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Cultural Hub

Travel
Resource

N EW
at t h e

ZOO

Nature and history come to life

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ndiana’s second-largest city, Fort Wayne, is a cultural hub for northeast Indiana and
home to a number of group-friendly attractions. Built in 1928 during the height of
Vaudeville entertainment, the historic Embassy Theatre was state-of-the-art for its
time, welcoming the era’s hottest acts, including Bob Hope. Saved from the wrecking ball in
1972, the theatre has experienced several renovations, all the while saving its classic Jazz Age
charms. Groups can learn more about the architecture and history of the theater, including
its fabulous Grande Page Pipe Organ, on guided tours, then stay for live performances.
More than 1,200 plants create an urban oasis at the downtown Foellinger-Freimann
Botanical Conservatory. The attraction enthralls visitors with its myriad environments
under one roof, including a showcase garden with seasonal displays, tropical garden with
orchids, palms and a cascading waterfall, and a serene desert garden. Four additional outdoor gardens are open to visitors, along with special exhibits throughout the year.
History buffs can investigate their ancestry at the famed The
Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library, one
of the largest genealogy departments in North America.
Situated in the library’s main branch, the center is renowned for its immense collection, including 370,000
printed volumes, 590,000 microfilms, and military
records dating back to the 18th century. Trained genealogists help visitors explore their family tree and
navigate the user-friendly collection.
Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory

Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library

n The Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library
genealogycenter.org, (260) 421-1225
n Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory
botanicalconservatory.org, (260) 427-6441
n Embassy Theatre | fwembassytheatre.org, (260) 424-6287
n Indianapolis Motor Speedway
| indianapolismotorspeedway.com
(317) 492-8500
n French Lick Resort
| frenchlick.com, (888) 936-9360
n NCAA Hall of Champions | ncaahallofchampions.org, (317) 916-HALL
n Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame | Hoopshall.com, (765) 529-1891
n Indianapolis Zoo
| indyzoo.com, (317) 630-2001

JuLy-AuGuST 2013

FiNd out More

The innovative
Indianapolis Zoo
continues to engage
visitors with new
exhibits and experiences. Currently, the
zoo is raising funds
for a proposed
International Orangutan Center, giving
these endanger
animals a home that
better resembles
their natural arboreal habitat to meet
their physical, social
and intellectual
needs.
The planned
project will also
enhance the visitor
experience, with
improved viewing
opportunities—including intimate
encounters on the
ground and aerial
views from rides
above. An architectural highlight
of the habitat is the
Beacon of Hope,
150-foot spire that
will be lit by lights
turned on by the
orangutans themselves.

Fort Wayne Finds

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http://www.genealogycenter.org http://www.botanicalconservatory.org http://www.fwembassytheatre.org http://www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com http://www.frenchlick.com http://www.ncaahallofchampions.org http://www.Hoopshall.com http://www.indyzoo.com

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Destinations Magazine - July/August 2013
Contents
At the Fifty
The Thrill Is On
Leder(hosen) of the Pack
The Masters of Disaster
Sea for Yourself
Reaching Out
All About Safety
In Their Honor
A New Sheriff in Town
The Beach is Back
Multi-Use Makeover
All in the Family
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Michigan
Ohio
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Wisconsin
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North Carolina
South Carolina
Museum
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