Free Tours in Fort Wayne, Indiana

As a child in school, I always loved field trips. Sure, I could read my science book to learn how milk is pasteurized. But there was something special about getting to see the process at a local dairy. If you enjoy first-hand experiences too, you'll be happy to know that there are several Fort Wayne businesses that will let you look around and learn for free…

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10 Things to Do After 5 PM in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Fort Wayne, Indiana has plenty of activities and entertainment to keep visitors busy during the day, but sometimes it can be hard to find things to do much past dinnertime. Instead of going back to the hotel after dinner, check out some of these family-friendly and adult activities and entertainment that are open past 5 pm…

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The Art Lover's Guide to Fort Wayne, Indiana

When I moved to Fort Wayne from Ann Arbor, MI in 2015, I felt some trepidation. Most of my fellow graduates from the University of Michigan’s Master of Music program were moving to New York or Chicago, with their bustling arts communities; when I told them I was moving to Indiana to take a full-time singing position, they raised their eyebrows. Little did they--and I--know that I was walking into an arts goldmine…

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Sweetwater Sound: A Music Lover's Playground

Sweetwater Sound, located on the outskirts of Fort Wayne, is one of the most respected businesses in the music industry, and one of the largest companies in town. Sweetwater began as the brainchild of Fort Wayne local, Chuck Surack, who started the business out of the back of his van in 1979 with a 4-track recording studio. Today it has grown into a sprawling campus with hundreds of employees, boasting the title of third-largest music retailer in the world! The company sells everything from guitars to recording software, while maintaining world-class recording studios and performance facilities…

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Calling All Musicians – Sweetwater Sound

Nearly everyone in Fort Wayne knows where Sweetwater Sound is located. Their huge sign along highway 30 is just about impossible to miss. I'm guessing too most people know Sweetwater has a retail center and offers music lessons - you can gather that much from sitting at the light at US 30 reading the sign. But, if you've never gone inside Sweetwater, go ahead, they want you to! They welcome visitors…

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