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the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo – named “One of the Top 10 Zoos in the Nation” and the “#1 Indiana Summer Gotta Do” p.6


at a downtown TinCaps game! p.37


at hundreds of amazing festivals and events – any time of year! p.26

Shopping with a different

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You don’t have to go to Indy or Chicago to experience great shopping. Anchored by Von Maur department store, Jefferson Pointe offers nine restaurants, over 60 shops, an 18-screen stadium seating theatre and IMAX and more! Go for a stroll, and be sure to try something new. Walk around Fountain Circle (go ahead, let the kids dip their toes), then enjoy lunch. Grab a last-minute gift or spend the afternoon windowshopping. How about dinner, an opening weekend blockbuster, and the most delicious dessert in the city? Or maybe it’s time for coffee and live music. It’s all right here. 4110 West Jefferson Boulevard D-5, Fort Wayne, IN 46804 260 459-1160 /

Welcome to Fort Wayne Explore our award-winning trails system


Discover charming Grabill, Indiana. An authentic Amish community, just minutes from Fort Wayne.


Golf the I-69 Golf Trail and score big with our Stay-and-Play packages! Visit the Nation’s Largest Public Genealogy Library


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4 Arts & Entertainment 16 Tours 25 Festivals & Special Events 26 Sports & Recreation 32 Shopping 40 Attractions & Museums


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The Official Convention and Visitors Bureau for Fort Wayne and Allen County, Indiana 1-800-767-7752 On this Page: Crowds gather to enjoy the annual Three Rivers Festival in Downtown Fort Wayne. Photo courtesy John McGauley. On our covers: 2013 Visitors Guide


the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo – named “One of the Top 10 Zoos in the Nation” and the “#1 Indiana Summer Gotta Do” p.12


at a downtown TinCaps game!

The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is one of the top ten zoos in the nation! Photo courtesy Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo.



at hundreds of amazing festivals and events – any time of year! p.24

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amazing events and hands-on activities for the whole family! p.26


The historic Embassy Theatre, as imagined by Tom Galliher for Vera Bradley.

for less, with our amazing getaway packages p.90

Celebrate the Holidays in Style! p.31

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Attractions & Museums Getaway to Fort Wayne – Getaway to Fun! Visit “one of the nation’s top ten zoos!” Test your imagination (and the rules of gravity!) at a hands-on science center. Wander through lush gardens, featuring a two-story waterfall. Enjoy dozens of hands-on opportunities for your family to reconnect, laugh and learn together when you getaway to Fort Wayne!





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Science Central City Of Grabill Fort Wayne Museum of Art Historic Fort Wayne Foellinger-Friemann Botanical Conservatory Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo The Genealogy Center

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Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo

Fort Wayne Museum of Art

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 the zoo was voted Indiana’s #1 Summer Attraction in 2012! Open April – October.

American art museum offers works from permanent collections and national traveling exhibitions. Offers activities including workshops, lectures, and guided tours. Paradigm Gallery has unique selections of original art, jewelry, and gifts. Open Tue-Sat 10am-6pm; Thur 10am-8pm; Sun Noon-5pm. Closed Holidays.

3411 Sherman Blvd. • (260) 427-6800

311 E. Main St. • (260) 422-6467

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.Visit the Allen County Innovation exhibition gallery new as of fall 2012. $5 Adults, $3 Seniors/Students (3-18).Hours: M-F 10am-5pm; Sat 12-5pm. First Sunday each month 12-5pm.

Check out our latest deals & events on Twitter! Science Central

1950 N. Clinton St. • (260) 424-2400

Enjoy hands-on fun at Indiana’s interactive science center. Find unique educational items in our Gift Shop. Open Wed-Fri, 10am-4pm; Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun, 12-5pm. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays during school year.

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory

There’s a science to having fun! “Such a neat experience for kids and adults!” Concoct some hands-on fun for the whole family at Science Central, the region’s premier center for interactive science, technology, engineering and math education.

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 10am-8pm; Sun Noon-4pm. Closed Mondays, Labor Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

Science Central 1950 N Clinton St, Fort Wayne, IN 46805 Phone: 260.424.2400 School Year Hours: Wed - Fri 10am to 4pm; Sat 10 am - 5pm; Sun Noon to 5pm Summer Hours: Tue - Sat 10am to 5pm; Sun Noon to 5pm 6

There’s So Much to Discover at the Allen County Public Library Attractions & Museums

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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. Get a preview at

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 one of a kind family histories and tens of thousands of North American and British isles local histories to the very best licensed databases, 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

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Looking for the right time to visit? 2013 offers many exceptional special exhibits at our museums and attractions. A few highlights include: Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory

Fort Wayne Museum of Art

Mighty Jungle Adventure January 12-April 7,2013

El Caballo: The Horse in Mexican Folk Art March 23-April 28, 2013

In the midst of a beautiful garden, parents will enjoy watching their preschoolers and other children explore the Conservatory’s jungle tree house and playground structures for a morning or afternoon of pretend play.

Butterflies with an African Beat April 13-July 7, 2013

The Conservatory’s butterfly exhibit is back with an African beat! Showy examples from around the world will join species imported from West Africa to mesmerize visitors getting a close look in our display tent.

Gardens of New Orleans July 13-November 17, 2013

The Conservatory will capture the sensuous feeling of the lush gardens and window boxes of the French Quarter and Garden District of New Orleans, as gaudy flowers, trailing vines, wrought iron and clipped symmetry represent the ordered chaos of the “Old South” style.

Fireside Christmas November 23-January 5, 2014

To recreate the warm and cozy feeling of a traditional Christmas celebration, the Conservatory Showcase will be filled with nostalgia for the happy family holiday of yesteryear.

The History Center 2013 Special Exhibit: Allen County Innovation

Creativity. Ingenuity. Entrepreneurship. All of these words describe Allen County and its history of inventing, manufacturing, and marketing to the world a myriad of products that are so much a part of our lives today.

Today in villages, towns, and cities throughout Mexico, people continue to fashion art that expresses their deeply rooted traditions. El Caballo: The Horse in Mexican Folk Art celebrates this enduring tradition through a variety of ceramics, metalwork, paper art, and sculpture.

Science Central

Afros: A Celebration of Natural Hair by Michael July April 27-June 23, 2013

Genomics eXplorer Mid-January through April 2013

This exhibition shows pictorially the power, beauty and glorious nature of the ‘Fro and tells the deeper “hairstory” of each of its models. This exhibition, inspired by the original book, captures the spirit and essence of the Afro today and pays homage to the historic significance of natural hair iconic voyagers.

Genomics eXplorer examines Earth’s most crucial living creatures – plants – and investigates the important contributions genetics researchers are making to agriculture, human health, and the environment. Visitors will journey to the heart of a giant walk-through cell, discover interactive games, and experience microscope stations to understand groundbreaking research in botany.

Dale Chihuly: Secret Garden July-September 2013

This botanically-themed exhibition of Dale Chihuly’s breathtaking glass in vibrant colors and forms will be installed in the midst of specially installed flora and is expected to make a lasting impression on all who view it.

Wild Minds – What Animals Really Think April 13-August 25, 2013

Animals are smarter than you think! Many species share cognitive skills that are considered key signs of higher mental abilities, such as using tools, solving problems, self-awareness, and the ability to communicate. In Wild Minds – What Animals Really Think, you will discover surprising and impressive thinking skills in a variety of animals. Presented in partnership with the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo.

Other exceptional exhibits at the Museum of Art this year include: American Tapestry Biennial; Robert Vickrey: The Magic of Realism; Jerrod Tobias: Seeds of Symbiosis; Poets and Printmakers: Expression Intersection; Paul Caponigro: Photographs and many more.


For a complete list of special events and exhibits going on when you are in town, visit our Calendar of Events online at www. events

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 26 Nouvelle Annee: A French Garrison 1753 April 13 School of the Renaissance Soldier May 18 & 19 Muster on the St. Mary’s June 8 & 9 Siege of Fort Wayne: 1812 July 13 & 14 Revolutionary War - The Western Front

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August 24 & 25 Fort Miamies: 1754-1763 September 8 Be A Tourist in Your Own Hometown October 19 Fright Night Lantern Tours October 26 & 27 Camp Allen Muster: 1861-1865 November 30 Christmas at the Fort

1201 Spy Run Ave., Ft. Wayne, IN 46805 • 260.437.2836 •

African/African-American Historical Society/Museum

Allen County Public Library

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 people. Hours: Tues-Fri 9am1pm; Sat 12-4pm. Adults $5, Children $3.

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. Computer classes, book groups and children’s activities make the library a destination for everyone. Includes The Genealogy Center, the second largest collection in the U.S.

436 E. Douglas Ave. • (260) 420-0765


The Genealogy Center 900 Library Plaza • (260) 421-1200

Baer Field Heritage Aircraft Park 3005 W. Ferguson Rd. • (260) 478-3314

Official dedication is May; this park will showcase all of the aircraft flown at the 122nd Fighter Wing from 1947 by the Indiana Air National Guard. Located next to Fort Wayne International Airport, it is a place to discover aircraft heritage while enjoying a picnic with your family. Free admission. Open Dawn to Dusk.

