Frequently Asked Questions

You’ve asked, and we answered! If you’re planning a quick trip to Fort Wayne or want to know how to navigate Fort Wayne, read below for some answers to frequently asked questions from the Fort Wayne Visitors Center.


How do I obtain a Visitors Guide?

When you're planning your visit, you can request a free Visitors Guide to be sent to you by mail. When you order, be sure to include your email address and tell us what topics interest you. We will send regular emails to keep you updated on the latest activities and events. 

View or Order Visitors Guide

Where can I eat in Fort Wayne? 

Eating out in Fort Wayne is always a treat! Visit our Foodies page to find some of the best ideas for dining and restaurants in Fort Wayne. If you'd like to search by area of town, you can explore our list of restaurant partners. You can also check out the best of restaurants lists as recommended by our insider bloggers. We also have downloadable maps for different areas of the city. 

Fort Wayne for Foodies

Where can I park in Fort Wayne?

We have a great resource that gives insider tips for parking in downtown Fort Wayne, and all around the city. Checkout the Downtown Parking Map, or visit our parking page below. 

Parking in Fort Wayne

What can I do for free in Fort Wayne?

Thank you for asking. We have a whole list of Free Things to do in the Summer and the Winter! Plus you can also sign up for our mobile passes to explore, earn prizes, and get discounts!

Read Blog

What outdoor activities are available in Fort Wayne

You can sign up for our free Fort Wayne Outdoor Pass. You can explore miles of hikes, bikes, and trails. Plus you can check in and earn prizes from the Fort Wayne Visitors Center

There are also lots of fun things to do outside on your own or as a family. If you enjoy biking, kayaking, or canoeing then make a stop at Fort Wayne Outfitters to rent a bike, kayak, or canoe and explore Fort Wayne’s rivers. If you’re more into leisure walks make a stop at LC Nature ParkEagle Marsh, or Fox Island to see some great wildlife. Kids will enjoy visiting one of the many splash pads in Fort Wayne. Most all of Fort Wayne’s festivals are held outdoors too! History lovers may like a walk around the Old Fort. You can also catch a foul ball at a Fort Wayne TinCaps baseball game. Plus, you can enjoy a concert or free movie at the Foellinger Outdoor Theatre. And, don’t forget the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo! Be sure to check on our calendar of events as well.

Parks and Outdoors

What can I do in Fort Wayne with my preschool child?

Traveling with a preschooler can be at times difficult, but luckily there is a lot for them to enjoy in Fort Wayne. If you’re looking to make a visit to Fort Wayne with your family, we’ve got a list of interactive activities to do with your active preschooler in every season!

Read Blog

What can I do in Fort Wayne with school aged children?

Check out our trip itinerary for Family Getaways with Children. 

View Trip Idea

What can I do in Fort Wayne with my teenager?

Depending on when you’re visiting, there is plenty to do in Fort Wayne with teenagers. If you’re looking for something to do outdoors, consider the Lawton Skate Park, a TinCaps Baseball game, a great Fort Wayne festival or renting a kayak, bike or canoe at Fort Wayne Outfitters. If you’re looking for indoor activities, check out a full list of activities that feature laser tag, or a minor league hockey or basketball game.

View Trip Ideas

Where can I go shopping in Fort Wayne?

In Fort Wayne, there’s plenty of shopping to enjoy. From boutique shopping to destination facilities, or plan a trip to enjoy some of the great outlet sales.

Explore our Shopping Page

Is there a downtown shopping district? 

There is no concentrated area of shopping, but we do have handy boutique lists that can help determine where to start your shopping adventure. If you’re looking to shop downtown, make sure you visit some of the great boutiques on The Landing or Wayne Street like the Find, don’t forget Creative Women of the World! Plus, make a visit to the West Central shops like Fancy and Staple and more! Also, just a few blocks away is Union Street Market at Electric Works, a food hall and marketplace with several local vendors. 

Boutiques in Fort Wayne

Where do I find more information about the Fort Wayne Genealogy Center?

Please visit our Genealogy section. 

Genealogy Center

Where do I find information about the Rolland Center for Lincoln Research?

Please visit the Lincoln Collection page.

Rolland Center for Lincoln Research

When is the Vera Bradley Sale? 

The Vera Bradley sale happens in the spring. Look for tickets for each year's event to go on sale in February or March. 

Learn More


How do I contact the City of Fort Wayne government? 

Dial 311 from any phone, or visit the official City of Fort Wayne government website at 

Where can I find out what events are happening? 

We have a special calendar of events for the whole community at Current Fort Wayne partners with several local organizations to keep all residents up to date on the latest happening all around the community. You can even subscribe to emails giving you the top events of each weekend.

Do you have information on relocation?

Thinking of moving to Fort Wayne? Let us be the first to welcome you. We have a full section of our website dedicated to relocation. You can also view or purchase a relocation packet from our Visit Fort Wayne Store. 

Get Packet