Richmond (Kentucky)Richmond is a city in the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky, about 30 miles (50 km) south of Lexington. The county seat of Madison County, Richmond is best known as the home of Eastern Kentucky University.
There are several sites for car rental in Richmond, including an Enterprise, Kwik Kars and Hertz Rent-a-car.
- OK Cabs, phone: 859-624-0492.
- Colonel's Cabs, phone: 859-624-8294.
phone: +1 859 624-0013address: 101 Battlefield Memorial HwyThe 2 day Battle of Richmond was the first major battle of the 1862 Kentucky Campaign. This invasion of Kentucky by Confederate armies resulted in the capture of Lexington and Frankfort. The campaign ultimately culminated in the larger Battle of Perryville located near Danville
phone: +1 859 527-3131address: 4375 Boonesboro Rd.A replica of the settlement established in 1775 by Daniel Boone where the Wilderness Road met the Kentucky River. The park operates as a living history museum showcasing life on the Kentucky frontier in the late 18th century. Besides the fort, the park has a campground, pool, picnic area, and hiking trails.
phone: +1 859 623-9178address: 500 White Hall Shrine Rd.A 44 room Italiante/Georgian mansion owned by emancipationist Cassius Clay.
phone: +1 859 328-3000address: 2285 Barnes Mill Rd.A winery that offers tours, wagon rides, and features an on site restaurant.
phone: +1 615 268-9960address: 2001 River Circle DrFeatures horse riding lessons, trail rides, and boarding for horses.
Downtown Walking Tour of Homesphone: +1 859 626-8474address: 345 Lancaster AveA brochure for the self guided walking tour can be picked up at the Richmond Visitor Center. The tour showcases over 70 historical buildings, homes, and churches.
phone: +1 859 623-0225address: 2000 Gibson Bay Dr.An 18 hole public golf course
Go to a park: Million, Irvine McDoud, The Ravine.
Walk Main Street: Chestnut Tree Gallery, The Scoop Shop, Art Attack, Tassel and Toad, Gallery on Main, City Hall
The Richmond Mall, The Peddler's Mall, The Chestnut Tree Gallery, Tassel and Toad, Wal-Mart, Goody's, Maurices, Deb's, Big Lots, Lowes, Hastings, Currier's Music
There are many restaurants in Richmond, including most of the national chains for fast food.
Babylon Cafephone: +1 859 625-1212address: 213 West Main St.Gyros and Mediterranean cuisine.
Casa Cafephone: +1 859 626-3666address: 433 Professional Dr.Mexican Cuisine
Casa Fiestaphone: +1 859 623-8582address: 240 Eastern BypassMexican cuisine
phone: +1 859 623-9720address: 152 North Madison Ave
Most of the city of Richmond is wet, although some areas inside city limits have voted themselves dry. Package sales of alcohol and bars are available.
phone: +1 859 624-9920address: 212 W Main StLocated in downtown Richmond, serving coffee, sandwiches, and baked goods
Nikki's Tavernphone: +1 859 625-0007address: 206 E. Water St.
phone: +1 859 625-1054address: 150 E. Main St.
Bed and Breakfast
phone: +1 859 625-4416address: 189 Meridian Way
phone: +1 859 623-7876address: 419 West Main St
phone: +1 859 623-9220address: 100 Eastern Bypass
phone: +1 859 624-4055address: 1990 Colby Taylor Dr.
phone: +1 859 527-3454address: 4375 Boonesboro Rd.A campground located at the state park and on the banks of the Kentucky River. Features 167 campsites with electric and water hookups, shower houses, laundry facilities and a grocery. The campground is open year round. Reservations may be made through the website up to one year in advance.
Berea - Home of Berea College and known for it's many artisans.
Danville - Located to the west of Richmond. The drive along KY 52 passes through scenic countryside.
Lexington - The second largest city in Kentucky is located 30 miles to the north.
Big South Fork National Recreation Area
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
Daniel Boone National Forest