IU Fort Wayne is located in the Northeast Indiana city of Fort Wayne, better known as “The Fort.” Originally, founded at the confluence of the St. Mary’s, St. Joseph and Maumee Rivers as a trading post for pioneers, Fort Wayne is now the second largest city in Indiana and a three-time All-American City Award winner. See where it all began at the Historic Old Fort, a reconstructed copy of the post built by American troops.
The Fort Wayne’s Children’s Zoo is located on 40 acres in Franke Park and is home to 1,000 animals and 200 species. The 329-acre, Franke Park features a playground, pavilions, fishing and an outdoor theater. Science Central offers 200 permanent hands-on exhibits for the entire family to explore. Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory is an oasis in the heart of downtown Fort Wayne to enjoy enclosed seasonal Showcase Gardens and more.