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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 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 / jeffersonshopping.com


Welcome to Fort Wayne Plan your trip around the biggest exhibits of 2014

Downtown Fort Wayne comes alive with the addition of 50 new sculptures in 2014! Visit the Nation’s Largest Public Genealogy Library Plan a Girlfriend Getaway around the Vera Bradley Outlet Sale

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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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Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo

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Your family will love 40 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 and say hello to orangutans or sharks. See why the zoo was voted Indiana’s #1 Summer Attraction! Open April 26-October 31, 9am-5pm.

Spark your imagination at Science Central! Explore 120+ exhibits, including Science On a Sphere, and discover great gifts in our Gift Shop. Open: Tues-Fri, 10am-4pm; Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun, 12-5 pm. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays during school year.

3411 Sherman Blvd. • (260) 427-6800 www.kidszoo.org

1950 N. Clinton St. • (260) 424-2400 www.sciencecentral.org

The History Center

302 E. Berry St. • (260) 426-2882 www.fwhistorycenter.com

The Allen County/Fort Wayne Historical Society and Museum features exhibits from Little Turtle to Anthony Wayne, alongside inventions that originated in this area. 27,000 historic photographs, records and artifacts are available for study. Visit the Allen County Innovation exhibition gallery, new as of fall 2012. Museum Shop. Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm; Sat 12-5pm. First Sunday each month 12-5pm. Free to children 2 & under and members.

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Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory

1100 S. Calhoun St. • (260) 427-6440 www.botanicalconservatory.org

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.

The Sphere Is Here! Visit Science Central and experience Science On a Sphere, a fantastic new exhibit developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Spark your imagination with this cutting edge technology that displays data-in-the-round about the Earth, space, weather and more! How awesome is that?!? And enjoy over 120 other exhibits featuring hands-on science fun!

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

This American Art Museum offers diverse exhibitions of contemporary and historical art. Activities include tours, lectures, workshops and parties.The Paradigm Gallery has fine art and crafts for sale and the Early Learning Center offers hands-on fun for youngsters. Open: Tues-Sat 10am-6pm; Thur 10am-8pm; Sun Noon-5pm. Closed Holidays.

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

1-800-767-7752 • www.VisitFortWayne.com

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 Financial Foundation Collection. Get a preview at LincolnCollection.org.

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 history records 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 Fort Wayne, IN 46802 260-421-1200 www.ACPL.info

For The Genealogy Center, visit www.GenealogyCenter.org or call 260-421-1225 for more information.

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Looking for the right time to visit? 2014 offers many exceptional special exhibits at our museums and attractions. A few highlights include: Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory

Fort Wayne Museum of Art

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Hidden Places, High Spaces January 11 – April 20, 2014

Biological Canvas March 15 – June 22, 2014

Discover cozy hiding spots, bird’s-eye views, and secret trails set among primroses and cyclamen. Explore a garden full of beautiful tulips and daffodils while climbing the towers, braving the garden tunnel and weaving your own imaginative tale.

The Butterfly Effect— 11th Annual Butterfly Exhibit April 26 – July 6, 2014

Enjoy the magic of butterflies with a beautiful array of large exotic species native to habitats from South America, Africa and Asia.

Rising Rhythm, Flowing Form July 12 – November 16, 2014

The Showcase Garden will use the landscape architect’s tools of plant color, earth form, and curved line to build a vibrant and harmonious eye-scape for the visitor. An arch of blue-grey succulent plants flows into a river-like ribbon, bending and dividing through the center of the garden, ending in dynamic punctuations of form. Bright geometries of flowers and foliage surround a living, central sculpture - providing an unconventional backdrop for thoughtful contemplation and photography.

High Style Holidays November 26 – January 4, 2015

Discover the flair and panache of Art Deco style and Roaring 20’s chic. Crisp symmetry merges with uptown drama as winecolored poinsettias anchor the shimmering décor of silver, gold, and champagne.

Discover this intriguing trend in contemporary art: the tendency to reference biology—animals, natural processes, human systems, and other elements of the natural world—in the context of contemporary culture.

Rims & Fins: The Golden Age of American Bicycles April 19 – June 29, 2014

Despite our obsession with automobiles throughout the 20th century, Americans have long embraced a more basic means of transportation: the bicycle. 

Crafting a Continuum: Rethinking Contemporary Craft September 13 – December 21, 2014

This is the first comprehensive museum exhibition to highlight these extensive craft holdings, including new international acquisitions in wood, ceramic and fiber.

Lure of Mexico October 4 – December 7, 2014

In the 1920s-1940s, numerous American artists, writers, and musicians traveled to Mexico, attracted by the inexpensive lifestyle, politics, welcoming artistic community, and progressive government sponsored art programs. This exhibition will explore the influence of the Mexican Renaissance on American artists, reflected in their style, subject matter, and approach.  Other exceptional exhibits at the Museum of Art this year include: Painting Indiana III: Heritage of Place, The National: Best Contemporary Photography 2014, 42nd Annual Glass Invitational Winners, Contemporary Realism Biennial – and many more! 8

The History Center www.fwhistorycenter.com 2014 Special Exhibit: Hoosiers & Their Hooch: Perspectives on Prohibition 2 April 8 – May 10, 2014

Visitors will be taken through the rise and fall of prohibition in Indiana and throughout the entire country. The exhibit spans the dawn of the temperance movement of the 1900s, the roaring 1920s and the unprecedented repeal of a constitutional amendment during the Great Depression.

Science Central www.sciencecentral.org To MyPlate and Beyond 1 January 13 – May 5, 2014

Join seven-year old Max and his best pal Munch as they study the USDA’s simple plan for healthy eating – MyPlate. Join their amazingly healthy – and fun – adventure!

In the Dark 3 May 17 – September 7, 2014

Explore different environments of darkness and the unique life forms that inhabit them through a combination of hands-on and whole-body interactives, walk-through dioramas, and specimens.

African/AfricanAmerican Historical Society and Museum www.AAAHMuseum.org Bob Marley: Afro-Caribbean Histories Second Quarter of 2014

A life history retrospective of the worldrenowned reggae singer and political activist. Other events will feature the role of the West Indies cricket team in desegregating cricket as a sport worldwide in the 1960s and 70s.

Africans in the First World War: Beyond All Quiet on the Western Front Third Quarter of 2014 This exhibit will highlight the significant role 1.6 million African participants played in the First World War across all theaters globally.

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

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May 17 & 18 Muster on the St. Mary’s: A Time Line Event

July 12 & 13 Revolutionary WarThe Western Front 1777

February 15 & 16 Winter Garrison

May 25 Memorial Day Observance

April 12 Early Modern Muster of Arms: 1580-1610

May 31 Northern Imperial Garrison Weekend: 1754-1763

August 23 & 24 Post Miamies: 1754-1763

April 26 13th Pennsylvania Drill: 1776-1782

June 7 & 8 Siege of Fort Wayne: 1812

Historic Fort Wayne

African/African-American Historical Society and Museum of Allen County The AAAHSM (“AWESOME”) exhibits the histories of people of African descent in Allen County since 1809, and African history from earliest times to today. An Arts United affiliate, the museum houses the City’s largest public collection of African Art. Open: Tues, Thur, Sat 10am to 2pm.

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May 3 & 4 Primitive Skills Weekend

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June 21-22 Camp Allen Muster: 1861-1865

September 7 Be A Tourist in Your Own Hometown October 18 Fright Night Lantern Tours November 29 Christmas at the Fort

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

Allen County Public Library The Genealogy Center 900 Library Plaza • (260) 421-1200 www.acpl.info

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.

Baer Field Heritage Aircraft Park 3005 W. Ferguson Rd. • (260) 478-3210 www.baerfieldheritagepark.com

This park showcases 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

1100 S. Calhoun St. • (260) 424-1485 Cathedral church built in 1859. Exceptional woodcarvings and stained glass.

Allen County Courthouse 715 S. Calhoun St. • (260) 449-4246 www.allencountycourthouse.org

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.

ARCH

818 Lafayette • (260) 426-5117 www.archfw.org

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.

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Cathedral Museum and Bookstore

915 S. Clinton St. • (260) 422-4611 www.diocesefwsb.org/cathedral-museum

The Museum has hundreds of religious artifacts, some dating back to the time of Jesus Christ and Abraham. Open: Tues-Fri 10am-2pm. The first floor bookstore carries a large selection of gift items and church supplies. Open: Mon, Thurs, Fri 8:30am5pm,Tue & Wed 8:30am-7pm, Sat 10am-2pm. Free admission and free parking in attached garage.


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Grabill

1-800-767-7752 • www.VisitFortWayne.com

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 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

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

2014 Events

July Community Fireworks - TBD on the banks of the St. Joe River Riverside Gardens – Leo Grabill Automotive Cruise In - TBD August Grabill Chamber of Commerce Benefit Auction & Community Gathering - TBD

Olde Church Museum Corner of First & West 260.627.5227 X7

September Grabill Country Fair September 4, 5 & 6 Celebrate a simpler way of life.

Hurshtown Reservoir Roth Rd. 260.427.6008

Grabill Chamber of Commerce Road Apple Cruise In September 27

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 iAB Financial Bank Sports Complex 14218 North Main St. 260.627.8943 The Coffee Cabin 13534 Main St. 260.627.0010

December Breakfast with Santa December 6 Grabill Parks Santa Comes to Town December 20

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 also modern. 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

www.grabill.net


Family Fun for All Ages Over 1,000 Items to choose from for a “Paint & Take” experience! How it works... • Choose your decorative or dishwasher safe plaster or ceramic piece • Grab a smock • Pick your colors • Have fun painting and creating your work of art • We seal your completed work and it’s ready to go in 10 minutes!

