Excitement, entertainment, and education have a home on our rivers, rails, and trails. Welcome to Headwaters Junction.
Steam, Meet Swagger
Meet Fort Wayne at its finest: fast, productive, connected; a place of swagger and industry, character and experience, all incarnate in a famous train. Discover the rocket-ship-on-wheels that reshaped Fort Wayne.
Endorsed by Legacy Fort Wayne as “big, bold, and transformational” and a “catalyst for the riverfront” by SWA Group, Headwaters Junction has been supported citywide and covered in the press as a plan that “represents the potential of downtown.”
365 Days of Authenticity
A year-round destination for recreation, entertainment, and education, Headwaters Junction is an attraction inspired by the city’s identity and authentic to the core. With annual programming and events the riverfront will come alive with the magic of Fort Wayne’s famous trains.
Not Just Blowing Smoke
Preliminary studies estimate that Headwaters Junction would draw an additional 100,000 visitors or more downtown each year. According to numbers from Visit Fort Wayne, that means an additional $9 million dollars added to the local economy.
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The News Sentinel reports on the first tourist excursions out of Fort Wayne this year: Standing next to a steam locomotive overwhelms the senses. The ground rumbles. The train whistle…
What could Headwaters Junction do for the local economy in Northeast Indiana? Though a marketing and feasibility study for Headwaters Junction is planned for later in 2015, studies of a…
From the City of Fort Wayne: Mayor Tom Henry today announced positive progress is being made in the City of Fort Wayne’s riverfront development efforts, including the first grant from…
The Journal Gazette’s reports… This month, hundreds of city residents showed up for the unveiling of a plan to redesign the city’s tired riverfront. City officials and residents alike hailed…
"Big, bold, and transformational. Headwaters Junction should not be overlooked when developing a vision for our riverfront."− Legacy Fort Wayne
"It would make an incredible venue."− Wells Corridor Business Association
"An elegant and obvious addition to Headwaters Park."− Eric Kuhne
"Headwaters Junction speaks to the potential of downtown."− Downtown Improvement District
"The potential it has for the City of Fort Wayne is enormous."− TRAINS Magazine