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.

Allen County Courthouse


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. No cellphones or cameras allowed during business hours. Available to rent for your special occasion.

Downtown walking tours, including haunted sites, charter tour guides and historic home tours. Visit ARCH headquarters during business hours and tour the historic Rankin House for free. See our website for special events.

715 S. Calhoun St. • (260) 449-4246

818 Lafayette • (260) 426-5117

The Chief Richardville House

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

Now a National Historic Landmark, this 1827 Greek Revival was built for Miami Chief Jean Baptiste De Richardville. 9

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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 16833 Antwerp Rd Harlan, IN 46741 260.277-1016

Attractions & Restaurants Das Nolt Haus Amish Restaurant 12530 Cuba Road 260.466-4224 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

2013 Events

May Town Wide Garage Sales Come search for your treasures! July Community fireworks on the banks of the St. Joe River Riverside Gardens – Leo Grabill Automotive Cruise In August Grabill Chamber of Commerce Benefit Auction & Community Gathering September Grabill County Fair Celebrate a simpler way of life. Grabill Chamber of Commerce Road Apple Cruise In

Grabill Country Fair 13717 First St. 260.627.5227, X5

November H Souder & Sons Christmas Open House Retailers offer specials throughout the Christmas season

Grabill Branch Public Library 13521 State St. 260.421.1325

December Santa arrives by Fire Truck, enjoy breakfast with Santa

Grabill Bank Sports Complex North Main St.

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

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THE PUB, 5723 Hatfield Road, Fort Wayne, IN (260) 387-7254 Science Central, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Visitors recognize local hospitality “I have had the best time – the people here are so friendly.” That is a common phrase heard from the visitors of Northeast Indiana. Whether it is a vacationer, a family sports tournament or a national convention, people notice the welcoming touch. “We have some of the best facilities in the nation – and our attractions are top rate“ says Diane Michaels, President of the Northeast Indiana Hospitality Association. Our association invites all attractions to join us, working together to make a better community – and it works! The association has a number of active member attractions: African / African American Museum, Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, Allen Co. Public Library, Cathedral of Immaculate Conception Museum, Chick-fil-A, FoellingerFreimann Botanical Conservatory, Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, Firefighters Museum, and Museum of Art, Parkview Field, Science Central and Visit Fort Wayne. For more information, go to www.


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Historic Fort Wayne

Black Jack, Craps, Roulette, 3 card, 4 Card Poker,Texas Hold’em Cash Games & Tournaments. Open Wednesday & Friday 11:00 am, Saturday at 12:00 noon. Take exit 311B off I-69. Left at Cracker Barrel, follow the signs. Real cash payouts. License #128797

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.

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

Fort Wayne Firefighters Museum

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

1201 Spy Run Ave. • (260) 437-2836

Painting Fun Spot

10353 Illinois Rd. • (260) 616-0350

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.

Fort Wayne Off Track Betting Cross Creek Shopping Center 1820 W. Washington Ctr. Rd. (260) 490-9006 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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The Town of Grabill

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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 round.

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A growing heritage of fine wines Enjoy the award winning, family owned Country Heritage Winery and Vineyard, providing a quality experience for the expert or novice. We believe great grapes make great wine, and are proud multi-Winners of the 2012 Indy Wine competition. Our grapes include CayugaWhite, Traminette, Vignoles, LaCresent, Marcechal Foch, Marquette and Concord. Share a glass in our beautiful tasting room or under our outdoor vineyard gazebo. Meat and cheese trays are available for purchase. Free Winery Tours: Weekdays : Minimum 4 people - call ahead to assure availability Weekends: Minimum 10 people - call ahead to schedule a time Just 15 minutes north of Fort Wayne on Highway 3, Lima Rd. 0185 CR 68 LaOtto, IN 46763


Open 7 days a week Summer: Mon-Sat 11-7, Sun 10-6 • Winter: Mon-Thur 10-6, Fri & Sat 10-7, Sun 10-6

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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. Mon-Fri: 10am-7pm, Sat-Sun: 10am-5pm. Family & group rates available.

Berne Chamber of Commerce

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

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.

Country Heritage Winery and Vineyard

0185 CR 68, LaOtto, IN 46763 (260) 637-2980

Award winning family owned winery and vineyard provides a quality experience for the expert or novice. Share a glass in our tasting room or under our gazebo. Open 7 days a week-just 15 minutes north of Fort Wayne on Highway 3, Lima Road.

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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.

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

Hoosier Park Racing & Casino

Visit Jay County

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.

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

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Good Wine, Good Fun! 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.

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



Tour Like an Insider: Only in Fort Wayne If you have a few hours, or days to kill, make time for The Genealogy Center. This place boasts 332,000 printed volumes and 362,000 records of archival nature on microfilm and microfiche. These stats make The Genealogy Center the largest public collection of genealogy and local history materials the U.S.!

—Kayleen Reusser

Grab a coney dog at Fort Wayne’s Famous Coney Island. And, don’t forget a coke in the authentic glass bottle! This little stop is authentic Americana.

—Heather Schoegler

For more Insider Tips, or to discover what’s going on whenever you’re in town, check out the Fort Wayne Insider’s Blog by clicking this QR code or visiting

Fort Wayne’s Trails Offer Recreation Options— And Paths to Fun! Fort Wayne’s award-winning trail system offers visitors (whether they be runners, walkers, joggers, bike riders or nature lovers!) over 68 miles of scenic, clean paved paths traversing our city. Visitors can rent bikes and travel the trails to our parks, splashpads, restaurants, and hotels easily and safely – making it a great addition to any trip itinerary!

It is easy to see why Fort Wayne’s trails have become a must-do activity in our city, with the connectively, beauty and access they provide to users. The next time you’re in Fort Wayne and want to explore our city’s natural beauty, tie up your sneakers and hit the trails!

Early morning runners appreciate the riverfront scenery and variety of paths for every running distance, ranging from a short jog to a 26-mile marathon. Walkers rave about the natural beauty of the trails at every turn, enjoying a variety of trees and rivers along the way. Bike riders looking for an enjoyable cruise or intense workout can maneuver safely up and down several hills and smooth paths. Fort Wayne’s most popular path is the Rivergreenway Trail, which stretches over 24 miles in length, connecting Fort Wayne and New Haven. This scenic trail runs along the riverbanks of the St. Joseph, St. Marys and Maumee Rivers, connecting to 15 city parks. This trail is ideal for active transportation users and fitness enthusiasts alike.


To find the right trail for your visit, check out our Trail Itineraries at www. VisitFortWayne. com/trails

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Arts & Entertainment Your Ticket to the Arts Make your getaway truly memorable by grabbing a front row seat to our rich arts and cultural scene. Whether you catch a live performance, or take in a trip to one of our amazing galleries, you’ll be making memories to last a lifetime.





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Embassy Theatre Allen County War Memorial Coliseum Auer Center for Arts & Culture Fort Wayne Ballet Three Rivers Festival Chalk Walk Fort Wayne Philharmonic

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Artlink Gallery

Castle Gallery Fine Art

First Presbyterian Theater

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

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: TuesSat 11am-6pm or by appointment.

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

300 E. Main St. • (260) 424-7195

1202 W. Wayne St. • (260) 426-6568

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

300 W. Wayne St. • (260) 426-7421

Fort Wayne Area Community Band

2101 E. Coliseum Blvd. • (260) 489-2642 An adult band that performs at concerts and community events. New members are always welcome.

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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.

(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!

Fort Wayne Ballet

300 E. Main Street • (260) 484-9646

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.

Embassy Theatre

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

Bower North Productions

4938 Southwood Ave. • (260) 745-0557

Audience-participation mysteries, musicals, magic, and Vaudeville comedy for banquets, conventions,tour groups, 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.

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.


Auer Center for Arts & Culture 300 East Main St. • (260) 247-7325

To Foster and perpetuate creativity through multicultural arts education to enhance human development.


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

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 the proud founder and host of the annual Northeast Indiana Playwright Festival.

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Fort Wayne Dance Collective

Fort Wayne Youtheatre

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.

One of the oldest children’s theatres 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!

437 E. Berry St. Suite 203 • (260) 424-6574

303 E. Main St. • (260) 422-6900

Heartland Chamber Chorale 1516 Leesburg Rd. • (260) 436-8080 (866) 745-7013 (toll free)

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

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

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

The Fort Wayne Philharmonic, under the direction of Music Director Andrew Constantine, holds over 300 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. • 260-483-6624 335 E. State Blvd., Ft. Wayne, IN 46805

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The Embassy Offers: Broadway at the Embassy, Popular Concerts, Educational Programming, Cinema and More.

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IPFW Department of Theatre 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd. • (260) 481-6551 Box Office: (260) 481-6555

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Summit City Barbershop Chorus (260) 414-3285

Faculty directors and designers present an exciting line-up of musicals, complemented by classic and contemporary comedies and dramas each season. IPFW productions feature both student and community actors in the Williams and Studio Theatres on the beautiful IPFW campus.

Member 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 Arts United Center. Men who love to sing are encouraged to attend!

The Bach Collegium

Northside Galleries

335 E. State Blvd. • (260) 483-6624

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.

