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Posted on May 14, 2018 at 8:00:00 am by Dezaray B.

The Must See in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Whether you're a Fort Wayne resident, a Hoosier from the area or a visitor to Northeast Indiana, Fort Wayne has so much to offer. Discover the seven must-see attractions you need to visit while in Fort Wayne, Indiana!

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Kuehnert Dairy Farm kicked-off its annual Fall Festival on September 24. The festival runs Fridays-Sundays from now until October 23. At $8 per person, this is a ticket that offers a ton of value for the price.

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I first learned about alpacas while watching an Australian show on Netflix called McLeod's Daughters. An alpaca is a tall, four-legged fuzzy animal with a long neck. It is a cousin to the llama.

The ‘fuzz' on an alpaca is 10 pounds of fleece that's typically sheared annually. At one time this fleece was reserved for royalty. Today, hand-spinners, fiber artists, and knitters buy it as yarn for special projects.


While the emphasis on the TV show was not on these four-legged creatures, it was educational about alpacas. One thing I learned about alpacas is that they are a relatively new animal in North America when compared to other livestock. The first alpacas were commercially imported in 1984. Today, there are more than 230,000 registered alpacas.

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Posted on April 07, 2015 at 8:01:00 am by Mallory C.

The FWCZ Opens for the Season April 25!

Each spring, both children and adults all around Northeast Indiana begin counting down until opening day at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. If you've never been, please allow me to tell you just how much you're missing...

I've been to the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere, Bronx Zoo and the

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Posted on September 26, 2014 at 6:00:18 am by Reesha H.

Zoo Closing Soon...Or Is it?

As Fall rolls in, virtually everything transforms. From all the kiddos headed back to school to the reemergence of "Pumpkin Spice" flavored everything, Autumn makes it's presence known quite boldly. While many of us relish this season that is a precursor to the reality of a Midwest Winter, ... More ›

Posted on May 29, 2014 at 10:00:00 am by Louisa D.

What to Do at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo


Remember the anticipation of standing in line, waiting to get your ticket to ride the pony at the zoo? It seemed to take forever! And then you had to choose just the right horse. Nothing too big – but not one too small, either. Fortunately, the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo always had a good

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Posted on July 22, 2013 at 5:00:07 am by Molly Z.

New Orangutan at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo has a new orangutan, Tara! Tara was born at the Rio Grande Zoo in Albuquerque, New Mexico, eighteen years ago. She came to Fort Wayne from the Columbus Zoo in Ohio where she was trained to perform many important medical behaviors, which help zoo keepers keep Tara ... More ›

Posted on June 18, 2013 at 10:00:32 am by Deb G.

Wild Minds at Science Central

Ever wonder what your pet is thinking when he looks at you? Does it seem like he really understands what’s going on? Chances are, it’s more than just a coincidence you’re feeling this way. Animals are so much smarter than we give them credit for! Take the kids to Science Central for the Wild ... More ›

Posted on June 18, 2013 at 6:11:21 am by Molly Z.

Hot Summer. Cool City. at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

This post is part of our Hot Summer. Cool City. series, where you can discover great family getaways and even WIN a getaway for your family in our Fort Wayne Photo Contest. Learn more here. facebook-highlighted-post The Fort Wayne Children's Zoo is consistently ranked one of the top children's museums in the country ... More ›

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