Birthdays • Company Events • Walk-ins Welcome • Great Gift Ideas

260-616-0350

4150 W. Jefferson Blvd. Suite K-9 (at Jefferson Pointe) • Fort Wayne, IN 46804

www.PaintingFunSpot.com

The Chief Richardville House

5705 Bluffton Rd. (next to SW Conservation Club) (260) 426-2882 • www.fwhistorycenter.com Now a National Historic Landmark, this 1827 Greek Revival was built for Miami Chief Jean Baptiste De Richardville. Open first Saturday May-November.

Open Monday through Saturday 10am - 9pm and Sundays 12 noon - 5pm

Fort Wayne Firefighters Museum

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

Black Jack, Craps, Roulette, 4 Card Poker, Texas Hold’em Cash Games & Tournaments. Open Wed, Fri, and Sat at 12 noon. Take exit 311B off I-69. Left at Cracker Barrel,1 mile down on Left. Real cash payouts. License #131937

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.

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Black Craps• •Roulette Roulette BlackJack Jack •• Craps 4 Card Poker 3 Card & 4 Card Poker Texas Hold’em Caribbean Stud, Let It Ride Poker &

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Cross Creek Shopping Center 1820 W. Washington Ctr. Rd. (260) 490-9006 www.hoosierpark.com/fortwayne-otb

Wager on over 200 races Wed-Sun. Draft $1.50, $2 Domestic Long Neck. Mon-Wed, full service menu. Best Wings in Fort Wayne! NEW LOCATION mid 2014-Check our website!

1201 Spy Run Ave. • (260) 437-2836 www.oldfortwayne.org

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. Open: Mon-Fri 10am-4pm; Sat 10am-3pm. Closed Wed and Sun.

Eagles #3512 Casino

The Pub (off Washington Ctr. Rd.) 5725 Hatfield Rd. • (260) 387-7254 www.eagles3512.com

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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 Indy Wine competition. Our grapes include CayugaWhite, Traminette, Vignoles, LaCresent, Marcechal Foch, Marquette, Concord and Norton. Share a glass in our beautiful tasting room or under our outdoor vineyard gazebo. Meat and cheese trays are available for purchase. Free Tastings Daily:

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 Just 15 minutes north of Fort Wayne on Highway 3, Lima Rd. 0185 CR 68 LaOtto, IN 46763

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Nearby Attractions

Painting Fun Spot

Jefferson Pointe 4150 W. Jefferson Blvd. • (260) 616-0350 www.paintingfunspot.com

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.

The Town of Grabill

St. Rd. 1, turn at Leo-Grabill Rd. Grabill, IN • www.grabill.net

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.

HOOSIER PARK RACING & CASINO

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

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

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

Black Pine Animal Sanctuary

Hoosier Park Racing & Casino

Recognized as one of Indiana’s Top Ten “Summer Gotta-Do’s”, Black Pine is a true sanctuary home to displaced, captive raised exotic animals. Meet and observe more than 30 big cats, bears, wolves, primates, reptiles and more. Informative and educational tours offered year-round with no appointment needed from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Private winter tours available.

Central Indiana’s premiere destination for gaming, racing, dining and entertainment features 2,000 of the newest and hottest slots and e-table games, plus live Standardbred and simulcast racing. Located an hour south of Fort Wayne on I-69 in Anderson, Exit 226.

1426 W 300 N, Albion IN • (260) 636-7383 www.blackpine.org

Fremont, Indiana | 260.495.WINE www.satekwinery.com

Country Heritage Winery and Vineyard 0185 CR 68, LaOtto, IN 46763 (260) 637-2980 www.countryheritagewinery.com

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.

DeKalb County Visitors Bureau 500 S. Grandstaff Dr., Ste. C, Auburn, IN (877) 833-3282 • www.dekalbcvb.org

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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4500 Dan Patch Circle, Anderson, IN (800) 526-7223 • www.hoosierpark.com

National Military History Center and Automotive & Carriage Museum

5634 CR 11-A, Auburn, IN • (260) 927-9144 www.NationalMilitaryHistoryCenter.org Located off I-69 exit 326. Open 9am-5pm. Not for profit national museum dedicated to educating visitors about military history from the Revolutionary War, Desert Storm and beyond. The adjoining automotive museum includes carriages, movie cars, monster trucks, race cars and more!

Satek Winery

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

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.


Visit Indiana

(800) 677-9800 • VisitIndiana.com

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

Discover Charm, Just Down the Road – in Grabill, Indiana Don’t let summer pass you by without checking out the #1 and #2 Indiana Summer “Gotta Dos!” Voted on by travelers across the state, the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo and TinCaps

Located just northeast of Fort Wayne, and a bit off the beaten path, you’ll find the quaint Amish town of Grabill, Indiana.

Speaking of shopping, other options include the Catalpa Tree Shops, Mother Hubbard’s, Katie’s Kountry Korner, and Miller’s Country Store.

Scenic farms and horse-drawn buggies lead the way to this appealing village that boasts unique shops, antique stores, and an afternoon of adventure.

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.

Baseball were chosen as the #1 and #2 things that families “Gotta Do” this summer!

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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.

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


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

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Artlink Gallery

Bower North Productions

Embassy Theatre

Artlink is a non profit contemporary art gallery that is committed to showcasing work of the highest quality by diverse visual artists. We provide educational programming for artists and the community. Up to 27 exhibitions are held each year in our gallery along with classes for adults and youth. In spring 2014 a Creative Business Incubator will be launched to help creative entrepreneurs and enrich the Fort Wayne community. Open: Tues-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat Noon6pm, Sun Noon-5pm.

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.

300 E. Main St. • (260) 424-7195 www.artlinkfw.com

4938 Southwood Ave. • (260) 745-0557 www.bowernorth.com

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

FAME

Auer Center for Arts & Culture 300 E. Main St. • (260) 247-7325 www.famearts.org

FAME programs provide many opportunities for students to showcase their talents in our community.

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

Castle Gallery Fine Art

1202 W. Wayne St. • (260) 426-6568 www.castlegallery.com

Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne

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. Open: Tues-Sat 11am-6pm or by appointment.

300 W. Wayne St. • (260) 426-7421 www.firstpresbyteriantheater.com

300 E. Main St. • (260) 424-0646 www.artsunited.org

A church that produces Community theatre. Their eclectic six-show season includes musicals, comedies, and dramas which speak to the human condition.

Arts United develops, coordinates and supports arts and cultural efforts in Northeast Indiana. We believe that music, dance, fine art, theatre, cinema, museums, historical sites, architecture, and artful public spaces enhance the vibrancy of our region’s urban core.

Downtown Improvement District

904 S. Calhoun St. • (260) 420-3266 www.downtownFORTWAYNE.com

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!

The Bach Collegium

(260) 485-2143 • www.bachcollegium.org 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.

First Presbyterian Theater

Fort Wayne Area Community Band

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

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Fort Wayne Ballet

Fort Wayne Dance Collective

Fort Wayne Youtheatre

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.

Welcome to Fort Wayne and to the Fort Wayne Dance Collective. Committed to promoting human creativity, FWDC is a diverse, nonjudgmental 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, comedy and radio theatre. Enjoy four productions each year by, and for, children!

300 E. Main St. • (260) 484-9646 www.fortwayneballet.org

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

303 E. Main St. • (260) 422-6900 www.fortwayneyoutheatre.org

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

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

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

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.

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

Heartland is Northeast Indiana’s premier 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.

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Arts & Entertainment

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

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.

1-800-767-7752 • www.VisitFortWayne.com

The Orchard Gallery of Fine Art

Trinity English Lutheran Church

The Orchard Gallery has been owned by artists for over 30 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 shares in worship, learning, mission, outreach, caring, serving, music and drama with children, youth, and adults. Find a faith home at Trinity English.”Working together to change the World through Jesus.”

405 W. Wayne St. • (260) 426-3424 www.TrinityEnglish.org

6312 Covington Rd. • (260) 436-0927 www.theorchardgallery.com

Northside Galleries

335 E. State Blvd. • (260) 483-6624 www.northsidegalleries.com

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.

Voices of Unity

Summit City Barbershop Chorus

(260) 481-6719 • www.upaf.com

Under the umbrella of the Unity Performing Arts Foundation, this world class, multifaceted youth program yielded gold-medal winning performances in the 2010 & 2012 World Choir Games, directed by Marshall White. Youth are engaged in life-skills development through mentoring which results in superior performance quality on and off stage.

(260) 414-3285 www.summitcitychorus.org

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

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

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

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2014 Downtown Improvement District sponsored Special Events Monthly – “Last Saturdays” every last Saturday. Experience art. Discover downtown February 6 – Ground Hog Open, 8:30am-7pm, Miniature golf fundraiser May 17 – Spring Trolley Shopping June-August – Lunch on the Square, every Thursday 12pm-1:30, Free concert June 28 – BuskerFest, 4pm-10pm, A celebration of the street performer August 23 – Busker Square at Taste of the Arts, 11am-7pm, Downtown’s largest celebration of arts, history, culture and local food includes Busker Square October 18 – Fright Night, zombie walk, haunted tours and spooky activities November 26 – HolidayFest & Night of Lights, activities all over downtown

For Downtown activities any day of the year, go to:

November 29 – Holly Trolley Shopping

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Venues

Allen County Fairgrounds 2726 Carroll Rd. • (260) 449-4444 www.AllenCountyFairgroundsIN.com

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 facebook.com/ACFgIN.

Ceruti’s Catering and Banquet Facilites

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

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.

