This is one of Fort Waynes largest and best secondhand furniture shops. The very large floor area contains a wide-ranging selection of furniture, framed art, and some novelty items. They will take your own resale items on consignment, with a detailed contract for the pricing and their percentage. This is not a Goodwill store - you can find some pretty good and occasionally great furniture at Cherished Again.
This is a worthy museum which suffers only from being a bit too small. The exhibits that come to the Museum are imaginative and diverse, and always well-done. There are a few days per month without admission charge. Its in a nice location on East Main Street, sharing parking lots and a compatible design style with the Performing Arts Center. The Museum also boasts a very nice gift shop.
This may be the largest symphony hall in America, with something like 3500 seats (by comparison, the Cleveland Orchestras Severance Hall has 1900. As a result, the acoustics vary widely with different seating areas, and there are some dead spots. The front of the balcony may be the best area for listening. Visually, the hall is a marvel. A beautiful old school venue in which to experience a concert.
Chapman started as a small liberal arts college in the middle of downtown Orange and today has a graduate school and a new law school. The school is private and has extremely small classes. It is known for its education and political science majors who work today in the Republican Party and in the Bush Administration. The graduate programs have the largest number of students. The school is flexible in the types of offerings and majors. It is an expensive degree and many times the teachers are from industry or business. Not all the teachers have the highest credentials in what they teach, so ask for background on the instructors before you sign up for classes. Parking is available on the local side streets. The college has a number of dorm rooms on campus. Nice quiet campus in the middle of the city with lots of fun things nearby to do. Not too difficult!
The University of the South has a rich heritage. The campus today is built mostly of beautiful local stone, including the classrooms, the dorms and even the guest hotel at the entrance to the campus. The school is in the middle of a dense forest on the plateau near the valley. It is difficult to describe how beautiful the campus looks in the summer. The fall is even more impressive when the leaves begin to turn. The highlight of the summer at the school is the music festival that takes place during the summer months and ends in July with a spectacular music presentation.
This beautiful and historic inn is located in a quiet area of Tennessee, along a peaceful high ridge between Nashville and Chattanooga. The old house is stunningly graceful and the restoration done a few years ago was impeccable. A world-class chef is on hand, and interaction with other guests is easily available if desired. There is a nice small library/reading room, occasionally with soft music playing in the background, but ion general this is the ideal retreat for those who wish to get away from their cell phones and television sets to enjoy a gracious, ultra-quiet holiday.
Acme is an excellent place for bowling supplies. The company has access to all of the main suppliers and can assist you with your questions on any type of service or equipment--from setting machines to hand warmers. The company has been in business for a number of years and is excellent with customer relations. First rate. Highly recommended. Not a place for first time bowlers, but a place where experts can find what they need to improve their game.
This is a grand old theatre that was refurbished several years ago by a large infusion of cash from Steven Hilbert, former CEO of Conseco, before that companys more recent financial troubles. They did a wonderful job and created a stunning new home for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. The acoustics of the hall are fair, not great, but the orchestra has done a tremendous amount of work in this area and it has paid off with much improved sound characteristics. The visuals in the hall are beautiful, and all amenities are first-class.
The Embassy Centre, originally called the Emboyd Theater, is one of the very few old movie houses left that also has its original theatre organ (a Page) in playable condition. The Festival of Trees at the Embassy, a great holiday tradition, features many performances on the restored organ. Many traveling shows and pop acts visit the Embassy. The Fort Wayne Philharmonic also plays many of its concerts here, but it must be said that the acoustics of the hall are average at best.
There is no better ballpark in major league baseball. Jacobs Field, the home of the Cleveland Indians since 1994, recreates the feel of a bandbox ballpark from the early 20th century, but has all of the most modern amenities. The stadium mustard is unequaled, the sightlines are superb, the mini-Green Monster left-field wall is classic, and the Cleveland skyline is beautifully framed over the outfield. Fine dining, great local beers on draft, and lots of TVs in the tunnels help make The Jake one of the best ballparks ever and this tour shows everything that the stadium has to offer.