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Explore Fort Wayne

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Why rent a car in Fort Wayne?

Fort Wayne is situated in the northeast of the US state of Indiana, south of Michigan and flanked by Illinois to the west and Ohio to the east. With a rental car in Fort Wayne, you can either extend your visit to those states or explore more of Indiana.

Fort Wayne has one of the country’s best zoos, the Fort Wayne’s Children’s Zoo with more than 1,000 animals, rides and landscaped grounds. Visitors with children will also love the hands-on science experiences at Science Central. Another worthwhile visit is Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, home to 1,200 plants of more than 500 species and over 72 types of cacti. For a bit of art, try the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, which exhibits American decorative and fine art by artists from a variety of national and ethnic backgrounds.

In the evening check what’s on at the Embassy Theatre, with a delicious 1930s old town feel and great views of the city. It was built in 1928 as a silent movie palace and vaudeville house and today features national Broadway shows and cinema viewings.

How to get to and around Fort Wayne?

Flights arrive in Fort Wayne International, only a 20-minute drive from the centre. With a Fort Wayne hire car you can also access Huntertown, a rapidly growing suburban town, in 20 minutes or so to the north. Markle is half an hour to the southwest, and Huntington, the ‘Lime City’, so-called because of its limestone quarries and kilns, is 40 minutes away. Golfers may want to pop into North Manchester, 40 minutes by road, where the 18-hole Sycamore Golf Club is open to the public.

What brands are available?

A number of car hire companies offer their services at Fort Wayne International Airport for you to choose from:

  • Alamo
  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Dollar
  • Hertz
  • National
  • Thrifty
  • Must-sees within an easy drive of Fort Wayne

    Wouldn’t it be fun to visit an Amish farm to witness how the Amish live and work without electricity and everyday conveniences? With a Fort Wayne hire car, you can have the experience by driving to Amish Acres in Nappanee, only an hour and a half to the northwest of Fort Wayne.

    For a piece of history, visit the Levi Coffin House in Fountain City, a house owned by Quaker abolitionist Levi Coffin. Levi played a major role in operation Underground Railroad helping more than 2,000 slaves escape to freedom using the house as a main depot.

    Indiana BeachMonticello, two hours by car, is an awesome amusement park for the family with a water park with a wave pool. You can also go cave exploring in the Marengo Cave in Marengo, a little over four hours on the road. It offers walking tours, gemstone mining, canoeing and a maze for children to crawl though.

    Tips and tricks for driving in the US

    American cars usually have automatic transmission. Drive on the right side. An international driving permit is not compulsory but recommended. Carry it at all times along with ID (passport) and proof of insurance.

    Speed limits vary from state to state; in general stick to 70mph on motorways. Beware that undertaking is not illegal in the US; to stay safe, don’t forget to signal before changing lanes.

    Provided there is no oncoming traffic, you can turn right at red traffic lights. At a four-way stop, all cars should stop, and the one that arrived first sets off first followed by the others in the order of arrival.

    Ready to plan your Fort Wayne city break?

    Ready to start planning a visit to Fort Wayne and the rest of the US? Check out this city guide and use the Expedia search tool to help you find the best car hire, flight and hotel and research the best attractions and activities.

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