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Marvel at dramatic productions in ornate theaters, enjoy the scenery from a different perspective as you stroll across idyllic golf courses, and discover the history of aviation in dedicated museums. Fort Wayne is an unusual destination, a monument to America’s military past but devoted to celebrating the present. From its modern zoo and endless parks, to elaborate cathedrals and trendy shopping, days spent here are packed with exciting things to do.

Things to see

War memorials might traditionally conjure up images of staid monuments but the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum breaks the mould. This substantial stadium is certainly dedicated to fallen heroes, but they’re remembered in an unusually vibrant way. A unique events schedule runs throughout the year, boasting gregarious concerts from international artists, lively sporting events that attract tumultuous crowds, and expositions that vary from pets to modern living. Jefferson Pointe, meanwhile, is a large multi-unit and open-air shopping mall just outside the heart of Fort Wayne. It’s a pretty little place with a very European air, boasting eclectic souvenir stores, classy fashion boutiques, and plenty of upscale dining. Regular events ensure it’s always packed with visitors, from its tasty farmers' market to festive villages at the end of the year. At the Fort Wayne Children’s zoo, the fun comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. Discover amusing orangutans as you tramp through the rainforest, meet spotted hyenas on your journey through Africa, and spy bounding kangaroos as you pass through the Australian outback. If the zoo isn’t wild enough for you, smaller children can have fun on the gondola rides, pony trekking and river rides, and the Outpost Grille restaurant serves up some Australian cuisine in burger form.

Hotels in Fort Wayne

Hotels in Fort Wayne are typically modest affairs, from basic motels to mid-range accommodation with a superb selection of facilities. Aside from the traditional chain hotel, with their uniform bedrooms, standard breakfast, and WiFi facilities, which Fort Wayne certainly has plenty of, you’ll also find a few bed and breakfasts that might just surprise you. Tucked away in the leafy green streets, behind shiplap timber facades, quaint townhouses have been converted into successful hotels in Fort Wayne. Within walking distance of the historic Embassy Theater, and minutes from the colossal structure of the Grand Wayne Convention Center, you can enjoy elegant dining rooms, stylish en-suite bedrooms with traditional period features, and a hearty home-cooked breakfast every day.

Where to stay

Thanks to the wide variety of visitor attractions, hotels in Fort Wayne are easy to find. At the busy heart of town, where the one-way streets of East Jefferson Boulevard and East Washington Boulevard cut through the city, there are plenty of discount hotels and recognizable chains dotted through the streets. They offer easy access to historic landmarks and excellent shopping, but for hotels in Fort Wayne that are closer to major attractions, head northwards along Lima Road until it reaches Interstate 69. Hotels here are close to the undulating fairways of 4 golf courses, the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, and the modern outlets of Glenbrook Square shopping arcade.

How to get to Fort Wayne

Given it’s so centrally placed that there are a number of airports within a reasonable distance of Fort Wayne. The closest, 19 miles away, is Fort Wayne International Airport while South Bend Regional and Toledo Express are both within 80 miles of the city. Wherever you land, the simplest form of onward travel is by hire car.