Local Highlights

Whether you're visiting Wayne County for a few hours, a few days or are a resident considering a "stay-cation", there are nearby attractions to suit every taste.

Still have questions? We encourage you to contact the warm and welcoming folks at the Old National Road Visitor's Center and download one of their super Visitor's Guide booklets!

Let's Have Fun!

Antique Alley - details on Indiana's best antiquing destination!

Restaurant Guide - there are many of great places to eat in Wayne County - from the elegant evening out to a great pork tenderloin at the local drive-in.

Shopping! - from department stores to small boutiques, to local craftsmen's retail outlets, Wayne County is bursting at the seams with fun places to explore.

Let's Explore!

Richmond A.A.R.S. Rose Garden - one of only 139 A.A.R.S. designated gardens in the nation.

Highest Point in Indiana

Murals & Public Art - murals on public buildings celebrating Richmond's Heritage

Performances - check our Community Calendar or each venue on our Performing Arts guide.

Whitewater Gorge Park - something for everyone! Fossils, historical "cradle of recorded jazz" featuring the Starr-Gennett Walk of Fame, and a recreational trail.

  • Veterans Park - part of the Whitewater Gorge has been designated as a memorial area for area veterans.  Memorials, picnic area, and plenty of green space.

More Parks and Trails

Let's Learn!

Named one of the top twenty historical attractions in the nation by the History Channel, the Levi Coffin House in Fountain City will show you how Levi and Catharine Coffin helped more than 2,000 fugitive slaves escape to freedom via the Underground Railroad.

The Richmond Art Museum is a fine art museum with a nationally respected permanent collection of American Impressionists, Taos School, the Hoosier Group, the Richmond School and other regional artists, including William Merritt Chase. They also host a variety of changing exhibits throughout the year.

Called a mini-Smithsonian, the Wayne County Historical Museum will entrance you with an amazing array of artifacts from around the world, including an Egyptian Mummmy, Samuri warrior armor, native American artifacts, a huge transportation collection and a eye-widening variety of local history stories.

More museums.

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Nearby Attractions, Outside Wayne County

Old Metamora - explore an 1838 canal town, complete with a working grist mill and a fascinating aqueduct where the canal travels over the river!

Whitewater Valley Railroad - operates historically significant vintage railroad equipment on a 32 mile scenic trip from Connersville to Metamora, where you'll see a historic canal town.

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John M. Westcott started the Hoosier Drill Company in Milton, Indiana in 1858. The company grew and expanded into Richmond and eventually became part of the American Seeding Machine Company, which, in turn, became part of the International Harvester Company.