Other Places Worth Visiting
Because of time restrictions, Jill and I were unable to visit all the wonderful places available in and around Richmond, Indiana. However, I would be remiss if I did not mention them here.
Old Metamora Village is near Richmond. It is a scenic village with quaint shops, train rides, carriage and horse-drawn boat rides.
Whitewater Memorial State Park in Liberty, Indiana
This is a 200-acre Whitewater Lake with its paddle boat, rowboat and canoe rentals, provides fishing, swimming, picnicking, camping, and horseback riding. (15 miles south of Richmond).
Whitewater Valley Railroad A 16-mile, hour and a half (one way) journey from Connersville to Metamora.
Wilbur Wright Birthplace in Henry County, just west of Hagerstown.
There's a full-scale Wright Flyer, photographs, and a replica of Wilbur's birthplace home and more.
The Quaker Trace & The Whitewater River Gorge is a dramatic wooded canyon formed by glaciers on the west edge of what is today the city of Richmond. It's a three-mile long gorge that spans 800 feet from rim to rim and plunges 80 feet!
Amish Settlement in northern Wayne County. This is Indiana's newest Amish settlement.
Indiana Football Hall of Fame in Richmond It featufes displays and memorabilia from Indiana high school, collegiate, and professional athletes. Tour guides. Located at 815 North "A" Street in Richmond.
Museum of Overbeck Art Pottery This is located in Cambridge City. This pottery was produced between 1911 and 1955 by six Overbeck sisters who lived and worked in Cambridge City, Indiana. Hayes Arboretum in Richmond This is a 500-acre nature preserve that contains 60 acres of old growth beech-maple forest! Hiking, exhibits, tours, nature drives, butterfly house, bird area, nature center. (801 Elks Road)
I could go on and on; these are just the highlights of what's available that we were unable to see.