Love the cultural value of a symphony or theatre, strolling through a historical art museum, but hate the crowds of Manhattan? What's an art lover to do?
So you thought interstate highways were created for high speed travel. The nation's first interstate highway, however, was built at a time when vehicles were typically "one-horse" power! Established by an act of Congress in 1806, the Old National Road made its way westward from Maryland in 1811 to western Illinois, where it was completed in 1832.
Indiana's Famous Antique Alley, voted one of the top 10 "choice antiquing destinations" by Midwest Living Magazine readers:
Long before North Carolina Quakers discovered that Richmond was “the land of promise,” mastodons roamed the region. In fact, one is still around.
Fiercely proud of the rich heritage that shaped Richmond and Wayne County, residents have preserved the physical structures and neighborhoods that are monuments to local history.
Dense with forest and rich in game, Richmond, Indiana was proclaimed "The Land of Promise" by North Carolina Quakers seeking a new home free from the moral chains of slavery. The first settler, Jeremiah Cox, set about "building up a virtuous community" in 1806 by welcoming fellow Quakers to his paradise.
Richmond/Wayne County is a place where expression thrives through many forms of visual arts. We offer a variety of art trails and museums to make your trip memorable and captivating.
Whitewater Valley Fossil Hunt: Long before woolly mammoths roamed the frozen plains, long before dinosaurs existed, Indiana was covered by a shallow sea teaming with life. The ancient fossils found in the Whitewater Valley give us some idea of what life was like in Indiana long ago. The Whitewater Valley Fossil Hunt is a free passport program designed to educate visitors about our fascinating past.
Richmond is on the menu for all you foodies out there. You will find deliciousness being served up in each restaurant with every one having their own distinct flavor and atmosphere. Kitchen at the Loft prepares locally sourced farm-to-table ingredients and all organic meats to create their entrees. Everything is made in-house including breads and buns.
The Heartland Wine & Ale Trail spotlights the flavor of local wineries and breweries in scenic eastern Indiana. With ten stops along the trail, you will find this journey to be a refreshing retreat for both the wine and ale enthusiast. All sites are family-owned and are small production enterprises where tasting means talking directly with the owner, winemaker, or brewmaster. Area wineries and breweries include Wilson Wines, J & J Winery, Noble Order Brewing Company, New Boswell Brewery & Tap Room, Olde Sch