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Is your family looking for something different to do? Something to spark some excitement, something that will keep all ages entertained and something that won’t break the bank? Your solution - Fort Wayne !

Did you know… Fort Wayne’s Children’s Zoo is ranked among Parent Magazine’s Top Ten Zoos in the country?
Get nose-to-nose with an African lion. Visit the Great Barrier Reef (in the zoo’s 20,000-gallon aquarium). Explore the Indonesian rainforest and keep your eyes peeled for the rare Komodo dragon. Rides, acres of animals and free parking – it’s a great place to spend a day.

Did you know… you can walk on the moon in Fort Wayne?
Science Central is a hands-on science museum that really lives up to its name! Your family will definitely want to get their hands, feet and bodies involved in the Tidal Pool, Moonwalk, Weather Station and Giant Yellow Slide. Have fun exploring, watching science demos and creating memories!

Did you know… America’s favorite pastime can be found in downtown Fort Wayne?
The Fort Wayne TinCaps , a Class A Minor League affiliate of the San Diego Padres, plays baseball all summer long at Parkview Field. So grab your hat and mitt to enjoy a baseball game – many nights also include post-game fireworks. Tickets start at $5 making this an affordable family outing.

Did you know… Johnny Appleseed’s family has ties to Fort Wayne?
You can learn more at the Johnny Appleseed Festival held the third weekend of September in downtown Fort Wayne. You’ll find delicious food, a bit of fun history and a lot of shopping including a Farmer’s Market featuring local food and gifts. Fort Wayne has several family-friendly festivals year round, so check their calendar before you go!

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