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

October 28, 2017 Lean Nau

Richmond is a village in McHenry County, Illinois, United States, 44 miles south-southwest of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and 55 miles northwest of Chicago. The population was 1,901 at the 2010 census. Richmond will be the site for the Chicago Super and Sprint Weekend event, June 11–12, 2017, part of the Reebok Spartan Race.
Restaurants in Richmond

1. Stade's Farm and Market

3709 Miller Rd, McHenry, IL 60051-4802 +1 815-675-6396
Excellent
75%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 124 reviews

Stade's Farm and Market

Farm Fresh, non-GMO Produce, Bakery, U-Pick Fruits/Vegetables, Family Fun, Attractions, Concerts & Sunday Outdoor Worship Services. Mission To provide healthy home grown farm products, agricultural education, and fine family entertainment at reasonable prices to our local and surrounding community. Stade's Farm & Market is located in scenic McHenry County in northeastern Illinois approximately 50 miles from Chicago. We produce 2,200 acres of crops that range from traditional corn and soybeans to specialty crops including many fruits and vegetables commonly grown in northern Illinois. Through our own farm market, we sell our fresh fruits and non-GMO vegetables directly to consumers in our local area. Our goal is to provide our customers with the finest quality produce possible.

Reviewed By Kristin G

We went Sunday right at ten am to go apple picking. There was only five rows (each only approximately half picked already) and were able to pick two varieties of apples- honey crisp and gala. The honey crisp were extremely large but very tasty. The gala were reasonable size but not ripe yet. It took us ten minutes to fill our two bags (one small one large). It was rather disappointing for our "day at the orchard". We put the apples in the car and decided to check out the activities area, however we were very disappointed that it was 15$ per person, even adults who wouldn't be "riding" anything. It seemed extremely steep and we chose to just stay in the free area (fun teeter tatter) and have a lemonade and cheese curds (both very good!) We then headed to the market were we tried a few things. We found the zucchini bread to be very dry when we got home. I will choose other apple orchards in the future this did not deliver the apple picking experience we were looking for and the activities area was very expensive. We were also disappointed by the number of people who were smoking on the grounds after it being marked a smoke free environment.

2. Chain 'O Lakes State Park

8916 Wilmot Rd, Spring Grove, IL 60081-8104 +1 847-587-5512
Excellent
36%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
5%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 69 reviews

Chain 'O Lakes State Park

A water-oriented recreation area known for its fishing, boating and water-skiing.

Reviewed By Colleen C - Spring Grove

Chain 'o Lakes State Park has nice trails to hike. The main trails are also bike trails with a rock base. The travel through prairie and waterfront. There is also a boat launch, rentals, and picnic areas. The wild flowers bloom throughout the summer and there are excellent opportunities for bird watching.

3. Aquanut Watershows

55 Lance Dr, Twin Lakes, WI 53181-8902
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 12 reviews

Aquanut Watershows

Free family entertainment in Lance Park amphitheater on the shores of Lake Mary in Twin Lakes Wisconsin. Shows display waterskiing- barefooting, ballet, doubles, pyramids, shoe skiing, trick skiing, jump, swivel. Aquanuts are a not for profit organization. Second in the state of Wisconsin in 2014, #1 Swivel Star, #1 Trick Skier. Show are Saturday and Wednesdays at 6 pm from Memorial to Labor Day

Reviewed By ShellyMKirk - Elkhorn, Wisconsin

Aquanuts have national acclaim as the champions in their class from last year! This is a great family water event that really draws a crowd - fun for all ages! Its an awesome display of talent of all ages and you'll want to join the team after watching!

4. Nippersink Golf Club & Resort

N1055 Tombeau Rd, Genoa City, WI 53128-1903 +1 262-279-5281
Excellent
11%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
22%
Terrible
11%
Overall Ratings

3 based on 9 reviews

Perfect for your wedding and Reception! Come check out our beautiful Gazebo overlooking the lake, or our elegant Lakeview Room perfect for your reception!

Reviewed By Dragontail281 - Salem, Wisconsin

We recently had our wedding reception here. The venue has a great vintage vibe. It reminds us of the resort from the movie "Dirty Dancing". The entire event was great and our guest had a great time. The golf course is well maintained, and although it has some very challenging holes, anyone from beginner to pro can have a fun time playing.

5. Tristan Crist Magic Theatre

609 W Main St, Lake Geneva, WI 53147-1907 +1 262-248-0505
Excellent
91%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 594 reviews

Tristan Crist Magic Theatre

The Tristan Crist Magic Theatre features world-class magic, comedy and illusions in an entertaining 60 minute performance. Located in beautiful Lake Geneva, WI. Open year-round, reserve your tickets today to witness this incredible show.

