“There’s something for everyone in Richmond”
Whether your interests center on art, history, candy, or antiques. The Richmond and Wayne County area is probably best known for the numerous antique dealers, shops, and malls that exist along the National Road – U.S. Highway 40. Known affectionately as Indiana’s “Antique Alley.” The city of Richmond is also known for its musical footprint in the cradle of recorded jazz, and the historic Starr Piano Company and Gennett Records. Wayne County Courthouse and five neighborhood districts are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Within these neighborhoods are many attractions including Cardinal Greenway, Whitewater Gorge and Cope Environmental Center trails, Hill’s Pet Nutrition Bark Park, Starr Gennett Historic Site & Gennett Recording Studio Walk of Fame, Madonna of the Trail, Richmond Art Museum, Joseph Moore Museum of Natural History, the Indiana Football Hall of Fame, Hayes Arboretum, and the Model T Ford Museum. Local festivals include the Wayne County Festival of Murals, Biketoberfest, the Old-Fashioned Christmas Festival and the Shakespeare Festival. With all of these attractions and events the city also boasts four colleges Earlham College, Indiana University East, Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, and the Purdue Polytechnic Institute – Richmond are all within the city limits.