Cultural Heritage Tourism:
The National Trust for Historic Preservation
in the United States defines heritage tourism as “travelling to experience the
places and activities that authentically represent the stories and people of the past," and cultural heritage tourism is defined as “travelling to experience the places and activities that authentically represent the stories and people of the past and present." Downtown Wabash is rich with Historical Heritage, Cultural and Natural sites worthy of experiencing.
Wabash Marketplace Historic District:
Wabash Marketplace Historic District, includes the downtown area, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986. The National Register of Historic Places is the Nation's official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation. Authorized under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Register is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect our historic and archeological resources. Properties listed in the Register include districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects that are significant in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering, and culture. The National Register is administered by the National Park Service, which is part of the U.S. Department of the Interior.