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On this Page Crowds gather to enjoy the fireworks at IPFW RiverFest.

Bring it with you! Scan this QR code (or head to on your smartphone) to access our Mobile Visitors Guide. Find GPS mapping and information about restaurants, attractions, activities, and more! 3

About the Cover Fort Wayne’s rich arts scene comes alive at festivals held all year long. This young performer explored her creative side at 2011’s Taste of the Arts festival, held in Downtown Fort Wayne. Photo by Joel Faurote.

1 The Allen County Courthouse 2 Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo


3 Amish Community in Grabill, Indiana 4 Science Central 5 The Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library 6 The History Center 7 Historic Fort Wayne 8 Foellinger-Friemann Botanical Conservatory



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Getaway to Fort Wayne – Getaway to Fun! Venture on an African Journey. Test your imagination (and the rules of gravity!) in a hands-on laboratory. Wander through a sea of lush gardens and tranquil waterfalls. Savor a tour of a gourmet chocolate factory. You can do it all (and so much 8

more!) on a Fort Wayne getaway. Fort Wayne is consistently named one of the top cities for families, and it’s easy to see why. Our attractions offer delightful, hands-on opportunities for your family to reconnect, laugh, and learn together. Plan a getaway for your family and relax – you won’t be disappointed. 5

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ExploreFortWayne Take a look around Fort Wayne and you’ll see why our visitors keep coming back. Not only are we a truly convenient and affordable destination, but we offer the highest quality attractions and activities for your family to enjoy! Be sure to check out the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo – one of the top ten zoos in the nation - and combine it with a trip to Science Central, the Botanical Conservatory or the Museum of Art! You’ll be delighted, and it won’t be long until you find yourself planning your next great getaway in Fort Wayne!

Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo

3411 Sherman Blvd. • (260) 427-6800

Your family will love 38 acres of animals, rides, and beautifully landscaped grounds. Don’t miss the African Journey, featuring lions, hyenas, and monkeys. You can even hand-feed giraffes! Ride the Sky Safari, trek through the Indonesian Rain Forest, say hello to orangutans or sharks. See why Parents Magazine includes this Fort Wayne gem among their “Ten Best Zoos for Kids.”

Science Central

1950 N. Clinton St. • (260) 424-2400

Hands-on fun at Indiana’s interactive science center. Our Gift Store offers merchandise that is fun, educational, affordable and unique. Wed-Fri 10am-4pm; Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 12-5pm. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays during school year.

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory

1100 S. Calhoun St. • (260) 427-6440

Surround yourself with nature at an oasis in the heart of downtown Fort Wayne. Enjoy lush seasonal displays, four outdoor gardens, the Tropical Garden with orchids, palms, and a cascading waterfall, and the Sonoran Desert Garden. Visit the Gift Shop or the Café. Open: Tues-Sat 10am-5pm; Thur 10am8pm; Sun Noon-4pm. Closed Mondays, Labor Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

Fort Wayne Museum of Art 311 E. Main St. • (260) 422-6467

Contemporary art museum offers works from permanent collections and national traveling exhibitions. Offers activities including workshops, lectures, and guided tours. Museum Store has unique selections of original art, jewelry and gifts. Open Tue-Sat 11am-6pm; Thur 11am-8pm; Sun Noon-5pm. Closed holidays. 6

The History Center

302 E. Berry St. • (260) 426-2882

Allen County Fort Wayne Historical Society and museum. Little Turtle to Anthony Wayne to inventions that originated in this area; 26,000 historic photographs, records and artifacts available for study. Museum Shop. $5 Adults, $3 Seniors/Students (6-18).Hours: M-F 10am5pm; Sat 12-5pm. First Sunday each month 12-5pm. Free to children 5 & under and members.

African/African-American Historical Society/Museum 436 E. Douglas Ave. • (260) 420-0765

This museum is the only resource of its kind in Northeast Indiana. Through thought-provoking exhibits and docent-led tours, the museum highlights the history and contributions made by African American people. Handwritten diaries of pioneering entrepreneur William Warfield, to personal histories and photographs, the museum faithfully displays the heritage and culture of a people. Hours: Tues-Fri 9am1pm; Sat 12-4pm. Adults $5, Children $3.

There’s So Much to Discover at the Allen County Public Library Discover the History of Honest Abe . . . The Lincoln Collection In Indiana is one of the largest collections of Abraham Lincoln’s documents; used by scholars, authors, educators, TV producers, students, Lincoln enthusiasts and the general public. The collection contains tens of thousands of books, pamphlets and photographs. Also available are the extensive genealogical collections of the Hanks and Lincoln families, and Lincoln-related documents, including many written or signed by Lincoln. These documents, and their rich history, are available for you to enjoy, as part of the Lincoln Collection in Indiana.

And Uncover the Roots of Your Own Family History . . . Fort Wayne is home to the second largest genealogical collection in the United States at the Allen County Public Library. From rare military records dating back to the revolutionary War to our extensive passenger listings and immigration data from all major ports of entry, the Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library has the information you’re looking for, and the skilled staff to point you in the right direction. So when you’re in Fort Wayne, you’re always close to your roots.

900 Library Plaza Address: Fort Wayne, IN 46802 260-421-1200

Visit or call 260-421-1225 for more information.


Attractions & Museums Allen County Courthouse 715 S. Calhoun St. • (260) 449-4246

A National Historic Landmark, the restored Allen County Courthouse boasts magnificent art glass, exquisite murals and intricately patterned tile floors. One of the finest examples of Beaux Arts architecture. Group tours by appointment Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm. Available to rent for your special occasion.

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Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

1105 S. Calhoun St. • (260) 424-1485 Cathedral church built in 1859. Exceptional woodcarvings and stained glass.

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Museum 915 S. Clinton St. • (260) 422-4611

Religious artifacts dating back to the time of Jesus Christ and Abraham.

Fort Wayne Firefighters Museum

226 W. Washington Blvd. • (260) 426-0051

The Chief Richardville House

5705 Bluffton Rd. (next to SW Conservation Club) (260) 426-2882 ext 309

Located in historic Engine House No. 3, this museum showcases artifacts used by the city’s earliest heroes. See two floors of equipment and photos from 160 years of firefighting in Fort Wayne. Mon-Fri 10am-4pm; Sat 10am-3pm. Closed Wed. Admission fee required.

1827 Greek Revival, built for Miami Chief Jean Baptiste de Richardville.

Fort Wayne Off Track Betting

Allen County Public Library

Cross Creek Shopping Center 1820 W. Washington Ctr. Rd. • (260) 490-9006

Fred J. Reynolds Historical Genealogy Department 900 Library Plaza • (260) 421-1200

The Allen County Public Library has been part of the social and cultural fabric of Allen County since 1895. The library system consists of thirteen branch libraries and the recently renovated main library. More than 4,500,000 items are circulated including books, DVDs, CDs, and magazines. Computer classes, book groups and children’s activities make the library a destination for everyone.

ARCH, Inc.

Architecture & Community Heritage 818 Lafayette • (260) 426-5117

Wager on over 200 races Wed-Sun. Draft $1.50, $2 Domestic Long Neck. Mon-Wed, full service menu. Best Wings in Fort Wayne!

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Eagles #3512 Casino

The Pub (off Washington Ctr. Rd.) 5725 Hatfield Rd. • (260) 387-7254

Black Jack, Craps, Roulette, 3 & 4 Card Poker, Caribbean Stud & Let It Ride Poker, Texas Hold’em Cash Games & Tournaments. Open Tues 4pm; Fri and Sat 12pm. Take exit 111B off I-69. Left at Cracker Barrel, follow the signs. Real cash payouts. License #125151


Downtown walking tours, including haunted sites, charter tour guides and historic home tours.

Bring our mobile visitors information with you when you come to town!

Bringing history to life for all generations to enjoy! The Old Fort is a historic education center located in Northeast Indiana – focusing on the eras from the Native American Culture to the Civil War. 2











January 28 Nouvelle Annee- A French Garrison 1752

July 14-15 (Three Rivers Festival Event) Camp Allen Muster 1861-1865

May 18 Education Day

August 25-26 Fort Miamies (1754-1763)

May 19-20 Muster on the St. Mary’s

September 8-9 200th Anniversary Siege of Fort Wayne

July 7-8 Revolutionary War – The Western Front 1775-1783

Historic Fort Wayne






October 20 Fall Festival

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Historic Fort Wayne

Painting Fun Spot

The Town of Grabill

Enjoy a stroll through the sights and sounds of yesteryear! Visit the Historic Fort, where history is brought to life through hands-on demonstrations and re-enactments. Period specific events ranging from the early 1700’s through the Civil War Era are presented.

Painting Fun Spot is Fort Wayne’s newest entertainment destination and the Midwest’s only “Paint & Take” art studio. It’s a unique place where anyone can enjoy painting one of the thousands of plaster and ceramic items in stock every day.

Sample a taste of yesterday just 15 minutes northeast of Fort Wayne. Explore the shops and enjoy the rural scenes, with picturesque farms and horse drawn vehicles. Visit the general store, where antiques and crafts are ever present. Try the local cuisine where hearty homemade cooking is a specialty. Festivals and fairs all year around.

1201 Spy Run Ave. • (260) 437-2836

10353 Illinois Rd. • (260) 616-0350

St. Rd. 1, turn at Leo-Grabill Rd. – Grabill, IN

“Best Place to Raise Your Kids!”

–Business Week, “Best Places to Raise Your Kids” 9


Celebrate a simpler life.

Come visit our town, stay for lunch or dinner and a leisurely stroll thru our shops. Specialty Shops Catalpa Tree Shops 13405 Main St. 260.627.3012 H. Souder & Sons General Store 13535 Main St. 260.627.3991 Country Shops of Grabill 13756 State St. 260.627.6315 Mother Hubbards 13743 State St. 260.627.2913 Katie’s Kountry Korner 13312 Schwartz Rd. 260.627.8352 KD Fabrics 13721 State St (260) 627-0502 Miller’s Country Store 11205 Roth Rd 260.437.4465 Grabill Country Sales 13813 Fairview Dr at Grabill Country Village 260.627.8330 Grabill Hardware 13534 Main St. 260.627.2012

Sew On & Sew Forth 13716 3rd St (260) 627-7600

Attractions & Restaurants Grabill Inn 13706 Fairview Dr. 260.627.2719 Grabill Dairy Sweet 13305 State St. 260.627.3151 Olde Church Museum Corner of First & West 260.627.5227 X7 Hurshtown Reservoir Roth Rd. 260.427.6008 Grabill Country Fair 13717 First St. 260.627.5227, X5

2012 Events

April NE Indiana Sustainability Fair Learn how to live a “greener” life. May Town Wide Garage Sales Come search for your treasures! July Hosting the kick off for the 2012 Goldwing Convention August Grabill Chamber of Commerce Benefit Auction & Community Gathering September Grabill Country Fair Celebrate a simpler way of life

Take a trip to Grabill if you are interested in tasting a little bit of simple country life, experiencing first hand some rich cultural heritage and recapturing a glimpse of the past. Grabill is located in the middle of one of the nations largest settlements of Amish. But Grabill is modern also. The various manufacturing companies in town swell the population three-fold during the bustling business day, while, at night, the ever present horses hooves once again play their cadence throughout the night air.

Town of Grabill 260.627.5227

Grabill Chamber Road Apple Cruise In

Grabill Branch Public Library 13521 State St. 260.421.1325

November Candy Cane Trail Holiday Celebration Most retailers offering specials for the holidays

Grabill Bank Sports Complex North Main St.

December Santa arrives by Fire Truck, enjoy breakfast with Santa.


Nearby Attractions

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Berne Chamber of Commerce

DeKalb County Visitors Bureau

Visit the Swiss/Mennonite/Amish community nestled in the Wabash Valley. Enjoy the flowerlined streets, specialty shops, and hospitality of this picturesque, quaint town. Visit our 160 foot Clock Tower and Muensterberg Plaza with beautiful Glockenspiel, Quilt Gardens and Canton Tree.

DeKalb County Indiana is the “Hub of Transportation Heritage.” Visit our nine different museums featuring automobiles, trucks, aircrafts, railroad history, a military collection, and county history. Come for the world’s largest collector car auction and classic car festival over Labor Day weekend, or visit our antique and specialty shops.

