22 New Things to See & Do in '22
If you haven’t been to Fort Wayne recently, you may not recognize the many new neighborhoods and attractions throughout our city!
1. The Landing
Fort Wayne earned its nickname “The Summit City” in the 1800s when the Wabash and Erie Canal ran through this part of the country, and Fort Wayne was situated at the highest point on the run of the canal. Today, this area has a new life, and has become a new point of destination as “The Landing."
Foodies won’t want to miss Fort Wayne’s newest dining and entertainment district, The Landing is home to a dozen locally-owned restaurants and attractions.
2. The Bradley
The Landing is also home to The Bradley, Fort Wayne's newest hotel.
3. Promenade Park
Be sure to visit Promenade Park, the new crown jewel of our Downtown.
4. Fort Wayne Outfitters
While there, rent a kayak from Fort Wayne Outfitters and explore our three rivers!
5. Trubble Riverside
Promenade Park is also home to Trubble Riverside, a great place to grab a cold one.
6. Treetop Canopy Trail
Stroll a boardwalk above the river on our Treetop Canopy Trail.
7. Kids' Canal
Be sure to splash and cool off in the Kids' Canal!
8. Electric Works
In Fall 2022, make your way to Electric Works, a historic GE campus that is undergoing a massive transformation! The campus encompasses 39 acres, 18 historic buildings and more than 1.2 million sq. ft. of space.
9. Union Street Market
The first project that visitors can enjoy at Electric Works is the Union Street Market, the region’s first food hall and public market. Opening Fall 2022, it will feature 20-plus merchants open daily and a weekly farmers’ market.
10. Vietnam Wall
History lovers will enjoy several new sites in Fort Wayne: the replica Vietnam Wall at the Veterans Shrine.
11. Center for Lincoln Research
And the new Lincoln Collection at the Allen County Public Library downtown.
12. Public Art
Looking for the perfect selfie spot? Fort Wayne is adding new murals monthly – you can find them all at VisitFortWayne.com/PublicArt.
13. Fort Wayne Museum of Art
The Fort Wayne Museum of Art has several new exhibits to catch while you are in town! A few include: Saints & Shepherds, an exploration of modern-day mythology through the contemporary Afro-Futuristic lens of LA-based artist Hebru Brantley, through March 6.
14. New Glass Gallery
And opening this summer, the Museum of Art will offer three galleries dedicated to their extensive glass collection, boasting over 300 pieces! The anchor will be a display of their newest donation of glass from Carl & Stephanie Beling. Carl was Swedish, and trained with Swedish artists, and so the second gallery will be devoted to Swedish glass. The third gallery will be highlights from their permanent collection.
These exhibits will be open July 16-October 16. Then, on November 5, a permanent glass display will open.
15. Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory
At the Botanical Conservatory, seasonal exhibits include Under the Big Top through April 17
Emergence: Live Butterfly Exhibit, April 23-June 26
Paris: City of Light & Love, July 2-November 13
Happy Small-idays, November 19-January
19. Science Central
And your budding scientists will want to check out the special exhibits at Science Central: Our Weakening Web: The Story of Extinction through May 29
A-MAZE-D, June 11-September 11
Eat Well, Play Well, September 24-December 31.
22. Even More to See and Do
This article can also be found on page 8 of the 2022 Fort Wayne Visitors Guide.
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