Fishers was originally named Mudsock. Eventually, the name was changed to Fishers Switch, a reference to the railroad switch assignment. It was named after Salathial Fisher and was later shortened to just Fishers in 1908. Fishers offers a growing number of hotels with nearby essentials for tourists. Fishers Banquet and Conference Center, the largest banquet hall in town, has been host to Michelle Obama, Robert Kennedy Jr., Ethel Kennedy and Max Kennedy. One attraction in Fishers is Geist Reservoir, offering activities like fishing and waterskiing.
The reservoir is located minutes away from the Hamilton Town Centre shopping complex and the downtown area of Fishers. Both areas have quality chain and locally owned shops, boutiques, and restaurants. There are many golf courses around Fishers. Fishers was named the second Best Under-rated Golf Community in U.S. by Livability in 2010. Fishers is home to Symphony on the Prairie, a summer concert series that takes place at Conner Prairie, presented by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. The Town also offers a free summer concert series in the Fishers Government Center, where the town is currently building a new amphitheater. Fishers is located near the Klipsch Music Center, which host a plethora of concerts every year. There are also several bars and taverns in the community. Fishers boasts an award winning parks system with parks that include a disc golf course and a splash park.