Empyrean Events and Catering 110 W. Berry St., Suites 2500 & 2600 (260) 444-4688 www.empyreaneventsfw.com

Empyrean creates excellence through flawless event planning, exceptional service, modern design, and sophisticated cuisine. Providing fullservice, from-scratch gourmet catering and design services, Empyrean ensures the absolute best in Indiana and throughout the country. Experience the difference at the top of the town.

Check out our latest deals & events on Facebook! Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

4000 Parnell Ave. • (260) 482-9502 www.memorialcoliseum.com

The Allen County War Memorial Coliseum hosts national concerts, family shows, tradeshows, private and corporate events. They are the home of the Fort Wayne Komets of the ECHL, the Mad Ants of the NBA D-League and the Fort Wayne Derby Girls. The Memorial Coliseum is the area’s largest multi-purpose event venue with nearly 1 million square feet of space available. The full service Holiday Inn Fort Wayne is adjacent. The Ticket Office is open Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, and Sat 10am-2pm.

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Q: What to do? A: Access directions, maps, a calendar of events and more – all from your phone!

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Grand Wayne Convention Center

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

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, 18 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. I’ll Keep an Eye on It David Biebelhouser, artist Lincoln Financial Group, sponsor Confluence Design Collaborative, artist and sponsor

IPFW Sculpture with Purpose™ Transforms City and Region For 50 years Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne has enhanced northeast Indiana’s intellectual, cultural, economic, physical, and creative quality of life by providing outstanding educational and recreational resources. To honor its 50th Anniversary Celebration, IPFW is permanently enhancing the visual landscape of its campus and community. Sculpture with Purpose—IPFW’s flagship 50th Anniversary Celebration public art project—will enrich the Fort Wayne landscape with 50 new sculptural bike racks. Merging the need for additional bicycle parking with the desire for public art into an IPFW-led, community-wide project was enthusiastically embraced by the entire city and artists throughout the country. More than 150 designs were submitted for selection by artists from seven different states. Of those, 50 sculptural bike racks by 23 artists were selected.

10627 Diebold Rd. • (260) 470-2700 www.manchester.edu/pharmacy

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.

On May 17, 2014, the sculptures will be dedicated during a community celebration of bikes, art, and music and the landscape of downtown Fort Wayne will change forever! Stop by the Visitors Center to pick up a map of all 50 locations and participate in a “sculpture hunt” to find all of these amazing pieces of work. There is perhaps no better way for the university to commemorate its 50th Celebration. IPFW Sculpture with Purpose encourages the benefits of cycling while enriching the streets with art for everyone to enjoy. It is a tribute to Fort Wayne’s passion, momentum, and innovative spirit. IPFW Sculpture with Purpose is a new legacy to be enjoyed for generations to come.

Manchester University College of Pharmacy

Pinwheel Bob Kiel, artist Visit Fort Wayne, sponsor

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The Philmore on Broadway 2441 Broadway • (260) 745-1000 www.philmoreonbroadway.com

Built in 1923 just minutes from downtown hotels and the convention center, this Fort Wayne landmark hosts regional and national acts in a one-of-a-kind venue offering upscale, historical charm and style. Call now for your holiday and themed events, corporate, weddings, and private events.


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 VisitFortWayne.com/tours.

DeBrand Fine Chocolates

Sechler’s Pickles, Inc.

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

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.

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

Mad Anthony Brewery Tour 2002 Broadway • (260) 426-2537 www.madbrew.com

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

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.

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University of Saint Francis, Brookside

2701 Spring St. • (260) 399-8037(tours) (260) 399-8806 (meetings/events) sf.edu/brookside

Brookside stands on the University of Saint Francis campus. During business hours, the public can enjoy the former home of industrialist John H. Bass though free self-guided tours, or docent-led tours (requires advance scheduling) May-October. Join us for Christmas in the Castle in December to see the grand home decorated for the holidays. Admission required.

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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 food, hear exciting live music, and 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 www.VisitFortWayne.com/events.

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Festivals & Special Events

1-800-767-7752 • www.VisitFortWayne.com

January 14-16

Fort Wayne Farm Show Memorial Coliseum www.tradexpos.com/ftwayne January 25

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Downtown Fort Wayne www.fortwayneparks.org February 6

Groundhog Open

Downtown Fort Wayne www.groundhogopen.com February 6-9

Fort Wayne Boat Show and Sale Memorial Coliseum www.fortwayneboatshow.com

April 9-13

June 19-22

Memorial Coliseum • www.verabradley.com

Headwaters Park www.bbqribfest.com

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

Home and Garden Show Memorial Coliseum www.home-gardenshow.com

41st 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 15-16

FAME

Grand Wayne Convention Center www.famearts.org March 15

Get Green

Wells Street Corridor www.fortwaynegetgreen.com

Shindigz National Soccer Festival

Fort Wayne Sport Club Notre Dame vs Indiana University www.nationalsoccerfestival.com

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Greekfest

Headwaters Park www.fortwaynegreekfestival.org June 26-28

Arcola Tractor/Truck Pull

May 17-18

Arcola, IN www.arcolapull.com

Grand Wayne Convention Center www.appleseedcon.com

June 28

May 17

Downtown Fort Wayne www.downtownfortwayne.com

Headwaters Park www.fort4fitness.org

June 28

Fort4Fitness CycleFest

May 30-June 2

Vera Bradley Classic www.verabradley.org

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

May 17

Buskerfest

ARCH Historic Home and Garden Tour Forest Park Boulevard www.archfw.org June 28

Antique and Classic Boat Show Lake Wawasee - Syracuse,IN www.OakwoodResort.com

Spring Trolley Shopping Downtown Fort Wayne www.downtownfortwayne.com June 1-8

Germanfest

Headwaters Park & city locations www.germanfest.org June 3-7

July 11-19

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Headwaters Park and other locations www.threeriversfestival.org

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

June 26-29

April 12

Appleseed Comic Con

February 27-March 2

BBQ Ribfest

June 6-7

Sweetwater Gearfest

Sweetwater Campus www.sweetwater.com

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Three Rivers Festival

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 the Raft Race, enjoy family-friendly fun in the heart of downtown!


Festivals & Special Events

1-800-767-7752 • www.VisitFortWayne.com July 22-27

September 4-6

Allen County Fairgrounds www.allencountyfairgroundsin.com

Grabill www.grabillcountryfair.com

Allen County Fair

Grabill Country Fair

July 24-26

September 6-7

Swiss Days

Berne, IN www.berneswissdays.com

West Central House and Garden Tour

August 25-31

July 24-26

St. Joe Pickle Festival Downtown - St. Joe, IN www.stjoepicklefestival.com

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

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Pride Fest

Headwaters Park www.fwpride.org

Hotel Fitness ChampionshipWeb.com Tour Finals Event Sycamore Hill Golf Club www.hotelfitnesschampionship.com

The Western Golf Association (WGA) hosts the Hotel Fitness Championship, a Web.com Tour Finals event, at Sycamore Hills Golf Club. On the line are 50 PGA TOUR cards for the 2014-15 season. The field includes the top 75 Web.com Tour money leaders and players ranking 126-200 on the PGA TOURFedExCup points list. Proceeds benefit the Evans Scholars Foundation.

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Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown Downtown Fort Wayne www.visitfortwayne.com September 12-13

Mad Anthony Oktobeerfest Headwaters Park www.madbrew.com

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Muddy River Run

Fort Wayne Regional Maker Faire – Powered by TekVenture

IPFW www.muddyriverrun.com

Headwaters Park www.makerfairefortwayne.com

August 22-24

Shindigz National Soccer Festival

August 28-31

IPFW Heffner Fields www.nationalsoccerfestival.com August 23

Taste of the Arts

West Central Neighborhood www.westcentralneighborhood.org

200-300 E. Main St. www.tasteoftheartsfortwayne.org

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival Auburn, IN • www.acdfestival.org

The World’s Greatest Classic Car Show and Festival celebrates the regions automotive heritage with our giant cruise-in, Parade of Classics, collector car auctions, great food, live music and fun! Come see what makes Auburn so special! Just minutes north of Fort Wayne!

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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! www.home-gardenshow.com

May 30 – June 2, 2014

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October 11-12

Brickworld

Grand Wayne Convention Center www.brickworld.us October 17-19, 23-26

Wild Zoo Halloween September 20-21

Johnny Appleseed Festival Johnny Appleseed Park www.johnnyappleseedfest.com

Voted Fort Wayne’s Favorite Festival! Celebrate the life and times of John Chapman with period authentic food, crafts, military re-enactors, educational demonstrations, farmer’s market, and a special area for children. Two days of continuous entertainment on five stages. Free admission.

September 26-27

Fort4Fitness Mini Marathon Parkview Field www.fort4fitness.org

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Kuehnert Dairy Farm & Fall Festival

Kuehnert Farm www.facebook.com/kuehnertdairyfarm

The Annual Fall Festival runs five weeks - Fridays through Sundays - and includes a dairy farm tour, a Corn Maze, Pumpkin Painting, games, Hayrides and Fire Pits. Kuehnert Dairy Farm is a family farm open to the public for special events and tours.

Browse the amazing events all season long, including the Embassy Theatre’s Festival of Trees, the Botanical Conservatory’s Christmas displays, The History Center’s Festival of Gingerbread, and dozens of others.

Take advantage of the Museum Dream Pass. The Museum Dream Pass offers discount admission to Science Central, Botanical Conservatory and The History Center!

Whether you stop to snack at one of downtown Fort Wayne’s great restaurants, or sit down for a break after a day of shopping, the “City of Restaurants” has a something for every craving.

• Ice skate under the stars at the Headwaters Park outdoor skating rink. • Take in a sporting event. Both the Fort Wayne Komets and the Mad Ants Basketball are in action throughout the holiday season!

