8 Reasons To Visit Fort Wayne, Indiana

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Located in the northeastern corner of Indiana, Fort Wayne is the second largest city in the state. Sitting along the convergence of three rivers (the St. Mary’s, St. Joseph and Maumee rivers), Fort Wayne has been a thriving Midwestern city for more than 200 years.

Downtown Fort Wayne is compact and walkable with “Downtown Experience” signs clearly directing visitors to the main attractions of the area. Take a self-guided walking tour to view Fort Wayne’s architecture, stop by Visit Fort Wayne’s Visitors Center to gain insider knowledge of the best spots in the city.

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Downtown District

Fort Wayne's History

With a history dating back more than 200 years, the Native Americans referred to Fort Wayne as “the crossroads” because of its unique setting at the convergence of three rivers.

Art Scene

Although the Main Streets Arts Campus holds most of Fort Wayne’s art activities, art lovers will also find hand-painted murals, sculptures and statues throughout the city.

Waterfront and River Activities

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From exploring the trails along the riverbanks by foot, cycling or segway, to adventures on the water such as canoeing, kayaking or paddleboarding, to touring the river on the new historic canal boat, the duck boat, a pontoon or airboat rides, Fort Wayne offers lots of ways to enjoy the three rivers!

With Sweetwater Sound’s headquarters located in Fort Wayne, visitors can tour the impressive musical complex. A guided tour of Sweetwater Sound’s campus is a music lovers dream!

Sweetwater Sound

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Attend a TinCaps baseball game at Parkview Field in downtown Fort Wayne! The Minor League Baseball team is affiliated with the San Diego Padres and are named after the tin cap that local folklore legend Johnny Appleseed wore.

Fort Wayne TinCaps Baseball

With a walkable downtown, an up-and-coming art scene, historical attractions, river activities and a delicious food scene, Fort Wayne welcomes visitors to explore its Midwestern charms.

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