WELCOME TO FORT WAYNE. If you haven’t visited us lately, you’re in for a nice surprise. There’s more to see and do, and a short walk delivers you to sidewalk cafés, eateries, fine dining, nationally acclaimed museums and art galleries, a vibrant nightlife, live music, stage shows, botanical gardens, an internationally recognized library, and an extensive parks and trails network along Fort Wayne’s three rivers. It’s all part of a reimagined downtown where business, sports, and culture thrive.

Here, you’ll enjoy a front-row seat. Across the street, the new $90 million Harrison Square revitalization project features Parkview Field’s mixed-use stadium—home to the Fort Wayne TinCaps, Class A Minor League Baseball affiliate of the San Diego Padres—along with new businesses, urban living, retail shops, entertainment venues, and more. The excitement is contagious—join us for a walking tour or visit us online for a virtual tour at your own pace.
 

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FORT WAYNE ATTRACTIONS. In Fort Wayne, the "welcome" mat is always out and we always have a friendly "hello" waiting for every guest. Check out some of our suggestions for fun things to do around the Fort:

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Experience the Arts

Entertain the Family

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Fun Facts
  • Your event without the buffering: GWCC features 20,000 feet of data cable, keeping your presentations running smoothly.

  • Never miss sharing a moment with our high performance WiFi and land-based hookup.

  • The original convention center building was completed in 1985 and expanded in 2006 with a total overall construction cost of $26.7 million.

  • Enrich your event with a venue featuring 27 pieces of art.

  • Luxurious 30,000 square feet of pre-function space with polished terrazzo floors.

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