Fright Night (Zombie Walk) Downtown Fort Wayne www.frightnightdowntown.com October 26

Vera Bradley Viva La Pink www.verabradley.org

Chili Fest

Headwaters Park www.chilifestfortwayne.com

Plan a festive getaway in Fort Wayne this holiday season! Between special holiday events and our great attractions and museums there are things for all ages to enjoy. Come downtown for the Night of Lights. On the night before Thanksgiving, you can watch the traditional lighting of Santa and his Reindeer (and many other displays) and then end the evening with the grand finale fireworks at Parkview Field!

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Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo www.kidszoo.org

• Hop on one of the downtown trolleys during Holly Trolley shopping and enjoy downtown’s great local stores! • Load up the car, grab some hot chocolate, and enjoy the drive through the Fantasy of Lights at Franke Park - right next to the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo. • Soak in the sounds of the season. Each year the Fort Wayne Philharmonic puts on a seasonal favorite – the Holiday Pops.

Many area hotels offer great hotel packages perfect for a getaway! From romance packages, to packages offering fun for the whole family (and a pool to splash around in), don’t miss out on these great offers. You can find a complete list at www.VisitFortWayne.com/deals.

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HolidayFest Events Night of Lights Nov. 26 • Downtown Fort Wayne www.downtownfortwayne.com

Botanical Conservatory Christmas Nov. 22-Jan. 4 • Botanical Conservatory www.botanicalconservatory.org

Festival of Trees

Nov. 25-30 • Embassy Theatre www.fwembassytheatre.com

Fantasy of Lights

Nov. 26-Dec. 31 • Franke Park www.awsfantasyoflights.com

Festival of Trains

Nov. 28-30 • Science Central www.sciencecentral.org

Festival of Gingerbread

Nov. 28-Dec. 14 • History Center www.fwhistorycenter.com

Holiday Houses for Habitat

Nov. 28-Dec. 24 • Glenbrook Square Mall www.holidayhousesforhabitat.com

Holly Trolley Shopping

Nov. 29 • Downtown Fort Wayne www.downtownfortwayne.com


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1-800-767-7752 • www.VisitFortWayne.com

Allen County Parks and Recreation

7324 Yohne Rd. • (260) 449-3180 www.allencountyparks.org

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

Crazy Pinz, Inc.

Fort Wayne Komets

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 Disney-like atmosphere has something for everyone. Voted Fort Wayne’s most innovative retailer.

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.

1414 Northland Blvd. • (260) 490-2695 www.crazypinz.com

Baer Field Speedway

4331 Winters Rd. • (260) 478-7223 www.FWRACE.com

For 50 years, the premier motorsports facility in NE Indiana! Baer Field Speedway hosts weekly stock car racing on Saturday nights (May-Sept), plus Drag Racing on Fridays and other special events! Just south of the airport. Family fun at affordable prices!

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Discover pre-planned trail routes – from familyfriendly to challenging!

1010 Memorial Way, Suite 100 (260) 483-0011 • www.komets.com

Zip Timber Lake Fort Wayne Derby Girls

Memorial Coliseum • fwderbygirls.com

The Fort Wayne Derby Girls are Indiana’s first allfemale 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.

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1740 E. 675 N, Huntington,IN (260) 672-3251 • www.ziptimberlake.com

Soar through the tree tops on our 8-Zip Line course. Experience 4 sky bridges, a dual racing zip and 3 lake zips including our 1,000 ft. zip over our 12 acre lake! Located at Camp Timber Lake campground. Just minutes from Fort Wayne.


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Fort Wayne Mad Ants

(260) 469-4667 • www.fortwaynehoops.com

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

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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 www.fortwaynestayandplay.com

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 www.autumnridgegc.com

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 www.cherryhillgc.com

260.484.1350 www.lazerxfw.com

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

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 TinCaps, Midwest League affiliate of the San Diego Padres. With tickets starting at just $5.00, TinCaps games are fun and affordable.

Gym Rats Basketball / Spiece Fieldhouse

5310 Merchandise Dr. • (260) 471-5270 www.gymratsbasketball.com

Spiece Fitness and DaySpa

(260) 483-1415 • www.spiecefitness.com

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 www.lazerxfw.com

Accept the challenge! The 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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Play Ball... • Most sophisticated, technologically advanced and user-friendly basketball 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 www.icesports.com

Enjoy three full sized rinks with the Thirsty Penguin Restaurant overlooking all three for a spectacular view. Events at the rinks include hockey leagues, competitive figure skating, curling, public ice skating, learn to skate programs, bounce houses, birthday parties, corporate events, meetings, catering, and fundraising opportunities.

• Located at Spiece Fieldhouse, Fort Wayne’s premier health and wellness facility

www.gymratsbasketball.com (260) 471-5270

Parkview SportONE Fieldhouse 3946 Ice Way • (260) 444-2788 www.sportonefieldhouse.com

Conveniently located off I-69, exit 311A

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A new 57,000 square-foot multi-use premier indoor sports facility: 8 hardwood indoor volleyball courts (or 6 indoor basketball courts) and 4 outdoor sand volleyball courts. Amenities include restaurant/bar, free parking and onsite storage. Available for rent for basketball, wrestling, gymnastics and other indoor events.

Putt-Putt Fun Center

4530 Speedway Dr. • (260) 483-7618 www.puttputtfw.com

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

A full-service Health Club housed in a spacious, museum-like environment featuring two Pools, indoor Track, Kids Zone, Day Spa, Sports Performance, wellness Tenants, and first class services and amenities. 5310 Merchandise Dr., Fort Wayne, IN 46825 spiecefitness.com • 260.483.1415

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Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park

401 Fernhill Ave. • (260) 483-JUMP (5867) www.skyzone.com/fortwayne

Unmatched, high-flyin’ FUN on the world’s first all-trampoline, walled playing courts. With FUN in the form of Dodgeball Courts, SkySlam Basketball dunk lanes, a Foam Zone and Open Jump Court, Sky Zone takes your jump to the sky!

UltraZone Family Entertainment Center

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

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!

Make a Splash! Fort Wayne has been named “Playful City USA” four times, and when you check out our parks, trails, and splash pads, it’s easy to see why!

The splash pads open for the season around Memorial Day and close around Labor Day, weather permitting. The pads are open from 9am to 9pm daily.

Come play in one of the seven FREE splash pads conveniently located all around the city: Memorial Park, McCormick Park, Waynedale Park, Shoaff Park, Buckner Park, Robert E. Meyers Park in Parkview Field, and Kreager Park.

Dogs are always welcome in the parks and on the trails, but are not allowed within 100 feet of the splash pads for the safety of splash pad users. As always, don’t forget your sunscreen.

The splash pads feature fountains, water jets, showers, dumping buckets, sprinklers, and more. The fun water features are activated by touching a green post which starts a four-minute cycle. The splash pad at Memorial Park features a rubberized play surface for an even safer splash pad experience.

Come have fun and get fit at any of our free splash pads during the summer and see for yourself why Fort Wayne is a Playful City USA.

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Carson’s

Emiley’s Haute Cottage

Carson’s is a regional department store that has been dedicated to providing quality merchandise, value and service for over 150 years. Our stores offer a great selection of apparel for the entire family – shoes, beauty, accessories and home furnishings.

Located in a charming 2 story brick carriage house you will find unique home accessories, antiques and painted furniture. The cottage specializes in french, shabby chic and farmhouse decor. Gift items include soy candles, cards, and organic soap. Come shop downtown!

Glenbrook Square • 4201 Coldwater Rd. (260) 471-3661 • www.carsons.com

515 W. Wayne St. • (260) 602-0663 www.facebook.com/EmileysHauteCottage

Unique home accessories, antiques and painted furniture. The cottage specializes in french, shabby chic and farmhouse decor. Gift items include soy candles, cards, and organic soap.

515 W. Wayne St. (in the back Carriage house) •(260) 602-0663

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Consignor Boutique

3516 N. Clinton St. • (260) 484-6686 www.consignor-boutique.com

A women’s consignor shop sure to surprise you with name brand and designer clothing, shoes and accessories for Juniors, Misses, Plus sizes. Names like Coach, Coldwater Creek, Ann Taylor, and Vera Bradley to name a few. Just south of Target near Glenbrook Square.

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

Saving Grace Vintage

Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint Retailer Restyled Furniture ~ Vintage Treasures ~ Inspiration

(260) 416-8420 • www.facebook.com/SavingGraceVintage

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Jefferson Pointe

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

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!

Glenbrook Square

4201 Coldwater Rd. • (260) 483-2119 www.glenbrooksquare.com

As the only enclosed super-regional shopping center within 100 miles, the center provides a wide variety of shops and department stores including: Macy’s, JCPenney, Carson’s (opened 2013), Sears, Coach, Body Central, Express, Pandora, Tilly’s, Rue 21, P.S. from Aeropostale, Footlocker/House of Hoops, and Francesca’s.

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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.


Sweetwater Sound

5501 US Hwy 30 W. • (260) 432-8176 www.sweetwater.com

Sweetwater Sound is one of the nation’s leading musical instrument and sound retailers, right here in Fort Wayne. With a vast selection of everything from guitars, drums, and keyboards to pro audio, software, and computers, Sweetwater is the ultimate musicians’ destination.

