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Richmond is a city in the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky, about 30 miles (50 km) south of Lexington. The county seat of Madison County, Richmond is best known as the home of Eastern Kentucky University.

Get in[edit]

Map of Richmond (Kentucky)
Apollo at EKU

Arrive via car on I-75, or fly in to Lexington, Louisville, or Cincinnati's airports.

Get around[edit]

There are several sites for car rental in Richmond, including an Enterprise, Kwik Kars and Hertz Rent-a-car.

By bus[edit]

By taxi[edit]

  • OK Cabs, phone: 859-624-0492.
  • Colonel's Cabs, phone: 859-624-8294.


  • 1 Battle of Richmond Visitors Center and Battlefield Park, 101 Battlefield Memorial Hwy, +1 859 624-0013. The 2 day Battle of Richmond was the first major battle of the 1862 Kentucky Campaign. This invasion of Kentucky by Confederate armies resulted in the capture of Lexington and Frankfort. The campaign ultimately culminated in the larger Battle of Perryville located near Danville
  • 2 Fort Boonesborough, 4375 Boonesboro Rd., +1 859 527-3131, . A replica of the settlement established in 1775 by Daniel Boone where the Wilderness Road met the Kentucky River. The park operates as a living history museum showcasing life on the Kentucky frontier in the late 18th century. Besides the fort, the park has a campground, pool, picnic area, and hiking trails.
  • 3 White Hall, 500 White Hall Shrine Rd., +1 859 623-9178, . April 1 - October 31 Monday - Saturday 9:00AM - 5:00PM Sunday 12:00 - 4:00PM. A 44 room Italiante/Georgian mansion owned by emancipationist Cassius Clay. Adults $8.00 Seniors, AAA, and Military $7.00 Children (6-12) $4.00.


Go to a park: Million, Irvine McDoud, The Ravine.

Walk Main Street:Art Attack, Gallery on Main, City Hall


  • Richmond Centre, 2139 Lantern Ridge Dr. Mall with cinema and food court. M-Sa 9:30AM-9:30PM, Su 10AM-8PM.
  • The Peddler's Mall, 449 Eastern Bypass. Flea Market. Daily 10AM-6PM.
  • Currier's Music, 292 S 2nd St. Musical instruments.


There are many restaurants in Richmond, including most of the national chains for fast food.


Most of the city of Richmond is wet, although some areas inside city limits have voted themselves dry. Package sales of alcohol and bars are available.




Bed and Breakfast[edit]



  • 3 Fort Boonesborough, 4375 Boonesboro Rd., +1 859 527-3454, . A campground located at the state park and on the banks of the Kentucky River. Features 167 campsites with electric and water hookups, shower houses, laundry facilities and a grocery. The campground is open year round. Reservations may be made through the website up to one year in advance.

Go next[edit]

Berea - Home of Berea College and known for its many artisans.

Danville - Located to the west of Richmond. The drive along KY 52 passes through scenic countryside.

Lexington - The second largest city in Kentucky is located 30 miles to the north.


Big South Fork National Recreation Area

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park

Daniel Boone National Forest

Routes through Richmond
CincinnatiLexington  N  S  BereaKnoxville

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