Indiana Summer Family Fun | Fort Wayne Family Getaway (Giveaway)

by Beth Montgomery on July 29, 2012 · 35 comments

in Contests, Giveaways, Indiana

This post is part of the Indiana Summer Fun 2012 series. Be sure to check out all the ways to enjoy Indiana in true frugal fashion this summer!

My Dad lives in Fort Wayne, so, after spending many summers there, I consider it my second home. While Indianapolis has that big city feel, Fort Wayne somehow manages to have the big-city fun while keeping the small town feel.

I believe I’ve mentioned our favorite attraction – the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, consistently rated one of the Top 10 Zoo’s for Kids in the nation and definitely a reason to visit Fort Wayne, but there’s so much more to do in Fort Wayne.

Another favorite stop of ours is close do downtown Fort Wayne – Headwaters Park. This park hosts many great festivals, concerts, and events, but tucked in the center is a fountain that doubles as a splash pad for kids. We’ve been to many splash pads, but this is my kids favorite, because the fountain shoots streams of water high into the air in the shape of a triangle, making sure to soak everyone nearby.

Another hidden Gem in Fort Wayne is Don Hall’s Old Gashouse, my dad’s favorite restaurant. When my dad first pulled up here for lunch I thought he was out of his mind. He parked in front of a small trailer and headed straight to it. However, around the corner was a beautiful outdoor deck overlooking the river and a gazebo for those who wanted more shade. But despite the fact that the food was cooked in a trailer, it was amazing, plus the view and atmosphere is even better. Make sure to enjoy one of their specialties – seafood, steak, or Cajun foods!

Located up in Northern Indiana, my family truly believes Fort Wayne is the perfect place for a quick getaway – for just one day or overnight.

Why We Love Visit Fort Wayne

Why it’s great for families: There’s so much to do for kids and adults of all ages – Science Central, Botanical Gardens, Fort Wayne Museum of Art. There’s even a Figherfighter’s Museum that’s sure to intrigue young boys (it does mine!)

What we love most: Definitely the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo and Headways Park.

Our Tips for a Successful Visit

Tips for Young Children & Infants: There’s so much to do, but remember to take breaks between activities so little ones can take naps. Many attractions are packed full of great things to see, but small enough you can get through them in less than 3 hours, so you could easily plan a morning and afternoon activity with time for naps and lunch in the middle.

Tips for Older Children: Explore Science Central! There’s so much hands-on activities that older kids will not only enjoy, but learn from as well.

Ways to Save

Plan a Visit

Visit Fort Wayne
927 S. Harrison Street, Suite 101
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802Phone: (800)767-7752
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Enter to Win


One (1) lucky In Good Cents readers will win one (1) FREE Visit Fort Wayne prize pack valued at approximately $500 that includes:

  • One-Night Family Hotel Stay
  • (5) Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo Admission Tickets
  • (5) Science Central Admission Tickets
  • (5) Botanical Conservatory Admission Tickets
  • (5) Museum of Art Admission Tickets

Continue to enter for a chance to win…

Enter to Win

**This giveaway is open to Indiana residents only.

Entries will only be eligible if you follow all of directions and finalize your entry using the widget below.

  1. Click “DO IT!” next to each entry.
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  3. Once you complete the first required entry, additional bonus entries will become available.

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Official Rules: Entry does not guarantee a prize .This is a game of chance. Your entry will have the same chance to win as every other entry. A winner will not be revealed until the sweepstakes ends. No purchase necessary to enter or win. Purchases with In Good Cents and/or the sponsoring company will not increase your chances of winning. Must be a legal Indiana Resident and 18 years of age or older to enter and have a valid mailing address within the state. Limit of one (1) entry per entry method per person. Duplicate entries will be void. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries visible below. Employees of In Good Cents, LLC and/or the sponsoring company are not eligible for participation. Prizes must be accepted as is and are not redeemable for cash. In Good Cents, LLC and the sponsoring company are not liable for any injury or damages to person and/or things as a result of the acceptance of the prize offered. Void where prohibited. Winner is responsible for any taxes and/or fees that may result from winning. For a full set of sweepstake rules, please read the full terms & conditions.

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