As we continue to move through Indiana's 5-phase Back On Track plan, our goal is to provide Fort Wayne residents and visitors with helpful information on our attractions and venues.
Read on to find the current status and planned reopening dates for your favorite Fort Wayne attractions, sports, music venues, shopping centers, and public services. Take a look at our calendar of events page to check for any rescheduled dates of your favorite festivals and events.
*NOTE: We will update this list on a regular basis. Please check back frequently for updates as more information is available.
Reopening Attractions and Venues in Fort Wayne
Botanical Conservatory | OPEN
Open at 50% capacity. Conjure Coffee inside the Botanical Conservatory is also open.
Castle Gallery | Closed
Chief Richardville House | OPEN
Open at 50% capacity.
Combat Ops Entertainment | OPEN
Firefighters Museum | OPEN
Fort Wayne Children's Zoo | OPEN*
- June 14 – July 3: Members Only | The Zoo will open at 50% capacity. Members will need a free, timed ticket available here.
- Starting July 4: Open to the public Noon-7pm
- 9–11:30am — Members Only with a free, timed ticket
- Noon–7pm — Open to the public. (No timed tickets needed. General admission rates apply to non-members.)
The Zoo will extend its 2020 season through October 31.
Fort Wayne Outfitters | OPEN
In-store service limited. Reserve all rentals online and call when you arrive. Staff will meet you at the water and put your kayak or other rental in the water to prevent contact. Learn more about reserving rentals.
Historic Old Fort | OPEN
The Old Fort is currently open for guests to walk through. Buildings will reopen July 4.
Pro Bowl West | OPEN
Science Central | OPEN
Science Central will close from 1-2pm for cleaning daily, except for Sunday. During this hour each day, guests must exit the building. Effective July 22, masks are required for all guests ages 3 and older.
See Details and Precautions
Spectrum Virtual Reality Arcade | OPEN
No walk-ins accepted at this time; MUST call to book in advance. Face masks required for entry, and no groups larger than 6 people at a time.
Reservations, Details, and Precautions
Tokens-N-Tickets | OPEN
Visitors Center | OPEN
Max. of 6 guests in the Visitors Center at a time. Masks and social distancing strongly encouraged.
Allen County War Memorial Coliseum | OPEN*
*Box office is open. Concerts and events have been cancelled or postponed for the time being.
Arena Dinner Theatre | Closed
Date to Reopen: August 7
Club Room at The Clyde | OPEN
Shows at the Club Room are cancelled for the time being. Parties will be limited to 6 people. Reservations recommended. Call (260) 407-8530 to reserve a table.
See Details and Precautions
Embassy Theatre | OPEN*
*Box office is open. You can reach the box office at (260) 424-6287 or by email at email@example.com. See event information and show dates at fwembassytheatre.org.
Foellinger Outdoor Theatre | Closed
Many of the concerts from the 2020 season have been postponed until 2021. Check back to FoellingerTheatre.org to see new dates for shows that have been rescheduled.
Fort Wayne Comedy Club | Closed
Date to Reopen: July 11
Allen County Courthouse | Closed
Allen County Parks | OPEN*
Parks open. Programs and rental facilities closed.
Allen County Public Library | Open
Services including curbside pickup and the virtual library will remain available even after opening on July 6. Masks are required for all staff and guests.
See Details, Precautions, and Branch Hours
Fort Wayne Parks | OPEN*
- OPEN: Parks, park playgrounds, splash pads, spraygrounds, golf courses, Lawton Skate Park, Hurshtown Reservoir, all park restrooms, athletic courts (tennis, basketball, futsal, and pickleball), Johnny Appleseed Campground, and athletic fields open for practice.
- Dog Parks are open to residents with memberships. Details and Membership
- City Pavilions currently open to limited capacity. Open to full capacity starting July 4.
- Supervised public playground program closed all summer.
- Fort Wayne city pools closed all summer.
- Lifetime Sports Academy, Franke Park Day Camp, Salomon Farm Camp, and Conservatory Day Camp cancelled.
YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne | OPEN
- No guests
- No contact sports
- Limited pool capacity
- Childcare available with limited capacity
Citizens Square and Rousseau Centre | OPEN
Guests and employees are encouraged to use the hand sanitizing stations in the building, follow social distancing markers, and maintain a limit of two people at a time on each elevator. Learn more.
Fort Wayne Curling Club | Closed
Date to Reopen: September 2020
Fort Wayne Komets | Closed
Fort Wayne Mad Ants | Closed
Fort Wayne Sport Club | OPEN
Fields now open for team practices. Adult recreational leagues began June 15.
Fort Wayne TinCaps | Closed
Turnstone | Closed*
*As of June 1, Turnstone's Health & Wellness Center is open by appointment only to members.
Ft. Wayne's Farmers Market | OPEN
Will remain at the Parkview Field concourse until further notice. Saturdays 9am–1pm.
See Details and Precautions
Please visit our Boutiques page and check with individual stores before visiting.
According to Indiana Governor Holcomb's Back-on-Track guidelines, restaurants were permitted to open for dine-in at 50% capacity beginning May 11. The guidelines include the following phases for restaurants:
- Beginning May 11 | Dine-in at 50% capacity
- Beginning June 13 | Dine-in at 75% capacity
- Beginning July 4 | Dine-in at 100% capacity
Restaurants may choose to reopen at a slower pace, and some are continuing with just carryout during this time. Before visiting a restaurant, we recommend calling or visiting their website or social media pages to see what precautions and restrictions they have in place.
Please visit our Visitor Information page to see Indiana's Back On Track guidelines for restaurants, retail, and more. We encourage you to call or go online before visiting attractions, venues, restaurants, stores, and other locations for the latest information and precautions.
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This post was originally published on 5/12/2020. Last updated: 6/30/2020