Fort Wayne is filled with a few amazing landmarks that have are interesting places to visit and experience. If you are just driving through the city or you're here to take tours and experience Fort Wayne, you will want to try to make a stop to see these beauties.
Historic Old Fort
Want to know how Fort Wayne got its start? Or what life was like in 1816, when Indiana was founded? The Historic Old Fort Wayne is a hands-on interactive way that educates visitors about General “Mad” Anthony Wayne who ordered Major John Whistler to build in Fort in 1815 as a campaign against the Miami Indians. Visitors will be able to talk to reenactors from the time period, tour buildings of that era, and see live demonstrations during the Old Fort programming. When there are no events schedule, the Old Fort is still open to the public to walk around.
Tall buildings do dot the landscape in Fort Wayne. One of the larger buildings is the Lincoln Tower, built in 1930. The Art Deco building was built to house the Lincoln Bank and Trust. Throughout history, this skyscraper has changed ownership, and now is home to one bank and several small businesses, but the structural beauty remains. Both old and young alike will appreciate the building materials of the main lobby - Milford granite, Italian travertine marble, hand wrought bronze, Vermont marble, and Indiana limestone. After a visit to the main banking lobby, treat yourself to lunch or a snack at the Lincoln Tower Soda Foundation, the building’s original soda fountain.
One of the most beautiful pieces of land within Fort Wayne’s city limits is home to more than 69,000 souls. Founded in 1859, the cemetery is the final resting place to many Summit City notables, Civil War veterans, and lesser-known folks. The cemetery, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is one of the landmarks in Fort Wayne. The cemetery’s large mausoleums, carved stones, and old spires add to the beauty of hills, curves, and bridges – even a pond stocked with goldfish. Lindenwood Cemetery is open from dawn to dusk, seven days a week. If you desire to find the specific grave, stop by the office for more information and a map.