Richmond is a city in Central Indiana. It was founded by Carolina Quakers in 1806. Known as the "cradle of recorded jazz" or formerly as the Rose City for its rose cultivation, it has the honor of having had the first complete high school orchestra in the country and of being the recording center of such greats as Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, not to mention a major producer of lawnmowers and school buses. It has also been home to some historical intrigues like Jim Jones and The Wright Brothers.
- By car
Richmond is accessible by I-70, exits 149, 151, 153, and 156 A&B. Richmond is also accessible by US routes 27, 35, and 40.
- By Rail
The nearest train station is in Connersville. It is served by Amtrak.
- By plane
While Richmond does have a shuttle service called Rose View Transit that goes around downtown Monday-Saturday, having a car would be the best way to explore the city.
- A total solar eclipse on Monday 8 April 2024 starts at 3:08PM local time and lasts 4 min. The chances of a clear sky are 35%. The track of totality is northeast from Mexico and Texas to Illinois, then across Indiana to Ohio and the Canada–New England border.
- Historic National Road Welcome Center, 5701 National Rd. E., ☏ .
- Historic Depot District, Fort Wayne Ave. & N. "E" Street, ☏ .
- Joseph Moore Museum of Natural History, 801 National Road W. Earlham College Campus
- Madonna of the Trail, ☏ . Corner of E. Main & 22nd Streets
- Old Richmond Historic District, ☏ . South 1st - 6th Streets - South of Main St.,
- 1 Richmond Art Museum, 350 Hub Etchison Pkwy, ☏ . McGuire Memorial Hall,
- Starr Gennett Historic Site & Gennett Recording Studio Walk of Fame. South First & Main Streets +1 765-962-1511 or +1 765-935-8687
- 2 Indiana Football Hall of Fame.
- 3 Abram Gaar House and Farm. Historic mansion that operates as a museum.
- 4 Wayne County Historical Museum, 1150 N A St, ☏ . Tu-F 9:30AM-4PM, Sa Noon-4PM. Repository of artifacts, including 2 of the 3 Egyptian mummies in Indiana. Why not give them back to Egypt?
- 5 Model T Museum, 309 N 8th St, ☏ . Th-Su 10AM-4PM. Meep meep.
- 1 Hayes Arboretum.
- 2 Veterans Memorial Park, Cardinal Greenway (on east side of Whitewater River). Daily 6AM-11PM. A place where you can climb all over Sherman tanks and howitzers (or maybe something more respectful) and look at deer savoring grass on the field.
- 3 Thistlethwaite Falls, 65 Waterfall Rd (part of Springwood Park). Small 19th century man-made waterfall.
Richmond has four colleges
- Earlham College 801 National Road West. Founded by members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in 1847. It is known for it's Biology, Peace & Global Studies, and Japanese Studies Programs
- Indiana University East 2325 Chester Blvd
- Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana 2357 Chester Blvd
- Purdue University School of Technology 2325 Chester Blvd
In addition to it's colleges, Richmond also has two seminaries located on the Earlham College Campus
- 1 Quality Inn And Conference Center, 5501 National Rd E, ☏ . Indoor pool, complimentary breakfast, and a hot tub. $48.
- 2 Comfort Inn Richmond I-70, 912 Mendelson Dr, ☏ . Indoor pool and complimentary breakfast. $60.
- 3 Best Western Classic Inn, 533 W Eaton Pike, ☏ . Same as Comfort Inn really. $67.
- 4 Richmond KOA Holiday, 3101 Cart Rd, ☏ . Tent/RV sites and camping cabins.
- Dayton is about 60 minutes from Richmond. It is considered the birthplace of aviation and home to many museums
- Indianapolis is about 75 minutes from Richmond. It is the state capital of Indiana and is home to the Indy 500 race track
- Cincinnati is about 90 minutes from Richmond. It is home to the Cincinnati Reds Major League Baseball Team and the Cincinnati Bengals Professional Football Team as well as many museums and attractions
- Columbus is about 120 minutes from Richmond. It is the state capital of Ohio and is home to the Ohio State University
|Routes through Richmond|
|Indianapolis ← Greenfield ←||W E||→ Dayton → Columbus|
|Fort Wayne ← Lynn ←||N S||→ Oxford → Cincinnati|
|Kokomo ← Muncie ←||N E||→ Dayton → Chillicothe|