Conner Prairie

A historical interpreter stands along a fence post, dressed in 19th century garb.
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Bill Wilkinson, Historical Interpreter

What it’s like being one of those historical re-enactors at Conner Prairie.

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The Feed: A Chef Shift At Liter House

What’s next for chef John Adams?

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What’s New At Conner Prairie This Fall

An a-maze-ing way to spend time with the kids.

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The Feed: Ambrosia Goes Back For Seconds

Served fresh and hot: an Ambrosia update, drinking at Conner Prairie, and props for Craig Huse of St. Elmo Steak House fame.

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Q&A: Conner Prairie’s Headless Horseman

Head honcho: We chatted with the man charged with terrorizing those who dare set foot at Conner Prairie in October.

The Tube Factory
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Best of Indy 2016: Art & Culture

From Andrew Luck’s Book Club to Roxane Gay’s Twitter account, here are the Best of Indy selections in arts and culture.

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What We’re Really Doing This Weekend: Tamika’s Goodbye, The Vonnegut Opera, and More

We’re looking forward to a weekend of Vonnegut opera, craft cocktail tours, and Home-A-Rama.

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Catch Bicentennial Fever: Great Ways to Salute Indiana in 2016

Indiana is going all out to salute the big 2-0-0. Want to get in the Hoosier State spirit? We have a few ideas.

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Editor’s Note, July 2015: Best New Bars

Indiana adopted “The Crossroads of America” as its motto in 1937, and I’m happy to report the phrase still applies—at least if my loved ones have anything to do with it.

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Quick Q&A with Conductor Brent Havens

“(Orchestras) would say, ‘Our audience won’t be interested in this.’ Our point was, ‘We aren’t looking for your audience. We’re looking for classic-rock fans.'”

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At Home: Stan Hurt's Man Cave

“When Eli Lilly was 23 years old, he got so bored in the infantry division of the Union Army that he convinced Indiana’s governor to let him start the 18th Indiana Battery.”

Awesome Derby.
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The New Indy Must-Do List: 26 Experiences to Try

No doubt, Indy has quite an array of intriguing things to explore, but here are 26 of the city’s most noteworthy musts.

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Editor's Note: February 2014

There are new traditions and rites of passage taking root here, from reading (and spotting the local landmarks in) John Green’s novel to hovering in the helium-filled balloon over Conner Prairie. So we created a fresh set of iconic local experiences—“The New Indy Must-Do List.”

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The best weeknight scene, cheap thrill, local beer selection, holiday family fun, day in the park, wedding band, kids’ class, happy hour twist, and more.

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Best Holiday Essentials

Pick up the December issue of Indianapolis Monthly for the complete list of this year’s Best of Indy winners.