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Spring Activities

Trade in the sunburn for a trip that’s closer to home, and easier on your wallet. In Fort Wayne, you will find the safe, affordable attractions and activities, alongside packages to help you create a Spring adventure!

This spring, you can plan a weekend away with confidence in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Fort Wayne Spring Itinerary

1. Explore Trip Ideas

Start by checking out our getaway ideas tailored to your children’s ages. Our Preschooler and Teen itineraries include activities for every age and interest. Young adult and college age getaways and ideas for couples are our thing too!

Search our Calendar of Events for the best special events and exhibits taking place during your stay. And discover our Hotel Packages make it easy to do more for less! 

There are lots of new things to explore in Fort Wayne this year, start planning today.

2. Opt for the Outdoors

Explore downtown Fort Wayne by foot with our Walking Tour or Public Art Map. Both help you get to know our great city, and discover instagrammable worthy locations along the way!

Bring your bike (or rent one here!) to explore Fort Wayne’s 120 miles of trails and 86 amazing parks.

And be sure to check out the Midwest’s newest attraction – Promenade Park! Promenade Park is built on the banks of Fort Wayne’s three rivers and offers free family fun! Travel the treetop canopy trail, slide into a fully accessible playground, splash in the 260-foot kids canal, enjoy lunch at Trubble Riverside, and relax in the porch swings, overlooking the river. There is so much to see and explore in the heart of downtown at Promenade Park.

3. Family Fun Awaits

Spring is opening season in Fort Wayne! From the first pitch at TinCaps Baseball to the opening day of the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo in April, family fun springs to life in Fort Wayne this time of year.

Explore Riverfront fun at Fort Wayne’s Promenade Park, where you can walk through the treetops on the Canopy Trail, and rent a kayak to explore Fort Wayne’s three rivers. 

4. Get Active at Fort Wayne’s Entertainment Centers

Cooler days call for activity indoors! Check out our laser tag arenas, bowling and arcade centers, and indoor trampoline park to find ways to run off that pent-up energy!

5. Museums for Every Interest

No visit is complete to Fort Wayne with a visit to some of our family-friendly attractions including Science Central, Indiana’s only hands-on science museum. The Botanical Conservatory offers three gardens under glass – enjoy a lush tropical rainforest, Sonoran desert, or ever-changing showcase garden. And starting April 10, enjoy their live butterfly exhibit. Art lovers will also enjoy the Fort Wayne Museum of Art where a substantial permanent collection and dazzling glass collection meets seasonal exhibits for all interests. 

In addition, Fort Wayne offers many unique smaller museums including the Firefighter’s Museum, Cathedral Museum, History Center, and more.

6. Delicious Dining in Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne is a “City of Restaurants” offering crowd favorites like Fort Wayne’s Famous Coney Island and Cindy’s Diner, to family-friendly restaurants like the Hoppy Gnome. In Fort Wayne, there’s a dining experience just waiting for you and your family to enjoy together!

7. Discover Downtown

Downtown Fort Wayne has plenty to enjoy this Spring!

  • Sign up for the free Public Art Trail pass to enjoy public art, take selfies, and find your favorite!
  • Grab lunch (or a sweet treat!) at the dozens of unique downtown restaurants.
  • Pick up a souvenir from one of our many great boutiques.
  • Explore a new destination for shopping and dining - The Landing.

It’s all part of a great day downtown!

8. Save on Your Getaway

Check out our list of money-saving hotel packages to help you make the most of your spring adventure in Fort Wayne! And, be sure to sign up for the Fort Wayne Savings Pass, which will save you over $200 on your Fort Wayne adventure!

Spend your Spring in Fort Wayne, Indiana and make memories to last a lifetime!

Spotlight on Fort Wayne