By Louise Ronald
Finally! Warm weather has arrived at last! Time to get outside and have some FUN!
You may not think of Wayne County, Indiana, as an outdoor recreation destination – but those in the know are happy to jump in their cars to drive from Indianapolis, Dayton, Cincinnati, even as far away as Chicago!
One Wayne County draw is the mountain biking trails at Hayes Arboretum in Richmond rated among as a Top 10 Indiana Best Trails. The 7.5 miles of trails are designated into four difficulty levels – from beginner blue to the most advanced red course.
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.
If a picture is worth a thousand words then a video is surely worth even more. The Richmond/Wayne County Tourism Bureau partnered with WCTV to produce an inviting three minute video. This video showcases five segments that make Wayne County unique -- Distinctive Style, Distinctive Fun, Distinctive Culture, Distinctive Flavor, and Distinctive History.
The lady in the pink dress has never looked better.
“The Rose Gown” by Louis Betts hangs in a prominent position in one of the newly refurbished galleries at Richmond Art Museum. The painting – a favorite among patrons, according to RAM Executive Director Shaun Dingwerth – is surrounded by other treasures from the museum’s permanent collection.
The Eastern Indiana Gem and Geological Society’s (EIGGS) 2019 Gem and Mineral Show from has returned and will take place on Friday March 1 through March 3! With eye catching works of nature, it is no surprise that this annual event pulls far away visitors to Wayne County for this beloved show. At the show you can find Larvikite, the national stone of Norway; Rhodochrosite, the national stone of Argentina; and Larimar, the national stone of the Dominican Republic. You will also spot the beautiful Pietersite from Namibia.
When winter hits, Richmond-Wayne County, Indiana erupts with excitement. Whether your prefer adrenaline inducing activities or leisurely stroll, you’re sure to find something that suits your needs in Wayne County.
The 13th Annual Old Fashioned Christmas Festival and 2nd Annual Festival of Trees are happening once again in Richmond’s Historic Depot District. Each festival takes place on Tuesdays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. through December 12.
The 13th Annual Old Fashioned Christmas Festival will take place throughout the Depot District. This free event is filled with family-friendly entertainment.
Updated October 26, 2021
If Richmond, Indiana, seems an unlikely place to get a peek at ancient Egypt, think again.
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.
Baseball on a summer night. Hard to beat.
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