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Visitors to Fort Wayne should keep one thing in mind when they visit: come hungry! There is a lot of buzz surrounding the downtown dining scene that has grown into a social hub in recent years. In the last year alone, downtown Fort Wayne has welcomed a new coffee shop, deli, martini bar, and BBQ & Bourbon saloon to its roster. As exciting as these new developments have been to the downtown scene, nothing quite beats longtime staple, Coney Island. Coney Island will celebrate its onehundredth anniversary in downtown Fort Wayne in 2014. The secret to their success is built around three simple concepts that they have been offering to their customers for the last century: great food, great location, and great customer service. Coney Island was the dream of three Greek immigrants who came to America at Ellis Island and saw first-hand the original Coney Island in New York. They decided to bring a taste of that to downtown Fort Wayne with the opening of Coney Island on Main Street in 1914. Their Coney Dogs haven’t changed much over the years and that is a good thing.

Over the last hundred years, their menu has remained almost the same as when it was created. Coney Island keeps it simple and offers their customers a home away from home. They know many of their customers on a first name basis and visitors will see customers from age five to age eighty-five sitting on the stools, chatting with the employees, and enjoying one Coney Dog after another. Open seven days a week, they sell an average of two thousand hot dogs and hand-chop over fifty lbs. of onions daily. The food is delicious, which is apparent from the constant stream of customers that come through the front door. Coney Island opens early and it’s not uncommon to see folks stopping in for a few Coney Dogs for breakfast. The great taste of the food, smiles from the staff, and numerous historical photos on the wall make the nostalgia hard to resist. Coney Island easily makes the top ten list when visiting Fort Wayne because it not only provides customers with affordable, delicious food but the location presents a unique environment for patrons. As they embark on their second century of business, visitors are assured that if there is one thing in life that they can count on to brighten their day it’s a Coney Dog from Fort Wayne’s Coney Island.

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Physical articles in the collection at The Genealogy Center, the nation’s largest public genealogy library (add that to the more than 2,500,000 searchable records in their online data files!)

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Fort Wayne Trails (Biking & hiking trails)

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Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo - 8 minutes away Foellinger Theatre - 8 minutes away Embassy Theatre - 12 minutes away Rhinehart Music Center - 5 minutes away Glenbrook Square Mall - 5 minutes away Crazy Pinz - 10 minutes away Sky Zone - 6 minutes away Science Central - 7 minutes away Jefferson Pointe Mall - 17 minutes away Jungle George’s - 1 minute away

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800 Degree Restaurants

Applebee’s

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!

See you tomorrow for our mouth-watering steaks, fresh burgers & cold beer. Plus enjoy our every day deals including our famous 2 for $20, Late Night Happy Hour, 1/2 Price Appetizers & Daily Drink Specials!

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

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 www.applebees.com

CASA Ristoranti Italiano

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

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

816 Pint & Slice

816 Calhoun St. • (260) 423-6600 www.pintandslice.com

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?”

Asakusa Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar 6224 Lima Rd. • (260) 490-6888 6401 W. Jefferson Blvd. • (260) 432-9888

Taste the freshest, most delicious sushi Fort Wayne has to offer. Voted “Best Sushi Restaurant” 2013. All your favorite traditional Japanese dishes from the Miso soup appetizer to Teriyaki and Tempura made to perfection. A Fort Wayne tradition for eleven years and counting.

Chappell’s Coral Grill

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

Established 1985. “Local & Visitor favorite.” Enjoy the freshest of seafood, hand-cut steaks, chicken and pastas in a bistro setting. Lunch and dinner.

All That Jazz Lounge

Located at Chappell’s Coral Grill: 6328 W. Jefferson Blvd. • (260) 203-5971 www.allthatjazz-fw.com Now Open: All That Jazz Lounge. Great food, great music Mon-Sat open at 4pm Private meeting/party rooms.

Agaves Mexican Grill

212 E. Washington Ctr. Rd. • (260) 482-4282 10460 Maysville Rd • (260) 748-0844 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. Catering available.

BakerStreet

4820 N. Clinton St. • (260) 484-3300 www.bakerstreetfortwayne.com

BakerStreet is the perfect destination to enjoy a 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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“Best Japanese Sushi Restaurant” 6 years in a row! Readers Choice Winner Sushi Happy Hour

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Don’t miss Fort Wayne’s Downtown Dining Adventure - Since 1954!

Chick-fil-A®

Club Soda

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-Thur.

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, and Favorite Place for a Night Out. Club Soda brings a bit of Chicago to downtown Fort Wayne.

Jefferson Pointe 1725 Apple Glen Blvd. • (260) 436-8203 www.chick-fil-a.com/jeffersonpointe

235 E. Superior St. • (260) 426-3442 www.clubsodafortwayne.com

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

Corner of W Berry St & Maiden Lane (260) 422-1957

Cindy’s Diner

Columbia Street West

Authentic ‘50s diner. “We serve the whole world, 15 at a time!” Breakfast served any time, featuring the World Famous “Garbage”. Traditional diner lunch items like hamburgers, grilled sandwiches, french fries and milkshakes. A local favorite! Mon-Sat 6am-2pm; Sun 7am-2pm. Cash and credit accepted.

Bourbon Street Hideaway

230 W. Berry St. • (260) 422-1957

135 W. Columbia St. • (260) 422-5055 (260) 422-7500 www.columbiastreetwest.com

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.

Serving Excellent Food in our Cheery Atmosphere

Mon-Sat 6 am to 2 pm Sun 7 am to 2 pm Breakfast served anytime – including our World Famous entrée “GARBAGE” Also featuring Murphy’s Donuts!

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Fort Wayne’s Famous Coney Island

Cookie Cottage

Family-owned since 1914, we have served generations of loyal customers. Enjoy the legendary “Coney Dog” on its steamed bun, mustard, secret sauce and hand-chopped onions; along with cokes in the little bottles, all meat hamburgers & cheeseburgers, chili (no beans) and baked beans.

We are a family business, specializing in original recipe and customized cookies. Offering top-quality 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.

131 W. Main St. • (260) 424-2997 www.fortwaynesfamousconeyisland.com

Located at Jo-Ann Plaza off Coldwater Rd. 508 Noble Dr. • (260) 471-6678 www.CookieCottage.com

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Voted Fort Wayne’s #1 Italian Restaurant

Family Owned & Operated Since 1977

Celebrating 100 years in business. Talk about old school! Our family owned business has been serving generations of loyal customers at this location since 1914. We are a local favorite and must see by visitors. Voted “#1 Downtown Restaurant!”

Fort Wayne’s Famous Coney Island

131 W. Main Street (260) 424-2997

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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 Ctr. Rd. (exit #311B) (260) 451-2002 www.culvers.com

Dog n Suds Drive-In

6111 Lima Rd. • (260) 489-4422 www.dog-n-suds.com

A family friendly drive-in offering old-fashioned curb service, outdoor dining and indoor seating. Serving the best coney dogs and creamy root beer (served in a frosted mug) in Fort Wayne. Other menu items include a variety of sandwiches, burgers, appetizers, drinks and ice cream treats.

Stop in and experience Culver’s quality meals, small town values and friendly service. Enjoy our award winning “made-to-order” Butterburgers, fried chicken, North Atlantic cod, fresh salads, kids meals and our famous FROZEN CUSTARD DESSERTS.

Don Hall’s Restaurants www.donhalls.com

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

Das Schnitzelhaus

1522 W. Main St. • (260) 444-2946

Authentic German Cuisine by Chef Cornell Taubert featuring traditional favorites like schnitzel, bratwurst, fresh German bread, red cabbage, soups and desserts set in a cozy atmosphere in a restored historic home. Daily specials for lunch and dinner.

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

Specialty Sundaes, Shakes and Concrete Mixers!

WELCOME to DELICIOUS 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 North - Washington Ctr 1425 W Washington Ctr Rd Exit 311B, I-69 (260) 451-2002

Dash-In

814 S. Calhoun St. • (260) 423-3595 www.TheDashIn.com

Fort Wayne’s largest craft beer selection featuring over 23 varieties on tap. All our modern classic dishes are made in house, and most can be made gluten free or vegan. We serve breakfast, lunch, dinner, specialty coffee drinks and desserts.

Eddie Merlot’s

1502 Illinois Rd. S. • (260) 459-2222 www.eddiemerlots.com

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. 56

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Chappell’s “All That Jazz” Lounge

Chappell’s Coral Grill Established 1985, we have been a “Local & Visitors’ favorite”. Enjoy the freshest of seafood, hand-cut steaks, chicken & pastas in a warmly lit, bistro setting. Open for lunch and dinner, with a full bar featuring exclusive wine selections from South America, Spain and California.

Enjoy our new elegant lounge, dedicated to Jazz lovers, while providing great food, and great live music with talented artist from around the region. • VIP Lounge are with Bottle Service • Outdoor seating and private party space • Premium craft cocktails and choice wines • Choice of intimate dining or at the Long Bar • House infused Vodkas

6328 W Jefferson Blvd • (260) 456-9662 www.chappellseafood.com

6330 W Jefferson Blvd • 260-203-5971 www.allthatjazz-fw.com • Mon-Thur 4 pm- 11pm, Fri & Sat 4pm til close

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 @ www.jkodonnells.com

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el Azteca Mexican Restaurant

535 E. State Blvd. • (260) 482-2172 www.elaztecarestaurant.com

We have served Fort Wayne’s finest Mexican food for over 40 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.

Golden Corral

4747 Lima Rd. • (260) 480-0193 www.goldencorral.com

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 a hot buffet bar, cold salad, fruit bar, potatoes and soup bar and our brass bell bakery bar. Please ask about group rates and large party accommodations.

Henry’s

536 W. Main St • (260) 426-0531

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J.K. O’Donnell’s Irish Ale House

Koto Japanese Steak House & Sushi

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!

