Step back in time in Fishers, just outside Indianapolis.

Live Like a Pioneer in Indiana
Credit: Shawn Spencer

The town of Fishers, a suburb of Indianapolis, has a rapidly rising population, and activities to match. The most unique are museums that welcome families to live as pioneer farmers—for the weekend or just the day.

Conner Prairie

An open-air living-history museum, where guests take a trip to late-19th-century agrarian life—composting, mucking stables, and hoeing, but with plenty of time for leisure, sans electronics.

Hotel Indigo, Fishers-Indy's Uptown

The futuristic hotel enjoys a great location near area attractions. Bonus: there’s an indoor pool.

Indiana Transportation Museum

Experience old-time railroad travel, operated on 38 miles of original track.

Claude & Annie's Fishers

The restaurant brings you back to this century with TVs, a jukebox, pool tables, and junk food treats like Annie’s Chili Nachos.

The Roost

Breakfast is served all day; save room for fresh-baked coffee cake.