Attractions

Things to do in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Discover all that Fort Wayne has to offer at Don Hall’s Guesthouse. Our convenient location near downtown is moments away from award-winning dining, entertainment, the great outdoors, fabulous shopping and educational opportunities.

Whatever your pleasure, Fort Wayne offers experiences for every interest and budget. Ask our friendly front desk staff for recommendations, or view a list of our favorite local attractions, below.

Corner Pocket Pub Pool Hall

Big-screen TVs are playing your favorite sports games, 21 pool tables beckon you to show off your skills, and the smell of Buffalo wings drifts through the air. Is this heaven? Maybe not, but if a fun evening of pool, drinks, sports and snacks sounds appealing to you, this might be close enough. Read more.

Piere’s Entertainment Center

Music fills the air at Piere’s Entertainment Center, a venue that welcomes musical guests from around the world. Dance the night away in the nightclub and enjoy drink specials that are sure to keep the party going. Read more.

Botanical Conservatory

Without leaving Fort Wayne, you can immerse yourself in a lush tropical garden of exquisite orchids, ferns and a stunning waterfall. If you prefer a drier climate, head to the desert garden and commune with spiky cacti and jojoba. You’ll find all this and more at the Botanical Conservatory. Read more.

Shoaff Golf Course

Grab your clubs and head to the Shoaff Golf Course, located less than 10 minutes from our hotel. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or an enthusiastic novice, you’re sure to enjoy this beautiful 18-hole course. Read more.

Early Bird’s Ultra Lounge

At Early Bird’s Ultra Lounge skilled DJs and premium cocktails keep the dance floor packed all night long. Visitors can choose a top-of-the-line VIP experience or explore the Outdoor Club – the only one of its kind in Fort Wayne. At the end of the night, take advantage of Early Bird’s complimentary shuttle service. Read more.

Science Central

Science Central is a fun learning environment for the whole family. Ride a high-rail bike to learn about the principles of balance and gravity, interact with Atlantic sea creatures in a tidal pool or explore over 130 other hands-on exhibits. Read more.

Outfitters and Bike Depot

Kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddleboards, bicycles and more are available for rent from Outfitters Bike and Depot. Whether you’re interested in exercising in the great outdoors or want to get up close and personal with Fort Wayne’s natural beauty, this depot is a must. Read more.

Putt-Putt Fun Center

The Putt-Putt Fun Center offers activities that everyone in your family will love. Start with a round of putt-putt golf on one of three challenging courses, and then move on to the Race Zone for an exciting Go-Kart experience (ages 3 and over). Be sure to save time to win prizes at the arcade! Read more.

Parkview Field

If you’re visiting Fort Wayne during baseball season, you won’t want to miss a trip to Parkview Field, home of the Tincaps. View the calendar to see if there’s a game happening during your stay. Read more.

Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo

If you’re looking for amazing animals, the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo has everything from the regal lions to zebra moray eels. Visit your old favorites and meet some new animals to admire. If you haven’t seen a binturong or a flying frog, this is your chance! Read more.

Shoaff Park

It’s hard to know where to begin at Shoaff Park, where great activities abound. You can take advantage of plentiful sports fields (including soccer, baseball, tennis and basketball) or try your hand at a game of disc golf. Whether you want to go boating on the river or take the kids to the playground, you can’t go wrong at Shoaff Park. Read more.

Glenbrook Square

Electronics, toys, food and clothes await you at Glenbrook Square. Seek out the latest fashions, enjoy a meal or dessert or take a ride on the carousel. Whatever it is you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it at this extensive shopping mall. Read more.

Allen County Public Library

Let your imagination run wild with a great book, or check out one of the incredible programs at Allen County Public Library. From 3D printing to story time, our local library is a welcoming place for all visitors. Read more.

Allen County Courthouse

Standing since 1902, the Allen County Courthouse is a testament to the value Fort Wayne places on its history. Take a tour of the courthouse to learn about this remarkable building and its beautiful artwork. Read more.

History Center

The History Center carefully maintains historically significant artifacts, photographs and documents that represent the history of Fort Wayne. The center is housed within the 1893 City Hall building, which is a landmark unto itself. Be sure to stop by and admire over 26,000 treasures that have been meticulously collected and preserved. Read more.

Fort Wayne Convention Center

When visiting Fort Wayne, the best place to catch some of the top events is at the Fort Wayne Convention Center. From consignment sales and Disney shows to fundraisers and classic car shows, there is entertainment for everyone to enjoy. Read more.

Genealogy Center

Check out one of the largest research collections from around the world. Visit the Native and African-American gateways, learn about military heritage, find lost loved ones and discover your own family history. Read more.

Cathedral Museum

Located in downtown Fort Wayne, the Cathedral Museum  was built in 1859 and features breathtaking stained glass and stunning wood carvings. See hundreds of religious artifacts, some that date back to the time of Abraham and Jesus Christ. Open from Tuesday to Friday, there is free parking and free admission for all visitors. Read more.

