Downtown Fort Wayne HotelsFort Wayne, Indiana, is home to some of the best family-friendly entertainment in the Midwest. From a nationally recognized children's zoo to hands-on museums and parks, you and your children will find something fun to fill any vacation. Fort Wayne also features a dining array that ranges from finger food to gourmet dining. Perfect Family Destinations As the second largest city in Indiana, Fort Wayne is a bustling metropolis with small town feel. It features a children's zoo that was listed as one of the top ten in the nation. The lore of Johnny Appleseed is celebrated annually at his final Fort Wayne resting place. Several sports teams were created in Fort Wayne before they went on to become well known, including the Detroit Pistons. The Fort Wayne library is also nationally recognized, and it is worth stopping in to browse the stacks while you are in town. Whether your kids like to find adventure indoors or out of doors, there is an attraction at Fort Wayne that will entertain you all. History and Fine Arts Fort Wayne is filled with museums that celebrate its 200 years of history. The History Center offers a hands-on experience that traces the town's development over the last two centuries. Visitors will be amazed at the number of household devices that were invented in Fort Wayne and are still in use today. The Old 9 Firehouse Cafe offers casual dining within a firehouse that has been converted to a museum and diner. The Auburn Cord Deusenberg Museum is an accurate reconstruction of a 1920s Deusenberg showroom, complete with fully restored Deusenberg's that look straight out of the pre-Depression era. Find Out Where You Came From One of the things that Fort Wayne is most famous for is its extensive genealogy library. The Genealogy Center at Allen County Public Library houses the largest collection of records in the United States. People visit from all parts of the world to track down their ancestors and discover more about themselves and their families. The genealogy center is open seven days a week, and houses hard copy documents as well as a large collection of information in microfiche and digital forms. Whether you are interested in learning a little bit more about your family's history or you are a professional genealogist looking for records, you will be astounded by the amount of information contained in this single library.
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