Not long ago a clickbait-type ad surfaced on my Facebook feed, suggesting I click through to learn all about a dynamic cultural urban powerhouse emerging in an unlikely city stuck inexorably in flyover country. Well, I’m living here in the great American midwest, and given my goal to find great things for teens to get into no matter where they roam, I, um, clicked. For my readers’ sake, I wanted to discover just where this magical midwestern metropolis could be.
Much Ado about Much!
This special city ended up being Fort Wayne, Indiana, population 264,000. As it happens, an old friend lives there and had recently invited us to visit and enjoy one of his band’s live music gigs. Who could say no to catching up, savoring some classic, live tunes and getting away for an overnight with the world’s best daughter? Looking forward to confirming any and all claims from the aforementioned clickbait, my daughter, Holland, and I planned to stuff as much activity into our 24-hour sojourn in Fort Wayne as we could. Should you ever find yourself with the occasion to visit this charming city, I hope Holland’s travelog below helps you discover some of the fun to be had!