#1 - Play an outdoor adventure game
If you’re one of the 270,000+ AWESOME people living in Fort Wayne, IN… and you love puzzles, clues, trivia, and exploring new places…then this is for YOU! Because Fort Wayne is home to not one… not two… but THREE epic, outdoor adventure games in downtown that are perfect for those with a spirit for exploration and a competitive nature.
These games by Get Beyond The Walls are packed full with entertaining trivia, puzzles, clue-hunting, and discovering unique sites around downtown that you’ve never seen before. And… because these games happen outside, it’s also the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time making fun memories with a group of friends or family... AND your dog! It's a great way for everyone to get outside for a day of puzzle-solving fun.
#1 THING TO DO WITH YOUR DOG IN APRIL
April is not only Dog Appreciation Month, but also Walk More Month! So it’s quite literally the BEST time of year to get out there and enjoy the fresh, spring air with your pup and a group of friends. And Get Beyond the Walls outdoor adventure games are the perfect dog friendly activity for exercise and fun!
So in Spring 2023, Get Beyond The Walls began the 'Walk Me' Challenge for this very reason. PLUS — as part of the event — a portion of game purchases during March and April 2023 are being donated directly to Humane Fort Wayne animals in need.
Is your two-legged or four-legged team up for a cooperative hunt or a competitive challenge?
Get your game voucher here, complete your quest, and maybe even score at the top of the leaderboard ;)
Then check out our FAVORITE things to do with your dog on your game-playing path. These hotspots in downtown Fort Wayne are top notch and dog-friendly so everyone on your team can take a break during your day of fun!
#2 - grab drinks or dine at a dog-friendly restaurant
816 Pint & Slice
Located on 816 S Calhoun Street, 816 Pint & Slice boasts some of the best pizza downtown…
Their menu offers delicious foods like:
816 Pint & Slice will have water bowls set out during the month of April 2023 for Walk Me Challenge participants. Your dog may even get a special treat from the staff!
Rudy’s Cigar Shop
Located on 3313 409 Brackenridge St, this cozy locale offers craft Indiana beers, wines, cigars, chocolates, and even has an outdoor area with a fire pit!
They’ve got drinks like:
Rudy’s Cigar Shop will have dog treats and doggie water bowls out and ready during the month of April 2023 for Walk Me Challenge participants!
#3 - check out another dog friendly activity
Creative Women of the World
Creative Women of the World (CWOW) is perhaps one of the coolest boutiques that all of Indiana has to offer, located at 125 W Wayne St., and they’ve even got a pet section!
They sell artisan-made items like beautiful bowls, bracelets, earrings, hot chocolate mix, and more. It’s definitely a one-of-a-kind place to find unique gifts. Their products are handmade, fair trade, and traced back to the hands that created them.
In fact, CWOW has worked in 11 countries and buys from artisans in over 50!
Women from all around the world have taken the principles from the business training that CWOW offers, and have changed the future of their families by building their own women-led businesses.
Don't forget something for you pet...like collars, catnip mice, dog mats, dog kerchiefs, treats, and more.
Creative Women of the World will have doggie water bowls out for your pups and will be offering special discounts to Walk Me Challenge participants during the month of April 2023!
On Wednesdays home games, you can bring your dog to a TinCaps baseball game for their Paws and Claws night! Purchase Your Ticket
It’s the perfect opportunity to play your Get Beyond The Walls game during the day on April 12th or April 26th, and then round out your night at a TinCaps game both you and your dog are sure to love.
This event is presented by Law's Country Kennel, a doggie day care center that’s been a local “home away from home” for Fort Wayne’s dogs for over 35 years! From grooming, to overnight stays, doggy day care, to transportation options, and even nature walks, they offer a wide range of loving care for your dog!
The Landing is a historical area of Fort Wayne’s history, located on the 100 block of West Columbia Street and sections of Calhoun, Pearl, and Harrison Streets.
This area is home to what is considered “the birthing place” of Fort Wayne as a township! It’s now home to several establishments, including: restaurants, bars, coffee shops, small businesses, and more.
Throughout this strip, you’ll find doggie water bowls laid out, and dog-friendly outdoor areas to enjoy food and drinks.
Plus, it’s only down a block from pet-friendly Promenade Park!
#4 - ROMp at a dog-friendly park
Another fun idea for taking a break during your Get Beyond The Walls game is to pack a picnic midday snack, bring your dog’s favorite toys, and head on over to one of the amazing pet-friendly parks in downtown Fort Wayne.
Relax in the fresh air, people watch, and play fetch with Fido while you give your feet a rest and strategize on how to top the leaderboard of your game ;)
Or check out the historical side of the parks and learn more about downtown Fort Wayne’s rich history.
Adding in some fun breaks for a pizza, beer, shopping, or relaxing in the park is sure to make your adventure day a memory-packed event your dog won’t soon forget!
****A portion of sales from game purchases made NOW through April 30th, 2023 will be donated to Humane Fort Wayne!