When it first took shape back in the 1800s, America’s National Road gave settlers the opportunity to go west and seek new destinies. As the thoroughfare came through Indiana, it fed the development of villages and communities across Wayne County, laying the foundations for U.S. 40 as we know it today.
All visitors are not only welcome, they’re encouraged to go outside and explore Richmond’s recreational opportunities all year long. And many agree there’s certainly no better time to play outdoors than in the summer.
Patio season has officially began in Wayne County! The sun is shining and Restaurants all around the county are opening up their patios and outdoor seating. Local restaurants are introducing new health and safety measures, like enhanced cleaning and physical distancing guidelines to keep guests and employees safe. Choose from one of the must-visit outdoor dining experiences below.
At long last, the sunny days of summer have finally arrived, and Wayne County’s new Outdoor Adventure packages are making it more convenient than ever for visitors to stay and play longer for less money.
Spring is the perfect time to go outside and play, and Wayne County offers many ways to explore the great outdoors, even while social distancing measures are in effect.
Take a hike
Ditch the stress and seek a fun time away from the routine of every day. This spring break create memories that won’t break the bank in Richmond & Wayne County Indiana!
You are getting hungry…. you are getting very hungry….
Fortunately, you’re in luck! Richmond and Wayne County have everything it takes — and then some — to satisfy any culinary craving. Whether your tastes run toward traditional comfort food, chocolates and sweet treats, barbecue or spicy ethnic cuisines, you’ll find something yummy in this east-central Indiana region that’s sure to fit the bill.
Here are just a few tempting menu options to sample and savor:
What is it about chocolate? The delectable treat that causes mouth watering experiences has now caused a sort of cocoa craze to take over Wayne County, Indiana. Richmond and Wayne County's self-guided journey down the Chocolate Trail takes you to a one-of-a-kind ice cream parlor, amish market, candy shops/factories, gift shops and more. Chocolate is featured at each stop and is presented in many different forms - all FREE to sample!
February is Black History Month, and Wayne County honors its African-American heritage in meaningful ways.
Often referred to as the Grand Central Station of the Underground Railroad, the Levi and Catharine Coffin State Historic Site and Interpretive Center in Fountain City recently underwent an extensive upgrade to improve the visitor experience through interactive educational exhibits.
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