In the throes of a wicked caffeine craving? You’re in luck! Richmond and Wayne County house a number of friendly cafes and coffee shops serving up java, joe, lattes and espresso-based beverages just the way you like them, along with tasty pastries, baked goods and other distinctive treats. Here’s the buzz.
It was an ordinary Saturday in Richmond, Indiana on April 6, 1968. The town was bustling with weekend excitement, parents were going about their Saturday to-do’s, and the children wandered about Richmond with their friends. Nothing alluded to what was to come.
At 1:47 p.m. a pair of violent explosions ripped through the heart of downtown Richmond leaving many people injured, 41 dead, and the entire county devastated.
More than a dozen historical markers dot the city streets of Richmond and the rural roads of Wayne County, revealing fascinating stories of the region’s people, places and heritage. A leisurely drive to follow the signs provides all the context visitors need for an intriguing and educational self-guided tour of the area.
Ditch the stress and seek a fun time away from the routine of every day. This spring break, create memories that won’t break the bank in Richmond & Wayne County Indiana! All activities mentioned below can be safely completed with social distancing in mind and covid-19 precautions in place.
February is Black History Month, and Wayne County honors its African-American heritage in meaningful ways.
Often referred to as the Grand Central Station of the Underground Railroad, the Levi and Catharine Coffin State Historic Site and Interpretive Center in Fountain City is a great starting point to learn more about the area's African-American history.
What is it about chocolate? The delectable treat that causes mouth watering experiences has now caused a sort of cocoa craze to take over Wayne County Indiana. Richmond and Wayne County's self-guided journey down the Chocolate Trail takes you to a one-of-a-kind ice cream parlor, amish market, candy shops/factories, gift shops and more. Chocolate is featured at each stop and is presented in many different forms - all FREE to sample!
Put away those swimsuits! Throw out those flip flops, because fall has arrived in Richmond/ Wayne County! You’ll fall in love with all there is to see and do here in Richmond/Wayne County!
Radiating out around the Old National Road, Richmond and Wayne County boast a rich history dating back to the earliest Quaker settlement of the region in the early 1800s. Since that time, the area has grown to accommodate its expanding local population and industry. Covering everything from natural history and notable manmade inventions to art, sports and music, Wayne County’s fascinating roster of museums and historical attractions provide plenty of opportunities to learn all about it.
When it first took shape back in the 1800s, America’s National Road gave settlers the opportunity to go west and seek new destinies. As the thoroughfare came through Indiana, it fed the development of villages and communities across Wayne County, laying the foundations for U.S. 40 as we know it today.
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