Reviewed By Shadw20 - Yorkville, Illinois

My family attended this show based upon all of the reviews we saw on Trip Advisor. It didn't disappoint. We were amazed at the show that Tristian Crist put on and we have been back twice since. Our family loves magic shows and have been to several in Las Vegas. This is a great little theater with an excellent show for everyone!

6. Wilmot Mountain

11931 Fox River Rd, Wilmot, WI 53192 +1 262-862-2301
Excellent
35%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
11%
Terrible
14%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 34 reviews

Wilmot Mountain

Currently closed for Winter Operations. Please check out website for summer events. Since 1938, Wilmot Mountain has enchanted families as one of the Midwest’s premier Winter destinations for snowsport activities. Just a short drive away from Chicago and Milwaukee, they have made skiing, snowboarding, and tubing an easy, accessible, affordable and fun trip for the whole family. With the recent Vail Purchase, Wilmot Mountain is undergoing a $13.2 million renovation. This renovation includes new lifts, a base area transformation, an expanded state-of-the-art snowmaking system, a new kid's ski and snowboard school with an enhanced beginner's area, and a new terrain park with high speed rope tow. Having converted thousands of first-timers into lifelong skiers and riders, and now with the opportunity to take that passion to Vail Resorts’ iconic western mountains, Wilmot Mountain is truly the place where Epic begins.

Reviewed By Aaron G

Good ski spot close to Chicago.

-Quick (about hour) drive from downtown Chicago.
-Ski runs are short, but fun and interesting. There are some good areas for jumps and tricks as well.
-Rental equipment was a bit old and could use an update. The rental process is also kind of weird. They just tell you to pick out your own boots and you leave them when you’re done—nobody confirms that they’re returned.
-The food at the cafeteria was surprisingly good—pizza was delicious.
-There are a couple bars and they had good live music while we were there.
-All the staff were friendly.

Will definitely go back next time I want a quick ski trip in the area.

7. Route 12 Bar & Grill

37540 Highway Rte 12, Fox Lake, IL 60020 +1 847-629-5075
Excellent
29%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
29%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 17 reviews

Route 12 Bar & Grill

Reviewed By sh1520 - Crystal Lake, Illinois

Went here on a Friday morning at 11 AM to meet some friends for a Bloody and some lunch. Turned into a marathon day-drinking event until 6PM, but what the hell? I'm glad I started out with their signature MEGA MARY! It was a meal + a drink. A LARGE drink too. Underneath the skewers of veggies, pickle, mini burger and brat, hot wing, and assorted cheeses, was a filled to the rim mug with great homemade bloody mary mix. It was awesome.(The pics are NOT exaggerated) And a bit filling. But, I rounded out the day with $2 bottles of Miller Lites, and a couple orders off appetizers. We had the Rueben bites, and Southwestern Eggrolls. They were both great. Bartender was friendly and fun, and the customers I encountered were as well. What's with the flies though?? I regard this as a "roadhouse" type of bar, so they didn't bug me too much. (pun intended) Parking was the only reason I didn't give this review a 5. I was lucky to grab a good spot, but it is limited. And the little "road" that encircles the bar looks like it's been used for artillery practice with all the potholes. But so what? I'll be back!

8. Prairie Ave Antiques and The Tack Exchange

9936 Main St, Across from the 'basketball' water tower on Rte 47 just south of Rte 173., Hebron, IL 60034-8903 +1 815-648-4507
Excellent
100%
Good
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 1 reviews

Prairie Ave Antiques and The Tack Exchange

Reviewed By Janet R

The friendly and knowledgable staff do an amazing job of not only providing but also locating just the right treasure from their ever changing inventory...and at a price that will make you smile!

9. Halftime Bar and Grill Sand Volleyball

2405 W Johnsburg Rd, Johnsburg, IL 60051-5178 +1 815-344-0007
Excellent
48%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
15%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 13 reviews

Halftime Bar and Grill Sand Volleyball

Reviewed By ritapawl - Ingleside, Illinois

We've eaten here on several occasions (not during the dinner hour), and the service has always been extremely slow.

We liked the pizza, esp.
the thin butter crust one. The ribs are very tender. But the wings had a very hard breading and what they call "potato skins" is really just a whole potato cut in half with the skins toppings.

Probably a fun place in the summer with volleyball.

But we probably won't be back because of the service.

10. Ginger Blossom

3016 Il Route 173, Richmond, IL 60071-9303 +1 815-678-4015
Excellent
67%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 12 reviews

Ginger Blossom

Reviewed By Brian D

This place has all kinds of artifacts from all over the world . You can spend $1.oo to thousands of $$$$. Ginger is on the premises from time to time and answers all questions about her travels, collections and stories behind it all. Plan onspending a good few hours to the day at Ginger Blossoms because its spread out and there are barns, huts, cabins and all kins of structures and buildings hosing the different collections.

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