Richmond, IN Tourist Attractions
Richmond was established in 1806 by Quakers from North Carolina and German immigrants. Glen Miller Park has over 73 varieties of roses, located at the entrance is Madonna of the Trail - a monument to pioneer women. Within Richmond is the Old Richmond Historic District, which covers 250 acres and 213 historical structures. The styles include Federal, Greek Revival, Victorian, and early 20th C homes.
Wayne County Historical Museum
The Wayne County Historical Museum offers more than just historical facts on the local Richmond area. Here visitors are treated to artifacts from around the world including an Egyptian mummy that is over 3000 years old.The Wayne County Historical Museum consists of eight structures each with a different offering. The museum also has an active event schedule so be sure to check to see what's happening when you are in town.
Hayes Regional Arboretum
The Hayes Regional Arboretum is a wonderful place to enjoy nature and take a peaceful stroll. Spread across 466 acres the Hayes Regional Arboretum features old growth forest and a plethora of interesting plants. There are hiking and walking trails on the property, and the landscape features ponds, fields and wetlands. A barn built in 1833 acts as a Nature Center.
Indiana Football Hall of Fame
Sports fans take note - the Indiana Football Hall of Fame is located in Richmond. The Indiana Football Hall of Fame has over 500 inductees and the total climbs each year. Inside the attraction is an amazing amount of football memorabilia. One favorite display of visitors is the high school helmet display, mounted up high around the room.
Richmond Art Museum
The Richmond Art Museum has a special focus on American Impressionists, Taos School, and the Hoosier Group in its permanent collection. The museum also features ceramics by the Arts & Crafts Movement, Overbeck Sisters, and the Bethel Pike Potters. The Richmond Art Museum was founded in 1898 and can be found in the Richmond High School Complex.