If you are looking for free things to do in Richmond & Wayne County, Indiana then you've come to the right place! Bring the whole family as you experience these free fun attractions and must do activities!
Overbeck Art Pottery was produced in the family home, built in 1830's. The house was rescued from demolition in 1973 and restored as a private residence. A coal-oil fired kiln is in the square kiln house. Donations accepted. Tours available by appointment.
Fine art museum, founded in 1898, featuring Indiana artists and American art including, T.C. Steele, John E. Bundy, Wayman Adams, Wm. Merritt Chase, Robert Reid, Childe Hassam, and Overbeck pottery. Richmond Art Museum is the oldest cultural institution in Wayne County and the second oldest art museum in Indiana.
Richmond Community Orchestra is dedicated to encouraging lifelong musicianship and appreciation of orchestral music in Richmond, Indiana. Membership in the orchestra is free, and is open to musicians of all ages. The orchestra usually performs at least five free concerts a year, and occasionally performs extra concerts for special events or local organizations.
Curbside Sales ~ Over 120,000 sq. ft! The most unique furniture store in the world. See the World's Largest Chair and Postcard, plus huge mural art, model train displays, and Kid's train rides (1st and 3rd weekend of every month). FREE coffee and fresh baked cookies. You won't believe your eyes and you won't believe the savings.
Dedicated in 1937, the E.G. Hill memorial Rose Garden honors Richmond's famed Rosarian, Gurney Hill. The All American Garden boasts hundreds of colorful roses, annuals, perennials, and a lacy Victorian gazebo and has been awarded the A.A.R.S. Display Garden Destination. The German Friendship Garden is in honor of our friendship with Zweibrucken, Germany.
Built in 1812, the log courthouse is the oldest existing courthouse in Indiana. Salisbury was a small settlement just south and about midway between Richmond and Centerville. Salisbury has long since disappeared. Open for local festivals and by appointment.
Cool off on a hot day at the splash pad! Refreshment area open weather permitting.
The Starr Historic District, listed on the National Register, was developed from farmland bought by Charles and Elizabeth Starr from Jeremiah Cox, a Richmond founder. The land was subdivided into lots in the early 1850s and sold for residential construction.
Get a glimpse of jazz artists and recordings of times past in our quaint gallery. Gift shop available.
Memorial Park contains memorials from the Civil War, WWI, WWII, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Womens Memorial, Purple Heart Memorial and more all along the scenic Whitewater River. Two M3A3 Stuart tanks, a HUEY helicopter, M60 Tank, two naval guns, a new A-6 intruder aircraft (2022) and more reside in the park as well.
The Wayne County "Hidden Treasures" Geocaching Trails takes you on a tour of some of the area's most prominent landmarks in an adventurous new way. A great family activity!
What started in Cape Cod has spread world wide and has now set some roots in Wayne County, Indiana! The Wayne County Convention and Tourism Bureau is happy to announce that a community rock garden has blossomed at the Old National Road Welcome Center. The idea is simple: paint inspirational messages on rocks and leave them for others to find.
There is so much to see and do in Wayne County! The Wayne County Scavenger Hunt provides a unique chance to explore the area while having fun; you'll need your eyes, brain, and ears to complete the challenges. Explore local parks, museums, unique shops and more!
Along this paved trail through the historic gorge area, hikers, cyclists and nature lovers will be able to explore the geological and historical significance of the Whitewater Gorge, as well as its natural rugged beauty. Fossils found along the trail are from animals that lived about 450 million years ago on the bottom of a warm shallow sea that covered this area. Free.
Long before woolly mammoths roamed the frozen plains,
long before dinosaurs existed, Indiana was covered by a shallow sea teaming with life.
The fossils found in the Whitewater Valley give us some idea of what life was like in Indiana 445 million years ago.