Only an hour away from Indianapolis, you will find Richmond, a historical city that offers hiking trails, open parks, antique shops and a museum with a 3,000-year-old mummy. Stay at one of the Richmond, IN hotels below and enjoy one of the best experiences of the Midwest, including local attractions like:
A true hidden gem, the Wayne County Historical Museum is a must for anyone visiting Richmond. Although it showcases many temporary exhibits throughout the year, the museum is best known for having a 3,000-year-old mummy as part of the permanent collection. The museum can be found at the heart of Richmond only minutes away from historical “Main Street of America,” the National Road.
Following National Road toward Indianapolis you will find the Model T Ford Museum, a place filled with a beautiful collection of restored vehicles from the early 1900’s. The museum allows visitors to touch the cars, giving them a unique experience through history while learning about the Ford legacy.
After stopping in the museums, wander off and enjoy the beautiful Glen Miller Park and all of the amenities it has to offer. This diverse park is a great place to bring kids of all ages – it has playgrounds, natural springs and a great golf course. Established in 1885, the park is a favorite destination for locals and tourists.
The Rose Garden is a great stop for anyone passing through Richmond, especially for those who love the botanical garden atmosphere. Bring a book and relax, let the breeze spread the aroma of the flowers and take a nap in one of the gazebos around the garden.
If you are looking for a place with a little more adventure, head to the Hayes Arboretum – a 466-acre reserve that offers hiking trails, mountain biking, birding and the Hayes Museum. With guided tours from expert naturalists, it is a great place to bring kids to learn biology first hand.
The Depot District is a recently restored area that offers eclectic shopping and the best restaurants in the Richmond area. If you are passionate for treasures from the past, the antique stores will be worth your trip.
Few places combine such natural beauty and history, while offering fun attractions for couples and families. Start planning your itinerary in Richmond, Indiana and book with Choice Hotels for a wonderful place to rest after a full day of adventure.
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