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

121 W. Wayne St. • (260) 420-5563 www.jkodonnells.com

301 E. Washington Ctr. Rd. (260) 482-4288 www.kotojapanesesteakhouseandsushi.com

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Jimmy John’s

6727 W. Jefferson Blvd. • (260) 469-7827 101 W. Wayne St. (Downtown) • (260) 420-1533 5412 Coldwater Rd. • (260) 484-2999 www.jimmyjohns.com

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 or call for delivery.

Liberty Diner

2929 Goshen Rd. • (260) 484-9666

Local favorite family restaurant with American (from burgers to steaks) and Mediterranean style food (from Lamb loin chops to souvlaki) in a New York diner atmosphere. Open for breakfast, lunch, & dinner. 6am-11pm, 24 hours on Fri. & Sat. Trip Advisor Excellence Award winner.

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“ B e st Me x i c an R e sta uran t”

A Fort Wayne Favorite! Atmosphere, friendly service and unique tasty dishes. Daily specials, Friday Prime Rib and 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.

For over 40 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 made el Mexican Restaurant & Tequila Bar Azteca a local favorite.

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Mad Anthony Brewery Company

The Olive Twist

Fresh, natural handcrafted ales and 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 located in Auburn, Warsaw and Angola. Sunday carry out in Fort Wayne only.

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

2002 Broadway • (260) 426-2537 www.madbrew.com

Covington Plaza 6410 W. Jefferson Blvd., Suite 7A (260) 436-3866 • www.theolivetwist.com

The Oyster Bar

1830 S. Calhoun St. • (260) 744-9490 www.fortwayneoysterbar.com

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

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200 E. Main St. • (260) 420-8633 www.mainstmartinilounge.com

The newest downtown dining destination, located in the heart of downtown Fort Wayne. Open for lunch, dinner & late night. Offering a menu selection sure to please you, from upscale meals to bistro style pizzas. Lunch in 30 minutes or less with daily features. Complimentary valet parking available!

Naked Tchopstix

8607 US Hwy. 24 W • (260) 436-2211 www.nakedtchopstix.net

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.

O’Reilly’s Irish Bar & Restaurant

Harrison Building 301 W. Jefferson Blvd., Suite 120 (260) 267-9679 • oreillysirishbar.com

Enjoy great food, drinks, sports and company! Enjoy Irish specialties like Bangers or Fish and Chips, or great grilled hamburgers, pizza, sandwiches and salads. Beers from around the world with outdoor ballpark dining and party space. Open 11 am-3 am Monday–Sunday.

“Locals’ Favorite!” –USA Today

“Serious Food in a Casual Atmosphere”

Outback Steakhouse

5455 Coventry Ln. • (260) 459-9206 www.outback.com

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.

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Panera Bread

4110 W. Jefferson Blvd. • (260) 432-8866 www.panerabread.com 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!

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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 www.penn-station.com

Featuring 14 gourmet hot-grilled to order subs, including our signature philly cheesesteak as well as cold deli-classic subs. Enjoy our signature fresh-cut fries, fresh-squeezed lemonade and chocolate chunk cookie. Have a meeting, sports event, convention, tournament, team, fieldtrip 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!

300 E. Main St. • (260) 247-7220

Pembroke Espress

127 W. Berry St. • (260) 739-6699

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.

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.

123 W. Columbia St. • (260) 755-6745 www.facebook/redrokbbq

1732 Main St. • (260) 424-2300

Pembroke Bakery & Café

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

Red Rok BBQ & Bourbon Saloon

Paula’s on Main

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 11am-2pm M-Fri, Dinner M-Sat 5pm-10pm.

Quaker Steak and Lube

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 Rd Plaza 10080 W. Illinois Rd. • (260)-432-3777 60

Award winning BBQ featuring Red Rok’s signature barbeque rub and 57 types of bourbon. Every item is fresh made from the finest ingredients: ribs, hamburgers, pulled pork, hand-cut fries and fresh side dishes set in a western décor in historic downtown.

Rudy’s Wine, Chocolate and Cigars

409 W. Brackenridge • (260) 451-0115 www.rudysshop.com

A unique meeting place in a historic Victorian home next to Parkview Field serving Indiana wines and beers and Debrand Fine Chocolates. Non smoking inside, but cigar aficionados can pick from a large selection of fine cigars and smoke on the large rear patio.


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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

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LET’S GO NAKED! Tasty entrees in traditional Korean, Japanese, Chinese, or Thai food served with rice. Satisfy your hunger with our sushi and Pan-Asian restaurant options, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free items. Fresh Sushi for You!

8607 US Hwy 24 West • (260)436-2211 www.nakedtchopstix.net

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2008 Fairfield Ave. • (260) 387-5903 www.shigsinpit.com

“Fort Wayne’s Own Award Winning Barbeque!” With all our meats slow-smoked over Indiana Cherrywood, we offer everything from St Louis Style Ribs to Pulled Pork or Beef Brisket. We also have the best homemade sides around! Try our homemade Creamy Cole Slaw or Apple Pie Baked Beans with your meal, and ask about our Catering Services, too!

Sweet Violets Tea and Antiques

503 W. Wayne St. • (260) 426-4832 www.Sweetvioletsteaandantiques.com

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. Open: 11am-4pm Wed-Sat. Reservations preferred.

Texas Roadhouse

710 W. Washington Ctr. Rd. • (260) 416-0919 www.texasroadhouse.com 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.

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Toscani Pizzeria

120 W. Wayne St. • (260) 423-6706 www.toscani.comcastbiz.net

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

Tucanos Brazilian Grill

Jefferson Pointe 4130 W. Jefferson Blvd. •(260) 436-4433 www.tucanos.com

Savory Brazilian cuisine carefully prepared over open flame rotisserie grills. Churrasco (shoe-HAS- ko) is a delicious fusion of South American and European cultures. All of our fresh meats and vegetables are carefully selected, artfully seasoned and slowly grilled over wood-fired grills. Catering, Party Platters and Box lunches available. Open Mon-Thurs 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm. Closed Sundays.

The Window Garden Café 13th Floor • One Summit Square 110 E. Wayne St. • (260) 426-4086

Enjoy a spectacular view of city with your lunch, served cafeteria style with soups, salads, hot entrees, or traditional American grilled burgers and deli sandwiches. Mon-Fri 11:00 am – 1:30 pm lunch, with continental breakfast starting at 7 am. Open evenings and weekends, catering for meetings, weddings and special events.

Wu’s Fine Chinese Cuisine

4411 Coldwater Rd. • (260) 483-0899 www.wuschinese.com

An elegant atmosphere, outstanding service, and unmatched presentation accompany a reputation for the finest in Chinese cuisine. Banquet room available by reservation. Serving lunch, vegetarian, and gluten-free items every day. Voted #1 Favorite Chinese Restaurant!

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LaSalle Bed & Breakfast with House Spa

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

Historic luxury downtown describes our properties. LaSalle Bed & Breakfast has European décor and was 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!

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Hotels:

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

I-69/311B. Large rooms, non-smoking rooms. In-room Jacuzzi, microwave, refrigerator, ironing board and hairdryers. Free cable, 26” TV - HBO - ESPN. Free high-speed internet, grab and go breakfast. Weekly rates available.

BEST WESTERN Luxbury Inn

5501 Coventry Ln. • (260) 436-0242 www.BWFortWayne.com

Exit 302, I-69 and US 24 W. Fort Wayne’s only hotel recipient of “Certificate of Excellence” award from TripAdvisor.com 4 years in a row. Experience Genuine Hospitality!

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 Free Spiece Fitness Access Candlewood Gym Gazebo Grill 24 Hour Business Center Indoor Heated Pool

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Best Western Plus/Fort Wayne Inn & Suites North 5926 Cross Creek Blvd. (260) 490-6060 • (800) 780-7234 www.bestwestern.com/indiana

Exit 311B off I-69, near Spiece Fieldhouse, Canlan Ice Arena and Children’s Zoo. Newly renovated in 2013, featuring complimentary hot breakfast with waffle station ($9 value). Internet, microwave, refrigerator, 40“ LED TV in all rooms. Indoor spa/ pool, and Jacuzzi suites with fireplaces available.

Comfort Suites - Southwest

Courtyard by Marriott

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.

Located off I-69, exit 311B. Close to the Zoo, Canlan Ice Sports, Spiece Fieldhouse, area malls & colleges. Amenities include in/outdoor pool, whirlpool, free WIFI, fitness center and full hot breakfast buffet. Newly renovated lobby and hallways!

5775 Coventry Ln. • (260) 436-4300 www.fortwaynecomfortsuites.com

1619 W. Washington Ctr. Rd. (260) 489-1500 • www.Marriott.com/fwacy

You can book a room online at www.VisitFortWayne.com. Sort by price, location, and date and find a great getaway hotel!

Candlewood Suites

5251 Distribution Dr. • (260) 484-1400 www.CandlewoodSuites.com

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, on-site fitness room and free access to Spiece Fitness.

A Refreshing New Stay

• 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!

Comfort Suites North

3302 E. Dupont Rd. • (260) 480-7030 www.csnorthfortwayne.com

Exit 316 off I-69. Entirely renovated in 2010! All-suite accommodations w/deluxe hot breakfast, refrigerator, microwave included! Make a splash in our indoor heated pool, or work it out in our fitness center. Meeting space, business center amenities 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 www.HamptonInn.com

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

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

Easily Accessible off I-69, Exit 311B Within Minutes to Shopping & Restaurants

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1150 S. Harrison St. • (260) 490-3629 www.marriott.com/fwadt

A Grand Experience

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 downtown attractions. High-tech meets high-style. Enjoy the on-site Champions Restaurant & Sports Bar… good food, good times, good sports.

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

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

Days Inn

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

North I-69, Exit 311B, First 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.

