Conner Prairie 1836 Outdoor Adventure

This year, Conner Prairie Interactive History Park debuts a new outdoor program- their 1836 Outdoor Adventure takes you to a Prairie Town holiday celebration like none other. (This giveaway is now closed! Thanks for playing! Congrats to Jennifer @Flesworthy, who won the tickets!) Scroll to the bottom of this post for information on our giveaway! You could win a four pack of tickets!)

For this adventure, start at the Conner House, where you can crush coco nibs, and learn a little about the history of chocolate. There are samples of “historic” hot cocoa, which is more bitter than today’s version.

The Loom House offers candle dipping (extra charge), where you can take the time to dip an entire candle (the Kahuna Kids are too young to do this safely, but I think kids 8+ would really enjoy this).

From the Loom House, it won’t be long before you hear singing and homemade instruments, which is your winter welcome to Prairie Town. The Campbells have decked out their home, and guests are encouraged to sing carols around the piano and sample some tasty treats.The kitchen fire is also burning at the Golden Eagle in, where Mrs. Zimmerman is making mincemeat pie.

There’s a lot of activity going on in other houses- including preparing medicine and carving toy soldiers. To round out your adventure, buy tickets to take a wagon ride. The day we visited was a temperate 55 degrees, but we rang the sleigh bells and imagined snow!

Awesome Advice: Dress for the weather, and be prepared to smell like campfire at the end of your adventure!
Montessori Moment: Kids will love having the chance to really roll the dough for gingerbread cookies at the Campbell’s house.

Admission: December 3, 10 & 17: $12 adults, $9 youth | Wagon Rides $5 | Candle Dipping- extra
Hours: Tues- Sat 10am-5pm | Sun 11am-5pm @ConnerPrairie Facebook/ConnerPrairie
134000 Allisonville Rd, Fishers, IN 46038

See our Conner Prairie info page for more events at this location.

The Giveaway: Family Fun in the City is pleased to be giving away FOUR tickets for the 1836 Outdoor Adventure (wagon and candle dipping not included). The Outdoor Adventure will be held on Saturday, December 10th, and Saturday, December 17th.

Want to win the tickets? Leave a comment on this post, and tell us what you like to do outside in the winter! Comments will close Tuesday evening around 8:30pm, and a winner will be chosen at random. Winner will have until noon on Wednesday to reply before another winner will be picked at random.

Want to win extra entries?

Tweet this: “Enter to win a 4-pack of tickets to @ConnerPrairie’s 1836 Outdoor Adventure at!”  & leave us a comment telling us that you did.

Good Luck!

This entry was posted in Exploring Indy by gotchababy. Bookmark the permalink.

About gotchababy

I'm a Montessori teacher turned mom blogger, and I love experiencing all Indianapolis has to offer to my family. My personal blog, was created in 2004, and I've been live on the Internet ever since. Seven years and two kids later, I'm excited to combine family fun with Internet fun here on Family Fun in the City!

9 thoughts on “Conner Prairie 1836 Outdoor Adventure

  1. The main thing I’m looking forward to is seeing the kidlet, who is a native to SoCal, see her first decent snow. They were in Cali last winter, so I’m looking forward to just going out the front door this winter.

  2. I don’t like to do much outside in the winter. I hate the cold. But the one thing I do like to do is sledding!

    Is this outdoor experience free for Members?

  3. I’m way more of a sit-by-the-pool summer girl, but I have to admit, I LOVE seeing my kids get so excited to play in the snow! It’s fun to see our yard dotted with snow angels.

  4. Looks like fun! We can’t wait for vacation to get into all the holiday activities around town.

  5. We like to go hiking in Brown County in the winter (weather permitting). The woods and trails are so different then. It’s a great teachable moment:)

  6. We love playing in the snow, but the best is piling in the car with hot chocolate/coffee and looking at Christmas lights.

Comments are closed.