205 E. Main St., Berne, IN (260) 589-8080 •

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum

1600 S. Wayne St, Auburn, IN • (260) 925-1444 National Historic Landmark

America’s favorite classic cars in 1930 art deco showrooms of the legendary Auburn Automobile Company. Over 120 antique, vintage, classic and special interest cars. Banquet and Reception facilities available for weddings and business meetings. Open 7 days, 9-5. Family & group rates available.

500 S. Grandstaff Dr., Ste. C - Auburn, IN (877) 833-3282 •


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THE BEST IN GAMING, RACING, DINING & ENTERTAINMENT (800) 526-7223 Must be 21 years or older. Gambling problem? Call 1-800-9-WITH-IT.

Just minutes from Fort Wayne! A trip to the Fort Wayne area is not complete without a stop to nearby Huntington County. • Joseph Decuis Ranked in Top 50 Restaurants • Merillat Centre for the Arts • Nick’s Kitchen Original Pork Tenderloin

• New Huntington Supper Club

• Two-EE’s Winery Opening Spring ’12

• Exit 86 Antique Mall

• Pulse Opera House

• Unique museums, attractions & more

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Ask for Passport When Attending Museums

From our Automotive Heritage to Worldwide Festivals, Antique & Specialty Shops and Tasty Restaurants, DeKalb County Offers The Visitor A Special Experience of Indiana’s Small Towns.

DeKalb County Visitors Bureau • 500 S. Grandstaff Drive • Suite C • Auburn, Indiana 46706 20

Experience the local flavor of award-winning Satek Wine. open daily 10-6 • free tasting

The Only Jay in the USA! •Events•

World’s Largest Gas Engine and Tractor Show Nations Largest Vintage Bike Show Great Jay County Fair - Winterfest


Arts Place - Performances & Exhibits Key Palace Theatre “Top 10 Blues in US” Bearcreek Farms: Goodtimes Theatre and Family Fun with restaurant, shops, trails, camping & more.


Museum of the Soldier Historical Museum, The Glass Museum


The Best in Accommodations & shops galore!

Fremont, Indiana | 260.495.WINE

Hoosier Park Racing & Casino 4500 Dan Patch Circle – Anderson, IN (800) 526-7223 •

Central Indiana’s premier destination for gaming, racing, dining and entertainment features 2,000 of the newest and hottest slots and e-table games plus live Standardbred, Thoroughbred and simulcast racing. Located an hour south of Fort Wayne on I-69 in Anderson.

118 S. Meridian St., Portland, IN 47371 Toll Free: 877-726-4481


Satek Winery

Visit Jay County

Celebrating our 11th year! Visit Satek Winery, where you can sample from our diverse portfolio of award-winning, locally-made wines. Open for complimentary tasting every day – including Sundays – from 10am to 6pm, year round.

Discover the simple treasures and simple pleasures of Jay County. Families will love Bearcreek Farms County Resort. Historic war sites and The Glass Museum are a must see. Arts, antique shopping and museums make a great getawayjust one hour south of Fort Wayne.

6208 N. Van Guilder Rd. – Fremont, IN (260) 495-9463 •

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Indiana: Restart Your Engines

Minutes from Fort Wayne. Visit neighboring Huntington County for gourmet dining at Joseph Decuis, Two-EE’s Winery (opening Spring 2012), live performances at the Pulse Opera House and New Huntington Supper Club. Enjoy our scenic reservoirs, unique shopping, festivals and eateries.

Log on to to find unique trip ideas, discount packages and information on festivals and events. While you’re there, sign up for the email subscription program to receive timely information or download the Indiana Travel Guide for comprehensive travel information. See ad on page 23.

407 N. Jefferson – Huntington, IN (800) 848-4282 •

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118 S. Meridian St., Ste. C - Portland, IN (877) 726-4481•

A Picture Perfect Weekend Getaway!





1 Voices of Unity Choir


2 Fort Wayne Philharmonic 3 Fort Wayne Dance Collective 4 Taste of the Arts Festival 5 Chalk Walk at the Three Rivers Festival 6 Allen County War Memorial Coliseum 7 Fort Wayne Museum of Art 8 Embassy Theatre



Arts & Entertainment Your Ticket to the Arts Make your trip to Fort Wayne truly memorable by taking in Fort Wayne’s rich arts and culture. From national touring shows and performing arts, to our enchanting galleries and smaller


spaces, countless once-in-a-lifetime


performances await!


Arts & Entertainment

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DiscoverFortWayne Something magical happens when talented performers step in to the spotlight – memories are made. Turn your trip into an experience you’ll never forget by taking time to enjoy Fort Wayne’s rich arts scene. From live performances on stage at theatres including the Arts United Center, Auer Center for Arts and Culture, Embassy Theatre, IPFW Theatre and First Presbyterian Theatre - to magical exhibitions at the Museum of Art and smaller galleries all around town - our artistic experiences in Fort Wayne are ones you will always treasure.

Artlink Gallery

Bower North Productions

Artlink is a non-profit contemporary art gallery. Artlink’s mission is to showcase work of the highest quality by emerging and mid-career artists and to provide educational programs for the community. Artlink holds twenty exhibitions each year in the feature galleries.

Audience-participation mysteries, musicals, magic, and Vaudeville comedy for banquets, conventions, fundraisers and private parties. We travel to your event anywhere in the region. We also perform public shows. Visit our website for dates and locations.

300 E. Main St. • (260) 424-7195

4938 Southwood Ave. • (260) 745-0557

Downtown Improvement District

(260) 420-3266

Your Downtown Fort Wayne news and information resource is just one click away. Check out our event calendar, sign up for our weekly e-newsletter, reference our downtown guides and videos, find parking information and more!

For a full listing of the many great arts organizations in Northeast Indiana, please visit:

Embassy Theatre Castle Gallery Fine Art Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne

300 E. Main St. • (260) 424-0646

Arts United develops, coordinates and supports arts and cultural efforts in Northeast Indiana, believing that music, dance, fine art, theatre, cinema, museums, historical sites, architecture, and artful public spaces enhance our prosperity and quality of life.

1202 W. Wayne St. • (260) 426-6568

A unique gallery set in a three-story historic mansion, featuring nationally recognized artists. Castle Gallery staff will help you select fine art for your corporate or residential spaces. Hours: Tues-Sat 11am-6pm or by appointment.

125 W. Jefferson Blvd. • (260) 424-6287

Built in 1928, the Historic Embassy Theatre features national productions from the Broadway stage, concerts of all musical formats, cinema, educational programming and a continued commitment to young people.


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First Presbyterian Theater 300 W. Wayne St. • (260) 426-7421

A church that produces community theatre – eclectic seven-show season including musicals, comedies, and dramas which speak to the human condition.

Fort Wayne Ballet

300 E. Main Street • (260) 484-9646

Fort Wayne Civic Theatre

Fort Wayne Dance Collective

Experience the magic of live theatre! Presenting a variety of comedies, dramas and Broadway musicals each season, Civic Theatre showcases outstanding volunteer talent on and off stage. Civic is proud founder and host of the annual Northeast Indiana Playwright Festival.

Welcome to Fort Wayne and to the Fort Wayne Dance Collective. Committed to promoting human creativity FWDC is a diverse, non-judgmental not-for-profit organization that offers dance and movement classes, outreach programs, Japanese style Taiko drumming and brings the community outstanding performers.

303 E. Main St. • (260) 422-8641 Box Office: (260) 424-5220

Let Us Decorate Your World! With our wide selection of artwork to compliment any décor.

Fort Wayne Ballet is the area’s only professional ballet company and premiere pre-professional Academy that offers training for beginners through career dancers. Enjoy multiple performances each season and three main stage performances at the Arts United Center.

Fort Wayne Area Community Band

437 E. Berry St. • (260) 424-6574 • 260-483-6624 335 E. State Blvd., Ft. Wayne, IN 46805

2101 E. Coliseum Blvd. • (260) 489-2642

• Specializing in Local Art Exhibiting • Fine Art, Prints & Posters • Custom Picture Framing & Matting • Preservation of Personal Memorabilia • Reframing/Rematting of Existing Artwork • Mirrors/Mirror Framing • Object Framing • Extensive Selection of Art/Frames/Mat Styles • Consultation/Installation Available

An adult band that performs at concerts and community events. New members are always welcome.

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Fort Wayne Philharmonic 4901 Fuller Dr. • (260) 481-0777

The Fort Wayne Philharmonic, under the direction of Music Director Andrew Constantine, holds over 450 performances in Northeast Indiana each year. The Phil’s core purpose is to foster and instill a lifelong love of classical music through performance and education.

Fort Wayne Youtheatre 303 E. Main St. • (260) 422-6900

The third oldest children’s theatre in the nation, Youtheatre provides quality entertainment for all ages. Classes available for ages 4-18 in beginning, intermediate and advanced theatre, stagecraft, voice, movement and Radio Theatre. Enjoy four productions each year by and for children!

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Heartland Sings

Rave Motion Pictures

2701 Spring St., NC122 • (260) 436-8080 (866) 745-7013 (toll free)

4250 W. Jefferson Blvd. • (260) 432-1732

Rave Cinemas has been dedicated to enriching the movie-going experience for audiences all across the U.S. and is setting the industry standard for customer experience and comfort. Visit Fort Wayne’s very own Rave Jefferson Pointe 18 to see latest releases in all digital projection, 3D technology and IMAX.

Northern Indiana’s premier professional vocal ensemble performs a diverse repertoire and serves as a community resource, music educator and advocate for choral arts. Heartland is an independent vocal ensemble-in-residence on the campus of the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne.

Northside Galleries

Summit City Barbershop Chorus

335 E. State Blvd. • (260) 483-6624

PO Box 13068, Fort Wayne, IN 46867 (260) 414-3285 •

Excellence in fine art and custom framing! Fine art from local, national and international artists in 2 and 3 dimensions. Custom framing for everything from photos, posters, and mirrors to objects, collections and even large items such as flags, footballs, and guitars.

Members of the Barbershop Harmony Society. The chorus or one of its quartets is available to entertain at your special occasion. The chorus rehearses Mondays at 7pm at Taylor Chapel Methodist Church. Men who love to sing are encouraged to attend!

EXPERIENCE USF’S AMENITIES Make the University of Saint Francis your stop to enjoy the arts, history and elegant occasions.

Elegantly restored Brookside mansion Galleries of nationally acclaimed art USF Performing Arts Center

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What every event planner wants: “After several years of staging our event there, I always know my event is in good hands.” — Randy Rusk, Do It Best Corporation

More time. More service. More control. More convenience. More accolades for a job well-done. Come and experience our two city blocks of amazing space and award winning service. Your best events happen here.



Arts & Entertainment

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The Bach Collegium • (260) 485-2143 The region’s only early music ensemble – singers and period instruments- perform works of BACH and more with a unique sound. Details online or on Facebook at BACHCOLLEGIUMA Baroque Music Ensemble.

C2G Music Hall Allen County Fairgrounds 2726 Carroll Rd. • (260) 449-4444

Over 75 acres of space, and multi-purpose buildings that can serve a large wedding or a company dinner for 400. We have over a dozen spaces and buildings, and pavilions for both indoor and outdoor events. Pick your own foodservice or beverage company.

The Orchard Gallery of Fine Art

6312 Covington Rd. • (260) 436-0927

The Orchard Gallery has been owned by artists for over 28 years. Featuring original artwork by 45 artists. Contemporary or traditional, we’re sure to have something you’ll love to take home. Paintings, Pottery, Glass, Wood, Jewelry, Photography, Sculpture, Wearables.

Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

4000 Parnell Ave • (260) 482-9502

Host to national concerts, family shows, tradeshows, meetings and more. Home to the Komets of the Central Hockey League, the IPFW Mastodon NCAA Division I basketball teams, the Mad Ants of the NBA D-League and the Fort Wayne Derby Girls. The Memorial Coliseum is the area’s largest multi-purpose venue with nearly 1 million square feet of space. Full-service Holiday Inn hotel adjacent. Ticket Office M-F 10am-5pm; Sat. 10am-2pm.

The Voices of Unity Youth Choir, (VOU) is a choral group under the umbrella of the Unity Performing Arts Foundation (UPAF). The choir provides youth the opportunity to learn, study and perform mainstream soulful music. Winner of the 2010 World Choir Games in Shaoxing China.

