Fort Wayne

Population

2010: 253,691, #74 in U.S., #2 in Indiana

1950: 133,607, #72 in U.S.

2010 Metropolitan Area: 416,257, #121 in U.S.

1950 Metropolitan Area: 183,722, #100 in U.S.

Setting

Fort Wayne began in 1794 as a U.S. Army fort where the St. Joseph and St. Marys rivers join to form the Maumee River. Today the city has parks and a 20-mile Rivergreenway Trail along the rivers.

Buildings

Tallest Building: Indiana Michigan Power Center (1982), 442 feet

List of tallest buildings

Stores

Fort Wayne has no downtown department stores.

Trains

Amtrak has no service to Fort Wayne. The Baker Street Station, formerly the Pennsylvania Station (1914), is now a banquet facility.

Museums

The Fort Wayne Museum of Art and Fort Wayne History Center are located downtown.


Downtown Fort Wayne

Theaters

The Cinema Center shows independent films. The Embassy Theatre is a restored 1928 movie palace that has touring Broadway shows, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, and a variety of other concerts. The Civic Theatre presents plays in downtown Fort Wayne.

Sports

The Fort Wayne TinCaps, class-A Midwest League affiliate of the San Diego Padres, play at downtown's Parkview Field (2009). The War Memorial Coliseum (1952), north of downtown, has sporting events and concerts.

Map of Downtown Fort Wayne

DowntownFortWayne.com

Convention and Visitors Bureau

Fort Wayne Architecture