Fort Wayne, IN

Travel Guide
Fort Wayne
Stylish architecture, large parks and a host of galleries and museums await in this friendly, lively city in Indiana.

A spacious, leafy city built on the point where three separate rivers converge, Fort Wayne retains a small-town feel despite being home to over a quarter of a million people. The city is the second-largest in Indiana and was named after statesman Anthony Wayne who built a fort here during the American War of Independence in the 1700s.

Fort Wayne experiences four distinct seasons with hot summers and cold, snowy winters.Visit in summer and join the locals walking along the rivers or enjoying picnics in the large outdoor areas, such as Johnny Appleseed Park. This green space north of downtown lies on the banks of the St. Joseph River and is the final resting place of famous missionary Johnny Appleseed. Go fishing, boating or kayaking on the river and hike and bike along trails in the park.Pick up a booklet from the Visitor’s Center off Washington Boulevard to take a self-guided architectural tour of the town. See the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception built in 1860, mid-century mansions and the impressive Embassy Theatre.

A great way to spend chilly winter days is to explore the city’s many galleries and museums. Choose from more than 15 institutions, including the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, which contains a large collection of works by American artists such as William Forsyth and Janet Fish. Find out about the city’s more than three centuries of history at the Fort Wayne History Center. When you need some bracing fresh air go iceskating in Headwaters Park or sledding and cross-country skiing in any one of the city’s outdoor areas.

Children will love the hands-on exhibits at Science Central and days out at the Children’s Zoo. See 1,500 animals housed in exhibits based around Indonesian rain forests, African savannahs and more.

Fort Wayne is 130 miles (209 kilometers) north of Indianapolis and 163 miles (262 kilometers) east of Chicago. Most major attractions are within walking distance of the city center. Reach the parks on the outskirts of Fort Wayne by car or bus and make the most of the many outdoor activities this pretty city has to offer.

Where to stay in Fort Wayne

Wyndham Garden Fort Wayne
Wyndham Garden Fort Wayne
3 out of 5
5750 Challenger Parkway, Fort Wayne, IN, 46818
The price is $84 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 20
$84
per night
Dec 19 - Dec 20
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Fort Wayne. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,001 reviews)
"We enjoyed our stay, we were disappointed that the hot tub was not working."

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2022

Wyndham Garden Fort Wayne
Sonesta Select Fort Wayne
Sonesta Select Fort Wayne
3 out of 5
111 W Washington Center Rd, Fort Wayne, IN, 46825
Fully refundable
The price is $89 per night from Dec 18 to Dec 19
$89
per night
Dec 18 - Dec 19
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Fort Wayne. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,002 reviews)
"Quiet & clean will book this again in the future"

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

Sonesta Select Fort Wayne
The Bradley Hotel
The Bradley Hotel
3.5 out of 5
204 W Main St, Fort Wayne, IN, 46802
The price is $132 per night from Dec 25 to Dec 26
$132
per night
Dec 25 - Dec 26
Stay at this 3.5-star hotel in Fort Wayne. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants, and 2 bars/lounges. Popular attractions Fort Wayne Firefighters Museum and Headwaters ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (173 reviews)
Wonderful with a few suggestions for improvement
"Very cozy and comfortable. The team was great, and I specifically remember Kendra and Amber as being very friendly and remembering us from our last visit. This is definitely the place for us to stay while visiting family in Fort Wayne. I have a few suggestions for improvement. First, a coffee and ..."

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2022

The Bradley Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Cheerful 3-Bedroom Home on the Hill
Cheerful 3-Bedroom Home on the Hill
Roanoke, IN
Stay at this vacation home in Roanoke. Enjoy WiFi, 3 bedrooms, and air conditioning. Discover genuine guest reviews for Cheerful 3-Bedroom Home on the Hill along ...
5/5 Exceptional! (3 reviews)
"Great price for a very clean and comfortable stay for my six person family. It was walking distance to the Fall Festival going on."

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2022

Cheerful 3-Bedroom Home on the Hill
Huntington's Hidden Gem! Private Hot Tub, King Size bed! Perfect Couple Getaway!
Huntington's Hidden Gem! Private Hot Tub, King Size bed! Perfect Couple Getaway!
Huntington, IN
Stay at this apartment in Huntington. Enjoy free WiFi, a spa tub, and onsite parking. Popular attractions Sunken Gardens and Historic Forks of the Wabash are ...
5/5 Exceptional! (8 reviews)
Great stay
"Cozy property, responsive host, relaxing getaway."

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2022

Huntington's Hidden Gem! Private Hot Tub, King Size bed! Perfect Couple Getaway!
Cheerful 2 Bedroom Cottage on 5th in Decatur IN
Cheerful 2 Bedroom Cottage on 5th in Decatur IN
Decatur, IN
Stay at this vacation home in Decatur. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a Smart TV. Discover genuine guest reviews for Cheerful 2 Bedroom Cottage on 5th ...
5/5 Exceptional! (8 reviews)
Wedding
"It was a lovely place to stay, very clean and had everything we needed for our 3 day stay. Will definitely stay there again."

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2022

Cheerful 2 Bedroom Cottage on 5th in Decatur IN
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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