The Orchard Gallery of Fine Art

6312 Covington Rd. • (260) 436-0927

The Orchard Gallery has been owned by artists for over 29 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.

Trinity English Lutheran Church

(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 BACHCOLLEGIUM-A Baroque Music Ensemble.

405 W. Wayne St. • (260) 426-3424

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!”

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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2013 Downtown Improvement District sponsored Special Events Monthly – “Last Saturdays” every last Saturday. Experience art. Discover downtown. June-August – Lunch on the Square, every Thursday 11:30-1, Free concert June 29 – BuskerFest, A celebration of the street performer. August 24 – Busker Square at Taste of the Arts, Downtown’s largest celebration of arts, history, culture and local food includes Busker Square TBD – International Blast, cultural groups from across the city celebrate our diversity October 19 – Fright Night, zombie walk, haunted tours and spooky activities

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November 27 – HolidayFest & Night of Lights, activities all over downtown

November 30 – Holly Trolley Shopping

Everything an event planner needs and wants: 4 Two city blocks of carpeted, luxuriously-appointed gathering spaces, meeting rooms, and exhibit halls. 4 Two connected, full service hotels. 4 Fully equipped, state-of-the-art AV. 4 Reliable, accountable, experienced staff. 4 Flexible, creative options. 4 Easy access and move-in.

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Voices of Unity

Auburn Auction Park

Working under the umbrella of Unity Performing Arts Foundation, this world-class multifaceted youth organization yielded gold-medal winning performances in the 2010 & 2012 World Choir Games. Youth are engaged in life-skills development through mentoring which results in superior performance quality on stage.

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 with119,000 sq. ft. arena and expo center. Paved parking with overflow to 5,000 cars!

Auburn, IN • (260) 927-9797


Grand Wayne Convention Center

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.

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 decorator, foodservice or beverage company. Find us on

323 W. Baker St. • (260) 426-6434

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.

Manchester University College of Pharmacy

10627 Diebold Rd. • (260) 470-2700

Situated in the heart of Fort Wayne’s northern medical district, this campus is the ideal location for your next event. This 80,000-square-foot building features state-of-the-art facilities and contemporary settings for meetings, conferences, and seminars – featuring flexible spaces and toprate technology.

Ceruti’s Catering and Banquet Facilites Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

4000 Parnell Ave • (260) 482-9502

The Allen County War Memorial Coliseum hosts national concerts, family shows, tradeshows, meetings and more. Home of the Komets of the ECHL, the NCAA Division I Mastodons of IPFW Men’s Basketball, the Mad Ants of the NBA D-League and the Fort Wayne Derby Girls. The Memorial Coliseum is the area’s largest multipurpose venue with nearly 1 million square feet of space. Full service Holiday Inn Fort Wayne adjacent. Ticket Office M-F 10am-5pm; Sat 10am-2pm.

Summit Park • 6601 Innovation Blvd. Ceruti’s Banquet & Event Center I 69 & Illinois Rd. • (260) 207-2000

A family owned full service catering company that provides great food, outstanding service and very competitive prices. Serving over 30 venues with banquet, reception space and event services in northeastern Indiana.

The Philmore on Broadway 2441 Broadway • (260)745-1000

Built in 1923 and conveniently located minutes from downtown, this Fort Wayne landmark hosts regional and national jazz and blues acts in a one-of-a-kind venue offering upscale historical charm and style. Holiday and themed events as well. Call for details on corporate packages and private parties.


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Tour Like an Insider: My Favorite Festival Johnny Appleseed Festival. This authentic pioneer festival offers the best food, crafts and entertainment you’ll find anywhere!

Discover Charm, Just Down the Road – in Grabill, Indiana Fort Wayne may be the main attraction for visitors in northeast Indiana, but there are charming towns off the beaten path, just waiting to be enjoyed. Grabill, Indiana is among those gems.

Speaking of shopping, other options include the Tree Shops, Mother Hubbard’s, and the Lumberyard Shops. Among them is Simple Pleasures, a country shop filled with gift items and home décor.

Head northeast from downtown Fort Wayne, and you’ll come across this quaint little town. Be forewarned, as it’s a bit of a time warp. Think former homes turned into shops, antique stores, and other nostalgic draws.

Another nod to the days of yesteryear, H. Souder & Sons General Store, looks like something right out of an old western movie. The façade resembles an old country store, and the inside boasts old-time treats and kitsch. Think Coke memorabilia, ice cold bottled soda, penny candy, homemade jams, fresh roasted coffee, and local Amish cookies and baked goods.

One item to add to your to do list is the Country Shops of Grabill, an impressive store loaded with antiques, primitives, finished oak, glassware, painted furniture, and other unique items. Be sure to catch the indoor flea market, 10 am to 5 pm, Monday-Saturday, year-round. You can find everything here from an antique pipe organ to handbags.

A day of shopping calls for some nourishment. Why not visit the town’s full-service restaurant, the Grabill Inn. Here they serve standard American fare with an impressive menu − everything from frittatas to chili cheese nachos. And then, be sure to top off your meal with a sweet treat from the Grabill Dairy Sweet. It’s a tasty way to end a lovely day.

—Kayleen Reusser

We never miss Greek Fest. It’s a culinary heaven for foodies like us, and the best place to get authentic Greek fare for a reasonable price.

—Amber Recker

Three Rivers Festival offers something fun and unique to experience every day. We come downtown to enjoy the festival nearly every day that week!

After a day in Grabill, you will likely find out why they are known as “A Friendly Little Town.” Visit them online at


—Heather Schoegler

For more Insider Tips, or to discover what’s going on whenever you’re in town, check out the Fort Wayne Insider’s Blog by clicking this QR code or visiting

Tours 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 learn more online at

DeBrand Chocolatier

Sechler’s Pickles, Inc.

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.

From Genuine “Aged in Wood” Dill Pickles, to fresh packed 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.

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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.

Mad Anthony Brewery Tour 2002 Broadway • (260) 426-2537

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

University of Saint Francis, Brookside

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2701 Spring St. • (260) 399-8037(tours)

Brookside stands on the University of Saint Francis campus. The public can enjoy the former home of industrialist John Bass through guided tours or as a venue for lunches and meetings, by advance reservation. USF alumni, employees and students tour free January through October. 25

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Festivals & Special Events Festive Fort Wayne Experience any one of the many culturally diverse festivals and events in Fort Wayne and you’ll find a feast for the senses. Taste great ethnic good, hear exciting live music, see unique art from around the world. There’s something special going on every weekend in Fort Wayne! Celebrate with us by searching our complete calendar of events online at





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January 15-17

Fort Wayne Farm Show Memorial Coliseum January 26


Downtown Fort Wayne February 7

Groundhog Open

Downtown Fort Wayne February 7-10

Fort Wayne Boat Show and Sale Memorial Coliseum

April 9-14

Vera Bradley Factory Outlet Sale Memorial Coliseum

Up to 65% off retail prices of handbags, travel items, stationery and accessories by Fort Wayne’s own designer Vera Bradley. Tickets required April 9, 10,11 & 12.

May 11

Appleseed Comic Con Grand Wayne Center May 25

Fort4Fitness CycleFest Headwaters Park May 31-June 3 February 28-March 3

Home and Garden Show Memorial Coliseum

40th 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!

March 9-10


Grand Wayne Convention Center March 15

Vera Bradley Golf & Tennis Classic

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

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June 13-16

BBQ Ribfest

Headwaters Park

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

June 15-16

ARCH Historic Home and Garden Tour Lafayette Place June 20-23


Headwaters Park June 22

IPFW River Fest

IPFW June 27-29

Arcola Tractor/Truck Pull Arcola, IN June 29


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Downtown Fort Wayne

June 4-8

New Haven Canal Days New Haven, IN

Rockin’ Docs Music Fest Spiece Fieldhouse March 16

Get Green

Headwaters Park March 30

Spring Trolley Shopping Downtown Fort Wayne

July 12-20

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Three Rivers Festival

Headwaters Park and other locations

Fort Wayne’s favorite summer party since 1969! From the 2-hour Parade, Fine Arts & Crafts, Children’s Fest and International Village, to live music, amusement rides, the Bed Race, and RiverGames Water Wars, enjoy family-friendly fun in the heart of downtown!

Festivals & Special Events

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Allen County Fair

Allen County Fairgrounds July 25-27

Swiss Days

Berne, Indiana

August 26 - September 1

August 29-September 1

Sycamore Hills Golf Club

Auburn, IN

Hotel Fitness Tour Finals Event

July 26-27

Pride Fest

Headwaters Park July 27

Muddy River Run

IPFW August 8-10

St. Joe Pickle Festival

The Western Golf Association (WGA) hosts the newly-created Hotel Fitness Championship at Sycamore Hills Golf Club. On the line are 50 PGA TOUR cards for the 2013-14 season. The field includes the top 75 Tour money leaders and players ranking 126-200 on the PGA TOUR points lists. Proceeds from the Hotel Fitness Championship will benefit the Evans Scholars Foundation.

Downtown St. Joe, IN

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

August 24

World’s greatest celebration of classic cars features car shows, a parade, two giant auctions selling hundreds of collector cars, beer tent, food, music and three outstanding museums.

