Richmond/Wayne County—One Cool Getaway

LOCATED ONE HOUR EAST OF INDIANAPOLIS

Richmond and Wayne County offer travelers a diverse collection of attractions, restaurants, shopping, and packages, from our first-class Richmond Art Museum, eclectic and entertaining collection of shops and eateries in both our Main Street and Historic districts, and internationally-known artists and their out-of-the- way studios.

You can find such artists as Bill and Jeanne Magaw and local potter Scott Shafer. Just down the road from Scott’s studio is a Wayne County landmark—the Warm Glow Candle Company. You’ll easily recognize this 20,000-square-foot shopping mecca, just off I-70 in Centerville, by the world’s largest candle sitting in front of the store.

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The Richmond Furniture Gallery is located in the Historic Depot District, and dubbed “the most unique furniture gallery in the world.” A few blocks away from the Furniture Gallery is the Main Street District which is lined with locally-owned shops. One standout is Veach’s Toy Station which has been family-owned since 1938 and featured on national television. Several specialty boutiques include The Secret Ingredient, Embellish, Luxe Lizzies, Tin Cup Tea Room & Gift Shop, Ply Fiber Arts, and more. While in the District, a must-see is the Wayne County Historical Museum.

Cambridge City, located in the heart of Antique Alley, is home to 13 quality antique shops and malls, beautifully restored homes, and cozy eateries.

Richmond and Wayne county have rallied behind the wine and brew movement. Locally-owned J & J Winery/Noble Order Brewing Company not only produces high-quality beers and wine, but has turned their property into a gathering spot. Tour the Heartland Wine and Ale Trail where each of the nine locations offer a distinctive atmosphere and personalized service for both the wine and ale enthusiast.

Another must-visit brewery is New Boswell Brewery, located in the historic Loft building, which not only brews craft ales, but also root beer and ginger ale. While in the Loft, you must check out Kitchen at the Loft where you’ll enjoy handcrafted food, cocktails, and beer.

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The Loft is located within the Historic Depot District, which is also home to the Model T Museum, local shops, and great restaurants like Little Sheba’s, Ullery’s Ice Cream, and Firehouse BBQ which is housed in a historic fire station.

Another must-see is the Richmond Art Museum, the second-oldest art museum in Indiana, with an impressive permanent collection of artists such as T.C. Steele and William Forsythe.

4-DAY TRIP ITINERARY 

DAY 1—Visit the Historic Depot District, Downtown Shopping District, and Antique Alley. Make time to visit the historic Levi Coffin House.

DAY 2—Kids will enjoy spending the day on the Enchanted Fairy Hunt and Fossil Safari. In the afternoon, head to historic Cambridge City and browse the numerous antique stores.

DAY 3—Discover the area’s wonderful museums, including the Historical Museum, Richmond Art Museum, Indiana Football Hall of Fame, and the Model T Museum.

DAY 4—Spend the morning on the Chocolate Trail with stops at chocolatiers Abbott’s and Olympian, then wind down the afternoon at the area’s wineries and breweries. Be sure and check out the Heartland Wine and Ale Trail.

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO PLAN YOUR WEEKEND: VisitRichmond.org.