Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum Located in Auburn, IN, 20 miles north of Fort Wayne, IN. This museum exhibits over 120 cars ranging from 1894 to 1999 with the most extensive collection of Auburn, Cord, and Duesenberg cars in the world. It is housed in the former national headquarters building of the Auburn Automobile Company. Open daily.
Paramount Theatre Centre & Ballroom - A beautifully restored 1929 John Eberson 'atmospheric' theatre with the decor of a Spanish/Moorish Courtyard. The elegant 6,000 square foot ballroom & theatre are breathtaking. Both are available for guided group tours.
Anderson's Mainstage Theatre - One of Indiana's longest running community theatres. This theatre group strives to be a leader in the 'Community Theatre' with high quality production values and a variety of entertainment. Each summer the theatre houses several productions between May and September.
Idyl Wyld Roller Palace - Plenty to do besides skating! Have a blast in the arcade complete with video games, pool tables, and ski ball. Trade in the tickets you win for cool prizes.
Anderson Center for the Arts - The Anderson is home to one of the Midwest's finest collections of contemporary visual art. Individual artists, touring exhibits, and special shows bring the best of new and established artists.
Richmond Art Museum - A fine art museum with a permanent collection of American Impressionists, Taos School, the Hoosier Group, the Richmond School and other regional artists. It also has a small but significant collection of local ceramic artists including works by potters of the Arts and Craft Movement, the Overbeck Sisters and the Bethel Pike potters.
Science Central - You have the power to bend rainbows and create earthquakes at Science Central, where the laws of physics are child's play. Dance on giant piano keys, experience weightlessness like the astronauts and ride a bike on a rail 20 feet in the air. Hands-on means minds-on; bring the kids and watch their faces light up. Grown-ups will have a blast too!
The Quayle Vice Presidential Learning Center - The museum features two permanent exhibit galleries. The first exhibit contains artifacts, such as such as century old political cartoons, china, signed documents and letters, newspapers, books and more relating to each and every vice president. The second exhibit gallery highlights the life of Vice President Dan Quayle.
National Model Aviation Museum - View the largest collection of model aircraft in the United States. Discover how aeromodeling helped change the world of aviation and examine the astonishing craftsmanship and artistry of its masters.
Fairmount Historical Museum - In addition to artifacts related to the town, its families, and schools, the museum also holds many pieces related to and once owned by James Dean and his family, including awards, clothing, motorcycles and much more. The museum also houses a tribute to another Fairmount native, Jim Davis and his creation, 'Garfield'.
Black Pine Animal Sanctuary - Not just a zoo, it's a sanctuary for rescued, rehabilitated, and retired exotic animals. The park provides a unique opportunity to meet exotic and endangered animals like lions, tigers, chimpanzees, monkeys, bears, and dozens of other mammals, birds, and reptiles from all over the world.
Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory - Stop and smell the flowers and explore one of the best botanical conservatories in the Midwest. The Conservatory features three distinct inside gardens, a hands-on exhibit gallery, featuring a giant talking tree and the Tulip Tree Gift Shop.
Fort Wayne Civic Theatre - Dedicated to strengthening itself as a significant cultural force in the Fort Wayne area and surrounding region through excellence in programming, theatre education and development of talent in the disciplines of the theatre and related performing arts.
Anderson Symphony Orchestra - Performs in the historic Paramount Theatre. The exquisite sound and sight of the Symphony surrounded by the beautiful architecture, intimate atmosphere and fine acoustics of the theatre truly do make it a grand way to conduct an evening!
Forks of the Wabash Historic Park - The park tells the story of the local Miami and their relationship with early white settlers and the U.S. Government. The grounds include a restored Chiefs' home from the 1830's, log buildings and a visitor's center and museum.
Minnetrista - Minnetrista's mission is to provide lifelong learning experiences in art, history and science. It features nationally touring science exhibits in addition to a number of exhibitions showcasing the art and history of East Central Indiana.
Wilbur Wright Birthplace and Museum - Relive the historic moment when the Wright brothers made aviation history, discover a life-size replica of the Wright Flyer, tour the restored birthplace home of Wilbur Wright furnished in the 1860s era and enjoy a variety of Wilbur Wright memorabilia exhibits.
Fort Wayne Museum of Art - The museum's collection consists of over 1,300 objects, the primary focus of the permanent collection is European and American paintings, sculptures and works on paper created since 1850. 19th and 20th century paintings include examples by George Inness, Eastman Johnson, Thomas Moran, Maurice de Vlaminck, Milton Avery, Horace Pippin, Larry Rivers, Alma Thomas, and Janet Fish.
Grissom Air Museum - Gives visitors half a century of history and heroism in the skies. You can stroll through aviation history from W.W.II through the Gulf War. In the unique, outdoor display, see a legendary B-17 Flying Fortress, as if still on alert on a green English airfield. Marvel at the sleek beauty of the rare, record-shattering B-58 Hustler and more.
Joseph Moore Museum - The museum features displays on Indiana Birds of Prey, carrier pigeons, fossils, marshlands, paleontology, snakes, and a mummy. Other collections include birds, fish, herpetology, mammals, and more.
Muncie Children's Museum - The museum is designed to be 'the kind of learning environment which helps children understand the world in which they live.' It was decided during the planning process that all exhibits would be participatory, with some interactive element. They are also intended to be fun, raise questions, provoke interest and stimulate curiosity.
Henry County Historical Society Museum - This 1870 Italianate style Victorian home of former Civil War General William Grose has been the home of the Henry County Historical Society Museum since 1901. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it showcases history of Henry County, a genealogy research library, coverlets on display and a diverse Art Collection.
James Dean Gallery - The exhibit consists of literally thousands of items of James Dean memorabilia and gives visitors the opportunity to see the worldwide impact that this Indiana native and American film star has made.
Whitewater Valley Railroad - Enjoy a weekend or holiday afternoon by taking a trip 'back in time' on a full-size, historic railroad built on the tow path of the Whitewater Shipping Canal.
Fort Wayne Children's Zoo - Considered the world's finest children's zoo - offers 42 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. Visitors can stroll through the award-winning Indonesian Rainforest, travel to Africa in their own motorized jeep, take a ride on an Endangered Species Carousel, see the sites of Australia and lots more.
Charley Creek Gardens - Located in the heart of Wabash, Charley Creek Gardens is a non-profit horticulture center dedicated to the study, conservation, and appreciation of plants, both native and foreign, through garden displays, education, and research.
Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame - The state of Indiana and basketball are a perfect fit. From Hoosiers like Wooden, Robertson, Plump, Bird and Bailey to the thousands of toddlers who pick up their first basketballs at age two or three, basketball is a sport that's at the very core of life in Indiana. The rich tradition of Indiana basketball is proudly celebrated at the Hall of Fame Museum in New Castle.
Hoosier Air Museum - Consists of a 10,000 square-foot hanger which houses several aircraft, a gift shop, various radial, in-line, and jet engines. Also included are aviation memorabilia, models and photographs.