120 W. Jefferson Blvd. • (260) 426-4100

Among the Midwest’s most advanced meeting options. 225,000 sq. ft. of flexible space, a 50,000 sq. ft. carpeted, dividable, multi-purpose convention hall, two elegant ballrooms, eighteen meeting rooms; advanced technology throughout; spacious public and pre-function areas; ample loading zones. Serving state, regional, and national events in a progressive, spacious environment. Two connecting hotels plus adjacent entertainment venues.

Fort Wayne is home to dozens of other performing arts venues, including: Arena Dinner Theatre

405 W. Wayne St. • (260) 426-3424

Voices of Unity

C2G Music Hall is a fully accessible music and event venue featuring state of the art audio & video productions. Showcasing a variety of national and regional acts, C2G is the perfect setting for a concert, reunion or event.

Grand Wayne Convention Center

Trinity English Lutheran Church

Trinity English Lutheran Church shares in worship, learning, mission, outreach, caring, serving, music and drama with children, youth, and adults. Find a faith home at Trinity English.”Welcoming Everyone to Grow in the Love and Grace of Jesus Christ!”

323 W. Baker St. • (260) 426-6464

Arts United Center Auer Center for the Performing Arts

Auburn Auction Park Auburn, IN • (260) 927-9797

Ideal location immediately off I-69, 10 minutes north of Fort Wayne. Ideal for festivals, motorsports, concerts, rallies, hobby shows, dog shows, etc. 230 fully enclosed acres with 119,000 sq. ft. arena and expo center. Paved parking with overflow to 5,000 cars!


Foellinger Outdoor Theatre IPFW’s Williams Theatre and Rhinehart Music Center USF Performing Arts Center For more information, visit


Chocolate Tours

TourFortWayne Want to get a behind-the-scenes look at all that Fort Wayne has to offer? Get a taste of our community by touring DeBrand Chocolatier, Mad Anthony Brewing Co., or Sechler’s Pickles. Or, take in our rich architectural heritage as you tour one of our historic buildings, like the Allen County Courthouse or Brookside Mansion. For more information on over 30 other available facility tours, contact our Visitors Center at 1-800-767-7752 or check them out online at

DeBrand Chocolatier

Mad Anthony Brewery Tour

Come taste and see why DeBrand Chocolatier is quietly gaining a reputation as one of the world’s elite chocolatiers. Tours begin with a video presentation, sampling, and a peek into the DeBrand Kitchens and end in the elegant DeBrand Chocolate Shoppe.

Visit our award winning brew pub for tour of our onsite brewery. Sample a variety of ales and lagers. Call for appt. (260) 426-ALES.

10105 Auburn Park Dr. • (260) 969-8333

Come taste and see why DeBrand Chocolatier is quietly gaining a reputation as one of the world’s elite chocolatiers. Tours begin with a video presentation, sampling and a peek into the DeBrand Kitchens and end in the elegant DeBrand Chocolate Shoppe.

2002 Broadway • (260) 426-2537

Sechler’s Pickles, Inc.

5686 SR 1 - Saint Joe (260) 337-5461 •

University of Saint Francis, Brookside 2701 Spring St. • (260) 399-8037

Brookside, situated on the picturesque University of Saint Francis campus, was home to industrialist John Henry Bass. After an extensive restoration in 2010, it serves as a community historical resource and university offices. Guided tours are by advance reservation only. Alumni, faculty, staff and USF students are admitted free January-November.

From Genuine “Aged in Wood” Dill Pickles, to fresh pack bread and butter pickles, you’re going to love our pickles. Visit our showroom to see the process and taste one of over 40 pickle varieties. Group tours available. Order online.

The Greater Fort Wayne Aviation Museum Fort Wayne International Airport Second Floor • (260) 446-3439

Historic details of the old Baer Field and local aviation heroes. Reservations must be made at least one week in advance to visit the museum or take a guided tour. Free Admission. 22

DeBrand Chocolatier offers tours of their kitchens as well as an elegant chocolate shoppe with gourmet desserts and specialty drinks. Call the Corporate Office, M-F 9-5 PM, to reserve your tour today! • 260.969.8335 Conveniently located just a few minutes from I-69 Exit 116 on the north side of Fort Wayne, Indiana. 10105 Auburn Park Drive • Fort Wayne, IN 46825

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Ancient glaciers left wondrous paths for 21st century families to tread in Western Indiana. Whether you canoe, ride horseback, hike or merrily jump through the park is totally up to you! Restart your Back-to-Nature Engine at


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Festivals & Special Events Welcome to Celebration City! Visitors are always amazed by the outstanding festivals and events in Fort Wayne – we’ve got something special going on anytime you’re in town!

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CelebrateFortWayne Experience any one of the many culturally diverse festivals and events in our community and you’ll find a feast for the senses. Taste great ethnic food. Hear exciting live music. See unique art from around the world. There’s literally something special going on every weekend in Fort Wayne, and you are invited to join in the festivities! Celebrate with us, by visiting our complete calendar of events online at

January 17-19

March 17

June 1-4

Memorial Coliseum

Headwaters Park

Sycamore Hills Golf Club

Fort Wayne Farm Show

Get Green

February 9-12

Fort Wayne Boat Show and Sale

Vera Bradley Classic Largest women’s amateur golf and tennis charity fundraiser in the nation. All proceeds benefit the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer.

June 5-9

Memorial Coliseum

New Haven Canal Days New Haven, IN June 6-9 April 11-15


Memorial Coliseum


Vera Bradley Factory Outlet Sale

March 1-4

Fort Wayne Home and Garden Show Memorial Coliseum

Fort Wayne Shows’ 39th annual event. Comparison shop for all kinds of goods and services for your home and garden. See the latest in-home design and products on the market. Ask the experts about your garden and lawn problems. Come on in. Think Spring!

Up to 65% off of retail prices of handbags, travel items, stationery and accessories by Fort Wayne’s own designer Vera Bradley. Tickets required April 11, 12 & 13.

May 12

Summit City Comic Con Grand Wayne Center

Mad Anthony’s Celebrity Classic for Children

Sycamore Hills Golf Club • (260) 486-6200

Mad Anthonys Charity Classic for Children featuring nationwide tour professionals and celebrities. Proceeds to Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House.

May 19

ACD Cyclefest

March 16

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Spiece Field House

May 26

Rockin’ Docs Music Fest

Headwaters Park

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July 26-28

Swiss Days

Berne, Indiana July 28

Muddy River Run


June 14-17

July 13-21

Headwaters Park

Headwaters Park and other locations

BBQ Ribfest

National BBQ teams. Voted ”Top 10 BBQ Fests USA.“ Live bands, great food, cold brews.

June 21-24


Headwaters Park June 23

IPFW River Fest

IPFW Campus June 28-30

Arcola Tractor/Truck Pull Arcola, IN

Three Rivers Festival

From the opening day parade, arts, crafts, amusement rides, and International Village, to live music, the Bed Race, and the all-new RiverGames Water Wars and canoe races, Three Rivers Festival brings family-friendly fun to the heart of downtown Fort Wayne!

July 24-29

Allen County Fair

August 5

Country Fest Headwaters Park (260) 447-5511 August 9-11

St. Joe Pickle Festival Downtown St. Joe, IN

An old time festival that was one of the Food Network’s All American Festivals.

Allen County Fairgrounds


July 27-28 (Choose FW Chapter)

Pride Fest

Indiana Black Expo August 18

Headwaters Park (260) 602-6860


Headwaters Park (260) 312-8956

July 4-7

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Mad Anthonys June 2012 Sycamore Hills Golf Club

Hope is what enables you to tackle a 440-yard Par 4. As well as things even more difficult. Hope is the opportunity to be near your child when they’re seriously or terminally ill. And hope is what the Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House provides. Please join us this June as we hold the 55th Annual Charity Classic for Children, which benefits the Hope House. Help us to help those in their most difficult hour.

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August 25

Taste of the Arts

200-300 E. Main St.

September 9

Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown Downtown Fort Wayne

Visit 12 museums and attractions for free!


Holiday Events 2012

November 21

August 30-September 2

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival

September 15-16

Plan a great Labor Day weekend in Auburn. Parades, historic cars and much more online.

Johnny Appleseed Park

September 6-8

Grabill Country Fair Grabill, IN September 7-8

Mad Anthony Oktobeerfest 2002 Broadway • (260) 426-ALES

Sample over 100 fresh handcrafted ales and lagers, fresh brewed by Indiana breweries. Live Entertainment. (260) 426-ALES

September 8-9

West Central House and Garden Tour September 8-9

War of 1812 Re-enactment Historic Old Fort

Night of Lights

Johnny Appleseed Festival Voted #1 Festival! This period authentic festival celebrates the life and times of John Chapman, aka Johnny Appleseed. Includes food, demonstrations, crafts, antiques, roving performers, children’s area, military re-enactors, farmers’ market and four entertainment stages! Fun for the entire family. Free Admission.

September 28-29

Fort4Fitness Mini-Marathon Parkview Field


November 21-November 27

Festival of Trees

Embassy Theatre November 21-December 31

Fantasy of Lights Franke Park (260) 207-5656

November 23-25

Festival of Trains

October 5

Vera Bradley Tinkled Pink Girl’s Night Out

An evening to support the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer with food, fun andentertainment.

October 6

Chili Fest

Headwaters Park October 6-7

Q: What to do?

Downtown Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne Regional Maker Faire Headwaters Park

October 19-21, 25-28, 31

Wild Zoo Halloween Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo

Access directions, maps, a calendar of events and more – all from your phone!


Science Central

November 21-December 9

Festival of Gingerbread History Center

November 23-December 24

Holiday Houses for Habitat Glenbrook Square Mall November 21-December 31

Christmas at the Conservatory

Botanical Conservatory

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Sports & Recreation Stay and Play! Got game? Have we ever! Whether you prefer to watch from the sidelines or take to the field, you won’t be disappointed in Fort Wayne’s outstanding sports scene. 5

We’ve been named the “#1 City for Minor League Sports,” and it’s easy to see why. Both players and fans love our teams – as well as the opportunities to get in on the action! Join us in Fort Wayne – we have a front row seat (or a spot on the team) waiting for you.


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PlayFortWayne This year, plan a great getaway that your little explorers will love! Our award-winning trail system covers over 24 miles of our community, and takes you past great attractions, restaurants, parks and more. Find great itineraries to explore by foot, bike – or even boat! – online at Add this to our immense (and much awarded) park system, our three outstanding minor league teams, and our boundless recreational opportunities, and you’ll find dozens of great ways to play while you getaway to Fort Wayne.

Allen County Parks and Recreation

7324 Yohne Rd. • (260) 449-3180

Fort Wayne’s Largest Bowling Center • 56 Lanes • Tokens-N-Tickets Arcade • Banquets • Alley Sports Bar

Fox Island, Metea, Payton, Cook’s Landing – hiking, birding, cross-country skiing, swimming, fishing and nature preserves. Educational and school programs. Plan your route before you come!


1455 Goshen Rd. in Gateway Plaza


Call to purchase tickets!


Sports & Recreation

Crazy Pinz, Inc.

1414 Northland Blvd. • (260) 490-2695

Crazy Pinz, a 50,000 sq. ft. family entertainment center is located on the city’s north side. The center includes bowling, mini golf, a three-story ball tent, redemption arcade, snack bar, casual dining and two lounges. This Disney-like atmosphere has something for everyone. Voted Fort Wayne’s most innovative retailer of 2007.

3 Super Putt-Putt® Courses

• Jungle Course • Pro Course • Volcano Course

Putt-Putt Fort Wayne Komets

1010 Memorial Way, Suite 100 (260) 483-0011 •

The city’s oldest professional sports team in Fort Wayne. Komet hockey, the hottest ticket in town, from October through March. Call for more information.

Fort Wayne Mad Ants

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As part of the NBA Development League, the Mad Ants provide major league entertainment at a price that families love. Players dunking in Fort Wayne one night might be on TV slamming for the NBA the next. Come help them DEFEND THE COLONY!

Fun Center 4530 Speedway 483-7618


Arcade & Prize Center

• With Over 70 Video Games


• With Family and Competition Carts

Accept the challenge! The largest lasertag and arcade game facility with the only LazerMaze in the Midwest! We specialize in corporate and group events, birthday parties and school functions. We offer special rates and facility rental for large groups.

Fort Wayne Outfitters and Bike Depot 1004 Cass St. • (260) 420-3962

It’s more than a cool bike and kayak shop with a full service department and rentals. It’s a place where you can find apparel, hammocks, walking sticks and more – all of the unique, quality items for your adventure called life. Sun-Tues 10am-6pm; Wed-Sat 10am-8pm.

