About this trip idea
Wabash , situated just an hour southwest of Fort Wayne, promises great entertainment, dining and relaxation on this lovely weekend getaway.
Take in a show
Find out why more than 200,000 visitors attend events at the beautiful, block-long Honeywell Center in the quaint historic district. Originally built as a community center in 1949 by the benevolent Honeywell family, the center expanded to accommodate bigger national acts. Now this 1,500-seat theater offers a variety of evening entertainment year-round including concerts, plays and ballets. Go early to enjoy the ever-changing art exhibit in the Clark Art Gallery.
Relive 1920s grandeur with modern amenities
Marvel at the décor at the boutique hotel, Charley Creek Inn , in the historic downtown district. Recently reopened in 2010, the 1920-vintage inn has been restored to its original warmth and elegance. Stay in one of 30 individually appointed rooms or suites. Linger over delicious regional cuisine in the inn’s casual upscale restaurant, Twenty, and request your favorite tunes in the inn’s piano bar, The Green Hat Lounge. Check out Cloud Club on the new fifth floor – a glassed-in rooftop pavilion and green roof.
Connect on quiet walks
For breakfast, try out a local favorite at the Wabash Donut Shoppe - handmade donut creations covered in their signature sweet yellow glaze. Then, stroll nearby Charley Creek Gardens a sprawling six-acre garden featuring a labyrinth, hedge maze, waterfall and seasonal blooms. Guided tours are available. Pack a picnic basket for lunch - picnic tables are available, too. The Paradise Spring Riverwalk also offers a wonderful stroll option near the Wabash River.
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