Local Area Recreation Near Richmond KOA
Camp with us and take day trips to some unique experiences!
Voted as one of the top waterfalls in the state of Indiana by Indiana Office of Tourism Development. In the early 1800's, Timothy Thistlethwaite blasted a new channel in the West Fork of the Whitewater River to direct the water over this rock formation and provide more waterpower to his nearby sawmill. The falls is an excellent sight to SEARCH FOR ANCIENT FOSSILS among the rock formations along the river. This beautiful waterfall is located just south of Waterfall Road near Springwood Park and is a short hike.
Cardinal Greenways is a private, not-for-profit organization that encompasses the Cardinal Greenway, White River Greenway, Historic Wysor Street Depot and Cardinal Equestrian Trail.The Cardinal Greenway is the longest rail-trail in Indiana and spans 62 miles from Marion through Muncie to Richmond in East Central Indiana, with a road section from Gaston to Jonesboro that is approximately an additional 15 miles.
Whitewater Valley Fossil Hunt
Long before woolly mammoths roamed the frozen plains, long before dinosaurs existed, Indiana was covered by a shallow sea teaming with life. The fossils found in the Whitewater Valley give us some idea of what life was like in Indiana 445 million years ago.
Highland Lake Golf Course
Highland Lake Golf Course is an eighteen hole championship golf course with large greens kept fast and beautiful. Our course in Richmond, Indiana features 6,981 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72 . The course rating is 71.5 and it has a slope rating of 118 on Bluegrass. Designed by John Budzale, the Highland Lake golf course opened in 1972.
Old National Road Welcome Center
The welcome mat is always out to you and your family, whether for a relaxing overnight retreat, an antique treasure hunting adventure or for a family getaway, Richmond/Wayne County is a great destination. Make this your first stop on your trip for a free coupon book!! Our gift shop specializes in made-in-Indiana merchandise, historic National Road and local Jazz recording memorabilia as well as candles and pottery crafted in Wayne County. We invite you to stop by and visit our unique gift shop offering a flavor of Indiana.
Children's Museum Indianapolis
Founded in 1925, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is a nonprofit institution committed to creating extraordinary family learning experiences that have the power to transform the lives of children and families. With a 481,000 square-foot facility situated on 30 acres, it is the largest children's museum in the world. Visitors can explore the physical and natural sciences, history, world cultures, the arts, see how dinosaurs lived 65 million years ago in Dinosphere: Now You're in Their World®, experience Dale Chihuly's Fireworks of Glass, and examine children's impact in shaping history in The Power of Children: Making a Difference.
National Museum of the United States Air Force
The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, along with the National Aviation Hall of Fame, officially reopened to the public on July 1. While the museum is excited to reopen, our top priority is the health and safety of our visitors and our entire museum family. Therefore, we've carefully developed reopening guidelines following the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the State of Ohio, local health experts and peer institutions across the country.
The Ark Encounter
Ark Encounter features a full-size Noah's Ark, built according to the dimensions given in the Bible. Spanning 510 feet long, 85 feet wide, and 51 feet high, this modern engineering marvel amazes visitors young and old. Ark Encounter is situated in beautiful Grant County in Williamstown, Kentucky, halfway between Cincinnati and Lexington and right off I-75.
Antique Alley Trail
Whether you're looking for a specific item or just love to browse, there's no shortage of quaint antique shops in Richmond and throughout the small towns in eastern Indiana and western Ohio. That's why they call it Antique Alley!