• Free wireless internet throughout the hotel • 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

1020 S Calhoun St • Fort Wayne 1-260-420-1100

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Don Hall’s Guesthouse

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

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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EconoLodge

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

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!

FULL SERVICE A BETTER STAY The Fort Wayne Marriott is Hotel excited to Enjoy the unveil their latest Fort Wayne’s renovations in full the service warm and designed relaxing facilities, concierge lounge. We for business and have also upgraded our Kingtravelers. Rooms on leisure the concierge level.

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

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Guests can enjoy the only Guests will also enjoy Concierge Lounge in Fort reducing stress in our Wayne with acenter. city view. new fitness

5810 Challenger Parkway • (260) 490.0500 www.extendedstay.com

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.

Book online at VisitFortWayne.com

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Relax & Recharge! · Spacious rooms with mini-fridge, microwave oven, Keurig 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 www.fortwayne.HGI.com

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott/Fort Wayne

Guesthouse International Inn

Conveniently located at Exit 311B off I-69, near Exelis & 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 and indoor pool.

At Guesthouse International Inn, we keep your comfort in mind and will always offer what you truly want – quality accommodations at the best value possible. Located near Glenbrook Mall, Spiece Fieldhouse and the Zoo.

6021 Lima Rd. • (260) 442-3040 www.FairfieldInnFtWayne.com

3017 W. Coliseum Blvd. (260) 483-0091 • (800) 214-8378 www.guesthouseintl.com/hotels/fortwayne

Hampton Inn

3520 Dupont Rd. • (260) 483-3999 www.ftwaynedupontroad.hamptoninn.com 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.

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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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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 is housed in a gorgeous new $65 million facility.

histories, southern plantation records, Native American census 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 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 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 www. genealogycenter.org.

The five rooms of The Genealogy Center and its online catalog include international collections, historical periodicals, ship passenger lists, military regimental

The Genealogy Center 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.

“ 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 Ceruti’s Chick-Fil-A 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 Parkview Field Residence Inn Staybridge Suites

For more information, go to www.visitfortwayne.com/NEIHA.

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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 • IHG Rewards Points

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• Newly Remodeled • 83 Deluxe Guest Rooms • 32 Suites • 4 Floors • Indoor Pool & Whirlpool • 24 hour Business Center • Complimentary Express Start Breakfast • Wireless Internet • Airport Shuttle • Meeting Room • IHG Rewards Points

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Hampton Inn & Suites

Hampton Inn Southwest

www.ftwaynenorthinsuites.hamptoninn.com I-69, Exit 311B, Enjoy our newly remodeled hotel, with complimentary full hot breakfast buffet, indoor pool, 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.

Recently remodeled! Indoor pool, Jacuzzis, breakfast buffet, business and fitness centers, meeting room, cocktail reception M-Th, Hilton HHonors Points, close to shopping, entertainment, attractions, restaurants, and downtown. Shuttle available for corporate travel or qualified wedding blocks.

5702 Challenger Pkwy. • (260) 489-0908

8219 W. Jefferson Blvd. • (260) 459-1999 www.ftwaynesouthwest.hamptoninn.com

Hilton Fort Wayne at the Grand Wayne Center

1020 S. Calhoun St. • (260) 420-1100 www.ftwayne.hilton.com

The newly-renovated Hilton Hotel is located in the heart of downtown with 246 rooms and suites attached to the Grand Wayne Convention Center. Complimentary airport shuttle and WI-FI throughout hotel. Restaurants, indoor pool and exercise room on site. Group rates and 100,000 sq. ft. of meeting space available. Adjacent to the Embassy Theatre, Parkview Field, ACPL Genealogy Dept. and numerous nearby attractions.

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• Outdoor Sport Court • Pet Friendly • Complimentary Internet • Fully Equipped Kitchens • Close to Shopping, Entertainment, Restaurants and Downtown

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Hilton Garden Inn

8615 US Hwy 24 W. • (260) 435-1777 www.fortwayne.HGI.com

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

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Holiday Inn at IPFW & The Memorial Coliseum

Holiday Inn Express Hotels & Suites

Homewood Suites by Hilton

151 rooms and 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, and 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, wired 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!

I-69, Exit 302. Enjoy your daily routine away from home in our residential-style, all-suite hotel; featuring separate living & sleeping areas and a fully equipped kitchen. Complimentary daily breakfast buffet and light dinner buffet (Mon-Thu). See our ad on page 70 for additional amenities!

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

5915 Ellison Rd. • (260) 459-1888 www.hiexpress.com/ftwaynein

8621 US Hwy 24 W. (260) 432-5100 • 1 (800) CALL-HOME www.homewoodsuites.com

You can book a room online at www.VisitFortWayne.com. Sort by price, location, and date, and find a great getaway hotel!

Fort Wayne’s

Top Rated Hotel

Hotel Fort Wayne

305 E. Washington Ctr. Rd. (260) 484-0411 • www.hotelftwaynein.com

I69, ext 312A Full-service hotel features 222 rooms including concierge level with a concierge lounge and large fitness center. Concierge king rooms with up grades. Three meal-a-day full-service restaurant, high energy lounge, bar & grill, over 18,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space with free WIFI.

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. 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!

3949 Ice Way • (260) 483-1160

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Howard Johnson Inn

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

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.


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Hyatt Place

111 W. Washington Ctr. Rd. • (260) 471-8522 (888) 492-8847 • www.hyattplace.com Hyatt Place is near shopping, attractions, entertainment. Rooms feature 42” flat panel HDTV, sectional sofa, Hyatt Grand Bed, complimentary hot breakfast, wi-fi. 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 www.qualityinnftwaynein.com

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.

La Quinta Inn & Suites (260) 490-7950

Staybridge Suites

5925 Ellison Rd. • (260) 432-2427 www.staybridge.com/fortwaynein

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. Free Wi-Fi and 24hr business center. Complimentary breakfast 7 days a week 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.

Residence Inn - Southwest

7811 W. Jefferson Blvd. • (260) 432-8000 www.residenceinn.com/fwari

Northeast Indiana Hospitality Association

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

Newly remodeled! Relax in spacious suites, all with fully equipped kitchens and work areas, some with fireplaces. Enjoy luxurious bedding, homestyle breakfast buffet, manager’s social, sports court, indoor pool and fitness facility. Pet friendly. Shuttle is available for business travel and qualified wedding blocks.

Super 8

5710 Challenger Parkway • (260) 489-0050 www.super8.com Easy access off I-69, Exit 311B. Breakfast, spacious rooms with free high speed internet, microwave 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.

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TownePlace Suites

3949 Ice Way • (260) 483-1160 www.towneplacefortwaynenorth.com

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.

Oakwood Resort Holiday Inn Express - Auburn 404 Touring Dr., Auburn • (260) 925-1900 www.holidayinnexpressauburn.com

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.

Value Place Hotel

La Quinta Inn - Auburn, IN

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. www.facebook.com/#1/ValuePlaceFtWayneIN

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, and catering available.

2850 Dupont Commerce Ct. (260) 489-4164 • valueplace.com

306 Touring Dr., Auburn • (260) 920-1900 www.laquintaauburnin.com

Nearby Cabin

More Lodging: Beside Still Waters

18017 Devall Rd., Spencerville, IN (260) 238-4040 www.besidestillwaterslogcabinretreat.com 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.

Avenir Inn – 260-489-2220 Baymont Inn & Suites – 260-490-8989 Best Way Inn – 260-747-4950 Canterbury Exec Suites – 260-485-9619 Clarion Fun Dome – 260-739-7462 Coliseum Inn – 260-424-0975 Country Hearth Inn & Suites – 260-484-6262 Economy Inn – 260-449-9564 Fair Oak Motel – 260-747-8444 Hawthorne Suites by Wyndham – 260-484-4700 Hallmark Inn – 260-498-2150

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702 E. Lake View Rd., Syracuse, IN 46567 Toll Free (855) 929-2733 www.oakwoodresort.com

A newly restored, historic resort facility located on the shores of Lake Wawasee. Choose from affordable guest rooms, suites, lake homes and cabin accommodations. Experience the finest amenities, including a spa/salon and restaurant, with lake front views. Available for special events, reunions, weddings and conferences.

Potawatomi Inn Resort & Conference Center – Angola

6 Lane 100A, Lake James, Angola, IN 46703 (260) 833-1077 • (877) 563-4371 www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/inns/potawatomi/ 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).

Holiday Inn Express New Haven – 260-748-6767 Homestead Inn – 260-432-9715 Hometown Inn – 260-749-5058 Klopfenstein Inn & Suites – 260-436-8600 Knights Inn – 260-484-2669 Knotty Pine Motel – 260-483-0855 Midwest Motel – 260-493-4977 Motel 6 – 260-482-3972 Parkview Studios – 260-482-1711 Pine Haven Motel – 260-747-7502 Red Roof Inn – 260-484-8641 Regency Inn – 260-484-0443 Travel Inn – 260-484-6764 Traveler’s Inn – 260-422-9511


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Community Information Home & Garden Show

Fort Wayne Shows, Inc. (260) 432-1705 www.home-gardenshow.com

41st 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!

Windsor Oaks Apartments

Windsor Homes

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.

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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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Builders

NIPSCO

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Parkview Health System

10001 Pin Oak Circle • (260) 485-8855 www.windsoroaksapts.com

7505 Westfield Dr. • (260) 490-1302 www.mywindsorhome.com

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Apartments

Colleges / Universities

Apartment Association of Fort Wayne (260) 482-2916 www.apartmentsfortwayne.com

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

Lancia Homes

9430 Lima Rd. • (260) 489-4433 www.lanciahomes.com

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.

