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Cozy Afternoon

29 Oct 2007  
4.5 of 5 stars based on 1 vote

It was a dark and stormy night...er day, but I had a great time anyway.

  • Category: Recent trip
  • Traveler type: Culture, Sightseeing, Never been before, Repeat visitors
  • Appeals to: Couples/romantics, Singles, Families with small children, Seniors, Budget travellers , Tourists
  • Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
  • 1. House of Mystery

    Bookstore in a house in a historic Richmond neighborhood specializing in mysteries and mystery-related items. The lady who works there is always very friendly and helpful. Even though I had only been there a couple of times before and hadn't been there in several months, she remembered my favorite author! Next time I go, I'm going to buy gift certificates as stocking stuffers for the mystery lovers I know.

    1115 S A St Richmond, IN (765) 962-7974

  • 2. Glen Miller Park

    The canopy of golden leaves as I drove through the park brightened the otherwise dreary afternoon. There is a carved wooden bear along the side of the road that provided a perfect photo op.

    At the edge of the park by National Road is a Madonna of the Trail statue. The statue, from the Daughters of the American Revolution, honors the strength and spirit of pioneer women. Following the National Road and the Santa Fe Trail, settlers journeyed from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and these statues mark various points along the route.

    There is also a small lake/large pond with ducks and geese, several nice shelters, and a large colorful playset for children.

  • 3. Rose Garden

    Richmond is known as the Rose City, and they have a lovely rose garden in Glen Miller Park just off historic National Road (Hwy 40). It has a wonderful variety of roses that bloom spring through fall.

  • 4. National Road Historic Mansions

    Across from the rose garden with a view of the golf course is a row of beautiful historic mansions. Some are now B&Bs. Some are still homes, and others offer fine furniture and scrapbook supplies. All give you an opportunity to appreciate fine architecture.

  • 5. Canteberry Spa

    Located in a historic mansion on National Road is the Canteberry Day Spa. So far I've only been in to purchase a gift certificate, but the porch and entryway have been decorated beautifully each time I've passed, and if the woodwork and fireplaces in the front rooms are any indication of what the rest of the place is like, I can't wait to schedule a massage! They also offer lunches on the porch in nice weather.
    1307 E Main St Richmond, IN (765) 962-3200

  • 6. Veach's Toy Store

    Toy store in downtown Richmond filled with unique toys. Don't miss the trains upstairs, the larger items (like wagons, etc.) downstairs and the room off to the side filled with board games and other things. There is so much variety, you need to plan to spend a couple of hours in there! I have great childhood memories of picking out a treat from the birthday castle. If you're looking for toys you see everywhere else, go to one of the chain stores. If you're looking for special gifts for the kids in your life, this place is great. I think they're only open during the day, so plan accordingly. (They are open later on Fridays during the holiday season.)
    715 E Main St Richmond, IN (765) 962-5761

  • 7. Depot District

    They have really done a lot to the area in recent years. Two great places in the Depot District are Maria Mitrone's Italian Market and Charlie's Coffee Bar & Gallery.
    www.charliescoffeebar.com

  • 8. Visitor Info
    http://www.visitrichmond.org/

    I've been to Richmond countless times, but I always get new ideas from this website.