Whether for a day, a night or a weekend, Richmond and Wayne County offer a number of unique and fun ways to get away! Check out some of these intriguing ideas:
How sweet it is! Take a delicious journey through one of Indiana's best candy factories, taste-bud satisfying bakeries, ice cream parlors and charming gift shops. Before heading out, stop into the Old National Road Welcome Center and snag a Chocolate Trail Passport to score free samples and other treats along the way.
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With 11 different shops and malls to browse, Cambridge City serves as the proud hub of Antique Alley, a stretch of U.S. 40 between Knightstown and Richmond populated with more than 800 vendors and dealers all told. Between the 90-booth National Road Antique Mall, the new Winning Streak Antiques, Log House Antiques, Wheeler’s Antiques and other pickers’ paradise hotspots, who knows what treasures you might discover.
Just Us Girls
Grab your best gal pals and pamper yourselves with a little “me time.” Richmond’s girlfriend getaway options include overnight accommodations at a local hotel, inn or B&B, along with special goodies like candles, gift baskets, wine, gourmet coffee and tea, and even massages.
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More than 80 vibrant murals created by an international roster of artists grace the alleyways and sides of buildings of Wayne County, weaving together the makings of a colorful visit. They’re not hard to spot, just keep your eyes open as you drive around. Or, pick up a free brochure at the Old National Road Welcome Center for a more structured tour.
Midwest Music and Heritage Trail
A new addition to Richmond in 2022, this trail honors music legends like Louis Armstrong, Charley Patton, Hoagy Carmichael and other artists who recorded at the local Gennett Records studio during the first half of the 1900s with a series of commemorative plaques and sculptures.
Levi and Catharine Coffin Interpretive Center
Often considered the Grand Central Station of the Underground Railroad, the Levi and Catherine Coffin House in Fountain City sheltered more than 2,000 fugitive freedom seekers on their northward journeys to emancipation. Visitors can see where escaping slaves hid within the Coffin’s modest home and learn more about the efforts of these devoted abolitionists.
Quiet Harmony Elk Ranch
Soak in the peaceful atmosphere and enjoy some fresh air at this New Paris-based property where you can glimpse live elk wandering the fields during a self-guided driving tour. Quiet Harmony Elk Ranch also offers a walking trail, kids’ activities, a trading post gift shop, and a food cabin where you can sample a signature elk burger.
To make your unique trip an overnight adventure browse our range of packages that will help extend your visit.