Fort Wayne Insider Blog

Category - Family Friendly

Posted on April 20, 2018 at 8:00:00 am by Susan B.

What's New at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo for 2018?

Although it may be hard to believe, given this year's extended winter weather, the renowned Fort Wayne Children's Zoo opens on Saturday, April 21. This is one of the most-anticipated spring events in the Fort, so let's take a look at what's new at the zoo for 2018.

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Posted on April 18, 2018 at 8:00:00 am by Kimberly T.

The Best Fort Wayne, Indiana Trail and Water Adventures

Fort Wayne, Indiana is home to more than 100 miles of trails, thanks to a network of pathways that make up the Rivergreenway, Towpath trail and Pufferbelly trail and many other connecting trails.

An outdoor enthusiast can travel from west to east, north to south and everywhere in between on

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Posted on April 04, 2018 at 8:00:00 am by Kimberly T.

Celebrate Spring in Fort Wayne, Indiana

The snow has melted, the sun is shining and daffodils and tulips are emerging from the grass. 

Spring is here (finally), and it makes for a beautiful time of year to explore Fort Wayne, Indiana and appreciate all it has to offer.

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From the blossoming downtown to the thriving culinary scene to the vast network of parks, there's a lot to explore in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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Posted on March 27, 2018 at 8:00:00 am by Louisa D.

Behind the Scenes Tours in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Do you want to feed the penguins at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo? Or maybe you want to learn more about the Embassy Theatre, or see the actual newspapers that talked about Abraham Lincoln when he was in office? Then you should explore some of the backstage tours that Fort Wayne has to offer.

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Dorothy Kittaka, the president of Sister Cities and one of the founders of the Cherry Blossom Festival in Fort Wayne, is my “Fort Wayne Mom.” She is on the board of Heartland Sings (my employer) and was my host during the audition process and for several weeks after I got the job. She is also a fourth-generation Japanese-American, and she was quick to tell me about Fort Wayne’s Cherry Blossom Festival.

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The annual Butterfly Exhibit at Fort Wayne’s Botanical Conservatory is always a treat. The big white tent houses a plethora of beautiful, fluttering insects in a light and airy environment.

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Posted on March 27, 2018 at 8:00:00 am by Emily L.

Best Spring Time Parks and Trails in Fort Wayne

Springtime will soon bring an outburst of color and fragrance to our urban landscape. Two of the best places to witness the show in Fort Wayne, Indiana are at Foster Park and Lakeside Park.

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Posted on March 27, 2018 at 8:00:00 am by Lauren C.

Get an Insider's View of Fort Wayne on a Tour

Tours are a good way to get a different perspective of a local attraction. From chocolate to airplanes, there are several ways to get an insider's view of Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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Posted on March 27, 2018 at 8:00:00 am by Jessa C.

A Staycation in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Is it too difficult to make a big expensive trip somewhere exotic? Consider having a staycation in your own backyard in Fort Wayne, Indiana. From the downtown experience to all of the great little nooks and crannies around town, there is something for everyone to enjoy, including the kids!

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