Explore Headwaters Junction
New renderings, video show off potential riverfront attraction
All tracks lead to downtown.
We're bringing the hustle and bustle back to downtown. Ready to climb aboard?
Vibrant and Vital Attraction
Fort Wayne's riverfront comes alive throughout the year.
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’s Fort Report covers plans for the downtown Headwaters Junction riverfront project.
The Journal Gazette has endorsed Headwaters Junction in their editorial from August 23rd. Headwaters Junction offers downtown identity Plenty of good ideas have surfaced as residents have brainstormed over Legacy…
NEW HAVEN, INDIANA – The Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society (FWRHS) made several important announcements today, revealing a major cosmetic change to historic steam locomotive no. 765 and releasing new…
Headwaters Junction and the popularity of railroad tourism could be a “pied piper” for downtown: The Journal Gazette reports… One thing that can’t be denied is that trains draw crowds….
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