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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.


  • Explore a Mansion: Irvinton House, White Hall Manor
  • View a Civil War Site (get guides at the Irvinton 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.


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


Gibson Bay Golf

Deer Run Stables

Battle of Richmond Self-Guided Tour

Boonesboro Swimming Pool-

Downtown Walking Tour of Homes


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 Cafe
  • 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


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


  • 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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