September 6-8

Grabill Country Fair Main Street, Grabill, IN September 6-7

Q: What to do?

Taste of the Arts 200-300 E. Main Street

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival


Mad Anthony Oktobeerfest 2002 Broadway

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

September 7-8

West Central House and Garden Tour

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OUR ALUMS HAVE MORE THAN 330 PGA TOUR WINS. World class golf is coming to Fort Wayne Aug. 26 - Sept. 1. Visit for more information.

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Discover what tens of thousands of annual visitors already know: The Fort Wayne Home & Garden Show is a No. 1 winter attraction in the Midwest! For additional information for exhibitors or visitors, please call (800) 695-5288. Š 2012 Vera Bradley Designs, Inc.


Festivals & Special Events

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Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown Downtown Fort Wayne September 14-15

Fort Wayne Regional Maker Faire – Powered by TekVenture Headwaters Park

September 21

Country Fest Parkview Field

September 27-28

Fort4Fitness Mini-Marathon Parkview Field


September 28-29

Brick World

Grand Wayne Convention Center October 5

November 27

Night of Lights

Downtown Fort Wayne

Chili Fest

Headwaters Park September 21-22

Johnny Appleseed Festival Johnny Appleseed Park

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.

October 12

Vera Bradley Viva la Pink

November 27-December 4

Festival of Trees

Embassy Theatre

October 18-10, 24-27 & 31

Wild Zoo Halloween Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo October 19

Fright Night (Zombie Walk) Downtown Fort Wayne

November 27-December 31

Fantasy of Lights

Franke Park November 29-December 1

Festival of Trains Science Central

November 27-December 15

Festival of Gingerbread History Center

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Free Friday night concerts at Jefferson Pointe in summer! —Kayleen Reusser Running on the Rivergreenway. 24 miles of open trails connecting —Holly Hammersmith 15 city parks! Riverfest is a day-long event filled with kid-friendly activities, fun on the river, and fireworks. It’s hard to believe it’s all free! —Heather Schoegler For more Insider Tips, or to discover what’s going on whenever you’re in town, check out the Fort Wayne Insider’s Blog by clicking this QR code or visiting 31

Glenbrook Square Mall November 30

Holly Trolley Shopping Downtown Fort Wayne November 23-January 5

Botanical Conservatory Christmas

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Sports & Recreation Stay and Play! Whether you prefer to watch from the sidelines or take to the field yourself, you won’t be disappointed in Fort Wayne’s outstanding sports scene. We’ve been named the “#1 City for Minor League Sports,” and it’s easy to see why! So join us, and catch the action in Fort Wayne!





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Allen County Parks and Recreation

7324 Yohne Rd. • (260) 449-3180

Fox Island, Metea, Payton, Cook’s Landing – hiking, birding, cross-country skiing, swimming, fishing and nature preserves. Educational and school programs.

Fort Wayne Derby Girls

Fort Wayne Komets

The Fort Wayne Derby Girls are Indiana’s first all-female flat track roller derby league. The FWDG have provided Fort Wayne with action-packed, family friendly competitive roller derby since 2005, while also raising over $100,000 for local women’s and children’s charities.

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.

Memorial Coliseum •

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

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 facility includes bowling, laser tag, mini golf, a three-story ball tent, redemption arcade, snack bar, casual dining with lounge, and much more. This Disneylike atmosphere has something for everyone. Voted Fort Wayne’s most innovative retailer of 2007.

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

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Fort Wayne’s premier professional sports franchise... Komet Hockey has played continuously in Fort Wayne since 1952 and is STILL the hottest ticket in town. The Komets play in the ECHL and the Regular Season runs each Fall/Winter from October to March. 35

Fort Wayne Mad Ants (260) 469-4667

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 GET MAD!

3 Super Putt-Putt® Courses

• Jungle Course • Pro Course • Volcano Course

Putt-Putt Fun Center

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

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Arcade & Prize Center

• With Over 70 Video Games


• With Family and Competition Carts

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.

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 Stay and Play (260) 433-1480

Play Fort Wayne area’s finest golf courses. Packages include golf and hotel. Senior, fall and spring specials available.

Autumn Ridge Golf Club 11420 Aubun Rd. • (260) 637-8727

Autumn Ridge rated 4 stars by Golf Digest and voted #1 & #2 in Fort Wayne.

Cherry Hill Golf Club 6615 Wheelock Rd. • (260) 485-8727


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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 Fitness and DaySpa

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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 and fitness center.

Lazer X

244 Fernhill Ave. • (260) 484-1350

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.

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A Place to Play • Most sophisticated, technologically advanced and user-friendly basketball only facility in the United States • Gym Rats organizes and operates boys and girls tournaments and weekend shootouts on a local, regional and national level

The Ice Rinks at Lutheran Health SportsCenter

• 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


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

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


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Pro Bowl West

1455 Goshen Rd. • (260) 482-4889

ESS Why Choose Spiece? WELLN E T A R O RP CO 1. No Additional Costs for Group

Fitness and Aqua Classes Why Choose Spiece?

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 1. screens, live entertainment on weekends & great food. 2. 3. 4. 5.

2. No Long Term Contracts, plus

Flexible Freeze Options No Additional Costs for Group Fitness and Aqua Classes Student,plus Senior andFreeze Corporate No Long Term3.Contracts, Flexible Options Discounts Available Student, Senior and Corporate Discounts Available 4. Adult Oriented Facility with Youth Adult Oriented Facility with Youth Programs Too

Why Choose Spiece?

Putt-Putt Fun Center

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.

Programs Too 5. Complimentary Personal Training No Long Term Contracts, plus Flexible Freeze Options Session Every 90 Days & so much more…

Complimentary Personal Training Session 90 Days 1. No Additional Costs for Group FitnessEvery and Aqua Classes 2. 3. 4. 5.

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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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Roller Dome North

444 W. Coliseum Blvd. • (260) 483-6303

Roller Dome South

4540 Bluffton Rd. • (260) 747-3919

Family owned & celebrating 62 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!

Q: What to do? A: Bring our mobile visitors information with you when you come to town!

Golf the I-69 Golf Trail Each year, Northeast Indiana welcomes thousands of visitors who enjoy our beautiful lakes, outstanding attractions, and friendly communities. And over the last decade, guests to the region have noticed an explosion of world-class golf courses. New in 2013, golfers of every skill level will have the opportunity to “stay-and-play” six of these premiere golf courses on the I-69 Golf Trail. Challenging and exciting golf awaits you and in Northeast Indiana. Traveling south from Michigan on I-69, you first arrive in Auburn, at the Bridgewater West and Bridgewater East golf courses. Each course offers a different challenge, as the East course features creeks and ponds alongside the Indiana landscape, while the West course is an old-style, shotmaking course. Continue your journey down I-69 and you will reach Cherry Hill Golf Club and Autumn Ridge Golf Club, located in Fort Wayne. Challenging but fair, both courses feature first-class service, and top-notch clubhouses and dining options. At Cherry Hill, be prepared to face one of Indiana’s most popular holes: the heart-beating, palmsweating, hole #6 - a par-3 island green surround completely by water. 39

The southernmost courses on the I-69 Golf Trail, Walnut Creek and Club Run, are located in Grant County and designated as golf complexes, with exclusive practice and learning facilities. In 2011, Walnut Creek was awarded the Course of the Year by the Indiana Chapter of National Golf Course Owners Association and carries a 4-star Golf Digest rating. Walnut Creek golf professional Randy Ballinger believes playing the I-69 trail will offer golfers an opportunity to expand their playing experience. “I have often said that Indiana doesn’t have to take a back seat to anywhere in the world for golf,” Ballinger adds. “We are affordable, accessible, playable, and have more playable days than most areas of the country.” With six courses (and countless other nearby courses and activities) awaiting you and your group, take advantage of the Stay N’ Play package, which includes green fees and hotel stay at one low cost.

For more information on the I-69 Golf Trail and Stay N’ Play package, visit

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Shopping We’ve got it all in the bag! Fort Wayne is home to two outstanding destination-style malls and dozens of your favorite national retailers! Looking for something you can’t find anywhere else? Then you’ll love our unique specialty shops! Let us help you find what you’re looking for – we can guarantee that you won’t leave empty handed.





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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!

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.

Q: Where to eat? Fort Wayne Antique Dealers Association

Antiques on Broadway Antique Mall (260) 422-6505 Candlelight Antiques (260) 458-8308 Nature’s Corner Antique Mall (260) 483-5236 Stoller’s Antique Mall & Collectors Gallery (260) 422-8527 The Woodshack (260) 424-2093

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Antiques on Broadway Antique Mall 1115 Broadway, 46805 260-422-6505 Candelight Antiques 3205 Broadway, 46807 260-458-8308 Nature’s Corner Antique Mall 2307 Spy Run Ave., 46805 260-483-5236 Stoller’s Antique Mall & Collectors Gallery 909 N. Coliseum Blvd., 46805 260-422-8527 The Woodshack “We recycle old homes!” 444 W. Baker St. at Fairfield, 46802 260-424-2093

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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: Body Central,Buckle, Express/Express Men, Flip Flop Shops, Gymboree, Macy’s, Pandora, Sephora (located inside JCPenney’s), and exclusive to the market, Coach.

