If your teen needs to hang out for a few hours some evening, there are plenty of options available in Fort Wayne. Better yet, many are low-cost and one is even free!
1. Game Night
On the first three Wednesdays of each month teens in grades 6-12 can play Wii, X-box Kinect, Halo or Black Ops at the Young Adult Services department of the Allen County Public Library, downtown Fort Wayne. The games are available from 6:30-8:30 pm on those nights. Call the library for more information. No cost!
900 Library Plaza
2. Crazy Pinz
This place just added a premium activity of lazer tag ($5.95 per 15-minute game). There are also opportunities to go bowling ($3.95 per game), sit in bumper cars or play mini golf (both activities cost $4.95 per person/game).
1414 Northland Blvd
3. Lazer X
This place located south of Glenbrook Mall next to Target has been around for several years but is still loaded with fun for guys and gals. Our church’s teens have visited there on several occasions. Couples double dating can have fun getting to know each other between lazer shots!
244 Fernhill Ave
Monday- Thursday 11am -10pm
1-4 tickets: $8.00 each
5-19 tickets: $7.00 each
20+ tickets: $6.00 each
4. Fort Wayne Komets
Depending on the season, sports events are always a good venue for teens. With fall approaching, Komet games at the Memorial Coliseum will be held nearly every weekend. The first games are in early October so it’s not too early to purchase tickets for what is sure to be a hot season. While lower arena adult prices are $25.00, teens between ages of 12-18 only pay $20.00.
4000 Parnell Ave
View the Fort Wayne Visitor Center website for more ideas for teen entertainment. www.visitfortwayne.com
Kayleen Reusser has written children’s books and had stories in Chicken Soup books. She writes features for the News-Sentinel newspaper and profiles for the Ossian Sun Riser. She loves to travel and write about her experiences at her website: www.KayleenR.com