Located in northeastern Indiana, Fort Wayne is the state’s second biggest city after Indianapolis. Almost equidistant from Cincinnati, Chicago and Detroit, it serves as a communications and transportation hub for the area and a focal point for plentiful companies and products. Fort Wayne also features a number of remarkable architectural buildings.
The city provides its visitors with a variety of attractions such as the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory and the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, where peacocks roam freely. Also of interest is the Little Turtle Memorial, erected in honour of the Native American peace advocate of the same name. If you still have energy and an appetite for culture, check out Fort Wayne's selection of museums which cover everything from art to history.
The city’s first park, Old Fort Park, was created in 1863, while its newest park, Salomon Farm Park, was set up in 1995. As of 2005, there were 87 parks covering 2,200 acres, which make this destination a popular recreation area. As to the city’s nightlife entertainment, downtown Fort Wayne features the Grand Wayne Center and the Embassy Theater, and there are various bars and dance clubs situated near the City County Building and on the small strip of Columbia street.
Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory: this enclosed conservatory is home to showcase, arid and tropical gardens as well as a waterfall.
Fort Wayne Children's Zoo: major attractions here are the sea lion tank and Monkey Island, while Central Zoo rides include the Zoo Train and Pony Ride.
Embassy Theater: built in 1928, this location is renowned as Indiana’s biggest historic theater and houses the impressive Grande Page Pipe Organ.
Fort Wayne Museum of Art: a series of educational programs for children and adults have been created at this institution to increase understanding and appreciation of American art.
Lincoln Museum: houses the world’s largest private compilation devoted to the time of Abraham Lincoln.
Little Turtle Memorial: has been erected to pay homage to the chief of the Miami tribe, an exceptionally successful Native American military leader.