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Fort Wayne Stay and Play (260) 433-1480 Autumn Ridge Golf Club 11420 Auburn Rd. • (260) 637-8727 Cherry Hill Golf Club 6615 Wheelock Rd. • (260) 485-8727

Experience Fort Wayne’s Best Golf! Autumn Ridge (4 Star Golf Digest) & Cherry Hill (4 ½ Star Golf Digest) are beautiful, challenging courses that have been voted #1 & #2 in Fort Wayne for 4 years running. Groups always welcome! Call for Golf Packages.

Fort Wayne TinCaps Baseball Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St. (260) 482-6400 •

A Fort Wayne TinCaps baseball game is the perfect choice for fun family entertainment from April through September. More than just baseball, a TinCaps game has something fun for everyone! Parkview Field is a family destination in downtown Fort Wayne and is home to the Midwest League Champions. With tickets starting at just $5.00, TinCaps games are fun and affordable.

Gym Rats Basketball / Spiece Fieldhouse

5310 Merchandise Dr. • (260) 471-5270

Spiece Day Spa

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Basketball, fitness center and day spa. With 8 courts, Spiece Fieldhouse is the most sophisticated, technologically advanced and user-friendly basketball only facility in the US. Gym Rats is a nationally recognized host of tournaments, clinics, camps, 3 on 3 tournaments, leagues, and instruction. Full service day spa. 35

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Roller Dome North

Accept the challenge! Midwest’s largest laser tag and arcade game facility. We specialize in corporate and group events, parties and school functions. Located next to Glenbrook Square and Target, we offer special rates and facility rental for large groups.

Roller Dome South

244 Fernhill Ave. • (260) 484-1350

444 W. Coliseum Blvd. • (260) 483-6303 4540 Bluffton Rd. • (260) 747-3919

Family owned & celebrating 59 years. Open skating Tues, Fri, Sat, & Sun. Private parties & group rates available for Mon, Wed, & Thurs.

UltraZone Family Entertainment Center

1104 W. Coliseum Blvd. • (260) 471-6719

Ultrazone is Fort Wayne’s best & most favorite laser tag arena. Ultrazone is located in the heart of the action, less than 10 min. from Spiece Fieldhhouse, FW Children’s Zoo, Glenbrook Mall & the Memorial Coliseum. Ultrazone is great for hosting birthday parties, corporate events or just enjoying a day with the family. Tues-Thurs just $5 games!

A Place to Play • Most sophisticated, technologically advanced and user-friendly basketball only facility in the United States

The Ice Rink at Lutheran Health SportsCenter

• Gym Rats organizes and operates boys and girls tournaments and weekend shootouts on a local, regional and national level

Lutheran Health SportsCenter is all things ice! Whether it is figure skating, learning to skate, hockey, or ice rentals – we have the programs, camps, & clinics available for skaters of all levels! For additional information, visit us online at

• Located at Spiece Fieldhouse, Fort Wayne’s premier health and wellness facility - combining the best equipment, latest technology and a unique environment

• Home to one of the largest collections of one-of-a-kind sports items including Indiana and Purdue University jerseys, memorabilia from the movie Hoosiers and more

3869 Ice Way Dr. • (260) 387-6614 (260) 471-5270

Pro Bowl West

Conveniently located off I-69, exit 111A

1455 Goshen Rd. • (260) 482-4889

Fort Wayne’s Largest Bowling & Family Fun Center. 56 lanes with bumpers on all lanes. Tokens N’ Tickets Arcade. Pro Bowl features open bowling, birthday parties and banquets. Alley Sports Bar has 21 flat screens, live entertainment on weekends & great food.

Putt-Putt Fun Center

4530 Speedway Dr. • (260) 483-7618

Family fun center, miniature golf with three different 18-hole themed courses, go-karts (family and competition karts), arcade with redemption center and over 70 of the latest games.

Bring This Ad to Spiece and Receive 20% Off Your First Service at Spiece Day Spa* *Limit one per person. First time clients only. Offer valid through Jan. 31, 2013. Not valid with other promotions, coupons or discounts. Appointments recommended.

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Indulge in Some Retail Therapy While you’re in town, you’ll definitely want to set aside some time to “shop ‘til you drop!”

Fort Wayne is home to two outstanding destination-style malls at Glenbrook Square and Jefferson Pointe, as well as dozens of your favorite national retailers! Looking for something you can’t find anywhere else? Then you’ll love our unique 4

specialty shops! Let us help you find what you’re looking for – we can guarantee that you won’t leave empty handed.



Covington Plaza

6306-6410 W. Jefferson Blvd.

Visit the area’s most unique shopping center with 35 stores and restaurants. Browse the fine clothing and decorating shops. Relax at one of the spas or salons. Enjoy the variety of restaurants, from seafood to India cuisine and steaks to authentic Chinese food. Experience FreshMarket’s unique food emporium. A day well spent at Covington Plaza!

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Jefferson Pointe

4110 W. Jefferson Blvd. • (260) 459-1160

Jefferson Pointe is more than just a new shopping destination. It’s an entirely new shopping experience. This open-air lifestyle center, with its Mediterranean-style architecture and tree-lined courtyards, offers sights, sounds and tastes like none other in Fort Wayne. Visit over 60 stores and restaurants, an18-screen stadium seating movie theatre and IMAX.

You’ll Sing Our Praises Too!

Fort Wayne Antique Dealers Association

Antiques on Broadway Antique Mall (260) 422-6505 Nature’s Corner Antique Mall (260) 483-5236 Stoller’s Antique Mall & Collectors Gallery (260) 422-8527 The Woodshack (260) 424-2093



Glenbrook Square Mall 4201 Coldwater Rd. • (260) 484-1561

Discover the Magic! A special welcome, plus exclusive savings, await you! Simply request a Macy’s Visitor Savings Pass from your hotel concierge or ask an associate at any Macy’s store. Restrictions apply. Valid I.D. required. Details in-store.

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Dealers Association

Antiques on Broadway Antique Mall 1115 Broadway, 46805 260-422-6505

Nature’s Corner Antique Mall

2307 Spy Run Ave., 46805 260-483-5236 Glenbrook Square

4201 Coldwater Rd. • (260) 483-2119

As the only enclosed super-regional shopping center within 100 miles, Glenbrook Square receives over 12 million annual guest visits. The center services all segments in the Fort Wayne and surrounding areas by providing a wide variety of shops and department stores including: Pandora, Francesca’s Collections, Banana Republic, H&M, The Children’s Place, Barnes & Noble, Sears, Macy’s and exclusive to the market, Sephora, located inside JCPenney’s.

Stoller’s Antique Mall & Collectors Gallery


909 N. Coliseum Blvd., 46805 260-422-8527

The Woodshack

Access directions, maps, a calendar of events and more – all from your phone!


“We recycle old homes!” 444 W. Baker St. at Fairfield, 46802 260-424-2093

The Best Fashion starts with the best stores. As Fort Wayne’s shopping destination of choice, Glenbrook Square is committed to providing the best selection of fashionable stores and delectable dining choices. Pandora Build-A-Bear Workshop Francesca’s Collections Banana Republic H&M Forever 21 crazy 8 T.G.I.Friday’s 150 stores and restaurants including Macy’s, Sears, and exclusive to the market, Sephora, located inside JCPenney’s.

Located at 4201 Coldwater Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805


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America’s Best Value Inn Best Western Luxbury Inn Candlewood Suites Comfort Suites North Comfort Suites Southwest Country Inn & Suites Courtyard by Marriott Downtown See map page 42 Courtyard by Marriott North Days Inn Don Hall’s Guesthouse Econo Lodge Extended Stay America Fairfield Inn & Suites Guesthouse International Inn Hampton Inn and Suites Hampton Inn Dupont Hampton Inn Southwest Hilton Fort Wayne at the Grand Wayne Center See map page 42 Hilton Garden Inn Holiday Inn at IPFW & The Coliseum Holiday Inn Express Inn & Suites Homewood Suites Howard Johnson Hyatt Place La Quinta Inn & Suites LaSalle Bed & Breakfast and Sion Bass House See map page 42 Marriott Fort Wayne Quality Inn Residence Inn Sleep Inn & Suites Staybridge Suites Studio Plus Super 8 TownePlace Suites Value Place Hotel

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Fort Wayne Trails (Biking & hiking trails)

Access this map on your mobile device! Scan this QR code (or head to on your smartphone) to access our Mobile Visitors Guide and Maps. Use our GPS- enabled maps to help you find directions, restaurants, attractions, activities, and more!

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DOWNTOWN HOTELS: Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Hilton Fort Wayne at the Grand Wayne Center LaSalle Bed & Breakfast and Sion Bass House


Say hello to the newest Holiday Inn

The Holiday Inn at IPFW and Memorial Coliseum represents one of the first redesigned hotels in the world’s most famous brand. The new $20 million dollar hotel features 151 rooms with the quality and special touches that make a stay most memorable. • Rooms and Suites including the Chancellors Suites and KidSuites™ • Sealy™ Posturepedic mattresses, walk-in showers, and 32”HDTV monitors in every room • 100% FREE Wi-Fi in the entire hotel • Free parking • The Mastodon Grill and Patio Restaurant • Largest indoor pool in the city with a fitness center and hot tub/spa • 6,000 ft flexible reception space and meeting rooms • Working partnership with IPFW campus and the Memorial Coliseum next door

Holiday Inn at IPFW and The Memorial Coliseum 4111 Paul Schaffer Drive, Fort Wayne 260-482-3800 43


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favorites your family loves, to hometown originals that you’ll never forget, we’re ready to tickle your tastebuds. Lucky for you, the biggest challenge is deciding

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where to go – we guarantee that you’ll

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leave satisfied!

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TasteFortWayne There’s a reason why they call us The City of Restaurants. You could eat at a different great restaurant every day for a year and still not have tried everything Fort Wayne has to offer. Whether you are craving delicious, down-home goodness, or unique, uptown elegance, you’ve come to the right place. From franchise favorites like Applebee’s, Outback Steakhouse and Flat Top Grill to truly special Fort Wayne originals like The Oyster Bar, Cindy’s Diner, or Club Soda you’re going to want to take time to savor Fort Wayne. Your taste buds will thank you.

816 Pint & Slice

816 Calhoun St. • (260) 423-6600

Fort Wayne’s Newest Tradition! Featuring N.Y. Style Pizza (Whole or by the Slice), Calzones, Grinders and Fresh Salads! Family Friendly Dining Room, 2nd Floor Party Room (with Big Screen TV’s), Beer and Wine! We Deliver with Waiter On The Way! “So, What’ll it be; Our place or yours?”


4820 N. Clinton St. • (260) 484-3300

BakerStreet is the perfect destination to enjoy big city atmosphere, attentive service, and a culinary staff dedicated to excellence. Enjoy the best filet in Fort Wayne, try one of our exquisite seafood options, or visit our website and see what our weekly features are!

CASA Ristoranti Italiano Casa Grille 411 E. Dupont Rd. • (260) 490-4745 Casa Grille Italiano 6340 Stellhorn Rd. • (260) 969-4700 Casa Ristorante Italiano 4111 Parnell Ave. • (260) 483-0202 Casa! Ristorante 7545 W. Jefferson Blvd. • (260) 436-2272

Voted Fort Wayne’s #1 Italian Restaurant. Family owned & operated since 1977. Casa’s menu features authentic Italian specialties like Linguini Tutto Mare, Lasagna, Chicken Palermo, Fettuccine Carbonara and the well renowned original Casaburo Salad. Large portions & family friendly service.


4510 N. Clinton St. • (260) 484-6060 6525 Lima Rd. • (260) 497-7404 I-469 at SR37 • (260) 492-9991 5788 Coventry Ln. • (260) 436-9445

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Chappell’s Coral Grill

6328 W. Jefferson Blvd. • (260) 456-9652

Established 1985. “Local & Visitors’ favorite”. Enjoy the freshest of seafood, hand-cut steaks, chicken & pastas in a nautical setting. Daily specials. Lunch and dinner. Private meeting/party rooms. A Fort Wayne tradition!

Cindy’s Diner

Club Soda

830 S. Harrison St. • (260) 422-1957

235 E. Superior St. • (260) 426-3442

Authentic ‘50s diner. Serving the “Whole World”, 15 at a time! Breakfast served any time. Mon-Sat 6am-2pm; Sun 7am-2pm.

