Ten summer family adventures to enjoy in Fort Wayne

Written by Chronicle Staff. Posted in Community News & People in the News

Published on June 16, 2021 with No Comments

With so many amazing things to do in Fort Wayne, you’re going to need help narrowing it down.

 Fort Wayne’s “must do” experiences include the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, Science Central, the Botanical Conservatory, and more.

Families will also want to check out family activities and sports and recreation to discover Fort Wayne’s best places for fun.

If outdoor fun is more your thing, check out the recreational rentals and parks and trails categories – both offer great opportunities to explore Fort Wayne by bike, boat, or foot.

Active families might also want to hit the links with a few of the golf courses or cool off at one of Fort Wayne’s many wonderful splash pads.

The nightlife and performing arts categories offer great “date night” itinerary suggestions, as do seasonal pro and league sports.

To help plan a great trip to Fort Wayne, start by selecting a category below.

COME TO THE PARK THIS SUMMER

1) Fort Wayne’s three rivers meet at Promenade Park, where families can enjoy river access, a Treetop Canopy Trail, food, and fun.

HAVE A WILD TIME

2) The award-winning Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo offers rides and activities in every part of the zoo. 

NATURE AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

3) Discover three unique ecosystems and beautiful outdoor gardens at the Botanical Conservatory

AMAZING OUTDOOR FUN

4) Bring your bike (or rent one here) and discover 120 miles of trails. There are also trail itineraries to help visitors find trails with parks, splash pads, and ice cream.

ON THE RIVERFRONT

5) Rent a kayak and explore Fort Wayne’s three rivers while exploring nature in the heart of downtown Fort Wayne.

SPARK YOUR IMAGINATION

6) Science Central is home to Science on a Sphere – a three-dimensional globe that teaches earth and space systems in a whole new dimension. It’s just one of the amazing exhibits at this hands-on science center.

FLAVORS OF SUMMER

7) Taste summer at Fort Wayne’s Farmers Markets. Hundreds of vendors offer tastes of Indiana-grown and produced summer delights.

ART FOR EVERYONE

8) Search downtown to find the 50 unique pieces of public art and more than a dozen amazing murals. 

FORT WAYNE IS FOR FOODIES

9) There’s a reason they call Fort Wayne the City of Restaurants. From local favorites to national chains, there are hundreds of great options for families to enjoy. 

GOOD TO GO

10) Fort Wayne’s Food Trucks offer some of the best culinary creations in town.

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