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About Fort WayneThis region at the confluence of three rivers was originally inhabited by the Miami Indians. The area was later named for the renowned Revolutionary War figure Gen. “Mad” Anthony Wayne after he made peace with the Native Americans.

The city became an important center of trade, due largely to the Wabash-Erie Canal, the longest canal in the country. Today Fort Wayne is known as The City of Attractions, with 11 museums and historic sites within walking distance in the downtown area. Historically noteworthy is the 1928 Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd., distinguished by a rare Grand Page organ.

Lakeside Rose Garden in northeast Fort Wayne is recognized as one of the nation's largest rose gardens, with displays of more than 2,000 rose bushes of at least 150 varieties.

John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, is buried in Johnny Appleseed Park, just south of the War Memorial Coliseum on Parnell Avenue.

The River Greenway Trail is a 19.5-mile-long trail stretching along the banks of the St. Mary's, St. Joseph and Maumee rivers. It affords visitors the opportunity to enjoy bicycling, hiking, jogging, inline skating and walking. The trail, also ideal for nature study, offers natural vistas and scenic overlooks within an urban environment.

Visitor Centers Visit Fort Wayne 927 S. Harrison St. Fort Wayne, IN 46802. Phone:(260)424-3700 or (800)767-7752

ShoppingGlenbrook Square, Coliseum Boulevard and Coldwater Road, has 140 stores, including JCPenney and Macy's. The Jefferson Pointe complex at Illinois Road (SR 14) and W. Jefferson Boulevard counts Marshalls, Old Navy, Talbots and Von Maur among its nearly 65 stores.

Things to Do Allen County Courthouse

Allen County Public Library

Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

Concordia Theological Seminary

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory

Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

Fort Wayne Museum of Art

The History Center

Science Central

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Fort Wayne, IN

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1020 S Calhoun St. Fort Wayne, IN 46802

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111 W Washington Center Rd. Fort Wayne, IN 46825

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1150 S Harrison St. Fort Wayne, IN 46802

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5926 Cross Creek Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN 46818

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