makes history come alive.

Holiday festivities with Conner Prairie are remarkable. Guests can take a stroll through the gingerbread village, or see Conner Prairie by Candlelight all through December. There will be special Holiday on the Prairie event on Dec. 19, 2009, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. As usual, guests may purchase lunches, or hearthside suppers while visiting this Indianapolis history landmark.

Conner Prairie is open throughout the Holiday Season, and closed on Mondays, Christmas Eve and Day. If you’re looking for fun things to do in Fishers, visit Indy’s living history museum, Conner Prairie.

Conner Prairie Living History Museum
13400 Allisonville Rd
Fishers, IN 46038

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