Monday, June 12, 2017

Family Fun in Fort Wayne, Indiana

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 During Spring Break we decided to try a new location. 
Experience new things with my family and we picked Fort Wayne.
Where to stay? We decided to take the advice of some locals and stay at the Ramada Plaza/Hotel Fort Wayne. It was conveniently located near many of the vacation activities we booked as well as by many restaurants for easy meal choices.
I am not going to lie I also enjoy the indoor/outdoor pool they had. The indoor pool was actual heated and we spent every evening swimming around and relaxing our tired feet.
Ready for some things to do? Our hotel was also located near many of these great docks and hiking trails. This one pictured above was at Canterbury Greens. I am not sure if you can fish here but they do have a nice bench to sit and watch nature.
Downtown we found the Botanical Conservatory to be rather delightful! They had a butterfly house we enjoyed although, I am not sure how long it will run for. When it is open you can watch species of butterflies as well as have them land on you. My son always loves these types of things!
We also enjoy the cacti gardens within the Conservatory. So many different types and sizes to photograph. I have so many this whole post could be filled with them if I shared them all!
"Catch" a Tincaps game! I am an avid baseball fan ever since I was a kid. It is so much fun to enjoy that with my son now and watch him fall in the love with the game. Easy parking, accessibility and the Italian sausages are worth a purchase!
Get out on the canals! I had done this in the Finger Lake area and wanted to have my family try this. They were  a bit skeptical paddling around a place we had never been. Luckily the staff at Fort Wayne Outfitters hooked us up and were so kind to get us on our way without a hitch. Now, I hear when will our next paddle experience be since they enjoyed it so much. If you decide to go stop under the train bridge and listen as a train goes overhead. A explainable experience but definitely worth it! I would recommend this for older children.
Explore the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo Tour! This is an amazing addition to your family vacation. They have LARGE enclosures that cater to each animal housed there. These animals can roam, wander and fly while you walk around. I also love the Rain forest and all the tropical plants within it. I will be doing a post about all they have to offer because there is too much to add in this post! Great activity for all ages.
The Science Central is another great activity. This is geared to a younger crowd I would say. My son in very into Science and experiments. He really enjoyed the hands on stations. We also loved the fossil, rocks and reptiles area. I think we could have explored all the different specimens they had to be honest.
Fox island may not be on your tourist map but worth a venture if you enjoy the outdoors. We like to hike, walk and explore nature. I would recommend sneakers because some of the trails can become muddy. Stop into the building for gifts, souvenirs, restrooms, kids play area and to pay the $2 donation for using the facility.
Did we miss some great things to do? Comment below with more suggestions to add to our next visit!

41 comments:

  1. This looks like it was so much fun! I love the conservatory!

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  2. Does anyone else always reach out on the dash when crossing state lines to "Get there first?"

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  3. Looks like your trip was a lot of fun!

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  4. This looks like a really fun trip!

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  5. What a fun adventure to have with your family!

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  6. Gosh you make me want to travel more! What an adventure to take your family to so many cool places! And to blog about it as a reminder of all the cool places you've been! Well done!

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  7. What a fun stop! I love the botanical gardens, you've sold me on a visit to one near me!

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  8. Another fun post about your travels!

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  9. It looks like you all had a great time

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  10. I love traveling with my family, we just got back from the Outer Banks actually. Road trips are the best! Looks like you had an awesome time, great photos!

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  11. sounds like it was a really fun place to visit!

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  12. It looks like you had an awesome time! I love seeing your travels!

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  13. This is an awesome post! Such fun ideas for family fun. <3

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  14. The peacock is beautiful! You did so much fun stuff! What great memories you're making!

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  15. Such fun ideas for a family excursion! Great job documenting these.

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  16. Sounds like a great spot for a family trip! That zoo and children's science museum sounds awesome. That hotel pool sounds wonderful too.

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  17. Looks like you found some great things to do! I would love to see the butterfly conservatory and my kids would love Science Central!

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  18. Looks like you have a really fun trip! I like the hotel pool, and the museum.

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  19. How fun! Who knew Fort Wayne had so many cool things to do?! Have to visit soon!

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  20. This looks so fun! I have always wanted to go to Indiana!

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  21. I never before would have gone out of my way to visit Fort Wayne, Indiana. This post really shows that you can have fun anywhere. It's all in the attitude of the visitor.

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  22. Looks like a really nice day out with the family. I had never heard of this place before! Don't know if I could visit anytime soon but would love to. xx corinne

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  23. Looks like you had a wonderful time with your family. I loved seeing all the photos, looks like a great place to visit.

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  24. This looks like a lot of fun, and I still didn't decide where to spend my holiday I may go there for a few days

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  25. It looks like there was so much to do, a really fun place to visit.

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  26. This looks like so much fun! I'll love to go there and spend a nice time being a tourist

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  27. This sounds and looks like a great time. I've never been to Indiana before.

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  28. I love the change brown atmosphere of Indiana !! Love to see a Happy Family Break Out

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  29. What a fun trip! I like how different each activity was, you guys really used your time on a quality trip. Safe Travels!

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  30. This looks so amazing! I so want to travel through the USA :) Thanks for sharing, looks super cool :)

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  31. This looks like a family friendly destination! That's awesome :) happy to hear you had so much fun there :) I haven't been to Indiana yet but it looks cool :)

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  32. I have never really explored Ft. Wayne and I'm from right next door in Ohio! It looks like there's so much to do for the whole family!

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  33. I would have never imaged Fort Wayne being somewhere to visit until I actually met someone from there! Just like you said, there are a TON of things to do! The downtown conservatory looked so awesome by the way!

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  34. It looks like you had a great time out and enjoyed every moment of it..So keep outing and enjoying..!

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  35. Looks like you had a great time. Always fun when you get to get away for a bit.

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  36. I used to play baseball during my high school years. God I miss playing that game.

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  37. Such a nice place. I'm sure the kids enjoyed their time.

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  38. This looks like so much fun! My favorite has to be Conservatory.

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  39. Looks like you had a great time. Nice photos. A fun way to start summer !

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  40. Ive heard of Fox Iskand but have never ventured over there. Your visit and photos are a helpful resource for future use.

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