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Fort-Wayne is the second largest city in Indiana, with a population of 251,591. It's located in Allen County in the northeastern part of the state, just 20 miles west of the Ohio border. The city of Fort Wayne is home to several festivals. Germanfest commemorates Fort Wayne's largest ethnic group, and Greek Fest is a four-day event held at the end of June. A BBQ RibFest is also held in mid-June at Headwaters Park, the Johnny Appleseed Festival is a two-day event held in September and a Holiday Fest starts in late November. The largest event, however, is the Three Rivers Festival, which attracts some 400,000 visitors annually. This festival spans nine days in mid-July and features over 200 events, a parade, food alley, arts and crafts, fireworks and more. Fort Wayne also offers several museums, such as the African/African-American Historical Museum, the Fort Wayne Firefighters Museum and the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. Fort Waynes first park (and smallest), the 0.2 acre Old Fort Park, was established in 1863. Franke Park is Fort Waynes most extensive park, at 316.4 acres, and is also home to the Fort Wayne's Children's Zoo. In addition, other attractions in the city include the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, Hurshtown Reservoir and new paths and paved walking trails along the riverbanks, known as the Rivergreeway Trail System.

Surrounding areas: Cedar Lake, Indiana (18.5 mi), Columbia City, Indiana (18.8 mi), Sylvan Lake, Indiana (26.9 mi), Rome City, Indiana (28.3 mi), Webster Lake, Indiana (31.7 mi), Westler Lake, Indiana (31.8 mi), North Webster, Indiana (32.5 mi)

Fort Wayne Vacation Rentals

Fort Wayne Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Amerisuites111 W Washington Center RdFort Wayne, IN (260) 471-8522
Baymont Inn1005 W Washington Center RdFort Wayne, IN (260) 489-2220
Baymont Inn-fort Wayne1005 W Wash CTR RdFort Wayne, IN (260) 489-2220
Belle Vista Motel5718 Bluffton RdFort Wayne, IN (260) 747-4950
Best Inns Of America3017 W Coliseum BlvdFort Wayne, IN (260) 483-0091
Best Western Luxbury Inn Fort Wayne5501 Coventry LnFort Wayne, IN (260) 436-0242
Best Western3939 Ferguson RdFort Wayne, IN (260) 747-9171
Candlewood Suites5251 Distribution DrFort Wayne, IN (260) 484-1400
Clarion Hotel & Suites3330 West Coliseum BlvdFort Wayne, IN (800) 424-6423
Comfort Suites5775 Coventry LnFort Wayne, IN (260) 436-4300
Country Inn & Suites5926 Cross Creek BlvdFort Wayne, IN (260) 490-6060
Courtyard By Marriott1619 W Wash CTR RdFort Wayne, IN (260) 489-1500
Days Inn3730 E Washington BlvdFort Wayne, IN (260) 424-1980
Days Inn5250 Distribution DrFort Wayne, IN (260) 484-9681
Don Halls Guesthouse1313 W Wash CTR RdFort Wayne, IN (260) 489-2524
Econo Lodge1734 W Washington CtrFort Wayne, IN (260) 489-5554
Econolodge2908 Goshen RdFort Wayne, IN (260) 484-6262
Economy Inn1401 W Wash CTR RdFort Wayne, IN (260) 489-3588
Extended Stay America8309 W Jefferson BlvdFort Wayne, IN (260) 432-1916
Fair Oak Motel6511 Bluffton RdFort Wayne, IN (260) 747-6915
Fort Wayne Inn300 E Washington BlvdFort Wayne, IN (260) 422-5511
Hampton Inn & Suites5702 Challenger PkwyFort Wayne, IN (260) 489-0908
Hilton Fort Wayne1020 S Calhoun StFort Wayne, IN (260) 420-1100
Hilton Garden Inn Fort Wayne8615 US 24 WestFort Wayne, IN (260) 435-1777
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Ft Wayne5915 Ellison RdFort Wayne, IN (260) 459-1888
Knights Inn Fort Wayne NorthGoshen RdFort Wayne, IN (260) 484-2669
Knights Inn2901 Goshen RdFort Wayne, IN (260) 484-2669
Knotty Pine Motel1201 Goshen AveFort Wayne, IN (260) 483-0855
Lees Inn5707 Challenger PkwyFort Wayne, IN (260) 489-8888
Marriott Fort Wayne305 E Washington Center RdFort Wayne, IN (800) 228-9290
Midwest Motel7021 Lincoln Hwy EFort Wayne, IN (260) 493-4977
Motel 63003 Coliseum Blvd WestFort Wayne, IN (260) 482-3972
Plaza Inn3527 W Coliseum BlvdFort Wayne, IN (260) 482-4511
Quality Hotel3330 W Coliseum BlvdFort Wayne, IN (800) 424-6423
Ramada Inn1212 Magnavox WayFort Wayne, IN (260) 432-0511
Red Roof Inn2920 Goshen RdFort Wayne, IN (260) 484-8641
Residence Inn By Marriott - Fort Wayne4919 Lima RdFort Wayne, IN (260) 484-4700
Residence Inn Fort Wayne Southwest7811 W Jefferson BlvdFort Wayne, IN (260) 432-8000
Sleep Inn & Suites2881 Dupont RdFort Wayne, IN (260) 490-8989
Studioplus5810 Challenger PkwyFort Wayne, IN (260) 490-0500

