6 Kid-Friendly Things to Do in Richmond, Indiana

6 Kid-Friendly Things to Do in Richmond, Indiana

You may know Richmond for its preserved architecture and being the cradle of recorded jazz, but did you know it is also an exceptional place for a family vacation? Here are six kid-friendly things to do in the Richmond, Indiana, area when you next visit.

1. Enchanted Fairy Trails

Take your kids on a magical and unique adventure by exploring the Indiana Enchanted Fairy Trails. Each year, more locations sprout up, allowing kids to see how fairies live, where they stay and their beautiful gardens. Get your fairy location map and visit the numerous sites. Each fairy stop has its own QR code. Scan the code and learn all about the magical creatures staying there.

2. Thistlewaite Falls

One of the best things to do in Richmond, IN, with your kids is to visit one of the top-voted waterfalls in the state, Thistlewaite Falls. These manmade falls are a great place to go for a short walk, hunt for fossils and enjoy the magnificent nature and wildlife.

3. Chocolate Trail

For families with a solid appreciation for chocolate, do not miss the opportunity to enjoy the free chocolate trail pass. This fun trail has 14 places to enjoy tasty, chocolatey samples, including an awesome historical 1890s sweet shop, ice cream parlors and unique cafes. If you visit at least 12 spots on the trail, you will get a chocolate trail shirt and be featured on social media.

4. Paint the Towne

If you and the kids love artsy fun, then a visit to Paint the Towne is a must. Choose between over 400 pre-made pottery items to paint with the family. You can also join any of the canvas, clay, glass and other art workshops and make a unique keepsake.

5. Middlefork Reservoir

For some outdoor fun with the kids, make your way to Middlefork Reservoir. The 405-acre facility offers various activities and amenities, including fishing, boat rentals, a dog park, paddle boating, kayaking, a playground, nature trails and picnic spots — ensuring ample opportunities for creating the best memories.

6. Hayes Arboretum

The Hayes Arboretum is 466 acres of lush nature comprised of woodlands, swamps, streams, meadows, and more. The Arboretum is available to members and visitors alike, with hiking paths, mountain biking trails, and areas to jog and walk. The Arboretum is open Tuesday through Saturday 9am to 5pm. 

Book Your Stay at Richmond KOA Holiday

Richmond KOA Holiday is the ideal place for families to stay. Our campground is brimming with on-site fun, activities and amenities that are perfect for your next family adventure. If you would like to venture away from the campground, it is just a short distance to explore a range of places in Richmond and Wayne County, Indiana.

Relax in a Deluxe Cabin or bring along your RV or tent. Book your stay today!

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