15 Ideas for Winter Family Fun in the Fort
Feb04

15 Ideas for Winter Family Fun in the Fort

It’s that time of year: the holidays are over, but winter is still upon us, spring and summer are too distant to get excited about just yet. Boredom is constantly lurking, and lazy nights it seems like the only option every weekend.  If only there were another way… Fort Wayne to the rescue!  Despite this annual lull and chilly weather, our city is never short on activities, happenings, and events.  We’ve done the research: check out our top 15 ideas for the whole family on staying busy and entertained this winter.   1. Cheer the Komets on to Number One! View this post on Instagram Monday would be a lot better if we all had popcorn guns. A post shared by Fort Wayne Komets (@fwkomets) on Jan 8, 2018 at 7:41am PST The Komets are on fire this season with some of the best skaters in their league and are currently ranked second in their division.  Join Icy at the rink and help bring them to number one! 2. Go Mad for the Mad Ants View this post on Instagram 📸 from our first game of the #gleagueshowcase yesterday afternoon A post shared by Fort Wayne Mad Ants (@fortwaynemadants) on Jan 12, 2018 at 9:50am PST Mad Ants games are fun for the whole family, and promo nights keep things fresh. Don your capes and masks for Superhero Night on February 3rd.  Moms and Dads can enjoy a Wayne’s World theme on March 16th with a crowd-singing of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.”  Party on! 3. Hit the Lanes View this post on Instagram It's Saturday night and we're in the spot! A post shared by Crazy Pinz (@crazypinz) on Oct 7, 2017 at 11:56am PDT Fort Wayne has no shortage of awesome bowling alleys.  Besides its 56 lanes, Pro Bowl West claims to have the best pork tenderloin sandwich in the city.  Thunderbowl #1 has daily specials.  Crazy Pinz doesn’t stop at bowling; mini golf, a ropes course and a rock wall are just a few of their extra attractions. 4. Jump Around  View this post on Instagram ugly sweaters, sick jumps A post shared by Sky Zone (@skyzone) on Dec 23, 2017 at 9:51am PST Ever wanted to dunk a basketball like the pros?  Give it a shot (pun intended) with a trampoline at Sky Zone.  More trampolines stretch wall-to-wall for endless jumping, including a dodgeball court and foam pit.   5. Take an Intergalactic Adventure View this post on Instagram Tag other players through the grates! #ultrazoneftw #ultrazone #fortwayne #lasertag #visitfortwayne #familyentertainment #familyfun A post shared by Ultrazone Fort Wayne (@ultrazone_laser_tag) on Apr 3, 2017 at 7:52pm PDT Is there...

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What’s new at The History Center
Dec27

What’s new at The History Center

If you grew up in Fort Wayne, chances are you took a few field trips to The History Center while you were in school, but have you been back since? It’s a great place to spend the afternoon, even for adults. Located prominently at the corner of Barr and Berry Streets in downtown Fort Wayne, the building exudes an air of permanence. Constructed with large limestone and sandstone blocks, it is built like a fortress. Over the years, the porous limestone and sandstone on the exterior eroded and was repaired, but what you see on the outside is what you would’ve seen had you inhabited Fort Wayne in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The staff has taken great care to respect the original architecture and design of the building. Recently, the historic building underwent a few renovations, including a complete restoration of the Shields Room. Perched on the second floor of The History Center overlooking the corner of Barr and Berry Streets, it is now an impressive open space with high ceilings, beautiful artistic detailing, and exquisite woodwork. All that’s missing is the chandelier, and once it arrives, the room will look much like it did in the early 1900s. The History Center is also home to 38 historical exhibits, boasting the largest collection of Allen County History. Since 1980, about 20 percent of the individual exhibits have been updated, and this year, the Allen County Innovation permanent exhibit was completely refurbished. It opened to the public in October and is the first permanent exhibit to receive a complete makeover. Of course, you’ll want to visit the basement if you go. Back in the day, it housed the county jail and some of the cells are still down there.   The History Center 302 E. Berry Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802 (260) 426-2882...

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