Old Fort Wayne

Discover historic Fort Wayne and learn all about the State of Indiana, the Northwest Territory and the United States during the 17th and 18th centuries. This attraction has interactive activities, guided tours and historical reenactments of periods during the war. Read more.

Art Museum

This art museum offers visitors the opportunity to see various works of historic and contemporary art such a glass blown creations, invisible collages and unique photography. Step inside the Paradigm Gallery where you can purchase crafts and fine art and let the kids learn how to make their own masterpieces in the Early Learning Center. Read more.

Embassy Theatre

When the Embassy Theatre opened its doors back in 1928 it was an absolute hit and it remained a popular entertainment haven ever since. Featuring concerts of all musical formats, national productions from the Broadway stage and educational programming, this historic theatre is home to numerous social events and top cinema shows every year. Read more.

Foellinger Theatre

Enjoy live theatrical performances under starry skies at the Foellinger Theatre that has been entertaining families and friends for over 60 years. Catch a music concert, attend social functions and watch blockbuster movies when you visit Fort Wayne. Read more.

Don Hall Guesthouse Hotel

1313 W. Washington Center Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46825

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Botanical Conservatory

Without leaving Fort Wayne, you can immerse yourself in a lush tropical garden of exquisite orchids, ferns and a stunning waterfall. If you prefer a drier climate, head to the desert garden and commune with spiky cacti and jojoba. You’ll find all this and more at the Botanical Conservatory. Read more.

Walking Distance from hotel: 4.8 miles

Shoaff Golf Course

Grab your clubs and head to the Shoaff Golf Course, located less than 10 minutes from our hotel. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or an enthusiastic novice, you’re sure to enjoy this beautiful 18-hole course. Read more.

Walking Distance from hotel: 3.5 miles

Science Central

Science Central is a fun learning environment for the whole family. Ride a high-rail bike to learn about the principles of balance and gravity, interact with Atlantic sea creatures in a tidal pool or explore over 130 other hands-on exhibits. Read more.

Walking Distance from hotel: 3.6 miles

Outfitters and Bike Depot

Kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddleboards, bicycles and more are available for rent from Outfitters Bike and Depot. Whether you’re interested in exercising in the great outdoors or want to get up close and personal with Fort Wayne’s natural beauty, this depot is a must. Read more.

Walking Distance from hotel: 3.9 miles

Parkview Field

If you’re visiting Fort Wayne during baseball season, you won’t want to miss a trip to Parkview Field, home of the Tincaps. View the calendar to see if there’s a game happening during your stay. Read more.

Walking Distance from hotel: 4.5 miles

Shoaff Park

It’s hard to know where to begin at Shoaff Park, where great activities abound. You can take advantage of plentiful sports fields (including soccer, baseball, tennis and basketball) or try your hand at a game of disc golf. Whether you want to go boating on the river or take the kids to the playground, you can’t go wrong at Shoaff Park. Read more.

Walking Distance from hotel: 3.5 miles

Allen County Public Library

Let your imagination run wild with a great book, or check out one of the incredible programs at Allen County Public Library. From 3D printing to story time, our local library is a welcoming place for all visitors. Read more.

Walking Distance from hotel: 4.4 miles

Allen County Courthouse

Standing since 1902, the Allen County Courthouse is a testament to the value Fort Wayne places on its history. Take a tour of the courthouse to learn about this remarkable building and its beautiful artwork. Read more.

Walking Distance from hotel: 4.3 miles

History Center

The History Center carefully maintains historically significant artifacts, photographs and documents that represent the history of Fort Wayne. The center is housed within the 1893 City Hall building, which is a landmark unto itself. Be sure to stop by and admire over 26,000 treasures that have been meticulously collected and preserved. Read more.

Walking Distance from hotel: 4.6 miles

Fort Wayne Convention Center

When visiting Fort Wayne, the best place to catch some of the top events is at the Fort Wayne Convention Center. From consignment sales and Disney shows to fundraisers and classic car shows, there is entertainment for everyone to enjoy. Read more.

Walking Distance from hotel: 2.7 miles

Genealogy Center

Check out one of the largest research collections from around the world. Visit the Native and African-American gateways, learn about military heritage, find lost loved ones and discover your own family history. Read more.

Walking Distance from hotel: 4.7 miles

Cathedral Museum

Located in downtown Fort Wayne, the Cathedral Museum  was built in 1859 and features breathtaking stained glass and stunning wood carvings. See hundreds of religious artifacts, some that date back to the time of Abraham and Jesus Christ. Open from Tuesday to Friday, there is free parking and free admission for all visitors. Read more.

Walking Distance from hotel: 4.5 miles

Old Fort Wayne

Discover historic Fort Wayne and learn all about the State of Indiana, the Northwest Territory and the United States during the 17th and 18th centuries. This attraction has interactive activities, guided tours and historical reenactments of periods during the war. Read more.

Walking Distance from hotel: 4.6 miles

Art Museum

This art museum offers visitors the opportunity to see various works of historic and contemporary art such a glass blown creations, invisible collages and unique photography. Step inside the Paradigm Gallery where you can purchase crafts and fine art and let the kids learn how to make their own masterpieces in the Early Learning Center. Read more.

