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Fort Wayne, Indiana: Hanson Quarry Observation Deck (In Transition)

Unexpected thrill for a big city: a viewing deck that overlooks a 1,000-foot-deep hole in the ground. Dubbed "Indiana's Grand Canyon," the limestone quarry began in 1942 and gets deeper every day. The deck was reported closed for renovations in early 2024.

Sand Point Rd, Fort Wayne, IN
Southwest edge of the city. I-69 exit 305A. Drive east on Illinois Rd. for two miles. When the road ends, turn left onto W. Jefferson Blvd, then quickly turn right onto Ardmore Ave. Drive south for three miles. Just after you pass the Southwest Church of Christ on the right, turn right onto Sand Point Rd (look for the large brick building). Sand Point Rd bends left, then right. Follow it until to come to a yellow gate on the left. Turn left, and you'll see the stairway for the deck straight ahead.
Gated after hours. Reported closed for renovations in early 2024.
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Hanson Ardmore Quarry Observation Tower

This is currently closed while the quarry updates the observation deck. Its reopening date is unknown.

[Jennifer, 03/20/2024]
Hanson Quarry Observation Deck

This was cool. Way up high; it triggered my fear of heights. The pit is huge. Sand Point Road is split, so make sure to enter what looks like the quarry or some industrial place, not the residential part of the road.

[Dave O., 11/07/2022]

Hanson Quarry.

Hanson Quarry Observation Deck

The observation deck is safe and stable and completely enclosed in chain link. Do-able even if you're afraid of heights.

[Kitsa, 08/12/2019]

Hanson Quarry.

Hanson Quarry Observation Deck

Cool to see the quarry from the observation deck if you are in the area, but don't go too far out of your way.

[Kelly, 11/25/2018]

Observation deck.

Hanson Quarry Observation Deck

The Hanson Quarry is kinda cool. The Observation Deck is free and easy to find!

[R Wideman, 04/06/2018]

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