One of the storefronts in the 1859 Balloon Voyage.
The balloon's gondola holds 20 people, and is wheelchair accessible.
Kimberly from the Marketing Department.
A close-up of the winch that raises and lowers the balloon. It's controlled by computer from the balloon gondola itself. You can see the computer housing framed by the yellow cable on the right.
BJ Sullivan, pilot of the 1859 Balloon Voyage, preparing for launch.
You can see a red-tailed hawk in the upper right hand corner of the photo, where the white line meets the grass on parking lot.
You can see the red-tailed hawk in the upper right hand corner of the photo, right on the white line of the parking lot.
I couldn't see my house from the balloon, but that's my car, second from the left, partly hidden by the tree.
Part of the Conner Prairie Interactive History Center, as seen through the center of the balloon gondola.
Conner Prairie has put up a wind turbine and will begin using it to generate energy to offset some of their energy costs. They'll generate about 300 kwh per month, or about the usage of an average house.
The winch that raises and lowers the balloon.
The winch that lowers the balloon, from about 150 feet up.