Chick-fil-A® at Jefferson Pointe

1725 Apple Glen Blvd. • (260) 436-8203 Enjoy our delicious Chick-fil-A® Chicken Sandwiches, fresh squeezed lemonade and hand-spun milkshakes.

Sizzling steaks, cool jazz and commodious cocktails. Club Soda is proof that there is intelligent nightlife out there. Voted Best Martini Bar, Best Place for Jazz, Favorite Place for a Night Out. Club Soda brings a bit of Chicago to downtown Fort Wayne.

Build your own custom itinerary online!

There’s No Place Like The Neighborhood

Open ‘til midnight or later

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“Best Place to Raise Your Kids!” –Business Week, Best Places to Raise Your Kids”

Columbia Street West

135 W. Columbia St. • (260) 422-5055

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Bourbon Street Hideaway (260) 422-7500


Located on The Historic Landing, Columbia Street West is a must see Fort Wayne Favorite for 25 years. Open 4pm daily with music on the Weekends. In the lower level, visit Bourbon Street Hideaway for the region’s only authentic New Orleans style restaurant. Open Thur, Fri, Sat 5pm. Call for reservations. Just 5 min. walk from the Grand Wayne Center.




8607 US Hwy 24 West • (260)436-2211

Broadripple • Keystone • Indy Airport • Hoosier Park

“We serve the Whole World…fifteen at a time”







Don’t miss Fort Wayne’s Downtown Dining Adventure

Cookies for every occasion! Visit our shop in the JoAnn Plaza off Coldwater Rd. at 508 Noble Drive, Fort Wayne • 260.471.6678

“ B e st Me x i c an R e sta uran t”

One of Fort Wayne’s first fast-food restaurants, circa 1954, serving excellent food and cheery atmosphere

For over 35 years, el Azteca has created quality food from scratch – always fresh. Voted “Best Mexican Restaurant” by Fort Wayne Newspapers. Full bar service, 100 premium Tequilas and outside dining on our deck have Mexican Restaurant made el Azteca a local favorite. & Tequila Bar



Now featuring Murphy’s Donuts!

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Cookie Cottage

Located at Jo-Ann Plaza off Coldwater Rd. 508 Noble Dr. • (260) 471-6678 We are a family business, specializing in original recipe and customized cookies. Offering topquality products in a home-like atmosphere. Cookies are available in-store, delivery, and out-of-town online shipping now available. Confectionately Yours, Cookie Cottage. Mon-Fri 9am-7pm; Sat 10am-4pm.

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Culver’s Butterburgers and Frozen Custard


3510 E. Dupont Rd. • (260) 482-4466 (exit #116) 6527 W. Jefferson Blvd. • (260) 432-4111(exit #102) From Butterburgers to cod, fresh salads to frozen custard, stop in and experience quality meals, small town values and friendly service. Dine-in, drivethrough or take it to go. “Voted Best Burger in Fort Wayne 2008, 2009 and 2010.”

814 S. Calhoun St. • (260) 423-3595

Fort Wayne’s largest craft beer bar featuring over 20 varieties on tap. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and Chef Nick’s seasonal dinner menu, specialty coffees, live music, and local artists’ exhibitions. Specialties include gourmet grilled cheese, house made soups and creative sandwiches.

Get the scoop from the locals. Visit our “Insider’s Blog“ for in-depth reviews and suggestions!

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10302 Coldwater Rd (Pine Valley)


5801 St Joe Rd (Canterbury)


701 E Coliseum Blvd (Northcrest)


6039 Stellhorn Rd. (Northwood)


1233 W State Blvd (West State Plaza) 426-4429 3820 E State Blvd


6040 Covington Rd. (Time Corners)


5735 Coventry Lane (Coventry)


6809 Bluffton Rd (Waynedale)


4911 S Calhoun (Southgate)


8311 Lima Rd.


1440 Highway 30 E (New Haven)

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Don Hall’s Restaurants

Locally owned since 1946. Offering Fine Dining at these locations:

Voted Fort Wayne’s #1 Italian Restaurant

Family Owned & Operated Since 1977

Takaoka of Japan 305 E. Superior St. • (260) 424-3183 The Factory 5811 Coldwater Rd. • (260) 484-8693 The Guesthouse Grill 1313 W. Washington Ctr. Rd. • (260) 489-2524 The Old Gas House 305 E. Superior St. • (260) 426-3411 The Tavern at Coventry 5745 Coventry Ln. • (260) 459-2893 Triangle Park Bar & Grille 3010 Trier Rd. • (260) 482-4342

el Azteca Mexican Restaurant 535 E. State Blvd. • (260) 482-2172

We have served Fort Wayne’s finest Mexican food for over 35 years within the cozy confines of our 1901 vintage house. With over 100 premium tequilas at our bar, we are famous for our tequila platters & fresh squeezed margaritas.

Casa Grille Italiano 6340 Stellhorn Rd. 260-969-4700


Casa! Ristorante 7545 West Jefferson Blvd. 260-436-2272

Our menu features 45 palatepleasing items including garden-fresh salads, award homestyle dinners.

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Voted “Best Burger in Fort Wayne” 2008, 2009 & 2010

winning sandwiches and

Casa Ristorante Italiano 4111 Parnell Ave. 260-483-0202 Casa Grille 411 East Dupont Rd. 260-490-4745

Specialty Sundaes, Shakes and Concrete Mixers!

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4747 Lima Rd. • (260) 480-0193

Tired of waiting in line to be seated, and staring at a menu trying to figure out what you want to eat. At Golden Corral we guarantee we can meet your dining needs with our affordable selection for you and the family. Golden Corral offers the best “all you can eat modern buffet at affordable prices”. We have the largest buffet selection in town and over 190 favorite food items to choose from daily. Our generous selections include hot buffet bar, cold salad, fruit bar, potatoes and soup bar and our brass bell bakery bar. Golden Corral has established a reputation in town for providing delicious food and affordable prices for all groups of people. Please ask about group rate and large party accommodations. 49

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Jimmy John’s

A Fort Wayne Favorite! Atmosphere, friendly service, and unique tasty dishes. Daily specials, Friday – Prime Rib, Saturday – All you can eat Fish. Family owned and operated since 1959. Full food service 4pm ‘til midnight. Five blocks west of Downtown on Main St.

6727 W. Jefferson Blvd. • (260) 469-7827 101 W. Wayne St. • (260) 420-1533

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J.K. O’Donnell’s Irish Ale House

121 W. Wayne St. • (260) 420-5563

A wee bit of Ireland; close to Parkview Field and the Grand Wayne Center. 90+ beers, hard ciders, whiskeys, bourbons and scotches from around the world. Traditional pub and housemade fare served in JK’s classic pub or family friendly Belleek Hall. Fáilte!

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Liberty Diner

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The Oyster Bar

Your family restaurant, American and Mediterranean style food in a New York diner atmosphere. Open for breakfast, lunch, & dinner. 6am-11pm, 24 hours on Fri. & Sat.

A Pan-Asian Restaurant, sushi bar, bar and lounge. Fresh homemade ingredients in Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Southeast Asian cuisine. Renowned assortment of cooked sushi rolls. Voted “Best in Indy,” now in Fort Wayne! Next to Hilton Garden at I-69.

The Oyster Bar on Calhoun Street has always been a tavern, ever since it opened in 1888. The food is legendary. A short walk from downtown, USA Today called it a “Locals favorite, an innovator in the culinary arts, as well as personal service.”

2929 Goshen Rd. • (260) 484-9666

The Mad Anthony Brewing Company

2002 Broadway • (260) 426-ALES

Fresh, natural handcrafted ales, lagers available for carryout in 6pk, 64 oz. growlers or kegs. Gourmet pizza, pasta, salads, sandwiches, and munchies. Live entertainment, family dining, carryout and catering. Also, in Auburn, Warsaw and Elkhart. Sunday carry out Fort Wayne only.

8607 US Hwy. 24 W • (260) 436-2211

The Olive Twist

Covington Plaza 6410 W. Jefferson Blvd. Ste 7A (260) 436-3866 Auburn 1339 S. Jackson St. • (260) 333-0866

As a culinary boutique specializing in gourmet cuisine, enjoy our olive oil & vinegar tasting bar and retail boutique. Taste some of the finest quality first-pressed extra virgin olive oil from around the world featuring over 40 different high quality extra virgin olive oil and aged balsamic vinegar condimentos.

1830 S. Calhoun St. • (260) 744-9490

Panera Bread

4110 W. Jefferson Blvd. • (260) 432-8866

We understand that great, freshly baked bread makes great meals – including made-to-order sandwiches, tossed-to-order salads and soup served in bread bowls. Enjoy our all-natural, preservative-free breads. Café style serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Call us for Catering at your next meeting or special occasion!

from neighborhood restaurants to fine dining steak houses

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Pembroke Bakery & Cafe 300 E. Main St. • (260) 247-7220 Yummy food for everyone! Fort Wayne’s premier vegan bakery specializes in artisanal breads, cakes, cupcakes, cookies and gluten-free items. Homemade vegan, vegetarian and carnivore soups, salads and sandwiches made with local and organic ingredients. Special orders welcome, catering available.

Pfeiffer House

434 W. Wayne St. • (260) 420-1386

The Pfeiffer House is nestled right on the edge of the Historic West Central Neighborhood on the corner of West Wayne and Fairfield. This unique cafe features an espresso bar, soup and sandwich menu, desserts and an authentic soda fountain!

Pizza Hut of Fort Wayne East State 3820 E. State Blvd. • (260) 483-9531 Canterbury 5801 St. Joe Rd. • (260) 485-7593 Northwood 6039 Stellhorn Rd. • (260) 485-1607 West State Plaza 1233 W. State Blvd. • (260) 426-4429 Pine Valley 10302 Coldwater Rd. • (260) 489-9090 Time Corners 6040 Covington Rd. • (260) 432-0611 Coventry 5735 Coventry Ln. • (260) 432-6000 New Haven 1440 Highway 30 E. • (260) 749-9584 Southgate 4911 S. Calhoun • (260) 745-4926 Northcrest 701 E. Coliseum Blvd. • (260) 482-1528 Waynedale 6809 Bluffton Rd. • (260) 747-7117 Lima 8311 Lima Rd. • (260) 969-2400

Vanilla Bean’s Biscotti & Pastry Boutique

3410 N. Anthony Blvd. • (260) 415-4652

Visit our shabby chic boutique and enjoy gourmet biscotti, cookies and cupcakes created from original recipes. We specialize in creating exceptional products using ordinary ingredients. We’re famous for our Italian Ricotta and Margarita cookies. Tues-Fri 10am-6pm; Sat 10am-3pm.

“Local’s Favorite!” –USA Today

“Serious Food in a Casual Atmosphere”

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Coliseum Subway 680 E. Coliseum Blvd. • (260) 483-2836 Georgetown Subway 6501 E. State Blvd. • (260) 749-0880 Stellhorn Subway 6025 Stellhorn Rd. • (260) 485-0044

120 W. Wayne St. • (260) 423-6706

Enjoy a delicious, homemade pizza at Fort Wayne’s only authentic Italian restaurant located in the heart of downtown. Also serving pastas, sandwiches, soups, salads, and desserts. “Put a little Italian in you!”

Enjoy the healthy options and top service you’ve come to expect for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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1 Don Hall’s Guesthouse 2 Marriott Fort Wayne 3 Holiday Inn at IPFW and the Coliseum 4 Hilton Fort Wayne 5 TownPlace Suites


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RechargeFortWayne Whether you are planning a romantic getaway, your annual family vacation, a girls-only shopping excursion, or a quick business trip, we’ve got a room to fit the bill. Fort Wayne is home to first-class hotels in every price range, and we’re pleased to offer facilities that cater to your needs, offering indoor and outdoor pools, attached restaurants and lounges, free breakfasts, and luxury suites – all provided with the amenities you need to make your stay comfortable and hasslefree. We’re always accommodating, and ready to help make your stay outstanding.



Best Western Luxbury Inn LaSalle Bed & Breakfast and Sion Bass House & Spa

517 W. Washington Blvd. (260) 422-0851 • (877) 422-0851 •

Historic luxury downtown describes our properties. Choose the LaSalle Bed & Breakfast for European flair and great value. Or stay in the historic 1842 Sion Bass House, featuring spa showers and jacuzzis. All guests enjoy a full breakfast!

