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Posted on August 29, 2018 at 8:00:00 am by Aimee A.

A Monday in Fort Wayne, Indiana - Fall Edition

So, it’s a Monday, and you’re hanging out in Fort Wayne, Indiana wondering, “What to do?  What to do?"

No problem.With a little insight, you can check out all sorts of cool things for a great day away.

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Everyone loves stories, whether in books, movies, or TV. But the most interesting story is often your own!

Have you ever wondered what your past held or where you really came from? Fort Wayne, Indiana's main library, located in downtown Fort Wayne, has the largest public genealogy center in the nation. It is also one of the most comprehensive. The great news is that almost all of the services are free. Even better news is that you can get waist deep in your family history in just two days!

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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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Posted on February 19, 2018 at 10:00:00 am by Susan B.

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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Posted on January 10, 2018 at 8:00:00 am by Susan B.

10 Can't Miss Attractions in Fort Wayne

A new year has arrived, and it's time to make plans for a year of travel. How about deciding on 10 places to go in Fort Wayne this year?

When you're planning a trip to Fort Wayne, these attractions promise you something great on your next visit.

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Posted on January 05, 2018 at 8:00:00 am by Louisa D.

Can't Miss Indoor Attractions in Fort Wayne

When the weather gets cold, you may be searching for family-friendly activities to enjoy indoors! Fort Wayne has a number of museums and interesting spots that are just waiting for your family to explore.

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Posted on January 03, 2018 at 8:00:00 am by Emma C.

5 Ways to Celebrate MLK Day in Fort Wayne

On June 5, 1963, an interracial crowd overflowed what is now the University of St. Francis Performing Arts Center in downtown Fort Wayne, and waited anxiously for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to take the podium. His visit to our city was faced with plenty of adversity, as were many other facets of the Civil Rights Movement, yet Fort Wayne activists kept on fighting.

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