Head into Hagerstown for a soaring good time
Imagine a 4,000-foot runway, long enough to accommodate a commercial jet.
Now imagine that runway made entirely of grass – a smooth stretch of green covering nearly a mile of flat landscape.
If you’re traveling along the Historic National Road or Interstate 70 through Indiana, be sure to check out the Old National Road Welcome Center, located at 5701 National Road East, Richmond, IN 47374 . Inside, you’ll find helpful information about Richmond, Wayne County and the entire state of Indiana! Here are a few reasons why you should visit during your trip!
1. Hoosier Hospitality from our knowledgeable volunteers
Whether you live in Wayne County, Indiana, are planning a vacation here, or are just passing through on your way to another destination, midsummer offers lots to see and do.
The sixth annual Richmond Shakespeare Festival is in full swing through July 6, with productions of “Hamlet” and “The Tempest.” Performances are Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in a unique venue – a former factory building. The building offers some protection from the weather but has no windows, so there’s a feeling of being out of doors.
Treat yourself to the rest and relaxation you deserve before the long, hot summer days are upon us.
May 29th – June 2
The National Road – the country’s first major improved highway and one of the main routes for settlers heading west in the 1800s – stretches from Maryland to Illinois and runs right through the heart of Wayne County, Indiana.
Agritourism is relatively new in Wayne County, Indiana, with a few notable exceptions.
Since 1985, Ed and Debbie Bell have grown strawberries at their farm on Indiana 38 west of Hagerstown.
Bell’s Strawberry Farm expects to open to visitors shortly before Memorial Day. There’s a shop where you can buy strawberries and strawberry-related items, but the very best way to experience the farm is to get down and dirty and pick your own.
School is still in session but the coming of spring puts us all – adults and kids alike – in the mood for something new and exciting.
How about an adventure in Richmond, Indiana?
You read that right. Richmond, Indiana.
Ever see Jack Hanna on “The Late Show” thrilling the host and audience with four-legged, winged or slithery talk show guests? Or maybe you’ve caught one of his own TV shows, “Jack Hanna Into the Wild” or “Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown.”
Hanna will be bringing some of those animals to the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Richmond on Tuesday, May 21.
The Wayne County Convention and Tourism Bureau invite area children to share their artistic vision of what Wayne County means to them in the form of a postcard design. In years past, children throughout Wayne County shared wonderful entries full of fun graphics, bright colors and positive images about Richmond and Wayne County!
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!
Dense with forest and rich in game, Richmond, Indiana was proclaimed "The Land of Promise" by North Carolina Quakers seeking a new home free from the moral chains of slavery. The first settler, Jeremiah Cox, set about "building up a virtuous community" in 1806 by welcoming fellow Quakers to his paradise. His influence shaped Richmond as diverse groups of settlers sought the peaceful and prosperous lifestyle of the Friends.
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