America’s Best Value Inn 1401W. Washington Ctr. Rd. (888) 315-2378 • (260) 489-3588

I-69/111B. Large rooms, extra long beds. Smoking/ non-smoking rooms. In-room Jacuzzi, microwave, refrigerator and hairdryers. Free Cable, 26” TV - HBO - ESPN. Free high speed internet, coffee, juices and cookies. Weekly rates available.

5501 Coventry Ln. • (260) 436-0242

Exit 102, I-69 and US-24. Highly Recommended Hotel by Awarded “Excellence in housekeeping” by Best Western International. Newly renovated rooms in 2011. Rooms with 37” HDTVs. Feel the human touch and experience the genuine hospitality. Near Downtown, Airport and Lutheran Hospital.

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Candlewood Suites

Comfort Suites North

Comfort Suites - Southwest

I-69 exit 111A. One of Fort Wayne’s newest hotels! Spacious studio and one-bedroom suites, complete with full kitchens, heated indoor pool, outdoor gazebo with grill for cook-outs, pet friendly, free high-speed Internet throughout the hotel.

Exit 116 off I-69. Entirely renovated in 2010! All-suite accomodations w/deluxe hot breakfast, refridgerator, microwave included! Make a splash in our indoor heated pool, or work it out in our fitness center. Meeting space, business center amenitites available. 100% Smoke Free Property.

Guests of this Fort Wayne hotel will enjoy many full-service amenities, including free hot deluxe breakfast, free local calls and free weekday newspaper. Other amenities include a fitness center, 6 meeting rooms, indoor heated pool, sauna. 100% Smoke Free Property.

5251 Distribution Dr. • (260) 484-1400

3302 E. Dupont Rd. • (260) 480-7030

5775 Coventry Ln. • (260) 436-4300

Did you know that Fort Wayne is home to 24 miles of award-winning trails? Your family will love exploring them – by foot, by bike, or by boat!

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One of Fort Wayne’s newest extended stay facilities! Spacious Studio and One-Bedroom Suites, complete with Full Kitchens, Heated Indoor Pool, Outdoor Gazebo with Grill for Cook-outs, Pet Friendly, Free High Speed Internet throughout. Convenient location at I-69 exit 111A.

Full Kitchen Large Workspace Free High-Speed Internet Free Local Phone Calls Candlewood Cupboard Free Guest Laundry Free Video/CD Lending Library Candlewood Gym Gazebo Grill 24 Hour Business Center Indoor Heated Pool

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Country Inn & Suites

5926 Cross Creek Blvd. (260) 490-6060 • (800) 456-4000

Exit 111B off I-69, near Glenbrook Mall, Memorial Coliseum, Spiece Fieldhouse, Children’s Zoo, Canlan Ice, IPFW, and Piere’s Nightclub. Complimentary hot breakfast ($9 value), wireless/ wired internet, microwave, refrigerator, indoor pool and fitness. Fireplace/Jacuzzi Suites are available.

Days Inn

1161 W. Washington Ctr. Rd. (260) 489-6556 •

North I-69, Exit 111B, 1st light make right turn. In-room amenities: microwave, refrigerator, coffeemaker, hair dryer, free continental breakfast, free local calls, USA Today, free high-speed wireless internet, 27” remote TV with cable, HBO, ESPN, & CNN.

Don Hall’s Guesthouse

1313 W. Washington Ctr. Rd. (260) 489-2524 • (800) 348-1999

For $89.00 enjoy your stay with FREE DINNER and FREE BREAKFAST in our award winning restaurant and Lounge. Conveniently located off of I-69, our guests also enjoy free wi-fi, indoor/outdoor pools, fitness center, live entertainment, laundry facilities and a full service restaurant. Banquet rooms, hospitality rooms and private meeting rooms are also available.

You can book a room online at Sort by price, location, and date and find a great getaway hotel! Courtyard by Marriott Fort Wayne Downtown/ Convention Center

1150 S. Harrison St. • (260) 490-3629

Newly opened! Conveniently connected to the Embassy Theatre and the Grand Wayne Convention Center. Spectacular views of Parkview Field and the TinCaps baseball. Close to all the downtown attractions. High tech meets high style. Enjoy the onsite Champions Restaurant & Sports Bar…good food, good times, good sports.

A Refreshing New Stay

Courtyard by Marriott

1619 W. Washington Ctr. Rd. (260) 489-1500 •

• Conveniently connected to the Historic Embassy Theatre and Grand Wayne Convention Center • Spectacular Views of Parkview Field and TinCaps Baseball • A Refreshing New Break from the Old Routine • High Tech and High Touch meet High Style • Champions Restaurant & Sports Bar – Good food, good times, good sports!

Located off I-69, exit 111B. Close to all local attractions: Zoo, Coliseum, Canlan Ice Sports, Spiece Fieldhouse, shopping centers, colleges, Genealogy Center. Amenities include indoor pool, whirlpool, 24 hour market place, full hot breakfast (for a fee), and fitness center.

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Where You’re Treated Like Family

5702 Challenger Parkway Ft. Wayne, IN 46818 260-489-0908

Extended Stay Rates Suites - Just like Full-Sized Apartments Complimentary Hot Breakfast Buffet Complimentary 24 Hour Coffee & Tea Free Wireless High Speed Internet Exercise Facility

24 Hour Suite Shop Free Local Phone Calls Indoor Pool & Spa Free ESPN, CNN & HBO Business Center Group Discounts Available

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Near Glenbrook and the Memorial Coliseum. I-69 Exit 111B. 68 rooms. Free breakfast buffet, USA Today papers, satellite TV with STARZ!, Encore, indoor pool, spa, fitness center, business center, conference & meeting rooms. Children free w/ adult. Rates: $69-$159.

Extended Stay America (260) 432-1916

The award-winning Hilton Fort Wayne is located in the heart of downtown and is directly connected to the Convention Center. Hilton at

the Grand Wayne features: • Elegant rooms with large flat screen TV’s • Over 6,000 square feet of Hilton meeting and banquet space, for groups up to 150 people for weddings and special events

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott/Fort Wayne

• Attached to the Historic Embassy and next to Parkview Field and the Genealogy Center

Conveniently located at Exit 111 off I-69, near ITT & Raytheon. One of Fort Wayne’s newest hotels with 83 beautifully appointed rooms/suites. Our guests will enjoy complimentary hot breakfast, free WiFi, 24 hour business center, fitness room & indoor pool.

• Free wireless internet throughout the hotel

6021 Lima Rd. • (260) 442-3040

• Indoor pool and exercise facility • 1020 Bistro for breakfast and lunch and Cutz Steakhouse for intimate dining • Attached covered parking garage • Complimentary airport and local shuttle service • Walk to museums, attractions and entertainment

Guesthouse Inn

3017 W. Coliseum Blvd. • (260) 483-0091 (800) 214-8378

At Guesthouse Inn, we keep your comfort in mind and will always offer what you truly want – quality accomodations at the best value possible. Located near all the favorite attractions and activities in the city.

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Hampton Inn & Suites

5702 Challenger Pkwy. • (260) 489-0908 I-69, Exit 111B, Complimentary full hot breakfast buffet, Indoor Pool & Spa, free high speed Internet access, 24 hour business center & Suite Shop. Within minutes of Spiece Fieldhouse / Gym Rats, Ice Sports / Lutheran Health Sports Center, Memorial Coliseum, IPFW, The Plex, Glenbrook Square Mall, shopping, and restaurants.

A BETTER STAY The Fort Wayne Marriott is excited to unveil their latest renovations in the warm and relaxing concierge lounge. We have also upgraded our King Rooms on the concierge level.

Hampton Inn Dupont Road 3250 E. Dupont Rd. • (260) 483-3999

Guests will also enjoy reducing stress in our new fitness center.

Located North on I-69, just 8 minutes from Glenbrook Mall. Amenities include heated indoor pool, whirlpool, breakfast bar, business center, meeting rooms, Cloud Nine bedding. Suites and in room whirlpools.

You’ll always have a better stay at Fort Wayne’s only full-service Marriott Hotel.

Hampton Inn Southwest

8219 W. Jefferson Blvd. • (260) 459-1999

I-69, Exit 112A • 305 E. Washington Center Rd Fort Wayne

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Newly Remodeled. Cloud Nine Bedding, hot breakfast buffet, indoor pool, Jacuzzi, business and fitness centers, meeting room, wireless internet. Cocktail reception Mon-Thurs, Hilton HHonors Points, close to shopping, entertainment centers, area attractions, and restaurants. Shuttle service is available for business travel.

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Everything. Right where you need it. Meeting/Banquet space: · 2,200 square feet · Full catering service Spacious rooms featuring: · Microwave oven · Mini-fridge · Coffee maker · Wireless high-speed internet · Oversized desk

Hilton Fort Wayne at the Grand Wayne Center

1020 S. Calhoun St. • (260) 420-1100

Our award-winning hotel is located in the heart of downtown with 244 rooms and suites attached to the Grand Wayne Convention Center. Enjoy full service accommodations including two restaurants, indoor pool and exercise room. Group rates and ample meeting space available. Conveniently located to nearby attractions.

Amenities: · Business center · PrinterOn Service · 24 hour Pavilion Pantry · Guest laundry facility · Indoor pool, whirlpool · Fitness facility · Breakfast Café,made-to-order · Complimentary airport shuttle · Complimentary parking

Hilton Garden Inn

8615 US Hwy 24 West • (260) 435-1777

Hilton Garden Inn

I-69, Exit 102 8615 US Hwy 24 West Fort Wayne, IN 46804 (260) 435-1777

Holiday Inn at IPFW & The Memorial Coliseum

I-69, Exit 102. Our comfortable & spacious rooms feature: microwave, fridge, coffee maker & wireless Internet access. Complimentary business center. 24-hour Pavilion Pantry & guest laundry facility. Indoor pool, whirlpool & fitness facility. Breakfast Café featuring made-to-order breakfast. Airport shuttle. Banquet facility & full catering services. Complimentary parking!

4111 Paul Shaffer Dr. • (260) 482-3800

151 rooms or suites with a shuttle to the Memorial Coliseum, Glenbrook Mall or IPFW Campus. We have the city’s largest indoor pool and hot tub/ spa, a fitness room available to you 24 hours. The amenities of a true full service hotel including The Faculty Lounge and The Mastodon Grill. Breakfast and Dinner served Daily. 6,000+ sq ft of meeting or banquet space.

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A Suite Deal

Enjoy your daily routine away from home in our residential-style, all-suite hotel. • Each luxurious suite features separate living & sleeping areas and fully equipped kitchens. • Daily complimentary Suite Start® hot breakfast. • Welcome Home® manager’s reception (Mon-Thu). • Complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access, 24 hour business center, fitness facility and airport shuttle. • Meeting facilities. • Upscale shopping, dining and entertainment nearby. • Complimentary parking!

Homewood Suites by Hilton 8621 US Hwy. 24 West • Ft Wayne, IN 46804 (800) CALL-HOME 60

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Fort Wayne is proud to welcome the 2012 Goldwing Road Riders Association Annual Wing Ding!

The Northeast Indiana Hospitality Association Welcomes Visitors to Fort Wayne African/African-American Historical Museum Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum Allen County Public Library Allen County War Memorial Coliseum Best Western Luxbury Candlewood Suites Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Museum Country Inn & Suites Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Courtyard by Marriott North

Chick-fil-A Fairfield Inn Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo Fort Wayne Firefighters Museum Fort Wayne Museum of Art Grand Wayne Convention Center Gordon Food Service Hampton Inn North Hampton Inn SW Hilton Fort Wayne at the Grand Wayne Center

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• 84 Suites with Fully Equipped Kitchens • 3 Floors • Indoor Pool & Whirlpool • Fitness Center • Wireless Internet • Pet Friendly • Complimentary Hot Breakfast • Weekday Sundowner Reception • 24 hour Business Center • Complimentary Guest Laundry • Holiday Inn Priority Club Points

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• 83 Deluxe Guest Rooms • 32 Suites • 4 Floors • Indoor Pool & Whirlpool • 24 hour Business Center • Complimentary Express Start Breakfast • Wireless Internet • Airport Shuttle • Meeting Room • Holiday Inn Priority Club Points

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Homewood Suites by Hilton

Howard Johnson Inn

I-69, Exit 102. Enjoy your daily routine away from home in our residential-style, all-suite hotel; featuring separate living & sleeping area and fully equipped kitchen. Complimentary Suite Start® breakfast. Welcome Home® manager’s reception (Mon-Thur). See our ad for our many amenities!

