Choose Fort Wayne

Heart of the Midwest

Located in the heart of the Midwest, Fort Wayne offers easy access to and from major Midwest cities like Chicago, Indianapolis and Detroit, making it an attractive regional convention destination. In fact, we are located within 500 miles of half the U.S. population!

And getting to Fort Wayne could not be easier. Drive in on conveniently accessible I-69 and I-80, US highways 30 and 24 or state highways 27 and 3. Or fly into the Fort Wayne International Airport located just eight minutes from our downtown.


Fort Wayne is 15% more affordable in expenses across the board than you'll find in Indianapolis and other major cities. Our hotel, parking, and venue fees are all considerably less than you'll find elsewhere. In fact, the highest rate for parking in Fort Wayne is only $8!

Fort Wayne meeting venues never "nickels and dimes" clients. Our venues are upfront with event costs, leading to zero surprises for tournament planners.

Top Notch Venues

Fort Wayne is home to Indiana's only three NHL-sized ice surfaces under one roof, the 4th largest Paralympic sport club in the U.S., fieldhouses with 16 basketball courts in neighboring facilities, soccer fields, a 1 million sq ft stadium with arena perfect for mat sports, volleyball, basketball, and hockey, and over a dozen other top-notch indoor and outdoor athletic facilities.

Helpful Sales Team

One of our professional sales representatives is ready to speak with you right now about your event, starting from the beginning with the bidding process to venue and hotel selection. We work one-on-one with tournament planners, providing detailed information on size of venues and hotel rates to availability of meeting dates and city events. Learn More

Tournament Services

The Visit Fort Wayne Services Department is the eyes and ears of your event. We will work with you and your group every step of the planning process and make sure your attendees enjoy a memorable experience in Fort Wayne! Learn More


Located in northeast Indiana, Fort Wayne is the second largest city in the state. We offer easy access to major Midwest cities, making it an attractive regional convention destination. In fact, we are located within 500 miles of half the U.S. population!

Accessible by major interstate highways and an international airport, it's easy to see why Fort Wayne is one of the Midwest's most central and convenient locations.

Travelers wanting friendly, convenient, no-hassle flying will enjoy FWA - Fort Wayne International Airport. FWA airlines offer 85% jet service with direct, non-stop flights from/to: Atlanta, Chicago O'Hare, Cincinnati, Dallas, Detroit, Cleveland and more. And once you're on the ground, we make it easy to get to your hotel-rental cars, hotel shuttles, and taxi and limo service are all readily available-and stand waiting to serve you!

Fort Wayne, Indiana is not only perfectly located and completely accessible; we are ready and waiting to host your next convention or meeting. Call us today to get started. 

Distances to other major cities

  • Toledo - 104 miles
  • Indianapolis - 120 miles
  • Chicago - 148 miles
  • Columbus - 152 miles
  • Cincinnati - 153 miles
  • Grand Rapids - 158 miles
  • Detroit - 160 miles
  • Cleveland - 197 miles
  • Louisville - 244 miles
  • Milwaukee - 251 miles
  • Madison - 306 miles
  • Rockford - 307 miles 

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