Fort Wayne Travel Guide

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    Exterior of Hyde Brothers Books
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Fort Wayne Things to Do

  • Visit Hyde Brothers Books

    I remember from my last trip to Fort Wayne back in 2004 that a few blocks away from where I was working was a wonderful local book store that had anything and everything you could want with mostly out of print books, comics, videos, etc.Walking into the store you are immediately surrounded by books. Look hard right when you enter and you will find...

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  • Camp in the middle of the city!!

    Johnny Appleseed CampgroundCamping in the middle of the city might seem unusual, but this camp ground is nicely located close to Jonny Appleseed Park and his historic grave site and The River Greenway runs right by the camp ground.In addition, you can walk to see a Fort Wayne Wizards baseball game, go fishing (its only about 200 feet from the...

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  • Go to the Lincoln Museum

    The Museum in Fort Wayne is the second largest Lincoln Museum in the world and well worth visiting to learn more about this remarkable man.

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  • Take in a Baseball game

    Fort Wayne has a professional base team, the Fort Wayne Wizards. They are a single "A" club and are affiliated with the San Diego Padres. We go about once a year. The game tickets cost 6 dollars and all the seats are great. I think going to a minor league game is more fun than a major league game. They have fireworks for every night game.Please see...

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  • Johnny Appleseed Memorial

    Johnny Appleseed (John Chapman) traveled the Midwest planting apple trees, selling seeds, and growing and selling trees. He was a lover of nature. He eventually made a big impact on the people of Fort Wayne and became an American folk hero.Chapman died in 1845 at the age of 71 and was buried near the St. Joseph River. His real gravesite has never...

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  • The Three Rivers Festival

    The second largest festival in Indiana behind the Indy 500 Festival celebrates its 39th birthday in 2007! Known locally simply as Festival, this annual event draws over 500,000 people to downtown Fort Wayne during its 9 days. In 2007 the fesitval runs July 14-22. The Event Tent will feature 2 yet to be named national acts this year. Don't miss the...

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Fort Wayne Restaurants

  • Mad about the Brew!

    This is one place that I have to eat at when back in the Fort visiting family. It is a laid back casual place. I love the old signs on the walls. Where else can you find a place that serves Scooby Snacks? They have lots of choices on their menu. I love thier unwraps. It is a pizza-like entree. The crust is thinner than a thin crust, but thicker...

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  • I Finally Got My Lobster Sandwich

    After walking around the downtown and near downtown area of Fort Wayne on my second evening in town taking pictures, I was getting a little thirsty and hungry and with the threat of rain in the air I had to decide if I wanted to take the safe route and eat inside or be a little adventuresome and tempt Mother Nature. If you know me, you know that it...

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  • Don't Go if You Have a Clown Phobia

    Yes, if you have Coulrophobia (the extreme fear of clowns) don't stop at the Magic Wand located 15 miles northwest of Fort Wayne. Why, you may ask? Take a look at the pictures included here to give your some idea.I stopped at the Magic Wand on my way home to Chicago from Fort Wayne on a Friday afternoon. It was a little out of the direct path back...

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  • A Whole Lotta Garbage!

    Don't let the title of this tip fool you. On the menu of this small 15 seat diner in downtown Fort Wayne is a dish called GARBAGE. As described in the travel book I had with me Garbage is "a blend of eggs, potatoes, cheese, onions and bits of ham prepared our special way". Intriguing no doubt! The morning I was there I ordered a dozen donuts for my...

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  • Best Pizza on the Planet

    This place is a dump, which makes it even cooler. Its actually housed in a little strip mall and if you didn't know it was there you'd go right past it. Everything is awesome! The pizza is about 3 inches thick, the chicken wings are the best out there, and the beer is served in a frozen metal bottle holder that keeps it ice cold.

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  • Seriously disappointed

    I was so disappointed in Cap and Cork. I've heard raves from friends for some time. The food was so-so. Salmon was dry and over-cooked. Others in the party also had problems with steak not being cooked as ordered. Waitress acted like she was doing a favor waiting on us, and didn't check back to see if meal was ok. All in all, we could have done...

