The city of Fort Wayne, Indiana is the 2nd largest in Indiana, behind Indianapolis. While not huge, it was large enough to have a few interesting things to see and do.
Easily the most architecturally interesting building is the Allen County Courthouse.
The building had numerous carvings and reliefs.
The carved tablet emphasizes the idea of justice for all.
While Lady Justice looks over the setting.
The Lincoln Tower was for 50 years the tallest building in town. There are a couple of ones taller now, but none more stylish.
Directly across the street from the classic architecture of the courthouse and the Lincoln Tower is this modern mid rise.
The main branch of the library.
Fort Wayne was surprisingly (to me) nice. There is some recent development downtown, the neighborhoods were pleasant and overall it didn’t feel like an old industrial city.
One of the more unusual local tourist attractions is the Hanson Quarry on the southeast side of town. Where else in the flat lands of Indiana can you find a giant 1000′ deep hole in the ground.
They have an observation deck built that is open during daylight hours where you can come check out the giant hole in the ground.
The next morning we made our way to Lakeside Park and Rose Gardens.
The gardens feature some sculptures.
But their 2000 rose plants are the highlight.
Late August heat has put stress on the roses.
Lakeside Park in Fort Wayne is worth a visit.