While the ladies are wandering the shops of Jefferson Pointe, the guys should go to Clem’s for the coolest sports stuff and comic books! —Rob Hines

When I am looking for a unique gift I always choose the Orchard Gallery. There you can support local art, a local business, and get a — Whitney Caudill super cool gift. For more Insider Tips, or to discover what’s going on whenever you’re in town, check out the Fort Wayne Insider’s Blog by clicking this QR code or visiting 42


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Discover Your Roots at The Genealogy Center One of Fort Wayne’s many treasures is The Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library. The Genealogy Center is home to the nation’s largest public genealogy collection, and it is housed in a gorgeous new $65 million facility. At over fifty years old, The Genealogy Center is home to over 340,000 print volumes and 590,000 microfilm resources. These holdings include family and local histories from the United States, Virgin Islands, Ireland, and Eastern Europe. The five rooms of The Genealogy Center and its online catalog include international collections, historical periodicals, ship passenger lists, military regimental histories, southern plantation records, Native American census records, and tribal records, to name a few. The Genealogy Center offers several computer banks for research as well as wireless internet services throughout the facility.

The Genealogy Center is led by trained genealogy staff and provides free resources to get visitors started in their genealogical research. One way to start is by taking a video tour of the Center and reviewing the suggested plan to get started in genealogical research. These planning tools are available on the Center’s website at

Plan a trip to discover your family heritage, right here in Fort Wayne at the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center. www.

The Genealogy Center is open seven days at week and is conveniently located at 900 Library Plaza Drive in the heart of downtown Fort Wayne. This location is ideal for visitors who may want to experience the other exciting downtown Fort Wayne attractions, such as the Grand Wayne Center, Parkview Field, Embassy Theatre, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, and Artlink.



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Say hello to the new 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 49

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800 Degree Restaurants

North - 800° Wood Fired Pizza 10020 Lima Rd. • (260) 490-0111 South - 800° Three Fires 5215 Illinois Rd. • (260) 416-0005

Wood fired Neapolitan pizza baked at oven temperatures between 800-1,100 degrees providing a truly authentic taste. Enjoy our pizza, salads, and regional craft beers. Made from the finest ingredients including free range local meats. A local favorite!

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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?”

Agaves Mexican Grill 212 E. Washington Center Rd. (260) 482-4282

Beautifully designed in a Mexican theme, Agaves has customers raving. Choose from a complete menu of traditional Mexican fare or Mexican lasagna, seafood chimichangas, or sizzling fajitas, accompanied by an Agaves margarita from our beautiful bar. Open daily lunch & dinner.

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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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8607 US Hwy 24 West • (260)436-2211

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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



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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!

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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

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!

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.

Chick-fil-A® at Jefferson Pointe

Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar 1425 W. Dupont Rd. • (260) 490-6556 5519 Coventry Ln. • (260) 459-3407 10524 Maysville Rd. • (260) 486-9464

B-Dubs specialty: Wings. Beer. Sports. Wall-to-wall flat screens and sports, and a full menu of NY style wings with over 20 sauces to choose from. Plus burgers, chicken, pulled pork and kids meals. Let the fun begin!

1725 Apple Glen Blvd. • (260) 436-8203

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A clear sign of intelligent nightlife in downtown Fort Wayne.

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Enjoy our delicious Chick-fil-A® Chicken sandwiches, fresh squeezed lemonade and hand-spun milkshakes. Catering menu available. Conveniently located in the Jefferson Pointe shopping area. Open Mon – Thurs 6:30 am-9pm, Fri-Sat 6:30am-10pm. Closed Sunday.


steaks, cool jazz and commodius cocktails. It’s no wonder Club Soda is voted the city’s best place for martinis, jazz and a night on the town year after year.

235 East Superior • 260.426.3442


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Cindy’s Diner

830 S. Harrison St. • (260) 422-1957

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

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.

Voted Fort Wayne’s #1 Italian Restaurant

Club Soda

235 E. Superior St. • (260) 426-3442

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.

Columbia Street West

135 W. Columbia St. • (260) 422-5055

Bourbon Street Hideaway

Culver’s Butterburgers and Frozen Custard

3510 E. Dupont Rd. (exit #316) (260) 482-4466 6527 W. Jefferson Blvd. (exit #302) (260) 432-4111 1425 W. Washington Center Rd. (exit #311B) (260) 451-2002

From Butterburgers to cod, fresh salads to frozen custard, stop in and experience quality meals, small town values and friendly service. All madeto-order for Dine-in, drive-through or to go. “Voted Best Burger in Fort Wayne.”

(260) 422-7500

Located on The Historic Landing, Columbia Street West is a must see Fort Wayne Favorite for over 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.

Family Owned & Operated Since 1977

Casa Ristorante Italiano 4111 Parnell Ave. 260-483-0202


Casa Grille 411 East Dupont Rd. 260-490-4745


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


814 S. Calhoun St. • (260) 423-3595

Fort Wayne’s largest craft beer bar featuring over 20 varieties on tap. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. We serve premium coffees, locally roasted, in a cozy atmosphere. Specialties include gourmet grilled cheese, house made soups and creative baked goods. 55


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


Don Hall’s Restaurants

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

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 Lane • (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.

Specialty Sundaes, Shakes and Concrete Mixers! Golden Corral

4747 Lima Rd. • (260) 480-0193

Downtown Deli and Marketplace

236 E. Wayne St. • (260) 424-0837 Organic fruits and vegetables go into our soups, sandwiches and salads. All natural meats and cheeses, too. We offer daily specials, soups and our incredible salad bar. Find us inside Cottage Flowers at the corner of Wayne and Barr.

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 rates and large party accommodations.

Voted “Best Burger in Fort Wayne” Our menu features over 45 palate-pleasing items including garden-fresh salads, award winning sandwiches and homestyle dinners. Dine in, Drive-Thru or Carry Out 10am- 10pm North at Dupont Rd. 3510 E Dupont Rd Exit 316, I-69 (260) 482-4466

Eddie Merlot’s

Granite City Food and Brewery

Eddie Merlot’s Prime Aged Beef and Seafood starts with U.S.D.A. Prime Beef. Choose from 70 wines by the glass and an extensive reserve wine collection. With a contemporary but elegant atmosphere, guests can have fun and relax, while dressed in business or casual attire.

A casual dining restaurant with an on-site brewery. We offer a broad menu of items that are prepared fresh daily & are served in generous portions at reasonable prices. Our handcrafted beers are moderately priced & offer unique styles & flavors not typically produced by major breweries.

1502 Illinois Rd. S. • (260) 459-2222

3809 Coldwater Rd. • (260) 471-3030


North - Washington Ctr 1425 W Washington Ctr Rd Exit 311B, I-69 (260) 451-2002 South 6527 W Jefferson Blvd-US 24 W, Exit 302, I-69 (260) 432-4111 (Just 1.7 miles south of Jefferson Pointe)


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Largest variety buffet in town with wonderful low prices. Don’t wait in line! Get in and enjoy 190 selections we have on our premium buffet each day.

4747 Lima Road • 480-0193 Breakfast: Sat-Sun 7:30-11am • Lunch: Mon-Sat 10:45-4pm Dinner: Mon-Thur 4-10pm • Fri-Sat 4-11pm Sunday Dinner All Day: 10:45-10pm

10% OFF 10% OFF 10% OFF 15% OFF & FREE DRINK Any Meal Breakfast Any Dinner Buffet Drink not included. Must present coupon. One coupon per visit. Not valid with other offers. Valid at Lima Road Location only. Expires 1/31/14

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Must present coupon. One coupon per visit. Not valid with other offers. Valid at Lima Road Location only. Expires 1/31/14

Drink not included. Must present coupon. One coupon per visit. Not valid with other offers. Valid at Lima Road Location only. Expires 1/31/14

Any Kids Meal

Must present coupon. One coupon per visit. Not valid with other offers. Valid at Lima Road Location only. Expires 1/31/14

from neighborhood restaurants to fine dining steak houses

Hall’s is a local favorite for every occasion.

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Guesthouse Hotel & Grill

Commissary & Canal Tap Haus new haven - 493-6622

w washington center rd - 489-2524

Hollywood Drive-In

trier rd - 482-4342

Original Drive-In

downtown - 424-3183

Triangle Park

coliseum blvd - 482-1113

Takaoka of Japan


bluffton rd - 747-7509

Prime Rib

Food Factory Express

bluffton rd - 747-0211


e state blvd - 483-0597



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The Factory

coldwater rd - 484-8693

Tavern at Coventry

coventry lane - 459-2893

Old Gas House & Deck downtown - 426-3411



536 W Main St. • (260) 426-0531

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

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J.K. O’Donnell’s Irish Ale House

Liberty Diner

2929 Goshen Rd. • (260) 484-9666

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!

Mad Anthony Brewery Company

Jimmy John’s

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

Jimmy John’s - America’s Favorite Sandwich Delivery Guys!™ Unlike any other sub shop, Jimmy John’s is all about the freshest ingredients and fastest service. Freaky Fast! Freaky Good!™ Order online today at or call for delivery.

