Fort Wayne Trip Guide | Midwest Living

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.

What to do

Cherry Hill Golf Course Challenge yourself on the manicured course on the outskirts of town.

DeBrand Fine Chocolates Take a sweet behind-the-scenes tour.


Photo courtesy of DeBrand.

Fort Wayne Children's Zoo Little ones can see it all—lions, zebras, zoo babies—without being lifted up.

Fort Wayne Museum of Art Explore galleries devoted to American paintings, sculptures and more from the 19th century to present.

Fort Wayne Outfitters & Bike Depot Local history tours leave from the old train depot on bikes and Segways.

Vera Bradley Annual Outlet Sale Each spring, some 60,000 loyal shoppers wait in line to snag bargains on signature cotton bags in the company’s hometown.

Where to eat

Cindy's Diner Try the signature dish, The Garbage (eggs scrambled with potatoes and veggies) at this classic downtown spot. Cindy's Diner on Facebook

Cork ’N Cleaver Perfectly cooked steaks and exceptional service make for a great date night. Leave room for the mud pie.

The Oyster Bar Attentive servers bring out seriously fresh seafood, steaks and cocktails in an old-school setting.

Tolon Chef Matthew Nolot rolls out a small-plate dinner to end all others. 



Where to stay

Hilton Fort Wayne at the Grand Wayne Convention Center The Hilton is within walking distance of many downtown attractions, including the glassed-in Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory.

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