10 Things to Do in Richmond That You Shouldn't Miss

November 10, 2017 Misti Hsu

Richmond /ˈrɪtʃmənd/ is a city in east central Indiana, United States, bordering on Ohio. It is the county seat of Wayne County, and in the 2010 census had a population of 36,812.
Restaurants in Richmond

1. Model T Ford Museum

309 N 8th St, Richmond, IN 47374-3034 +1 765-488-0026
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5 based on 59 reviews

Model T Ford Museum

The Model T Museum is nestled in the heart of Richmond, Indiana’s Historic Depot District. Once “the” transportation mecca of the 19th century, it is now a “must-see” destination filled with notable architecture, unique shops, stunning murals, fun and fabulous restaurants, a chocolatier, a microbrewery and much more! Ranked #1 by Trip Advisor of attractions in Richmond, Indiana, the museum’s amazing collection of vehicles and T-related memorabilia is ever growing and changing. Among the stars are a 1909 touring (one of the very first Ts), a 1923 English-built town car, a 1925 fire truck, a 1927 coupe (one of the last Ts) and a 1931 Pietenpol airplane with a Model T Engine. Educational opportunities include an extensive reference library; a cutaway chassis that reveals the inner workings of the T; plus a variety of manuals, publications, CDs and restoration DVDs available for purchase. The museum welcomes school and tour groups.

Reviewed By happytravelers1975 - Severna Park, Maryland

This museum was a great find. In addition to the mint condition 100 year old Model T Fords to see, there is a wealth of information on how Ford started new car options and after-market sales. Ask Justin for a quick tour and he will describe the Model T's evolution and Henry Ford's marketing strategies. If you are on the Interstate passing by Richmond, this museum is a great stop. If you are even remotely interested in automotive history, you will love this place!

2. Glen Miller Park

2514 E Main St, Richmond, IN 47374-5868 +1 800-828-8414
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4.5 based on 84 reviews

Glen Miller Park

Reviewed By LindsayNjoe429

Our kids enjoyed playing at this park. It has 2 large playground areas with restrooms and a small splash pad area. The splash pad is small but it pleases the little ones just fine. Lots of seating areas and shade with picnic areas available. Does not cost to park or play.

3. Wayne County Historical Museum

1150 N a St, Richmond, IN 47374-3227 +1 765-962-5756
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5 based on 52 reviews

Wayne County Historical Museum

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor Member

This museum was a wonderful find. We went there by suggestion of Trip Advisor and were so pleased. There is so much to see and very well put together. We really enjoyed the old vehicles that brought to life what it would've been like to...MoreThank you so much for your excellent review. We have a great collection but very few dollars to promote the Museum. We never have a disappointed guest.

4. Depot District

Richmond, IN
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4 based on 49 reviews

Depot District

Reviewed By 337suzyw

This great little area of Richmond provides a little bit of everything!! There are shops to browse, history to explore, and eateries to enjoy, that offer live music and outdoor seating. Roscoe's, Little Sheba's, the Model T Museum, the 3-floor furniture store with the train exhibit and in 2017 the remodeled train depot, just to name a few.

5. Old National Road Welcome Center

5701 National Rd E, Richmond, IN 47374-2619 +1 765-935-8687
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4.5 based on 31 reviews

Old National Road Welcome Center

The Old National Road Welcome Center is full of information about Richmond, Wayne County and Indiana. We have trails, history and historical sites, parks, great locally-owned and franchise restaurants, Bed & Breakfasts, hotels & motels, art, theatre, music, shopping, murals and so much more.

Reviewed By setback - Richmond, Indiana

I have lived here most of my life and had occasion to stop in recently. Interesting to see the things past that we have forgotten.
Must see travelling or not.

6. Hayes Arboretum

801 Elks Rd, Richmond, IN 47374-2526 +1 765-962-3745
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4.5 based on 23 reviews

Hayes Arboretum

Reviewed By Heather G - Richmond, Indiana

This is an (almost) hidden gem in our city, and we are so lucky to have it. It's wonderful to witness our world how it looked before mankind started cutting all the trees down and taking over. There is a wonderful auto tour you can take, and also multiple hiking trails. They also hold special events throughout the year. The Hayes House on the grounds is simply beautiful. They auto tour drives past it, and members can rent it for the night as well. The Nature Center is a must-see too, full of interactive activities for the kids (and adults too).

7. Rose Garden

2519 E Main St, Richmond, IN 47374-5864 +1 765-962-1638
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4.5 based on 19 reviews

Rose Garden

Reviewed By lynne p - Hobart, Indiana

All done by volunteers, attached to gold course and right off the street/sidewalk. Had over 100 varieties of roses - never seen so many in my life, and at least 10 diff colors. Some stalks had 2 types of roses on one stalk. Pretty gazebo - a photographers dream!

8. Joseph Moore Museum

801 National Rd W, Richmond, IN 47374-4095 +1 800-327-5426
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4.5 based on 12 reviews

Joseph Moore Museum

Reviewed By JAFPhiladelphia - Philadelphia

What a great pop in this was, both awe-inspiring and educational. Do not miss it, for the kid in you or the kids you care about.

9. Wayne County Courthouse

301 E Main St, Richmond, IN 47374-4253 +1 765-973-9200
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4.5 based on 10 reviews

Wayne County Courthouse

Reviewed By wynnetrav - Pennsylvania

Finished in 1893, this Romanesque stone building is one of the most impressive buildings in Richmond. Situated near the rim of the Whitewater River gorge, it is well worth a drive-by if not a visit.

10. J&J Winery

3415 National Rd W, Richmond, IN 47374-4416 +1 765-965-9463
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3.5 based on 36 reviews

J&J Winery

Reviewed By Jan T - Ohio

We stopped this afternoon after shopping to have an appetizer and a glass of wine. The spinach artichoke dip was enough for the two of us for lunch and very good. I'm not a big fan of their wines, most are too sweet for me. I have never tried their beers but know it's distributed in Indiana and Zionsville has a tasting room.

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