Fort Wayne is the third largest city in Indiana. One of the most popular places to visit for the tourists and the locals alike is Allen County Public Library. The library has 14 branches with over 6 million circulations. The main branch of the library is huge and a perfect place for the whole family. The Historical Genealogy Department located in the main branch is the second-largest genealogy department in North America with over 350,000 printed volumes and 513,000 items of microfilm and microfiche. The Library is very well-maintained and the staffs are very friendly. It provides various services to the community including books and other library materials, facilities and professional services. Fort Wayne has been named as the Best Read City in the United States by Places Rated Almanac, one of the reasons of having a large library with huge collection and patrons. The library has a very large play area for kids and it is inaccessible to outsiders at all times. It also has fish tanks with a variety of different fish in the back of the children's area. There are many places and activities for kids in Fort Wayne. If you have children and looking for something fun and educational then you can take them to the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. Located on 38 acres in Fort Wayne's Franke Park, the zoo houses more than 1,500 animals including many endangered species. The zoo was ranked as the ninth best zoo in America by Child magazine in 2004. It was also ranked as the fifth best zoo in the nation by Parents magazine in 2009.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car is not only the largest car rental company in the United State but also in North America. Enterprise is now offering specials for Fort Wayne and surrounding areas. Make you reservation online and enjoy the low rates while they last.
Fort Wayne provides numerous recreational activities for visitors to the city. Lakeside Park is one of a dozen legacy parks in the city. Founded in 1908 on 25.8 acres, the park features a beautiful rose garden and a walkway. The visitors can enjoy a variety of activities including basketball, tennis, playgrounds, fishing, picnicking and ice skating. This is also a perfect place for taking photograph of the scenic spots or sitting by the water or simply relaxing and enjoying the day. The park also hosts various public events such as weddings and parties during the spring and the summer. Other notable parks in the area include Headwaters Park, home to Fort Wayne’s many festivals and Historic Old Fort Park, featuring unique landmarks. If you enjoy performing arts then you can go to the Embassy Theatre formerly known as the Emboyd Theatre while visiting downtown Fort Wayne. It is a 2,500 seat theatre originally built in 1928. It is also the largest theatre in the city and one of the finest restored theaters in the Midwest. The theater features a 1,100-pipe Page theater organ. It features concerts, symphonies, Broadway shows, family shows and more. Concerts that are performed at the theater are divided into several categories such as Masterworks Series, Signature Series and Pops Concerts among others. The theater is also home of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra which is a professional orchestra based in Fort Wayne. Since its debut in 1944, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra has been part of the city's musical heritage. It is also a great place to see the performance by the stand-up comedians.