Corporate Housing Systems (260) 436-7171 • (800) 430-7171 www.corporatehousingsystems.com

Enjoy a fully furnished and equipped apartment while visiting, relocating, or even between moves. No lease requirements and no deposit! All equipped with high speed 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.

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Indiana Tech

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

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (260) 481-6100 • www.ipfw.edu

Make a Great Move!

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

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Empyrean Events and Catering Manchester University College of Pharmacy

10627 Diebold Rd. • (260) 470-2656

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.

110 W. Berry St. Suites 2500 & 2600 (260) 444-4688 www.empyreaneventsfw.com

Empyrean creates excellence through flawless event planning, exceptional service, modern design, and sophisticated cuisine. Providing fullservice scratch gourmet catering and design services, Empyrean ensures the absolute best in Indiana and throughout the country. Experience the difference at the top of the town.

Glassique Art

1120 N. Broadway, Huntington, IN (260) 356-9111 • (866) 896-9111 visitfortwayne.com/glassique

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.

Gordon Food Service (260) 490-8518

University of Saint Francis www.sf.edu

Event Services Gerald Brown Photography

Google Business Photos (260) 797-1750 www.geraldbrownphotography.com

A Party Apart

200 E. Superior St. • (260) 969-0999 www.apartyapart.com

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!

Fort Wayne’s Google Trusted Independent Photographer. Trained and certified by Google to participate in the Business Photos Program. Business photos can be live on Google in a matter of days. Images appear on Google Search, Google Maps, Google+, and Google Maps for Mobile.

LaHartz Trophies and Awards

430 E. Washington Blvd. (260) 422-0827 • www.lahartz.com

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.

Markey’s Rental & Staging

1811 Production Rd. • (260) 483-0528 www.markeys.com

Opened in 1990, Markey’s Fort 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, and professional technical support.

Whether your needs are business, home or special events, Sand Point Living Interiors will fit your needs. · Expert installation and service to maintain live plants · Custom silk greenery · Plant rentals for special events

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

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 installation & service to maintain plants, custom silk greenery, and plant rentals for special events.

Financial Institutions

General Credit Union

6601 Mutual Dr. • (260) 471-5544 www.gencu.org

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

ProFed

(260) 483-0514 • www.profedcu.org

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, ATMs, VISA debit and credit cards, online banking, mobile deposit, commercial services, and much more.

EP Graphics

169 S Jefferson St • Berne, IN 46711 (260) 589-2145 www.epgraphics.com

Pet Care

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.

Northeast Indiana Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Hospital 5818 Maplecrest Rd. • (260) 426-1062 www.nives24h.com

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

Fast Print, Inc.

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

Hightech Signs (260) 484-2600

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1-800-767-7752 • www.VisitFortWayne.com Parrot Press

520 Spring St. • (260) 422-6402 www.parrotpress.com

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

Professional Services

JH Specialty

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

AAA Chicago

607 Northcrest Shopping Center (260) 484-1542 • www.aaa.com

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.

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.

PakMail - Dupont Village

429 E. Dupont Rd. • (260) 637-4809 www.pakmailshipsfortwayne.com

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

Wells Fargo Insurance Services (260) 435-4222

Real Estate Gayle Doornbos, ABR, CRS, GRI AAA Chicago Insurance and Financial

607 Northcrest Shopping Center (260) 484-1542 • www.aaachicago.com

Make the switch to auto and home insurance through AAA. Call us today for a free quote. Lisa Roose, Donald Gage, Andrew Dietsch, Joe Beier. Insurance underwritten by MemberSelect Insurance Company.

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

Century 21-Bradley Realty Office: (260) 399-1177 Ext. 153 Toll Free: (800) 822-8110 Ext. 153 Mobile: (260) 437-0944 GayleC21@comcast.net www.HomesByGayle.com

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!

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Mark your calendars for April 9-13:

The Vera Bradley

Outlet Sale! This annual event features Vera Bradley’s famous quilted handbags, luggage and accessories at 40-60% off retail prices!

Think Beyond Traditional:

Fort Wayne Food Trucks Fort Wayne is known for its wide array of dining options – it’s no coincidence that we are known as The City of Restaurants! But now, local food trucks are challenging residents and visitors to think beyond the traditional brick-and-mortar restaurant setting for tasty fare. Good food can be enjoyed on the go, from one of several locally owned mobile operations. From all-American to Cajun, these food purveyors offer something for everyone.

Why would you mark your calendar and pre-register for a sale? This is not a normal sale. The Vera Bradley Outlet Sale is an experience!

Here is an overview of the main players in the local food truck scene: JumBy’s JoiNt: Owner Jim Garigen says the menu changes daily, but you’ll always find all-American staples, like grilled cheese, cheeseburger, and fries. You gotta try the truffle fries! Bravas Food: Brava’s features all-beef hot dogs, with fresh chopped veggies, and homemade chili. Be sure to try their supersecret Brava Sauce. Thick cut Ossian bacon also comes on some of the hot dogs. Affine Food Truck: Affine’s point of difference is its farmto-fork approach that includes free-range, locally sourced pork, chicken, and duck. You’ll love their lunch sandwiches and Late night Mexican style tacos.

Both the sheer number of shoppers and the vast amount of product at the Vera Bradley Outlet Sale will blow you away. You’ll find over 108,000 sq. ft., filled with items such as handbags and purses, laptop bags, backpacks and wallets. You will also find printed clothing items, eyeglass cases, stationery and more – all in the stunning, bold and colorful patterns that make Vera Bradley items unique. And the best part? All items are 40-60% off regular price – that’s a deep discount!

The Getaway Grill: Jerry Perez, owner, says everything he buys is produced locally, from farmers markets. We hear the chicken and black bean quesadilla is to die for!

Vera Bradley fans travel from across the U.S. to attend this five-day sale. Typically the first three days of the sale will feature exclusive ticketed sessions for a $5 admittance fee, purchased via Ticketmaster.com.

Spicer’s: Chef Eric Spicer prefers to think of his operation as a kitchen on wheels. The menu changes regularly. But you can expect all-American favorites like hamburgers and pork tenderloins.

These days are divided into different shopping “sessions,” offering 4,000 tickets each. The last two days of the sale are free admittance, but pre-registration is required so that they can adequately staff and serve shoppers. Plan a great girlfriend getaway around the Vera Bradley Outlet Sale by taking advantage of our overnight packages and other great activities and amenities! Learn more at www.VisitFortWayne.com/verabradley.

Whip & Chill: Got a hankering for dessert? Whip & Chill will hit the spot. Enjoy ice cream cones, sundaes, floats and shaved ice. Kids will beg for a stop here.

You can also follow Vera Bradley on Twitter @verabradley and use the hashtag #vbos14.

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Big John’s Ragin’ Cajun: “Big John” Maxwell serves up the cuisine of New Orleans and the Louisiana Bayou to northeastern Indiana. Think Po’ Boys and Jambalaya!

Pre-register at www.verabradley.com to secure your entry to the five-day sale. Bring a shopping list with you. It will help stay focused as you dig through an overwhelming amount of product. Be prepared to find almost every style – but in a limited selection of patterns. Have a few pattern options in mind as you look for your favorite bag. Dress comfortably. You will likely have to wait to get in to the sale and to purchase your items. Don’t hesitate to bring some snacks or water to drink while waiting.

You can’t go wrong with any of these vendors, and many of the others you’ll spot around town! So, bring your appetite and be sure to grab plenty of napkins. (Food on-thego can be messy.) To learn more visit, www.facebook.com/ FortWayneFoodTruckAssociation.

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We brag about our low cost of living in Fort Wayne, but how about our low cost of FUN?! Check out just a few of the countless activities that you and your family can enjoy in our city for free – or almost free! Browse the newest exhibit at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art with free admission on Thursdays from 5-8 p.m. and Sundays from 12-5 p.m. 

Enjoy Last Saturdays (by the Downtown Improvement District) and participate in free or half-priced events all over downtown.

Catch a free family-friendly film on Wednesday nights all summer long at the Foellinger Theatre Summer Movie Series.

Examine historical documents at the Karpeles Museum, browse the art at Artlink and the Castle Gallery, or stroll the sacred at the Cathedral Museum – all of which are free!

Bike, walk, or run on Fort Wayne Trails. Listen to great local music at a Friday Nites Live concert – every Friday of the summer at Jefferson Pointe. In the spring, you can view the beautiful flowers at Foster Park – the tulips are legendary. Or in late summer, hit the Lakeside Rose Garden for the most beautiful specimens in town! Hear a free concert at Rock the Plaza at the Downtown Library, all summer long. Share in the holiday spirit in downtown Fort Wayne at HolidayFest.   Uncover local food at Farmers Markets downtown and around the city. Browse the genealogy collection (the nation’s second largest!) at the Allen County Public Library downtown. Explore Kids Crossing, Taylor’s Dream, Three Rivers Junction, and our 53 other playgrounds. Or, splash at our sprayground parks, open for free in the summer, starting at 9 a.m.

To learn more about any of these activities (or discover dozens more!), give our Visitors Center staff a call at 1-800-767-7752 or visit us online at www.VisitFortWayne.com!

Grab lunch to go and take it to a free concert at Lunch on the Square during the summer in downtown Fort Wayne. Our library system is one of the best in the nation, and each branch offers a place to relax and let the kids play and explore! Soak in the history at Historic Fort Wayne. The Fort is open for visitors every day, with special programming monthly. Tour the Little River Wetlands and see animals and plants of Fort Wayne. Enjoy a silent movie at the historic Embassy Theatre. Stop by the Visitors Center to pick up a walking tour map – choose from our Downtown Walking Tour, Sculpture with Purpose map, or the Heritage Trail. All are free and offer a unique taste of the city!

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