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Fort Wayne tourism soars, even if just for a day

September 11th, 2016

By Rod Hissong | WAYNE.com 

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Thousands of people from around the area became tourist for a day in Fort Wayne.

The annual “Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown” brought people to downtown to experience some of Fort Wayne’s biggest and best attractions for no charge.

The popular event offered free admission to 16 locations:

African/African-American Historical Museum
Allen County Courthouse
Artlink
Bicentennial Event at the Allen County Public Library (Main Library)
Cathedral Museum
Embassy Theatre
Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory
Historic Fort Wayne (The Old Fort)
History Center
Bicentennial Trolley Tour
Fort Wayne Museum of Art
Parkview Field
Science Central
University of Saint Francis Downtown
The Lincoln Tower
Visit Fort Wayne Visitors Center

Participating individuals or families could pick up a passport and check off venues as they visited. Three new venues joined this year’s event and an event at Parkview Field participated that honored the lives of those lost in the September 11 attacks.

WANE-TV is a proud sponsor of “Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown.”