After years of trying to make flames by rubbing their teeth on stalactites, cavemen finally realized the easiest way to start fires was to wait for a woolly mammoth to be struck by lightning. Understand blazes in a way our ancestors never could with today's Groupon: for $4, you'll get two tickets to the Fort Wayne Firefighters Museum. Adult tickets are valued at $4 each, seniors and students at $3 each, and children five and under are admitted for free.
Between the stately walls of engine house #3, generations of firefighters stood guard around the clock from 1893 to 1972. Currently, the museum hosts exhibits, artifacts, and a fire-safety learning center. The garage has a variety of classic fire trucks, including the 1848 Button Hand Pumper, which served loyally for the better part of four decades, and the 1942 International Engine, which has been beautifully restored for parades and occasional Slip 'n Slide parties. Aside from gazing at the old-fangled firefighter tools of yesteryear and gleaning historical nuggets, you and your guests will also gather tips and tricks for preventing fires, controlling fires, fighting fires, and helping fires with marital problems.
The Fort Wayne Firefighters Museum is closed on Sundays.