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.

2002 Broadway • (260) 426-2537

Koto Japanese Steak House & Sushi

301 E. Washington Center Rd. (260) 482-4288

Enjoy an extensive menu, and first class service, made from the freshest ingredients. Choose from our Hibachi or Sushi Menu – a meal for you and your family that is unlike any! Call us today and reserve a table or even carryout your order.

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 Angola. Sunday carry out Fort Wayne only.

Fáilte! Take a journey to the Emerald Isle; come to JK’s where Irish atmosphere, good cheer and savory food abound. You’ll find 90+ beers, hard ciders, whiskeys, bourbons and scotches; traditional pub food and housemade fare 121 W. Wayne St. (one block north of the Grand Wayne, featuring local producers. 2 blocks north of Parkview Field) Also, family friendly Belleek Hall. (260) 420-5563 Menus @ 58


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Naked Tchopstix

8607 US Hwy. 24 W • (260) 436-2211

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 Olive Twist

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

The Oyster Bar

Pembroke Bakery & Café

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 “Local’s favorite, an innovator in the culinary arts, as well as personal service.”

Find us on Facebook for our daily specials! Yummy food for everyone! Fort Wayne’s premier vegan bakery specializes in artisan 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.

1830 S. Calhoun St. • (260) 744-9490

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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!

“Locals’ Favorite!” –USA Today

“Serious Food in a Casual Atmosphere”

Outback Steakhouse

Paula’s on Main

This Australian themed steakhouse offers not only beef & steak, but a variety of chicken, ribs, seafood, and pasta dishes. Offering high-quality food & service, generous portions at moderate prices and a casual atmosphere suggestive of the Australian Outback.

The eclectic atmosphere is comfortable and fun and the food is a local favorite. Enjoy lobster, oyster on the half shell, fresh cut steaks, chowder, salads and desserts. Try the fresh fish market and full bar. Party room available. Lunch 11-2 M-Fri, Dinner M-Sat 5-10pm.

5455 Coventry Lane • (260) 459-9206

300 E. Main St. • (260) 247-7220

1732 Main St. • (260) 424-2300

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Penn Station East Coast Subs 4916 Illinois Rd. • (260) 449-9441 818 E. Coliseum Blvd. • (260) 755-1257 6037 Stellhorn Rd. • (260) 755-3761 1125 E. Dupont Rd. • (260) 338-2376

Featuring 14 Gourmet Hot-Grilled To Order Subs, including our signature Philly Cheesesteak as well as Cold Deli-Clasic Subs. Enjoy our signature Fresh-Cut Fries, Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade and Chocolate Chunk Cookie. Have a meeting, sports event, convention, tournament, team, field trip or other large group to feed? Penn Station offers Party Platters, Box Lunches, Gallons of Lemonade, Iced Tea, Sweet Tea and Cookie Trays.Voted Fort Wayne’s Best Sub and Best Place for Lunch 4 years in a row!

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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 Scott Road Plaza 10080 W. Illinois Rd. • (260)-432-3777

SATISFY YOUR CRAVING... 818 E. Coliseum Blvd (260) 755-1257 (corner of Clinton & Coliseum) 1125 E. Dupont Rd (260) 338-2376 (just east of Coldwater Rd.) 4916 Illinois Rd. (260)-449-9441 (14 Square Shopping Center) 6037 Stellhorn Rd (260) 755-3761 (Northwood Plaza) 60

Quaker Steak and Lube

407 W. Coliseum Blvd. • (260) 484-4688

Quaker Steak & Lube® is a family friendly restaurant with a motor-themed atmosphere. With 25 signature wing sauces in over 41 locations, do your mouth a favor and stop by “The Lube” for an eating experience you’ll never forget.

Shigs in Pit

2008 Fairfield Ave. • (260) 387-5903

Award Winning Traditional Southern Barbeque from slow hickory smoked ribs and pulled pork to chicken and tender sliced brisket. Enjoy Homemade Side Dishes like fresh Creamy Cole slaw, or hot Potato Casserole. We do catering too!


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Sweet Violets Tea and Antiques

503 W. Wayne St. • (260) 426-4832

Relax and enjoy tea, lunch, desserts or Afternoon Tea all served in the finest fashion. Daily quiche and soup specials all made from scratch. Stop in at our antique gift shop in the beautiful historic home. Hours: 11am-4pm Wed-Sat. Reservations Preferred.

Switta Thai Cuisine

Taj Mahal Indian Restaurant

Stay healthy with NO MSG! An exotic spread of Thai favorites with homemade appetizers like Switta Basil Rolls; traditional Lemongrass Soup or exotic Squid Salad. Try our signature Switta Noodle, Roasted Duck Curry, Basil Soft-Shell Crab. Dine in or Carryout.

Authentic Indian food including favorites like Vegetable Samosa, Fresh Nanan bread, Chicken Makhani, Lamb Vindaloo, and Shrimp Curry. Large Vegetarian menu and many gluten free items. Beer and wine, lunch buffet, carryout and catering available. Spice mild to extra hot. Open 6 daysclosed Tues.

5820 Challenger Parkway • (260) 497-9429


6410 W. Jefferson Blvd. • (260) 432-8993


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710 W. Washington Center Rd. (260) 416-0919

Legendary Food, Legendary Service, and Legendary Fun! Hand-cut steaks, Fall-off-the-bone Ribs, fresh baked bread, made-from-scratch side items & salad dressings, iced cold beer, and Legendary Margaritas. Great food at a great price.

Tour Like an Insider: Favorite Local Restaurants Vanilla Bean Unique Cookies & Cupcakes

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

We specialize in taking ordinary ingredients and creating extraordinary flavor combinations. Visit and enjoy our gourmet cookies and cupcakes created from original recipes. Meet Debbie and Sandra as seen on Food Network’s Cupcake Wars. Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm; Sat. Closed By appointment only.

Wu’s Fine Chinese Cuisine

4411 Coldwater Rd. • (260) 483-0899

An elegant atmosphere, outstanding service, and unmatched presentation accompany a reputation for the finest in Chinese cuisine. A banquet room seating up to 60 is available upon reservation. Serving lunch, vegetarian, and gluten free items every day as well.

We always celebrate family events at Mad Anthony’s on Taylor —Kayleen Reusser Street. What a fun atmosphere! Calhoun St. Soups, Salads and Spirits offers the right mix of downtown urban atmosphere and simple, delicious foods that make you feel right at home. If your home has a great band —Heather Schoegler performing on the back stage, of course. JK O’Donnell’s Irish Pub—authentic food and an atmosphere not —Holly Hammersmith to be missed. My husband and I have been going to Henry’s on Main for over a decade. It’s our local “Cheers,” where everybody knows our names. Whether just for drinks or to enjoy an evening meal, it’s our go to —Amber Recker place to unwind. I have celiac disease so I must be careful when dining out. Luckily, Fort Wayne has a greats list of restaurants that offer gluten-free options. My favorites are BakerStreet Steak, Seafood, and Spirits; The Oyster Bar; or Spice & Herb: A Taste of Thailand.

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—Whitney Caudill

Just a few of the 2012 National Accolades for our All America City include:

Winner of the Gold Medal at the 2012 Great American Beer Fest for their Ruby Raspberry Wheat

Champion of the 2010 World Choir games; winner of two gold medals in the 2010 and 2012 games

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of this historical cross-country highway that runs through the heart of Fort Wayne

Recipient of the 2012 bronze award for accomplishments in making the community more bicycle friendly

The Dish on Fort Wayne


Ice cream may be america’s favorite frozen treat, but frozen yogurt (froyo for short) is likely a close second. FroYo is easy to find in the Summit City. Just a few current options include Yo Yo: Yogurt on Your Own, Yogoland, Spoonz, Yum Yums: Yogurt U Make, Orange Leaf and Menchie’s.

Speaking of decor, all shops are brightly colored and decorated in a fun, kid-friendly style. The environment really makes a trip for frozen yogurt feel like a special treat.

Inside you will find a wall of self-serve machines offering up yogurt options for the customer to create frozen concoctions. Next is the best part: the toppings bar, of course! Here, you can adorn your yogurt creation with everything from strawberries to chocolate chip cookie dough pieces.

Icy desserts are a summer staple. Make yours frozen yogurt – it is a customizable, affordable treat.

Yearning for something out of the ordinary? Chances are, you’re in luck. Flavors at each shop run the gamut from standard vanilla, to strawberry, to cookies and cream. Some stores even have a few sugarfree options. Bottom line: there is something for everyone. And, for the sugar junkie, many offer edible waffle cups. Insider’s Note: The cost of the yogurt is determined by weight. Most stores charge about 40 cents per ounce. So, for a moderate amount of yogurt with toppings, expect to pay about $5.00. Most offer outside seating, which is perfect for a warm summer night.


Here are the local options for FroYo goodness: Menchie’s 6408-D W. Jefferson Blvd. Orange Leaf 2870 E. Dupont Rd. Spoonz 1034 Thomas Rd., Suite 116 Yogoland 6505 E. State Blvd. Yo Yo – Yogurt on Your Own North Location: 10015 Lima Rd. South Location: 9930 Illinois Rd. Central Location: IPFW Campus Yum Yums – Yogurt U Make 10454 Maysville Rd.

