Top 25 New Places to Stay, Eat and Play: 2012
Fishers, Indiana: Conner Prairie's 1863 Civil War Journey: Raid on Indiana
When visitors cross a classic covered bridge, they leave behind a world of instant info delivered via Wi-Fi and realize how desperate Hoosiers were for news during the Civil War. This new experience at the living-history park just north of Indianapolis seamlessly blends traditional storytelling techniques (costumed townspeople in character) and new ideas (video screens where doors and windows should be) to share how people responded when Confederates raided their homes and businesses in July 1863. Admission charged (800/966-1836; connerprairie.org).