Walking Distance from hotel: 4.7 miles

Corner Pocket Pub Pool Hall

Big-screen TVs are playing your favorite sports games, 21 pool tables beckon you to show off your skills, and the smell of Buffalo wings drifts through the air. Is this heaven? Maybe not, but if a fun evening of pool, drinks, sports and snacks sounds appealing to you, this might be close enough. Read more.

Walking Distance from hotel: 3.1 miles

Piere’s Entertainment Center

Music fills the air at Piere’s Entertainment Center, a venue that welcomes musical guests from around the world. Dance the night away in the nightclub and enjoy drink specials that are sure to keep the party going. Read more.

Walking Distance from hotel: 3.1 miles

Early Bird’s Ultra Lounge

At Early Bird’s Ultra Lounge skilled DJs and premium cocktails keep the dance floor packed all night long. Visitors can choose a top-of-the-line VIP experience or explore the Outdoor Club – the only one of its kind in Fort Wayne. At the end of the night, take advantage of Early Bird’s complimentary shuttle service. Read more.

Walking Distance from hotel: 4.1 miles

Botanical Conservatory

Without leaving Fort Wayne, you can immerse yourself in a lush tropical garden of exquisite orchids, ferns and a stunning waterfall. If you prefer a drier climate, head to the desert garden and commune with spiky cacti and jojoba. You’ll find all this and more at the Botanical Conservatory. Read more.

Walking Distance from hotel: 4.8 miles

Science Central

Science Central is a fun learning environment for the whole family. Ride a high-rail bike to learn about the principles of balance and gravity, interact with Atlantic sea creatures in a tidal pool or explore over 130 other hands-on exhibits. Read more.

Walking Distance from hotel: 3.6 miles

Outfitters and Bike Depot

Kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddleboards, bicycles and more are available for rent from Outfitters Bike and Depot. Whether you’re interested in exercising in the great outdoors or want to get up close and personal with Fort Wayne’s natural beauty, this depot is a must. Read more.

Walking Distance from hotel: 3.9 miles

Putt-Putt Fun Center

The Putt-Putt Fun Center offers activities that everyone in your family will love. Start with a round of putt-putt golf on one of three challenging courses, and then move on to the Race Zone for an exciting Go-Kart experience (ages 3 and over). Be sure to save time to win prizes at the arcade! Read more.

Walking Distance from hotel: 1.7 miles

Parkview Field

If you’re visiting Fort Wayne during baseball season, you won’t want to miss a trip to Parkview Field, home of the Tincaps. View the calendar to see if there’s a game happening during your stay. Read more.

Walking Distance from hotel: 4.5 miles

Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo

If you’re looking for amazing animals, the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo has everything from the regal lions to zebra moray eels. Visit your old favorites and meet some new animals to admire. If you haven’t seen a binturong or a flying frog, this is your chance! Read more.

Walking Distance from hotel: 2.6 miles

Shoaff Park

It’s hard to know where to begin at Shoaff Park, where great activities abound. You can take advantage of plentiful sports fields (including soccer, baseball, tennis and basketball) or try your hand at a game of disc golf. Whether you want to go boating on the river or take the kids to the playground, you can’t go wrong at Shoaff Park. Read more.

Walking Distance from hotel: 3.5 miles

Allen County Public Library

Let your imagination run wild with a great book, or check out one of the incredible programs at Allen County Public Library. From 3D printing to story time, our local library is a welcoming place for all visitors. Read more.

Walking Distance from hotel: 4.4 miles

Genealogy Center

Check out one of the largest research collections from around the world. Visit the Native and African-American gateways, learn about military heritage, find lost loved ones and discover your own family history. Read more.

Walking Distance from hotel: 4.7 miles

Old Fort Wayne

Discover historic Fort Wayne and learn all about the State of Indiana, the Northwest Territory and the United States during the 17th and 18th centuries. This attraction has interactive activities, guided tours and historical reenactments of periods during the war. Read more.

Walking Distance from hotel: 4.6 miles

Embassy Theatre

When the Embassy Theatre opened its doors back in 1928 it was an absolute hit and it remained a popular entertainment haven ever since. Featuring concerts of all musical formats, national productions from the Broadway stage and educational programming, this historic theatre is home to numerous social events and top cinema shows every year. Read more.

Walking Distance from hotel: 4.8 miles

Foellinger Theatre

Enjoy live theatrical performances under starry skies at the Foellinger Theatre that has been entertaining families and friends for over 60 years. Catch a music concert, attend social functions and watch blockbuster movies when you visit Fort Wayne. Read more.

Walking Distance from hotel: 2.5 miles

Glenbrook Square

Electronics, toys, food and clothes await you at Glenbrook Square. Seek out the latest fashions, enjoy a meal or dessert or take a ride on the carousel. Whatever it is you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it at this extensive shopping mall. Read more.

Walking Distance from hotel: 1.8 miles
Downtown Fort Wayne by the River