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Lodging Rest Easy We know that you’re looking for a relaxing hotel with all of the comfort and amenities of home, at a price that fits your budget. With over 45 choices, from luxurious full–service hotels to quaint bed and breakfasts, we have just the place for you to relax, unwind, and take a dip in the pool! And now, you can even book online! Visit us at and we’ll help you find the right room for your next getaway!





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LaSalle Bed and Breakfast Hall’s Guesthouse Hotel Fort Wayne Hilton at the Grand Wayne Center Holiday Inn – IPFW & Coliseum Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Families love our hotel amenities!

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Baymont Inn & Suites

LaSalle Bed & Breakfast with House Spa

517 W. Washington Blvd. • (260) 422-0851 (877) 422-0851 • Historic luxury downtown describes our properties. LaSalle Bed & Breakfast has European décor and is home to Thomas Snook. Stay in the historic Civil War Era 1842 Sion Bass House, featuring spa showers and jacuzzis. All guests enjoy a full breakfast!

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

I-69/311B. 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,continental breakfast. Weekly rates available.

2881 E. Dupont Rd. • (260) 490-8989 www.baymontinns/hotel/46437

Located at Exit 316 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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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 311A.

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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Best Western Luxbury Inn 5501 Coventry Ln. • (260) 436-0242

Exit 302, I-69 and US 24 W. Winner of “Certificate of Excellence” from for 2010, 2011 and 2012. Newly renovated rooms with 37-42” HDTV. Brand new fitness center, Hot Breakfast, many restaurants in walking distance. Close to Lutheran Hospital, downtown, Airport. Cleanest and Friendliest hotel in Fort Wayne.

Comfort Suites - Southwest 5775 Coventry Ln. • (260) 436-4300

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.

Country Inn & Suites

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

Exit 311B (Old111B) 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, 40”LCD TV, indoor pool and fitness. Fireplace/Jacuzzi Suites are available.

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Candlewood Suites

5251 Distribution Dr. • (260) 484-1400

I-69 exit 311A. 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.

A Refreshing New Stay

Comfort Suites North

• 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!

3302 E. Dupont Rd. • (260) 480-7030

Exit 316 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 out in our fitness center. Meeting space, business center amenitites available. 100% Smoke Free Property.

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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

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Courtyard by Marriott 1619 W. Washington Ctr. Rd. (260) 489-1500

Located off I-69, exit 311B. 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.

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 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.

• 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

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Days Inn

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North I-69, Exit 311B, 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.


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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 exit 311B, 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.

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5707 Challenger Pkwy. • (260) 489-8888 (800) 424-6423 •

Near Glenbrook and the Memorial Coliseum. I-69 Exit 311B. 68 rooms. Free continental breakfast buffet, satellite TV with STARZ!, Encore, indoor pool, spa, fitness center, conference & meeting rooms. Children free w/adult. Rates starting at $52!

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Relax & Recharge! · Spacious rooms with mini-fridge, microwave oven, coffee maker & 42” HDTV · Complimentary WIFI & 24-hour business center · Indoor pool, whirlpool & fitness center · Breakfast Cafe featuring made-to-order menu · Meeting facilities for up to (150) people · Complimentary airport shuttle (7A - 9P) · Complimentary parking!

Hilton Garden Inn

I-69, Exit 302 • 8615 US Hwy 24 West Fort Wayne, IN 46804 (260) 435-1777

Extended Stay America South 8309 W. Jefferson Blvd • (260) 432-1916

Extended Stay America North

5810 Challenger Parkway • (260) 490-0500 Our studio style suites feature a new, fresh, open layout with contemporary décor and comfort bedding. Our hotels offer business and leisure travelers alike all the amenities they need, including fully-equipped kitchens, free wi-fi and on-premise laundry facilities Pet friendly.

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott/Fort Wayne 6021 Lima Rd. • (260) 442-3040

GuestHouse International Inn

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

Conveniently located at Exit 311B 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.

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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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 kitchen. • Daily complimentary Suite Start® hot breakfast. • Welcome Home® light dinner buffet (Mon-Thu). • Complimentary WiFi and 24 hour business center. • 24 hour fitness facility; airport shuttle. • Meeting facilities for up to (35) people. • Complimentary parking!

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Tour Like an Insider: “Off the Beaten Path” I love to eat, and my favorite “off the beaten path” activity is to grab brunch at Pickles Cafe in Dunfee. I can enjoy an outstanding and creative meal and then do some country store-style shopping where you least expect it. —Whitney Caudill Visit Foster Park in the spring to see hundreds of tulips and other bulbs in bloom! —Kayleen Reusser I highly recommend the Brass Rail to music lovers of all genres. From heavy metal to Americana, their acts run the gamut. There aren’t too many places in town where you can catch a quality outof-town band on a Tuesday night. Make sure you order a PBR! —Lauren Caggiano My husband and I bike a lot during the summer months and we especially like the stretch of trail between South Kensington and New Haven. It offers over 13 miles round trip of uninterrupted trail along the river and through the woods. We also love spending an afternoon at one of the many Splash Pads around town. We especially like Taylor’s Boundless playground at Kreager Park.

—Amber Recker

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Association works for a better stay.

“ Visitors’ impressions of a community can often be affected by the quality of their lodging” says Diane Michaels, President of the Northeast Indiana Hospitality Association. (NEIHA). Our association works to improve professionalism in our industry, partnering together to make a better community- and it works! Hotel membership cares, and it shows. NEIHA members include: Allen County War Memorial Coliseum Baymont Inn & Suites Candlewood Suites Chick-Fil-A Country Inn & Suites Courtyard by Marriott – North Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Fairfield Inn Gordon Food Services Grand Wayne Convention Center Granite City Hyatt Place Hampton Inn North Hampton Inn SW Hilton Downtown Hilton Garden Inn Holiday Inn Express Holiday Inn - Coliseum Homewood Suites Hotel Fort Wayne IPFW Landmark Centre LaSalle Bed & Breakfast Parkview Field Residence Inn Staybridge Suites

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

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Hampton Inn & Suites

Hampton Inn Southwest

The newest Hampton in Fort Wayne, we are located North on I-69, just 8 minutes from Glenbrook Mall. Amenities include heated indoor pool, whirlpool, on the house breakfast, business center, meeting rooms, Clean and Fresh bedding. Suites and in room whirlpools.

I-69, Exit 311B. Enjoy our Newly Remodeled hotel, with complimentary full hot breakfast buffet, Indoor Pool & Spa, suite shop, and free WIFI. Within minutes of Spiece Fieldhouse, Ice Sports Center, Volleyball Fieldhouse, Memorial Coliseum, IPFW, The Plex, Glenbrook Square Mall, shopping, and restaurants.

Newly Remodeled. Fresh & Clean 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.

3250 Dupont Rd. • (260) 483-3999

5702 Challenger Pkwy. • (260) 489-0908

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

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Residence Inn

Hampton Inn SW 8219 W Jefferson Blvd 46804

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• 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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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.

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Hilton Garden Inn

8615 US Hwy 24 W. • (260) 435-1777

I-69, Exit 302. Our comfortable & spacious rooms feature: microwave, fridge, coffee maker & complimentary WIFI. Complimentary business center. 24-hour Pavilion Pantry & guest laundry facility. Indoor pool, whirlpool & fitness facility. Breakfast Café featuring made-to-order menu. Airport shuttle. Banquet facility & full catering services. Complimentary parking!

Holiday Inn at IPFW & The Memorial Coliseum

Holiday Inn Express Hotels & Suites

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.

Located in the Village of Coventry, I-69 at exit 302, 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!

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

5915 Ellison Rd. • (260) 459-1888

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Top Rated Hotel

TownePlace Suites Fort Wayne, next door to 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.

Homewood Suites by Hilton 8621 US Hwy 24 W. (260) 432-5100 • (800) CALL-HOME

I-69, Exit 302. Enjoy your daily routine away from home in our residential-style, all-suite hotel; featuring separate living & sleeping areas and fully equipped kitchen.Complimentary daily breakfast buffet & light dinner buffet (Mon-Thu). See our ad for additional amenities!

Just minutes away from Spiece Fieldhouse, Glenbrook Square Mall, and Downtown Fort Wayne. And two blocks from the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo. Stay where the action is!

Hotel Fort Wayne

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Spacious full-service hotel features 222 rooms including concierge level with a concierge lounge and fitness center. Concierge king rooms with upgrades. 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.


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Residence Inn - Southwest

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

I-69 Exit 312 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. Close to Pierre’s night club, Earlybirds, and downtown.

7811 W. Jefferson Blvd. • (260) 432-8000

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

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.

Staybridge Suites

5925 Ellison Rd. • (260) 432-2427

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.

Quality Inn

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

I-69 Exit 311B. In room amenities: 30” HDTV w/4 HBO channels, microwave, refrigerator, coffeemaker, iron/ironing board, FREE hot breakfast. FREE local calls and USA Today (Mon- Fri), FREE high speed wireless, interview center, meeting rooms. Discounts: AARP/AAA. Rates: $65-$99.

