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Ranked #1 of 22 attractions in Fort Wayne
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Zoos/Aquariums
Owner description: Winner of the 2014 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Award ...and also voted Indiana's #1 Summer "Gotta-Do" Attraction in a... more » Owner description: Winner of the 2014 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Award ...and also voted Indiana's #1 Summer "Gotta-Do" Attraction in a contest sponsored by the Indiana Office of Tourism & Development. The Fort Wayne Children's Zoo is operated by the non-profit Fort Wayne Zoological Society under a cooperative agreement with the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreations Department. The zoo receives no tax funding for operations and operates solely on earned revenue and donations. Our Mission: Connecting kids and animals Strengthening families, Inspiring people to care. The zoo is closed for the season. Plan a visit when we reopen for the season on April 25, 2015. « less
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Ranked #2 of 22 attractions in Fort Wayne
Category: Libraries; Cultural
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Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Theaters & Stadiums
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Ranked #5 of 22 attractions in Fort Wayne
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
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Ranked #7 of 22 attractions in Fort Wayne
Category: Parks; Outdoors

The Lakeside Sunken Gardens is a historic park in Fort Wayne. Originally, roses were considered ill-suited to the climate in this area because of the harsh winters. However, it... more »

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Ranked #8 of 22 attractions in Fort Wayne
Category: Convention Centers; Other
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Ranked #9 of 22 attractions in Fort Wayne
Category: Science Museums; Museums
Owner description: Science Central offers hands-on science education and fun for visitors of all ages. Zoom down a 2-story slide, see a mastodon... more » Owner description: Science Central offers hands-on science education and fun for visitors of all ages. Zoom down a 2-story slide, see a mastodon found here in Allen County, talk a walk on the moon, take part in a live science demonstration and much more! « less
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Ranked #10 of 22 attractions in Fort Wayne
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Ranked #11 of 22 attractions in Fort Wayne

Castle Gallery has beautiful art pieces ( paintings, sculpture, pottery, stained glass, jewlery) in a stately 1905 Richardson Romanesque mansion that is also the art gallery... more »

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Ranked #12 of 22 attractions in Fort Wayne
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #13 of 22 attractions in Fort Wayne
Category: History Museums; Museums
Owner description: As the name implies, the organization is a history museum which collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets objects and... more » Owner description: As the name implies, the organization is a history museum which collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets objects and images which relate to past people and events of the local community. Founded in 1921, the Society has grown from a small exhibit assembled by the DAR and shown at the Allen County Courthouse to be the largest locally relevant historical museum in northeastern Indiana. The collection has expanded to over 27,000 objects and thousands of images. The History Center now occupies the Old City Building, circa 1893. In addition, the Society acquired the 1827 Chief Richardville house in 1991, and the Barr Street Market in 1991. « less
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Ranked #14 of 22 attractions in Fort Wayne
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Other
Owner description: Fort Wayne's new Visitors Center is open at 927 S. Harrison Street, at the corner of Washington and Harrison Streets,... more » Owner description: Fort Wayne's new Visitors Center is open at 927 S. Harrison Street, at the corner of Washington and Harrison Streets, downtown. The Visitors Center serves as a "front door" for our community, welcoming guests and offering visitor guides, maps, directions, event listings, and more. Our new space also features improved visitor services including digital signage and touch screen kiosks, additional souvenirs and merchandise, seating areas and more.In addition, the Visitors Center is the newest retail location for two local favorites - DeBrand and Vera Bradley. « less
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Ranked #15 of 22 attractions in Fort Wayne
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
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Ranked #16 of 22 attractions in Fort Wayne
Category: Art Museums; Museums
Owner description: At FWMoA, you will find exhibitions of American fine and decorative art ranging from the 19th century to contemporary art,... more » Owner description: At FWMoA, you will find exhibitions of American fine and decorative art ranging from the 19th century to contemporary art, including exhibitions exploring the cross-cultural connections between artwork and artists from diverse ethnic and national backgrounds. You also will find a lending library with over 8,000 art and culture volumes and periodicals for public use, a hands-on learning environment for young children, and a Print and Drawing Study Center available for first-hand study of our vast collection of works on paper. Additionally, the Paradigm Gallery gift shop features the art and fine craft of over 75 regional and national artists working in a variety of media. « less
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Ranked #17 of 22 attractions in Fort Wayne
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Ranked #18 of 22 attractions in Fort Wayne
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Ranked #19 of 22 attractions in Fort Wayne
Owner description: Freemasons Hall, with its beautifully appointed details, is the perfect location for weddings, receptions, conventions and... more » Owner description: Freemasons Hall, with its beautifully appointed details, is the perfect location for weddings, receptions, conventions and banquets. We invite you to look over our website and call to reserve space for your event. Every rental helps us preserve this building for future generations so we are anxious to work with you. National Register of Historic Places, #91000273. « less
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Ranked #20 of 22 attractions in Fort Wayne
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Ranked #21 of 22 attractions in Fort Wayne
Owner description: We are the Midwest's largest retailer of fine handwoven oriental rugs. Featuring over 3000 pieces, we offer an indivudual... more » Owner description: We are the Midwest's largest retailer of fine handwoven oriental rugs. Featuring over 3000 pieces, we offer an indivudual the opportunity to actually take home on approval rugs they have selected. We also clean, repair, and appraise rugs.We are open Monday thru Saturday 10 to 5:30. « less
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