Fort Wayne Weather & Climate

Northwest Indiana has a four-season climate typical of most of the Midwest, with a few exceptions due to its proximity to Lake Michigan. Cold air passing over the warmer lake water induces precipitation in the lee of Lake Michigan in autumn and winter. As a result of this phenomena, heavy winter precipitation, especially snowfall, can extend eastward from Gary inland to as far as Elkhart. Lake-related snowfall and cloudiness can extend to central Indiana in winter, driven by strong northwesterly winds. In the spring, daily maximum temperatures decrease northward in northern Indiana because of the cooling effect of the Lake. Average daily minimum temperatures in autumn are higher in northwestern Indiana near the warmer lake surface than farther south.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 31°F 16°F 1.96 in. -
February 35°F 19°F 1.91 in. -
March 47°F 28°F 2.86 in. -
April 59°F 38°F 3.75 in. -
May 71°F 49°F 3.77 in. -
June 80°F 58°F 3.99 in. -
July 84°F 62°F 4.05 in. -
August 81°F 60°F 3.41 in. -
September 75°F 52°F 3.11 in. -
October 63°F 41°F 2.91 in. -
November 48°F 32°F 3.25 in. -
December 35°F 22°F 2.93 in. -

Fort Wayne Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Fort Wayne International airport (FWA) located about 11 miles southwest of Fort Wayne, the Elkhart Municipal airport (EKM) located approximately 60 miles northwest of Fort Wayne in Elkhart, Indiana, Delaware County Johnson Field (MIE) located roughly 62 miles south of Fort Wayne in Muncie, Indiana, the South Bend Regional airport (SBN) located around 73 miles northwest of Fort Wayne in South Bend, Indiana, and finally the Toledo Express airport (TOL) located about 75 miles east of Fort Wayne in Toledo, Ohio.

Fort Wayne Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Adventureland Amusement ParkNorth WebsterIN32.5 mi.
Fun SpotAngolaIN35.5 mi.
Putt N' Pond Speed ParkFostoriaOH89.1 mi.
Indiana BeachMonticelloIN89.4 mi.
Water Parks
Full Blast - Flash Flood/Gully WasherBattle CreekMI82.3 mi.
Golf Courses
Arlington Park Golf CourseFort WayneIN 
Autumn Ridge Golf ClubFort WayneIN 
Brookwood Golf ClubFort WayneIN 
Cherry Hill Golf ClubFort WayneIN 
Chestnut Hills Golf ClubFort WayneIN 
Colonial Oaks Golf CourseFort WayneIN 
Fairview Golf CourseFort WayneIN 
Foster Park Golf CourseFort WayneIN 
Lakeside Golf CourseFort WayneIN 
McMillen Park Golf CourseFort WayneIN 
Riverbend Golf CourseFort WayneIN 
Shoaff Park Golf CourseFort WayneIN 
Willow Ridge Golf CourseFort WayneIN 
Maumee Valley Golf ClubNew HavenIN7.5 mi.
Eel River Golf CourseChurubuscoIN11.7 mi.
Garrett Country ClubGarrettIN14.5 mi.
Pond River Golf ClubWoodburnIN14.5 mi.
Bridgewater East Golf ClubAuburnIN16.4 mi.
Bridgewater West Golf ClubAuburnIN16.4 mi.
Deer Track Golf CourseAuburnIN16.4 mi.
Crooked Lake Golf CourseColumbia CityIN18.3 mi.
Links of Eagle GlenColumbia CityIN18.3 mi.
Pleasant Valley Golf CoursePayneOH19.8 mi.
Pleasant Valley Golf CourseLancasterOH19.8 mi.
Bluff Creek Golf CourseGreenwoodIN20.2 mi.
Hickory Stick Golf ClubGreenwoodIN20.2 mi.
Supreme GolfGreenwoodIN20.2 mi.
Valle Vista Country ClubGreenwoodIN20.2 mi.
Walnut Ridge Golf CourseGreenwoodIN20.2 mi.
Hickory Hills Golf ClubHicksvilleOH22.1 mi.
Ski Areas
Swiss ValleyJonesMI63.6 mi.
Timber Ridge Ski AreaGoblesMI93.4 mi.
Mad River MountainZanesfieldOH93.7 mi.
State Parks
Chain O'Lakes State ParkIN19.0 mi. 
Ouabache State ParkIN28.4 mi. 
Pokagon State ParkIN39.8 mi. 
Lincoln MuseumFort WayneIN(History)
National Automotive and Truck MuseumAuburnIN16.7 mi.(Technology)
Museum of the SoldierPortlandIN48.8 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Mercer County Historical MuseumCelinaOH49.7 mi.(History)
Fort Recovery State MuseumFort RecoveryOH52.9 mi.(History)
James Dean Memorial GalleryFairmountIN56.5 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Fort Wayne Children's ZooFort WayneIN 
Potawatomi ZooSouth BendIN69.5 mi.
Binder Park ZooBattle CreekMI82.3 mi.
Toledo Zoological GardensToledoOH89.5 mi.
Indianapolis ZooIndianapolisIN108.6 mi.
Potter Park Zoological GardensLansingMI114.6 mi.
African Safari Wildlife ParkPort ClintonOH116.7 mi.

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