By Louise Ronald
Finally! Warm weather has arrived at last! Time to get outside and have some FUN!
You may not think of Wayne County, Indiana, as an outdoor recreation destination – but those in the know are happy to jump in their cars to drive from Indianapolis, Dayton, Cincinnati, even as far away as Chicago!
One Wayne County draw is the mountain biking trails at Hayes Arboretum in Richmond rated among as a Top 10 Indiana Best Trails. The 7.5 miles of trails are designated into four difficulty levels – from beginner blue to the most advanced red course.
When Kolleen DeGrazia and her college friends decided to get together for Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend, the first order of business was to find a place to meet up.
DeGrazia and one of her friends live in the Dayton, Ohio, area. The other two live near Indianapolis. An internet search led them to the Just Us Girls Getaway Packages offered by the Richmond/Wayne County, Indiana, Convention & Tourism Bureau, it seemed the perfect match.
It was an ordinary Saturday in Richmond, Indiana on April 6, 1968. The town was bustling with weekend excitement, parents were going about their Saturday to-do’s, and the children wandered about Richmond with their friends. Nothing alluded to what was to come.
At 1:47 p.m. a pair of violent explosions ripped through the heart of downtown Richmond leaving many people injured, 41 dead, and the entire county devastated.
If a picture is worth a thousand words then a video is surely worth even more. The Richmond/Wayne County Tourism Bureau partnered with WCTV to produce an inviting three minute video. This video showcases five segments that make Wayne County unique -- Distinctive Style, Distinctive Fun, Distinctive Culture, Distinctive Flavor, and Distinctive History.
The lady in the pink dress has never looked better.
“The Rose Gown” by Louis Betts hangs in a prominent position in one of the newly refurbished galleries at Richmond Art Museum. The painting – a favorite among patrons, according to RAM Executive Director Shaun Dingwerth – is surrounded by other treasures from the museum’s permanent collection.
The Eastern Indiana Gem and Geological Society’s (EIGGS) 2018 Gem and Mineral Show from has returned and will take place on Friday March 2 through March 4! With eye catching works of nature, it is no surprise that this annual event pulls far away visitors to Wayne County for this beloved show. At the show you can find Larvikite, the national stone of Norway; Rhodochrosite, the national stone of Argentina; and Larimar, the national stone of the Dominican Republic. You will also spot the beautiful Pietersite from Namibia.
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. The Hallmark holiday is the perfect time to show the one you love most just how important they are to you. To make this year’s Valentine’s Day celebration memorable and exciting for both of you, the Richmond/Wayne County, IN Tourism Bureau has created five (5) new getaway packages!
By: Louise Ronald
Are the winter doldrums settling in at your house? There’s a cure for that!
When winter hits, Richmond-Wayne County, Indiana erupts with excitement. Whether your prefer adrenaline inducing activities or leisurely stroll, you’re sure to find something that suits your needs in Wayne County.
December is known for bringing about the most wonderful time of year. Holidays are in full swing, moods are cheery and bright, and families come together from far and wide to share memories, give and receive gifts, and indulge in sweet chocolate.
Indulge in sweet chocolate? Yes. You read that properly. There is an overlooked and rather hushed holiday that happens just before Christmas and New Year’s. It is a little day called National Chocolate Day. Fellow chocolate lovers rejoice!
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