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Richmond (Kentucky)

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Richmond is a city in the Bluegrass Country 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.

Get in[edit]

Arrive via car on I-75, or fly in to Lexington, Louisville, or Cincinnati's airports.

Get around[edit]

There are several sites for car rental in Richmond, including an Enterprise, Kwik Kars and Hertz Rent-a-car.

By bus[edit]

By taxi[edit]

  • OK Cabs, phone: 859-624-0492.
  • Colonel's Cabs, phone: 859-624-8294.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Explore a Mansion: Million House, White Hall Manor
  • View a Civil War Site (get guides at the Million House visitor's center)
  • White Hall State Historic Site, (859) 626-5757. A 44 room Italiante/Georgian mansion owned by emancipationist Cassius Clay.
  • Fort Boonesboro State Park, Exit 95 off of I-75, phone: 859-527-3131.

Do[edit][add listing]

Go to a park: Fort Boonesborogh, Million, Irvine McDoud, The Ravine.

Walk Main Street: Chestnut Tree Gallery, The Scoop Shop, Art Attack, Tassel and Toad, Gallery on Main, City Hall

Go wine tasting at Acres of Land Winery

Hike

Gibson Bay Golf

Deer Run Stables

Battle of Richmond Self-Guided Tour

Boonesboro Swimming Pool-

Downtown Walking Tour of Homes

Buy[edit][add listing]

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

Eat[edit][add listing]

There are many restaurants in Richmond, including most of the national chains for fast food.

  • Elvira's Italian
  • Sonny's Bar-b-q
  • Banana's Bar and Grill
  • Halls on the River
  • Casa Cafe
  • Casa Fiesta
  • Casa Habaneros
  • Parke Bistro
  • Silver Diner
  • Madison Gardens
  • The Best little card shop, 211 Geri Lane (off the Eku by-pass), 859-353-0267, [1]. Tues-Sat 12-8. Baseball cards and etc  edit


Drink[edit][add listing]

Coffee: Java City, My Time Coffee & Tea

Bars: Paddy Wagon Irish Pub (reopening April 2008), Nikki's Tavern, Woody's, The Player's Club (not a strip club), T. Bombadil's (closed 2009), Champion's Sports Bar & Grille, Yesterday's, Blue Moon, Bottoms Up, Nutz

Alcohol Specialty Stores: Liquor World, Liquor Mart, Acres of Land Winery, Pally's

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Best Western Holiday Plaza, 100 Eastern Bypass, +1 859 623-9220 (fax: +1 859 624-1458), [2].  edit
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 1990 Colby Taylor Drive, +1 859 624-4055, [3].  edit

Get out[edit]

Berea or Lexington are near Richmond.


Routes through Richmond
CincinnatiLexington  N noframe S  BereaKnoxville


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