Beautiful new hotel off I-69 at exit 302, 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 an evening Social Reception Tues-Thur. Complimentary guest laundry. Recreation and sports courts. Petfriendly. Facility built to provide that “at home feel.” Get comfortable at Staybridge Suites.


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5710 Challenger Parkway • (260) 489-0050 Easy access off I-69, Exit 311B. 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.

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.

306 Touring Dr. - Auburn, IN (260) 920-1900 •

Premier 66 room hotel off I-69, exit 329, 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. Free wi-fi.Pet friendly. Banquet facility, catering available.

Nearby Hotels: Potawatomi Inn Resort & Conference Center – Angola

TownePlace Suites

3949 Ice Way • (260) 483-1160

Located at exit 311A 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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Holiday Inn Express - Auburn 404 Touring Dr. - Auburn, IN (260) 925-1900 •

Located at exit 329 off I-69, 15 minutes north of Fort Wayne. Minutes away from Auctions America by RM Auction Park and many museums. On-site fitness center. Guestrooms include FREE high speed internet, complimentary Express breakfast, pet friendly, USA Today.

In Pokagon State Park, I-69 at exit 354. Tollroad exit 144. Overlooks beautiful Lake James. 137 guest rooms with two restaurants. Indoor pool, game room, library, gift shop and 10,500 sq. ft. of meeting space. Nature Center, horseback riding, seasonal toboggan, paved bike trail (rentals available).

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Exit 316 off I-69. Extended stay lodging featuring secure temporary lodging with low weekly rates. No lease required. Furnished studios, high speed internet, on site washer and dryer, housekeeping, full kitchens and vending machine.

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1 Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge, Downtown 2 Fort Wayne Skyline 3 “One of the Best Places to Raise a Family!” 4 Fort Wayne = Family Fun 5 Rivergreenway 6 Allen County Public Library – downtown branch 7 Fort Wayne International Airport



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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.

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40TH 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!

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.”


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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.

Parkview Health System

Sunoco Mac Food Marts (260) 426-7676

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

Apartments: Apartment Association of Fort Wayne (260) 482-2916

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

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Lancia Homes

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.

Jim and Floyd Lancia have been building homes in Fort Wayne since 1975.Their commitment is reflected in the quality of each Lancia home. Visit one of our models to see the plans for your new home.

(260) 436-7171 • (800) 430-7171

9430 Lima Rd. • (260) 489-4433

Remember the event…Recognize special people…Reward the winners! Custom sandcarved glass studio. Featuring unique etched recognition awards & trophies, corporate identity merchandise, candle lanterns, wind chimes, signage and art pieces.

(260) 490-8518

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.

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.

Windsor Oaks Apartments

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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Gordon Food Service

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10001 Pin Oak Circle • (260) 485-8855

Glassique Art

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.

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Builders: The Landmark Conference and Reception Centre

A Party Apart

200 E. Superior St. • (260) 969-0999

Bob Buescher Homes

1206 Ruston Pass • (260) 490-3355

As an award winning builder, Bob Buescher Homes is celebrating their 36th year of designing & building quality homes in Fort Wayne and around the Northern Indiana lakes.

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!


6222 Ellison Rd. • (260) 432-4500

A beautiful, flexible 10,000 sq ft event facility located in Southwest Fort Wayne. Seat up to 650 people for a reception style event. Customize your menu to meet every events needs...outside catering too! Let us make your next event memorable!

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Tower Bank

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.

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

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 greenery, plant rentals for special events and parties.

General Credit Union

6601 Mutual Dr. • (260) 471-5544

Great rates? Check. Locally operated? Check. Big orange roof? Check! Join us at any of our 5 Ft. Wayne and 37 area locations and check into unparalleled banking convenience. If you live or work in Ft. Wayne or the surrounding area, check us out and bank with the best.


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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.

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.


Indiana Tech

1600 E. Washington Blvd. • (260) 422-5561 Indiana Tech offers career-focused degree programs for learners of all ages. Majors include business, computer science, engineering, education, criminal justice and more. Associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees are available.

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

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IPFW Hospitality and Tourism Management Program (260) 481-6562 •

Tour Like an Insider: Why I Love to Live in Fort Wayne I moved here over 10 years ago from Chicago and love living in Fort Wayne. Everything is so accessible: housing is affordable, arts and culture are thriving, and the people are accommodating and helpful. —Amber Recker

Manchester University College of Pharmacy

10627 Diebold Rd. • (260) 470-2700

Students are prepared to become pharmacists in a four-year doctoral program at this campus, located in the dynamic health care corridor on Fort Wayne’s north side. The residential campus is in nearby North Manchester, offering 60 areas of undergraduate study and two master’s programs.

No matter where we travel, we always say, “We’re so glad to be home.” Fort Wayne is full of friendly residents and all the right resources. I love that my non-native husband feels just as at home in Fort Wayne as I do. —Heather Schoegler For more Insider Tips, or to discover what’s going on whenever you’re in town, check out the Fort Wayne Insider’s Blog by clicking this QR code or visiting

University of Saint Francis • (260) 399-7999

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Fun “Made Here” Fort Wayne is a great place to live, work, and play. And for those who don’t live here, a taste of Northeast Indiana is just a click away!

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 and dermatology, as well as veterinarians limiting their practice to the emergency and critical care of companion animals.

In 2012, a vibrant series of videos was produced to highlight the region’s best and brightest, through the “Your Story. Made Here.” project. The videos, produced by the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, showcase the region’s assets from downtown Fort Wayne to Northeast Indiana lake country! The videos show how one community can produce the varied stories of businessmen and bull riders, entrepreneurs and engineers, musicians and managers—and not just how they make a living, but how they make a difference and have fun, too. Visitors are invited to view these videos online at


Those interested in what downtown Fort Wayne has to offer should check out “A Vibrant Heart.” In this video, learn how downtown Fort Wayne has been transformed into a hub for arts, music, fashion, and community. The residents of Northeast Indiana are making a great living, and have a great story to share. Whether you’re looking for a new band on a weekday night or farm-to-fork five-star dining in a country setting, you’ll find it in Northeast Indiana.

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Fast Print, Inc.

Printing: Bankers Advertising & Promotions /Old Fort Specialty (260) 747-6161

3050 E. State Blvd. • (260) 484-5487

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Printing, copying, signage, mailing and promotional items for over 35 years…where customer service shines!

Hightech Signs (260) 484-2600

New Haven Print

7531 SR 930 E. • (260) 493-3844

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

EP Graphics

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

Parrot Press

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.

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

520 Spring St. • (260) 422-6402

AAA Chicago

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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.

Baden, Gage & Schroeder, LLC CPA & Business Consultants (260) 422-2551

Q: What to do? Excell Color Graphics

2623 Camino Court • (260) 482-2720

We’re a hard-working, high-quality printing company that takes pride in doing the job right every single time.


Best Blinds

(260) 490-4422

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

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.

“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 • 84

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Mike Thomas Associates/F.C Tucker 1020 E. Dupont Rd. • (260) 489-2000/421

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JH Specialty

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

JH Specialty, Inc. is a full service solutions provider. We help our clients utilize promotional products, decorated apparel, and digital marketing to maximize their tradeshow approach during and after the show. Contact JH Specialty today to learn how we can empower your tradeshow staff at your next show.

Beth Goldsmith

North Eastern Group Realty REALTOR®/ Broker, Certified Residential Specialist (260) 479-1446

(260) 435-4222

Beth Goldsmith has 20 years of successful experience in helping people make Fort Wayne home. She specializes in medical and corporate relocation across town and around the globe. When you need a REALTOR® who listens to your specific needs in relocation, contact Beth.

Real Estate:

Annie Eckrich

PakMail - Dupont Village

429 E. Dupont Rd. • (260) 637-4809

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

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Gayle Doornbos, ABR, CRS, GRI 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!

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

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Michael Litchin, ABR,CMS,CRS,e-PRO,GRI,QSC Real Living Resource 127 W. Main St. • (260) 420-7653 x100 (260) 438-7128 (cell)

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.

Upstate Alliance of REALTORS®

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, Punta Gorda/Fort Myers and Tampa Bay. Free shuttle service to/from the parking lots, curbside luggage assistance, ample parking, short security lines & free WiFi throughout the terminal.

3403 E. Dupont Rd. • (260) 426-4700

Dollar and Thrifty Car Rental 3827 W. Ferguson Rd. • (260) 478-2013

Reserve a rental car online and save! With great prices on car rentals, you’ll find the rental cars you want at prices you’ll love.

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.

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


Our success is defined not in numbers, but by our clients’ satisfaction. With extensive marketing skills and knowledge, coupled with the latest technology available, Sold by the Gold offers education and experience—an unbeatable real estate combination. Contact us and discover how we can help!

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.

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

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Tour Like an Insider: Don’t Leave Town Without . . . Visiting the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo. The greatest joy since my son was born has been rediscovering how much fun it is to visit the Zoo together! —Rob Hines

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—Amber Recker

Catching a show at the Embassy Theatre! It’s the best place to enjoy a national performer, the Phil, or live theatre. —Heather Schoegler

Thank you. 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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