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explore fort wayne

where the herd calls home

Adventure beyond campus.


The time you spend on campus is just one part of your college experience. While you’re here, we encourage you to take advantage of everything Fort Wayne has to offer. Enjoy the local food scene, explore one of the numerous exhibits in town, and discover why so many people choose to make this slice of Indiana their home.

Enjoy a bite

A place for every palate.

Take a break from your campus dining options every once in a while to experience some of the local restaurants that make up Fort Wayne’s undeniably delicious food scene.


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Outdoor activities

Enjoy nature, adventure, and fresh air.

Whether you love to walk, bike, or kayak, there’s no shortage of outdoor activities for you to explore in Fort Wayne. With more than 120 miles of trails, 80-plus beautiful parks, and a nationally renowned zoo, the Summit City has something to offer all those who are explorers at heart.

Outdoor Activities

Parks and Recreation

Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo

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Miles of trails in Fort Wayne

Promenade park and skyline

Wander in the wonder
of Fort Wayne

Career opportunities

Prepare for a career here.

In Indiana, Fort Wayne is considered one of the best places to work. And we’re on a mission to propel you in the direction of your dream career. Each day, we works closely with the community to find jobs, internships, and connections for students in all academic programs.

Student Hawkins Ragland poses for a photo.
Hawkins Ragland, B.A. ’22
Spanish (B.A.)
“I decided to come to PFW because Fort Wayne is a bigger city than where I am from, and there is a lot more to get involved in and experience here.”

Downtown Fort Wayne

Discover downtown.

From gallery openings, shows at the Embassy Theatre, TinCaps minor-league baseball games, festivals in the park and at the convention center, and even farmers markets, there is always something happening downtown. Grab a friend or explore on your own—you’ll have a blast making memories in the city.

explore downtown

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Arts and Entertainment

Creativity in the community.

Our city is full of brilliant talent and vibrant color. Murals are popping up all the time, artists showcase their work, musicians and dancers perform for the community. Arts Campus Fort Wayne and the Fort Wayne Public Art Trail allow you to explore this creativity in the city. Snap photos with the bright murals, check out the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, catch a show at the Fort Wayne Civic Theatre, and more. 

Arts Campus

Public Art Trail

Capturing the city.


Beautiful parks, colorful art, and community connection—find it all in Fort Wayne.

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This is your beginning.

Mastodons were made for excellence. With the power of the Herd behind you, there’s no limit to where you can go.