I-69 Exit 112 A, Behind Bob Evans. Completely remodeled! Free continental breakfast, Wi-Fi & business center, USA Today & HSWI. Fitness room, cable, SHOWTIME, ESPN, CNN. In room coffee, microwave, refrigerator and ironing boards. Close to Glenbrook Square, Memorial Coliseum, IPFW Campus, Zoo, restaurants and entertainment.

8621 US Hwy. 24 West • (800) CALL-HOME

5915 Ellison Rd. • (260) 459-1888

Located in the Village of Coventry, I-69 at exit 102, Hwy 24. Features 83 guestrooms and suites. Indoor pool, whirlpool, and business center. Complimentary hot breakfast. All rooms feature a spacious desk with speakerphone, data ports, and wireless internet access. Suites include microwave, refrigerator, and wet bar. Coffee makers, iron/ ironing boards standard in guestrooms. Stay smart at Holiday Inn Express!

522 E. Coliseum Blvd. • (260) 484-8326

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Residence Inn

Hampton Inn SW

7811 W. Jefferson Blvd. 46804

8219 W. Jefferson Blvd 46804 Located Just Off I-69 At Exit 102


• Short Term or Extended Stays • Apartment Style Suites • Full Breakfast Buffet Included • Manager’s Social M-TH • Indoor Pool & Whirlpool • Outdoor Sport Court • Pet Friendly • Complimentary Internet

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Hyatt Place

111 W. Washington Ctr. Rd. (260) 471-8522 • (888) 492-8847

Hyatt Place is near shopping, attractions, entertainment. Rooms feature 42” flat panel HDTV, sectional sofa, Hyatt Grand Bed, complimentary hot breakfast, wifi. Hotel has 24 hour food, beverage service, Starbucks, beer, wine, liquor. Meeting rooms, catering, shuttle, group blocks available.

La Quinta Inn & Suites (260) 490-7950

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3 W. Washington Center Rd.


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Marriott Fort Wayne

305 E. Washington Ctr. Rd. (260) 484-0411 • Fort Wayne’s only full-service Marriott Hotel. Features 222 rooms including concierge level with newly remodeled concierge lounge and fitness center. Concierge king rooms also have new up grades. Three meal-a-day full-service restaurant Red River Steakhouse, high energy lounge, bar & grill, over 18,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space.

Northeast Indiana Hospitality Association

Northeast Indiana Allen County Hospitality Association is an organization dedicated to, and engaged in furthering the lodging, restaurant and attraction industries in the region. Our goal is to work together as a unit to make sure the groups or individuals coming into this region are provided with the finest hospitality the area can offer. For more information contact us at NEIHA11042@

Fort Wayne’s

Coolest &

Newest Hotel TownePlace Suites Fort Wayne, next door to the new Lutheran Health SportsCenter Ice Arena, is the latest in comfort and convenience. This all suite hotel has full kitchenettes, free high speed internet, 24 hour exercise room and heated indoor pool.

Quality Inn

1734 W. Washington Ctr. Rd. (260) 489-5554

I-69 Exit 111B. In room amenities: 30” HDTV w/4 HBO channels, microwave, refrigerator, coffeemaker, iron/ironing board, FREE hot breakfast. FREE local calls and USA Today (MonFri), FREE high speed wireless, interview center, meeting rooms. Discounts: AARP/AAA. Rates: $65-$99.

Residence Inn - Southwest 7811 W. Jefferson Blvd. (260) 432-8000

Relax in spacious suites, some with fireplaces, all with fully equipped kitchens and a work area. Enjoy the comforts of home with luxurious bedding, home-style breakfast buffet, managers’ social, sports court and fitness facility. Shuttle service is available for business travel.

Just minutes away from Spiece Fieldhouse, Glenbrook Square Mall, and Downtown Fort Wayne, stay where the action is!

Sleep Inn & Suites

2881 E. Dupont Rd. • (260) 490-8989

3949 Ice Way • (260) 483-1160


Located at Exit 116 off I-69. Features free breakfast with Belgian waffle bar, mini-fridge, microwave in each room, pool, sauna, workout room, free high-speed internet, complimentary business center. Guest coin-operated laundry facility on site. Perfect for groups, families, business travelers, and extended stays.


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Staybridge Suites

Super 8

Value Place Hotel

Beautiful new hotel off I-69 at exit 102, Hwy 24 - SW Fort Wayne. Features 84 suites with fullyequipped kitchens. Indoor pool, whirlpool and fitness center. Wireless internet and 24hr business center. Complimentary hot breakfast and weekday Sundowner Reception. Complimentary guest laundry. Recreation and sports courts. Pet-friendly. Facility built to provide that “at home feel.” Get comfortable at Staybridge Suites.

Easy access off I-69, Exit 111B. Breakfast, spacious rooms with free high speed internet, micro and fridge, business center, cable TV, exercise room, seasonal pool and in-room amenities. Close to Glenbrook Mall, shopping, Spiece Fieldhouse, restaurants and the Children’s Zoo.

Exit 116 off I-69. New extended stay hotel featuring secure temporary lodging with low weekly rates. Furnished studios, high speed internet, on site washer and dryer, housekeeping, full kitchens and vending machines.

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TownePlace Suites

3949 Ice Way • (260) 483-1160

Located at exit 111A off I-27, next door to the new Lutheran Health Sports Center Ice Arena and minutes away from Spiece Fieldhouse, Glenbrook Square Mall, and Downtown Fort Wayne. Opened 2011, this all suite hotel has full kitchenettes, free high speed internet access, 24 hour exercise room, indoor pool and complimentary continental breakfast.

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2850 Dupont Commerce • (260) 489-4164

“One of the Nation’s Best Children’s Zoos!” – Parents Magazine


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• FREE Express Start Breakfast Bar Interstate 69 & S.R. 8 (7th Street) Exit 129 • FREE wi-fi • Indoor Heated Pool 404 Touring Drive with Patio Area • On Site Fitness Center

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Beside Still Waters

18017 Devall Rd.- Spencerville, IN (260) 238-4040 Still.Waters.260-238-4040 A restored 1850’s log cabin nestled among 40 wooded acres on a scenic private 8-acre pond. Private bedroom with king bed, lofted bedroom with double bed, fully equipped kitchen for preparing your own meals. No TV, internet or phone. Peaceful.

Q: Need a map? Potawatomi Inn Resort & Conference Center – Angola


6 Lane 100A, Lake James – Angola, IN (260) 833-1077 • (877) 563-4371 In Pokagon State Park, I-69 at exit 154. Overlooks beautiful Lake James. 137 guest rooms with two restaurants. Indoor pool, game room, library, gift shop and 11,000 sq. ft. of meeting space. Nature Center, horseback riding, seasonal toboggan, paved bike trail (rentals available).

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Holiday Inn Express - Auburn 404 Touring Dr, Auburn • (260) 925-1900

Located at exit 129 off I-69, 15 minutes north of Fort Wayne. Minutes away from Auctions America by RM Auction Park and many museums. New mattresses and carpeting. On-site fitness center. Guestrooms include FREE high speed internet, complimentary Express breakfast, pet friendly, USA Today.

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La Quinta Inn – Auburn, IN 306 Touring Dr. - Auburn (260) 920-1900 •

Premier 66 room hotel off I-69, exit 129, just 15 minutes north of Fort Wayne, near Auburn Museums. Free bright side breakfast, whirlpool suites available, heated indoor pool and hot tub. Business Center. Pet friendly. Banquet facility, catering available.

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Relocation & Community Welcome to our All-America City We don’t mean to brag, but we just can’t help ourselves. We’ve recently been named a three-time All-America City, one of the “Best Places to Raise Your Kids,” and we were even named a “Most Playful City” in 2010. Add to this our low cost of living and high level of community pride, and you’ll see why so many of our visitors turn into Fort Wayne residents.


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LiveFortWayne Welcome to Fort Wayne and Allen County! We’re Indiana’s second largest city, with over 250,000 residents. We were named for General “Mad” Anthony Wayne, who built a fort on our three rivers in 1794. (You can even visit a fullscale replica of the original fort located on the river near Headwaters Park.) Fort Wayne is an amazing place to live and raise a family – and we’d love to help you get settled. Just give us a call anytime at 1-800-767-7752 and we’ll send you a relocation packet to help make your transition an easy one. Welcome!


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No matter which side of town you decide to live on, we have four apartment communities to call home. From economy to luxury, we’re located near the conveniences of the city, but in a peaceful setting designed for comfortable living. (260) 426-7676

APARTMENTS: Easter Seals Arc of NE Indiana

4919 Coldwater Rd. • (260) 456-4534

Easter Seals Arc creates solutions that change lives of individuals with disabilities or other special needs and their families; providing a range of excellent services that nurture independence based on goals and choices while providing advocacy and promoting inclusion.

Fort Wayne Shows

PO Box 1111 – Martinsville, IN 46151 (260) 432-1705

39th annual event. Comparison shop for all kinds of goods and services for your home and garden. See the latest in-home design and products on the market. Ask the experts on your garden and lawn problems. Come on in. Think Spring!


6101 Newport Rd., Kalamazoo, MI (269) 323-9484

Apartment Association of Fort Wayne (260) 482-2916

Non-profit trade organization representing the rental housing industry and helping renters find the perfect home.

Windsor Oaks Apartments

10001 Pin Oak Circle • (260) 485-8855

Corporate Housing Systems (260) 436-7171 • (800) 430-7171

Enjoy a fully furnished and equipped apartment while visiting, relocating, or even between moves. No lease requirements and no deposit! All equipped with HS internet, local phone, digital cable, and full size washer and dryers. Amenities: swimming pool and fitness center. Choose CHS for your stay and call us today.

Situated in Northeast Fort Wayne, Windsor Oaks offers 1, 2, & 3 bedroom apartment homes. Exceptional amenities, spacious floor plans, and a professional leasing and maintenance staff are available for superior service. Contact us today for more information.

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NIPSCO is Indiana’s largest natural gas distribution company serving Northeast Indiana’s 712,000 natural gas and 457,000 electric customers.

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Bob Buescher Homes

1206 Ruston Pass • (260) 490-3355

Make a Great Move!

As an award winning builder, Bob Buescher Homes is celebrating their 35th year of designing & building quality homes in Fort Wayne and around the Northern Indiana lakes. Winner of this year’s Parade of Homes in Fort Wayne and Angola.

Lancia Homes

9430 Lima Rd. • (260) 489-4433

Jim and Floyd Lancia have been building homes in Fort Wayne for over 35 years. Their commitment is reflected in the quality of each Lancia home. Visit one of our models to see the plans for your new home.

We built this bank with one thing in mind – you. We’re proud to support good works around our community just as we’re proud to support you and your family. After all, we’re community.

“Build with a Winner.”

Windsor Homes

7505 Westfield Drive • 260-490-1302 For generations, Windsor Homes has been a trusted, local home builder –matching the needs and expectations of our home buyers with a home they can be proud of and afford. Let us put our decades of experience to work for you.

“One of the Best Cities for Minor League Sports!” –Street & Smith’s Sports Business Journal

Winner of the Fort Wayne Parade of Homes and the BANI Parade in Angola.

Whether your needs are business, home or special events, Sand Point Living Interiors will fit your needs. · Expert service to maintain plants · Blooming plant programs · Custom silk arrangements · Live and silk plant rentals for special events & parties



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Old Fort Specialty (260) 747-6161

PNC Financial Services

110 W. Berry St. • (260) 461-7191

A Party Apart

200 E. Superior St. • (260) 969-0999

A Party Apart is the most diversified party and event rental company in northeast Indiana. Our continuously growing inventory and innovative ideas keep our clients coming back. Intimate party or lavish event – we have everything you need – let us help set YOUR next event APART!

Glassique Art

Sand Point Living Interiors 6901 Elzey St. • (260) 747-6362

Serving the community with 14 banking offices and 29 ATMs in the greater Fort Wayne area. Find the branch nearest you at

Enhance your interior spaces naturally with live plants! Whether your needs are business, home or special events, Sand Point Living Interiors will fit your needs. Offering expert service to maintain plants, custom silk arrangements, plant rentals for special events and parties.

