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Fort Wayne Trip Guide

This city of 250,000 (125 miles northeast of Indianapolis) impresses with well-thought-out attractions and draws genealogy buffs to the beautiful Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library, which expanded in 2007.
Fort Wayne Children's Zoo.
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What to do

DeBrand Fine Chocolates Take a 30- to 45-minute, behind-the-scenes production tour ($5) with sweet tasting opportunities. (260) 969-8333; debrand.com

Fort Wayne Children's Zoo Little ones can see it all—lions, zebras, zoo babies—without being lifted up.  (260) 427-6800; kidszoo.org

Vera Bradley Annual Outlet Sale Each spring (April 10–14, 2013), some 60,000 loyal shoppers wait in line to snag bargains on signature cotton bags in the company’s hometown. (888) 855-8372; verabradley.com

Where to eat

Cork ’N Cleaver Perfectly cooked steaks, excellent chicken and exceptional service make for a great date night. Leave room for the signature mud pie. (260) 484-7772; corkncleaveronline.com

The Oyster Bar Attentive servers bring out seriously fresh seafood, steaks and cocktails in an old-school setting. (260) 744-9490; fortwayneoysterbar.com

Where to stay

Hilton Fort Wayne at the Grand Wayne Convention Center The Hilton (updated in 2011) is within walking distance of many downtown attractions. From $99.  (260) 420-1100; hiltonfortwayne.com

For information: Visit Fort Wayne (800) 767-7752; visitfortwayne.com

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