Through a twist of fate, we ended up on a special adventure thanks to a friend. From our house and neighborhood, we often see the Conner Prairie balloon - 1859 Balloon Voyage. We've never had the chance to go up in the balloon- it's not usually flying when we are there due to weather. Today was our lucky day!
But we started our day with a fun visit to 1836 Prairietown. We haven't been to CP this summer and they have made some great changes to really add to the interactive piece of the history park. We stopped by the "Outfitter" and selected a seek and find book. This was perfect for my kids. We had a description and drawing of a building to find and then questions to ask of the people in that building. We visited a home, the blacksmith, the store, and the school.
Zach's always happy when he finds a map. He loves to see where we are on the map and where we've already been.
In the school... she looks appropriately bored.
We headed to the balloon area and were excited to find a very fun exploration area set up. You could learn about the balloon and the history of flight but the part we really enjoyed was the photo area!
And then there was the trip up to 377 feet in a tethered balloon... with incredible views!
But perhaps the best find was the playground behind the balloon experience area. This was a fantastic playground where kids are encouraged to take risk, be courageous, and have serious fun!