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Fort Wayne Nightlife

  • Open minded only

    A dance club and piano bar in one. The former home of Lost has been revamped into one of Fort Wayne's sexiest clubs. Whether your in a laid back mood or want to dance the night away there is something for everyone. Complete with both male and female go-go dancers and many contests, this club also offers shows and live entertainment. This is a bar...

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  • Piere's

    Fort Wayne is a boring city with a surprising treasure - Piere's. There is no way you would think that there is any night life in this dead area of America, but this club does wonders. It is extremely large with a variety of music genres. There is an equal ratio of men and women excluding it from sausagefest disasters. None

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  • Spanish dust hangs out

    Great place for being seen, just don't look at the dust cascading from the various fixtures on the ceiling, plants, etc. If you meet a special someone, you can take a stroll to a nearby comedy bar, walk the nearby apartment complex complete with fountains and ponds, and even hit the Micky D's for a midnight cup of Joe. If you like hoochie mamas and...

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Fort Wayne Transportation

  • Fort Wayne International Airport

    Fort Wayne International Aiport (FWA) is a real convenient place to fly in and out of.Parking is inexpensive at $5.50 to $13.25 per day, and the furthest lot is only about a three minute walk to the terminal.We flew at a busy time and there was no line at security.History of FWAThe airport, named Baer Field, opened in 1941 as a military base.It...

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  • Fort Wayne Airport

    The Fort Wayne Airport is fairly sufficient for a town of its size. Most major airlines service the port with connection flights to major cities for travel cross-country. The airport is much less stressful than many others I've been in, like those in the bigger cities. The mood is much more relaxed generally. You'll never have to worry about having...

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  • Buying a car

    If you want to buy a car in Fort Wayne, there are several dealerships near Glenbrook Mall on Coliseum Blvd, but your better off going to the west side to the 14-69 Auto Mall. About every dealership you can think of is in this unique area! The auto mall is located on Illinois Rd east of I-69, take the Illinois Rd exit off 69 to the huge 14/69 Auto...

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Fort Wayne Shopping

  • Glenbrook Square

    With over 175 stores and 12 restaurants, Glenbrook Square bills itself as the largest mall in Indiana and the "only enclosed super regional shopping center within 100 miles"! Just about any type of store you could want is here. The mall is anchored by 3 department stores: Sears, Macys, and J.C. Penney. You can shop at such stores as H&M,...

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  • Jefferson Pointe

    Jefferson Pointe is quickly becoming Fort Wayne's premier destination for dining and entertainment! Not only can you shop at over 45 stores in this outdoor California-style mall, you can take in a movie and have an excellent dinner at a nearby restaurant! Shop at places like Barnes & Noble, Bed Bath & Beyond, Sharper Image, Coldwater Creek, Vera...

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  • Anybody looking for gator shoes?!

    This store is an urban, sort of Southern-style, store. The owners are immigrants from Africa, and they have some very interesting styles. The alligator-skin shoes (probably imitation alligator, since they are not $1000 per shoe) are probably their most unique products, although they have various other styles of dress shoes and clothes. Somewhere...

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Fort Wayne Local Customs

  • Summer Festivals

    Fort Wayne is a party town. Almost every weekend in the summer there is some kind of festival going on in town! If you can't find a festival to fit your needs, head out to Jefferson Pointe on Friday nights for Friday Nites Live! Here's a rundown the this summers major festivals. Unless otherwise noted festivals are at Headwaters Park downtown...

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  • Smoking in restaurants

    Fort Wayne passed a city ordinance in 1999 that required all restaurants in the city limits to provide a completely seperated from floor to ceiling smoke-free eating environment for it's non-smoking customers. Many restaurants in the city limits such as Applebees and Fridays continue to allow smoking only in the bar and the smoking section is...

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  • Daylight Savings Time

    UPDATE: Starting this year, Indiana will be following daylight savings time. So where as before Fort Wayne spent half the year on Eastern time and half the year on Central time, we will always be on Eastern time now.

