Fort Wayne Flights:
Flights to Fort Wayne
Fort Wayne is Indiana’s second largest city and is situated in the northeast of the state. The city was founded as a fort in 1794 and retains many of its historic buildings to this day.
The Fort Wayne International Airport (airport code: FWA) has been voted the “nation’s friendliest airport” by USA Today, so you should enjoy yourself when you travel through! Only Delta Airlines has 1-stop flights to Fort Wayne from South Africa, with a connection in Atlanta. For some 2-stop options, you can fly with Virgin Atlantic or British Airways and connect in London and Chicago. The Northwest Airlines flight to Fort Wayne transfers in Amsterdam and then Detroit.
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The Tourist Attractions in Fort Wayne:
Fort Wayne was established by and named after General Anthony Wayne of the US Army in 1794. The fort itself no longer exists but there are a number of historical attractions to see anyway. Some of Fort Wayne’s things to see include…
Historical Buildings and Architecture in Fort Wayne
If you’re interested in architecture Fort Wayne is a great place to see many different styles spanning the centuries. From the Beaux-Arts Allen Country Courthouse that’s been listed as a National Historic landmark, to the Art Deco 1930’s Lincoln Tower. There’s also a historic district in Fort Wayne: the Forest Park Boulevard Historic District, where you’ll find both Colonial and Tudor revival homes.
Perhaps the best way to get to see some of the city’s best buildings is with a self guided architectural tour. Look online or pop in to the city’s public library to pick up some of these booklets that guide you to the most interesting places.
Fort Wayne History Center
To find out more about the history behind Fort Wayne and the surrounding area, visit the Fort Wayne History Center. This museum has many displays and exhibits on a variety of subjects, and is housed within an interesting castle-like building.
Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory
Fort Wayne’s botanical gardens are popular with both young and old visitors as there’s something here for all ages. There are three indoor gardens that feature over 500 different species of plants plus 72 different cacti. The children’s area is particularly fun as kids get to crawl through giant worm holes and have a chat with a talking tree!
Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo
If you are travelling with children the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo should also be on your list of places to visit, but this isn’t just a place for children! There are over 1500 animals as well as fun themed areas, a zoo train, carousel, sky ride, and canoe rides are amongst the zoo’s other attractions.
Fort Wayne Museum of Art
More appealing to adults than children is the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. Its main focus is on American art and includes both modern and contemporary, plus furniture, and a large collection of Amish quilts. You might also like to schedule a visit to the city’s Kachmann Gallery.
When Should You Visit?:
A city of four seasons when it comes to climate, Fort Wayne is situated within a humid continental climate zone. Summers are hot but, not too hot, with June, July and August being the warmest months. Summer is also on average the wettest time of the year though rainfall is possible throughout the year in Fort Wayne. Spring and winter can be unpredictable and snow is not uncommon in winter.