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Explore the Surrounding Area
Known as one of the best campgrounds near Fort Wayne, Jellystone Park™ Barton Lake has plenty to do in the surrounding area! Visit the Shipshewana Flea Market, relax at Pokagon State Park, learn about wildlife at the Wild Winds Buffalo Preserve, and more.
31.8 miles
Auburn, Indiana
If you're into the history of transportation, then Auburn, Indiana is the spot for you! Once a rich hub of auto manufacturing, Auburn is now a hub for transportation heritage with museums about planes, trains and automobiles. The museums offer a Passport ticket, so pick one up at your first stop. Here you’ll pay regular admission, then receive discounted admission to the others!
Photo compliments of VisitIndiana.com.
9 miles
Wild Winds Buffalo Preserve
Home to 250 wild bison roaming over 400 acres, Wild Winds Buffalo Preserve is a must visit for anyone traveling in the area. When visiting in the spring, guests can witness 40-50 proud mothers showing off their new born babies. During the summer, they leisurely graze the preserve. Visiting in September? You’ll get to witness the bulls begin the rutting season where the dominant bulls are challenged by the smaller younger bulls. The largest, bravest, and most powerful bulls will dominate and create through the natural course of nature…a stronger healthier bison herd. Wow!
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51.3 miles
Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
Kids can get nose to nose with furry friends like a Dwarf Goat, families can explore a misty jungle trail, and giraffes roam a vast grassy hillside. The zoo is internationally recognized for its innovative displays, award-winning animal exhibits, and well-manicured grounds. Spend a sunny afternoon discovering all that this word-renowned zoo has to offer!
Photo compliments of Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo.
6.1 miles
Lake James Golf Club
This 18-hole golf club offers one of the most scenic layouts in the area – located right in the middle of 101 Lakes Country! It’s also conveniently located just down the road from Jellystone Park™. So whether you're looking to bring the kids out for a casual round of golf or you want to take on the more challenging Lake James tees that stretch a little over 6600 yards, this course is the spot to be.
Photo compliments of Lake James Golf Club.
32 miles
Shipshewana Flea Market
The midwest’s largest flea market (the size of 30 football fields!), Shipshewana is a fun outing for the whole family. Visitors can shop for all kinds of bargains on home decor, clothing, produce, plants, tools, crafts, books, beauty supplies, accessories, vintage items, and more! There’s also delicious food stands located throughout the market! Flea market occurs on Tuesday and Wednesday from 8am-5pm, through September.
Photo compliments of Shipshewana Flea Market.
Indiana Wine Trails
Calling all wine lovers! Who knew Indiana was a major mecca for wine connoisseurs?! Well, it is! Plan a day trip to visit up to 50 wineries in the area or enjoy a casual outing at nearby Satek Winery (just 5 minutes from Jellystone Park™).
6.2 miles
Pokagon State Park
Located among Indiana’s famous 101 lakes area, Pokagon State Park offers tons of recreation activities! Visitors can enjoy the State’s only toboggan slide in the winter, hiking and biking trails, guided horseback rides, and of course fun on the water with boat rentals.
Photo compliments of VisitIndiana.com.