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Fort Wayne Warnings and Dangers

  • S. East Alcohol/Driving Dangers and...

    To me, you can be about anywhere and encounter problems with danger/safety. I am from the north and south east side and have experience with urban, suburban, and rural areas in and around Ft. Wayne. I have lived the longest here in the southeast corner of rural Allen County adjacent to New Haven and Ft. Wayne. My specific tips are about alcohol and...

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  • Eden Green projects and Chapel Oaks...

    The area around Eden Green Housing Project and Chapel Oaks apartments southeast of downtown can be a little rough at night. I remember getting screamed at by a group of ten guys in the area, and a man with bloodshot eyes came out of his apartment and asked if I was "selling something." I still go down by there sometimes, and many of the people are...

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  • If You Smoke, Don't Come To Fort Wayne

    Fort Wayne's RepressiveSmoking OrdinanceAttention tourists: If you smoke, don't come to Fort Wayne, the City Council and the Mayor see you as an unwanted and unwelcome health hazard to their city, except for your tourist dollars, of course.Convention leaders: Why would you want to bring a convention into a city that sticks its nose way too far into...

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Fort Wayne Off The Beaten Path

  • Sunken Gardens in Huntington

    Get away from life in the big city for a while. Head about 20 miles west down Highway 24 to the town of Huntington and visit the Sunken Gardens. The gardens are set in the remnants of an old stone quarry. A long series of steps lead down to a beautiful garden of stone, water, trees, and fountains. Beautiful stone bridges cross fish-filled ponds, a...

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  • Where Uncle Sam is Buried

    The current popular use of icons became prevalent when Apple Computers started using them on their first computers. Brand names became popular when trying to market products over 100 years ago. But one of the first brand names and icon came about during the War of 1812 in the United States, sometimes called the 2nd Revolutionary War. A man by the...

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  • Barr Street Market

    Barr Street Market was founded in 1837 and is located at the corners of Barr and Wayne.Historically, it was operated as an outdoor market until it closed in 1957.Recently, it has opened on the weekends as a farmers market and also for other special events during the summer.It is still a place where you can relax on a bench with a coffee and...

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Fort Wayne Sports & Outdoors

  • Fort Wayne Wizards

    The Wizards are Fort Wayne's minor league baseball team. They are a minor league affilliate for the San Diego Padres. Come support our team if you're in town between April and October. All home games take place at Memorial Stadium, a beautiful stadium across the parking lot from the Memorial Coliseum known locally as The Castle. For tickets, go to...

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  • Baseball - The Fort Wayne Tin Caps

    Fort Wayne hosts a Single A baseball team called the Tin Caps. They play in a new ball park (completed in 2009) in downtown Fort Wayne that can host up to 8200 people. Unlike major league baseball going to a minor league game (especially a Class A game) it is truly a family event with activities on and off the field between innings. Prices are much...

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  • Komets Hockey

    The Fort Wayne Komets are a huge part of the Fort Wayne community! Komet hockey often draws 7,000-8,000 people and several sold out games with over 10,000. The Coliseum is often considered one of the best sporting arenas in the UHL, even by visiting opponents! If you are in town anytime between November and March, try to see one of their games in...

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Fort Wayne Favorites

  • Something For Everyone!

    There's something for everyone in Fort Wayne! We have museums, a zoo, giant malls, parks galore, statues, monuments, a historic fort, nightclubs, great restaurants, first class hotels, colleges, universities, excellent hospitals, low crime, historic districts, international airport, one of the best concert arenas in the country, and (if that's...

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  • A Bit of Trivia!

    Not really a tip, but a bit of amusing trivia! If you're in Fort Wayne and stop at the Kohls Department store at NorthCrest Shopping Center (corner of Coliseum Blvd and Clinton), look up at the top right corner on the second floor of the Kohls building. You'll see a white colored area with windows that looks out of place. This is the part of the...

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  • 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.

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