1120 N. Broadway – Huntington, IN (260) 356-9111 • (866) 896-9111

Custom glass decorating, awards & recognition, glassware, gifts & corporate merchandise. We can make your event memorable.


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Gordon Food Service (260) 490-8518

Spherion Staffing of Fort Wayne

ProFed is a full service financial institution with eleven branches serving nine counties in northeast Indiana. ProFed offers FREE checking accounts, low-rate loans, mortgages, Internet banking, ATMs, VISA checking and credit cards, and much more.

4112 E. State Blvd. • (260) 496-9900

LaHartz Trophies and Awards 430 E. Washington Blvd. • 260-422-0827

For over 30 years our family owned business has provided the highest quality of gifts, awards and engraving to the community. Our purpose is to create unparalleled standards available to each of our customers with any budget on any size order.

Preparing for a big event? It’s critical that you have the right staff supporting your event. With Spherion as your convention and event staff partner, you’ll have the industry’s best talent ensuring every aspect of your engagement goes smoothly!


Tower Bank

116 E. Berry St. • (260) 427-7000

At Tower, we’re a local bank that’s passionate about knowing our customers, understanding their financial goals, and anticipating their needs. Put our service to work for you. Give us a call today. Tower Bank, where service is a passion.

COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES: General Credit Union Markey’s Rental & Staging

1811 Production Rd. • (260) 483-0528

Opened in 1990, Markey’s Ft. Wayne office offers turnkey event solutions to assist Northeast Indiana customers in making their events successful. Services include AV equipment rental, lighting equipment rental, computer equipment rental, duplication and video production and professional technical support.

6601 Mutual Dr. • (260) 471-5544

Your community credit union invites you to experience financial peace of mind at our five Fort Wayne and 37 area locations, plus 145 ATM’s locally. If you LIVE or WORK in Fort Wayne or the surrounding area, bank with the best!


Indiana Tech

1600 E. Washington Blvd. (260) 422-5561 •

Career focused degree programs for learners of all ages.

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne

(260) 481-6100

Relocation & Community IPFW Hospitality and Tourism Management Program

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7531 SR 930 E. • (260) 493-3844 (800) 894-8258 •

(260) 481-6562

Quality full color offset and digital printing with complete bindery and mailing services since 1980.

University of Saint Francis

Parrot Press

520 Spring St. • (260) 422-6402

PET CARE: EP Graphics

Providing digital and conventional printing services. From disk to delivery we can handle every aspect of your printed project.

Full service printer that will handle all of your printing and design needs. If you are in need of full color brochures, business cards, flyers, or large run publication/catalog printing, give EP Graphics a call. Printing Solutions That Work.


169 S Jefferson St • Berne, IN 46711 (260) 589-2145

Northeast Indiana Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Hospital

5818 Maplecrest Rd. • (260) 426-1062

Northeast Indiana Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Hospital (NIVES) serves the area as the only 24-hour emergency and specialty animal hospital. NIVES features board-certified specialists in surgery, internal medicine, dermatology as well as veterinarians limiting their practice to the emergency and critical care of companion animals.

Relocating to Fort Wayne? Call us at 1-800-767-7752 to request a relocation packet!

Fast Print, Inc.

3050 E. State Blvd. • (260) 484-5487 Printing, copying, signage, mailing and promotional items for over 35 years… where customer service shines!

AAA Chicago

607 Northcrest Shopping Center (260) 484-1542 •

(260) 471-7744

AAA Membership is a great value that pays for itself – roadside assistance, maps, travel discounts, insurance and exclusive savings at thousands of locations nationwide! Visit AAA Fort Wayne for a FREE travel consultation or insurance quote. AAA, get the discounts you deserve.

Hightech Signs

Baden, Gage & Schroeder, LLC

Fort Wayne Printing

(260) 484-2600

CPA & Business Consultants (260) 422-2551

• 24 HOUR URGENT CARE for your pet • Consultations with board-certified specialists available by referral from your pet’s veterinarian.

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AAA Chicago 607 Northcrest Shopping Center Fort Wayne, IN 46805 260-484-1542 • Membership • Travel • Insurance – Auto, Home and Life • Financial Services

Wells Fargo Insurance Services (260) 435-4222

REAL ESTATE: Gayle Doornbos, ABR, CRS, GRI Best Blinds

(260) 490-4422

Offering blinds, shades, shutters and draperies. We carry the largest selection in the area with 12 different manufacturers available. Free in-home consultations ensure you get functionality and design elements you want at reasonable prices.

Better Business Bureau (260) 423-4433

Century 21-Bradley Realty Office (260) 399-1177 Ext 153 Toll Free (800) 822-8110 Ext 153 Mobile (260) 437-0944

Listing, selling, new construction, corporate relocation within and outside the Fort Wayne, IN area. Get acquainted tours of homes, schools, and the Fort Wayne area. Matching people and properties is her specialty. Delighted to send you a “WELCOME TO FORT WAYNE” Packet!

Annie Eckrich JH Specialty

6032 Huguenard Rd. • (260) 485-5264 (877) 954-7732 •

JH Specialty, Inc. is a full service solutions provider. We have made a name for ourselves in the areas of: website design & development, promotional product sales, email marketing, search engine optimization, direct mail, print brokerage, and other marketing related services.

PakMail - Dupont Village

429 E. Dupont Rd. • (260) 637-4809

RE/MAX Results (260) 437-0494 cell (260) 436-6363 office 7806 A West Jefferson Blvd.

REALTOR®/Broker 260-399-1177 x 153

Annie offers personalized service in the buying or selling of your home. Rely on her dedicated years in the business and experience to help you obtain the results you need in the real estate market.

We ship anything, anywhere. UPS/FEDEX/USPS. Professional packaging and crating. Specializing in furniture, antiques, and artwork.


Relocation & Community Michael Litchin, ABR,CMS,CRS,e-PRO,GRI,QSC

Real Living Resource Real Estate 127 W. Main St. (260) 420-7653x100 • (877) 420-7653x100

I am a Certified Residential Specialist. Less than 4% of Real Estate agents nationwide have earned the CRS designation. Creating an Excellent Real Estate Experience for every buyer and seller is my goal. Through the Real Living Premier Service Program my clients have given me a 98% customer satisfaction rating.

Carole Smith

Relocation Director Mike Thomas Associates 1020 E. Dupont Rd. • (260) 489-2000/305 (800) 489-6282/305

Moving to Fort Wayne? I can assist with “all” of your needs. I will select the agent that fits YOUR own “personal requirements”. We can assist with moving, lodging, financing & much more. Make the right move and visit us at

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Christine and Ed Schaefer North Eastern Group Realty (260) 486-7777 • (866) 330-5353

Whether you are buying, building, or selling a home, relocating domestically or internationally, or simply evaluating real estate options, contact Christine or Ed Schaefer. Trust the professionals with proven performance. Visit their website or e-mail at

Emily Simpson

RE/MAX Results (260) 490-1590 •

Rely on RE/MAX! It’s my business to know the real estate market and my pleasure to put that knowledge to work for you. I take care of the details and together we have a successful move. Buyer representation available.


A-1 Limo & Taxi

7671 Bluffton Rd. • (260) 478-9910

A1 Limousine and Taxi has been serving the Fort Wayne area since 1993, providing distinctive, high quality, professional limousine service at competitive rates. Our professional chauffeurs are trained to anticipate your needs and get you to your destination in comfort and style.

Excursions Trailways

4405 W. Washington Ctr. Rd., Ste. A (260) 485-6167

Excursions Trailways has a fleet of motorcoaches to meet your corporate, convention and charter needs.

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Upstate Alliance of REALTORS®


3403 E. Dupont Rd. (260) 426-4700 •

Upstate Alliance of REALTORS® is a trade association of real estate professionals.

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“Annie knows Aboite” Buying or Selling Real Estate Raises Many Questions... ...and I’ve Got Some Answers! Annie Eckrich, Award Winning Agent D E D I C AT E D • R E S U LT S O R I E N T E D • E X P E R I E N C E D Please call me for personalized service in the buying or selling of your home. Cell: 260-437-0494 • Office: 260-436-6363 • Fax: 260-459-2891 7806 A West Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46804 • 74

Five Star Transportation

(260) 748-2266 •

Five Star Transportation is a full service transportation company offering a wide variety of luxury vehicles. All chauffeurs are expertly trained.

Fort Wayne International Airport

3801 W. Ferguson Rd., Ste. 209 (260) 747-4146 •

Recognized as “the nation’s friendliest airport” by USA Today. Direct flights to/from Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Dallas-Fort Worth, Minneapolis, Orlando, and Tampa Bay. Free shuttle service to/from the parking lots, curbside luggage assistance, ample parking, short security lines & free WiFi throughout the terminal.

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Last year more than 500,000 passengers made Fort Wayne International Airport their first stop...traveling coast to coast and around the world. Serving you is our business. We’re always ready to see you off safely and welcome you home. Thank you. FWA, serving you at a whole new altitude.


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We’re Here to Help Make Your Next Getaway Unforgettable! In Person. Behind every great experience in Fort Wayne, there’s one great resource to help you find it. The Fort Wayne Visitors Center is THE place to find Fort Wayne guides, maps, information and personal assistance. You can reach us online anytime at, or you can call us during business hours at 1-800-767-7752. And, when you’re in town, be sure to stop by our new Visitors Center, located downtown at 927 S. Harrison Street, at the corner of Washington Blvd. and Harrison Street. We’d love to help you make the most of your Fort Wayne getaway.

Online. In addition to our great online resources found at, we offer: Insider’s Information, in-depth reviews, and itinerary suggestions at www. “Friend” Visit Fort Wayne on Facebook for special offers, breaking info and more! Watch Videos of Fort Wayne in action as you plan your visit! Sign up for our e-newsletter. Simply text “fortwayne” to 22828 to receive monthly updates. Subscribe to our Twitter feeds at And, be the first of your friends to uncover our special deal for Foursquare users at “Fort Wayne Visitors Center!”

And on your smart phone. In addition, you can bring maps, information, reviews and coupons with you, wherever you go, by using our new Mobile Website. Access directions, hotel information, restaurant and attraction listings, videos and more – all from your smartphone! Simply visit us at from your smartphone, or click this QR code to bring it with you! 927 S. Harrison Street (at the corner of Harrison & Washington) (260) 424-3700 • 1-800-767-7752



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Limit one Visitor’s Pass per group of 4 painters. The spirit of this offer is to enable newcomer’s to enjoy quality time painting at the Painting Fun Spot Art Studio. Offer cannot be combined with others, nor can this Pass be applied to scheduled events, take home kits, nor Gift Certificate purchases.

Expires Dec 31st, 2012

10353 Illinois Rd. Fort Wayne 46814

Limit one coupon per visit. Good through 1/31/2013

260-616-0350 •

Compliments of: Fort Wayne/Allen County Compliments of: Visit Fort Wayne Convention & Visitors Bureau

Skate FREE When accompanied by another skater at regular admission

NORTH 444 W Coliseum Blvd • (260) 483-6303 SOUTH 4540 Bluffton Rd • (260) 747-3919 VALID ANY PUBLIC SESSION • Skate Rental Extra • One per person per visit • Not valid with other promotions, special events or private parties • Expires 1/31/2013



Buy One Admission Get One FREE!

Buy one lunch entrée, get another one of equal or less value for FREE.

Up to 2 admissions per group Value $16

Monday –Friday only! Expires January 31st, 2013. Not valid with other offers

Expires 1/31/13

Lunch 11am – 2 pm

1950 North Clinton Street • 260-424-2400 Wednesday–Friday: 10 am – 4 pm Saturday: 10 am –5 pm Sunday: 12 noon – 5 pm

1150 S. Harrison Street next to Parkview Baseball Field Fort Wayne, IN 46802 • (260) 467-1638 78

FIVE mInutEs From I-69 at ExIt 111a

The smaller you are, the bigger the awesome. Make plans to visit the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, northeast Indiana’s top tourist attraction. The zoo welcomes more than 500,000 visitors each year with 1,500 animals in a beautifully landscaped environment. It’s a great place for kids to come face to face with some amazing creatures — all while making memories and sharing family experiences.


Fort Wayne Visitors Guide 2012  

The Visitors Guide is Fort Wayne's primary promotional piece we publish for visitors to our community. It has over 75 color-pages on the gr...