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.


Bells and whistles? She's got those.

Discover the 400-ton time machine that will call downtown home.


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.

Riverfront Catalyst

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 140000 visitors or more downtown each year. According to numbers from Visit Fort Wayne, that means an additional $60 million dollars added to the local economy.

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Headwaters Junction on the Fort Report

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The News-Sentinel’s Fort Report covers plans for the downtown Headwaters Junction riverfront project.

Journal Gazette: “Headwaters Junction is iconic, family friendly”

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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…

Riverfront attraction moves forward with advisory board, phasing

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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…

Old train still retain charms

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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

This is the world-famous attraction will call downtown Fort Wayne home. Experience it below.