The Botanical Conservatory is...
The Botanical Conservatory is beautiful in the spring! They do a marvolous display of spring flowers!
Paula's Fish Place is a wonderful seafood restraunt. The food is magnificent but it's alittle pricey. The Johnny Appleseed festival is wonderful in the fall. There are some great antique shoppes here or near here as well.
Blue Lion Coffee House
Located about 45 minutes from Fort Wayne in downtown Pierceton, Indiana, the Blue Lion is much more than a coffee house. Decorated in antiques and set in an old buliding, the Blue Lion also serves lunch and dinner as well as coffees, teas, lemonade, and deserts. They occasionally host local bands as well. You can order their coffees and teas on their website. To get there, follow U.S. 30 west out of Fort Wayne to State Road 13 south. Cross the railroad tracks into downtown Pierceton and immedately turn right. The Blue Lion is there on the left at 105 W Market St.
Northeast Indiana's only Independent moviehouse. This theatre showcases independent films, foreign films, documentaries, and classic films, all the stuff you can't see at your typical neighborhood mutliplex and is the only place in northeast Indiana you can see these films. Located just east of downtown Fort Wayne on Berry St. Call 260-426-FILM anytime for show and times or visit the website.
My Secret Obsession
Although I don't really know all the details of their operation or their history, I have a secret admiration for those domes on pedestals called water towers that are scattered throughout town. This segment is dedicated to those looming silent structures that hold our life force within them.
I don't even know if this is really a water tower, but it seems to fit the characteristics of one-- a dome-like capsule elevated on stilts.
This one looks a bit under the weather. Rusty patches blotch its frame. Perhaps it is the granddaddy of all the towers in Fort Wayne?
Like a landmark, the Tokheim tower sits between Fort Wayne and New Haven.
This is also in New Haven, the one that has a picture of the Fort on it and says, "Fort Wayne All-America City."
"Fort Wayne Founded on the Rivers" is what this one by what used to be Quimby Village says. It has had a facelift since I've known it. If you zoom in on the picture, you will see how they painted waves on the bottom to simulate the founding rivers.
"Markle Water Tower"
In the little town of Markle, southwest of Fort Wayne, you can find a warm greeting with this water tower with its sky-blue color and beaming smile.
"Huntington Reservoir Water Tower"
Along the entrance road to Huntington Beach is a water tower that often competes with the sky for the bluest color.