By David H. Urmann

Fort Wayne is one of the most happening cities of the state of Indiana.The city is famous for its high standard living and wide variety of activities and venues which make it one of the most impressive places of the country.This is one of the most sought after destinations and people love to visit this city to live, work or to enjoy.

Fort Wayne enjoys the status of being the county seat of Allen County.With the population of about 251,591, the city ranks seventy-third largest city of the country.It is known as the second largest city of Indiana State after Indianapolis for its excellent living and working environment.The city was incorporated in the year February 22, 1840.

The major portion of the economy of the city depends upon the manufacturing, education, insurance and health sector.This city has grabbed the prestigious All-America City Award for the years 1982, 1998 and 2009.This award has been given by the National Civic League annually for identifying and tackling community-wide challenges with uncommon results.

The downtown area of Fort Wayne is full packed with a range of historically and artistically significant places known for its quality art venues, museums and festivals.It also offers some of the most prominent attractions in form of talking trees and the perfect steak.


The environment of the city is very rejuvenating and refreshing with four distinct seasons.The summers of the city are quite hot and humid while the winters are generally cold and are often complimented with snowfall.

The entire city it packed with a range of exciting attractions such as Fort Wayne Old City Hall Building, Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, Science Central along with Allen County War Memorial Coliseum and many more to add to the list.

Fort Wayne Old City Hall Building is one of the historically significant buildings which is now operated as a museum and is often referred as The History Center.This marvelous structured building was built in the year 1893 and it served as a city hall up to 1971.The building is now home to more than twenty three thousand artifacts which are kept there for permanent exhibition.These artifacts reflect the glorious past of the region.

The Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory is one of the most prominent attractions of the city which is conveniently situated right in the heart of the city.This magnificent garden was founded by Helene Foellinger and Bill Sowers.The garden opened its gate for public in the year 1983 and since then it has become hot favorite spot for the locals.

The Garden is home to three more indoor gardens exhibiting around 1,200 plants of different species.This garden is also a prime venue that holds programs and special events all round the year.

The Allen County War Memorial Coliseum is another must visit attraction of the city which is a place for great games and great names in sports and entertainment.This is capable of accommodating around eight thousand spectators for a hockey match or more than ten thousand for basketball.

The nearby ground of the coliseum displays an anchor from World War II’s USS Indiana battleship.This place is also known for hosting some of the biggest events of the Northeast Indiana.

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