1734 West Washington Center Ro
Fort Wayne, IN 46818
Phone: (260) 489-5554
Fax: (260) 489-6450
Operated and managed by the Fort Wayne Zoological Society, the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo was opened in 1965. The zoo is touted to be one of the top zoos around the world. The zoo has an amazing variety of animals, birds, reptiles and other species. Apart from the animals, it also features fun rides for kids that include Endangered Species Carousel, Pony Ride and Sky Safari. The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo also conducts various educational and fun workshops for kids. You can even schedule your kids birthday party right here at the zoo. For more details, call ahead.
Indiana's amusement park for the mind.
For 9 years art classes were going on and the museum was organized from it. Theodore Thieme donated 10 paintings in 1921 and thats how the museum got started. Although this museum is small it's educational. Its great for kids who learn history, and due to its small size get over with it before it starts boring them. The museum has also got shopping to offer, with books, jewellery and art work for sale.
Formed in the early 1830s, the First Presbyterian Church is the oldest place for religious worship in Fort Wayne. The ancient structure is beautiful with a calm and serene ambiance. It believes in binding the followers of Christ by helping them towards achievement of worldly happiness and spiritual bliss. Prayer services and talks are held on diverse topics that provide a spiritual answer to different problems plaguing people. There are several community activities conducted by the Church to encourage unity and growth like scholastic book fair, educational loans and grants, Lenten missions.
A belief in the Holy Trinity; the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, is what the Trinity English Lutheran Church spreads through its services. The church welcomes the community to spend time as a family and be a part of its Eucharistic celebration. As a unit, the church undergoes weekly prayer services, special festival services, days of special devotion and annual congregational meetings and invites one and all to be a part of it. The Church is involved in community outreach projects and other works as well.
Charles A. Weatherhogg designed the imposing Masonic Temple of Fort Wayne. Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1991, this historic Freemasons Hall has hosted variety of fraternal events that were well-attended. These splendid settings are also available as a venue for wedding and other private celebrations.
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception is a Roman Catholic cathedral. The church was built in 1860 and is one of the foremost churches of the city. It was incorporated in the National Register of Historical Places in 1980, and continues to strive for the community.
The Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory is the result of the efforts and endeavors of Fort Wayne City, Foellinger Foundation, Lincoln National Corporation and the Freimann Trust. The idea behind this conservatory was to give the city its very own botanical reserve. Managed and maintained by the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department, every year students, tourists and locals come here to explore this treasure trove. Equipped with outdoor gardens, indoor gardens and modern facilities, it provides an insight into the world of botany. Apart from conducting regular classes, workshops and other events, it also has a rescue center specially designated for conservation and protection of endangered varieties of plants. This green sanctuary can also be rented for private events and celebrations. For more details, check website.
Summit Church, true to its name makes you reach the summit, the pinnacle of faith and religious aspirations through its religious ministries. This Church makes the community more connected and gives people the opportunity to share their religious feelings. The congregation gathers every Saturday and Sunday to participate on religious discourses and sermons. It distributes books and podcast to support and nurture your faith.
The Williams-Woodland Park Historic District is a historic area spread across 42 acres (17 hectares). Established in 1985, it has a mix of Colonial Revival, Queen Anne and Prairie School styles of architecture. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991 owing to its historical and architectural significance.
Located 2 miles south of courthouse, Redeemer Lutheran Church was formed in 1892. The founders wanted to uphold the teaching of the traditional Lutheran Church but wanted it to be fully American in language and culture. Apart from supporting spiritual growth the church is also involved in community service. They support the food banks, clothing bank and scholarship for Lutheran education at schools and collages.
The Nickel Plate Road no. 765 is a historic steam locomotive built in 1944. Built by Lima Locomotive Works, it was used as a transportation medium to carry passengers and goods till 1958. The locomotive has gone under many restorations in the past and is now a major attraction as an excursion train. Today, it is preserved and maintained by the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society. During the times when the train is operational, it sees a huge crowd of passengers as well as visitors. At other times, the locomotive is placed at a shop in New Haven along with other railroad equipments of the olden era. For tickets and events related to the locomotive, please log on to the Historical Society website.