By Christa Ellis
Richmond
Indiana
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EscapeWizard.com invites you to visit quaint and peaceful Richmond, Indiana. The 110' cross at New Creations Chapel on I-70, a symbol of the community’s rich religious heritage, welcomes visitors entering Richmond from Ohio. In 1806, Quakers migrated from North Carolina to escape the evils of slavery in the southern states and settled Richmond, Indiana. Visitors seeking rest and relaxation will be delighted with Richmond’s cozy small town charm and rich Hoosier heritage.

EscapeWizard.com encourages you to book your next vacation to Richmond, Indiana. Richmond has a small municipal airport. However, commercial flights to the area are serviced by three major airports: Dayton International (DAY), Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International (CVG), and Indianapolis International (IND). Book your flight to Richmond today with EscapeWizard.com; transportation arrangements can be made by clicking the following link (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php). Don’t forget to also book your hotel reservations with EscapeWizard.com. Click on this link to utilize our hotel finder (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl). Due to the geographic location, visitors will need to reserve a rental car for the length of their stay in Richmond. Click on the following link to book a rental car (http://www.escapewizard.com/cars.php?flag=cr) with EscapeWizard.com. 

Individuals interested in outdoor and active pursuits may wish to enjoy a round of golf or a bike ride on the Cardinal Greenway. A hike on the Whitewater Gorge Trail will give visitors a glimpse of the remains at the Starr-Gennett Piano Company and Recording Studio site – where jazz artists including Hoagy Carmichael, Louie Armstrong, and Jelly Roll Morton recorded. The Whitewater Gorge Trail also gives access to Thistlethwaite Falls in Springwood Park. A stroll through the downtown historic district will give visitors a chance to enjoy Victorian, late Federal, and Greek revival architecture.       

Richmond, Indiana is situated on the Historic National Road, known today as U.S. 40. The National Road was this country’s first interstate highway. EscapeWizard.com suggests you visit the Madonna of the Trail monument at the entrance of Glen Miller Park. This statue is one of twelve similar monuments marking the historic route hardy pioneers traveled on their way westward.

Visitors to Richmond may wish to patronize the Wayne County Historical Museum, the Indiana Football Hall of Fame, the Richmond Art Museum, or the Joseph Moore Museum of Natural History. Individuals traveling to Richmond to research their Quaker ancestral roots will certainly want to schedule plenty of time for research in the Society of Friends Collection and Archives housed at the Earlham College Library. 

EscapeWizard.com encourages travelers to venture outside of Richmond. The surrounding areas offer other sites of historical interest. Nearby Fountain City, Indiana is the site of the Levi Coffin House – considered to have been Grand Central Station of the Underground Railroad. Levi Coffin and his wife aided the escape of more than 2000 runaway slaves during the period of time leading up to the Civil War.  The Huddleston Farmhouse Inn Museum, located a few miles west of Richmond, served as a rest stop for pioneers traveling the National Road in their westward migration. For a fee, these travelers could use the Huddleston’s outdoor oven to bake bread for the journey and rent a space to park their wagon for the night. 

Visitors to the community who are interested in owning a part of history might consider a shopping trip to Antique Alley in Centerville, which lies just west of Richmond on U.S. 40. Others may like to observe and purchase goods from the thriving Amish community in the areas surrounding Richmond.     

A rich heritage as an All-American city and hometown cozy charm ensure visitors will have a pleasant stay at Richmond, Indiana. EscapeWizard.com encourages you to click the link above to begin planning your next vacation to delightful Richmond, Indiana.