Fort Wayne

Top Things to Do and Top Things to See in Fort Wayne

  • By Mary A
  • Resorts
  • 01.06.2016

It ends up that there's all kinds of things to see and do in Fort Wayne, Indiana, There's probably a festival to suit your fancy, or a number of other attractions that will make this an ideal vacation spot.

Things to See

Broadway at the Embassy in Fort Wayne

This is a different type of off-Broadway, with top-shelf shows going on at various times. Sometimes the choices of what to see can be as broad as the options at a movie theatre, with many screens in different rooms. Visitors during early August had six options to select from, with varied genres on the marquee.

Amish Country

There is a bonafide Amish community in Fort Wayne, featuring their exclusive shops, horsedrawn carriages, rural scenery, farms and more signs of their austere way of life.There's even Nolt's Amish Restaurant with genuine Amish fare. Go on the right night and you can catch them singing (acapella) and yodeling.

Fort Wayne TinCaps Baseball

This city is nicknamed the Number 1 City in Minor League Sports. For total family fun, check out a live baseball game at Parkview Field. Games are $5, and it's worth noting that the TinCaps who play there are a league affiliate of the San Diego Padres.

Things to Do

Hitting the Trails

Johnny Appleseed's Grave is right on the Rivergreenway; a mecca for joggers, hikers and cyclist. Rivergreenway has link-ups to several city parks, should one want to veer off the straight path.

Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

At 3411 Sherman Drive, you can park and walk to a Traveler's Choice selection, the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. This venue is a top tourist spot, and has garnered many excellent reviews. Lots of animal species, great landscaping, great exhibits and a friendly layout are some of the features praised in reviews.

Geneology Research

Research your heart out and find out who you are and more at the Allen County Public Library. There's only one other place in the country with a larger geneology department than this one. Regular library elements abound, from great literature, artwork and more.


It's possible to slow the pace down a few notches in Fort Wayne. The locale has definite city flavor with a beautiful kiss of nature. Tourists can lose themselves in its natural splendor, or get a fill of the cultural possibilities.