The Foundation of Monroe County Community Schools – FMCCS 2023 Auction
Auction Ends: Dec 5, 2023 08:00 PM EST

Family Fun

Conner Prairie - (4) Tickets for General Admission & (4) Tickets for 1859 Balloon Voyage

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Estimated Value
$168 USD
$130 USD to jl4adb3ce
Number of Bids
13  -  Bid History

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Item Description

At Conner Prairie, the Smithsonian Museum Institution's only Indiana affiliate, you'll find that "look, don't touch" becomes "look, touch, smell, taste and hear." As you explore five themed historic areas on 200 beautiful, wooded acres, you'll discover more exciting, memorable ways to experience the past than your family or group can pack into a day.

Join us in celebrating innovation with the renewal of Conner Prairie’s 1859 Balloon Voyage! In 1859 a crowd of 20,000 gathered in Lafayette, Indiana to watch the launch of the “Jupiter.” The balloon was designed and piloted by John Wise and marked the first successful airmail delivery in the U.S.

Interesting facts about the balloon:

  • The balloon delivers on Conner Prairie’s explorer spirit, having lifted over 190,000 passengers 370 feet up in the air, which is higher than the Statue of Liberty!
  • The balloon is 105 feet tall, higher than an eight-story building, and 73 feet wide, the length of Conner Prairie’s covered bridge.
  • The balloon floats with enough helium inside it to lift 211,880 party balloons.
  • The balloon is one of only four tethered helium balloons in the whole country and is the only one in the world to put balloon flight into a historical context.

Bid on these four admission tickets and four tickets for the 1859 balloon voyage tickets for an enriching and memorable family visit to Conner Prairie! 


Item Special Note

General Admission Tickets Expire 12/31/2024

1859 Balloon Voyage Tickets Expire 10/28/2024

Winning Bidder will be contacted via email to arrange for item pickup or shipping. Winner is responsible for item pickup from FMCCS office or shipping costs.

In order to use the 1859 Balloon Voyage tickets you must use the general admission tickets. Thus they need to be redeemed at the same time.

Valid for day time general admission only (April-October) and cannot be used for special events (Headless Horseman, Merry Prairie, etc,) or classes they offer.

Credit Card processing fees of 3.4% will be added to the winning bid amount at the close of the auction.

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