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Peru's Circus City Festival

I’ve always loved the circus. Clowns, trapeze artists, elephants, even sawdust, are all parts of a fun, breath-taking experience that began after watching circuses in my childhood. So when I first traveled to Peru, Indiana, in central Indiana, a few years ago to see the Circus City Festival, I was…

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Spread Your Wings at Hoosier Fly-In’s

My family is centered on aviation. Two members are involved with the Air Force and the rest of us have internalized much information about planes from them. So when we have an opportunity to attend an air show, we do it! I found a schedule of Hoosier air shows for 2015 and we’ve already plotted…

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Brownsburg Toy Store Offers More Than Fun

Recently I visited Wilbur’s Lincolnwood Toy Store in Brownsburg near Indianapolis. I had discovered the store while viewing the list of Indiana’s Top 10 Toy Stores. The shop is based near Brownsburg’s downtown area in a structure that is more like a house than a shop. Don't let the exterior fool…

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Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo Turns 50!

Baby Asmara clings to her mother. If you’ve had ‘Visit the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo’ on your family’s bucket list, make plans to get there this summer. There’s never been a better time! The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, which opened April 25, is kicking off a summer-long 50th birthday celebration…

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Kokomo Automotive Museum Classics

1935 Auburn Jay Leno knows a good thing when he sees it. The popular late-night TV talk show host toured the Kokomo Automotive Museum in October 2014 while in the area for business. The museum located on the city’s north side features more than 100 vehicles dating from the late 1800s. Oh wait, you…

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Natural Valley Ranch Provides Fun / Memories

I admit up front—horseback riding is my favorite outdoor activity. I’ve loved horses since as a little girl, I took lessons and owned a Quarter horse. When my husband, John, and I took our family on vacations, we went horseback riding as often as possible. In recent months I’ve found a great place…

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Auburn: Greatest Car Show on Earth

If you thought the world's greatest classic collector car show and sale took place in California, London, or Monte Carlo, you'd be wrong. It takes place 20 miles north of Fort Wayne in Auburn. The Auburn Fall Collector Car Auction takes place at the Auburn Auction Park (5536 County Road 11…

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