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Area Attractions

For things to do in the area, visit the Wayne County Tourism site.

Richmond has a local symphony , a thriving civic theatre, and several local museums.

Bed and Breakfasts

For those seeking overnight accomodations, there are two beautiful Bed and Breakfasts in restored Victorian homes only 7-8 blocks from Arden Hearth. The Philip W. Smith and Martha E. Parry Bed and Breakfasts feature fine furniture in lovingly restored Queen Anne and Early Colonial Revival style homes with a total of 10 guest rooms between the two.


We recommend the following restaurants in the Richmond area:

Elegant dining

Ghyslain Chocolates Bistro
416 North 10th Street
At their Richmond location they offer high quality artisan chocolates and desserts in the French style as well as light lunch and dinner fare.

The Palais Royale Cafe
114 W Main St
Centerville, IN
This French style restaurant, located in nearby Centerville, is the place to go for high quality food in an intimate setting.

The Olde Richmond Inn
138 South 5th St.
A Richmond tradition in fine dining since 1984.

Galo's Italian Grill
107 Garwood Road
Upscale Italian dining with some outside seating.

Casual dining

Joe's Pizza is a local (6 blocks from Arden Hearth) gathering place for good pizza by the slice and live music on Friday nights. It is located across from the old railroad station and kids will enjoy the train displays throughout the restaurant.

Little Sheba's
175 Fort Wayne Ave
Locally owned bistro style with occasional live acoustic music.

Museums and Galleries

Richmond Art Museum
350 Hub Etchison Pkwy
A fine art museum with a permanent collection of American Impressionists, Taos School, the Hoosier Group, the Richmond School and other regional artists. Check their Web site for the current special exhibit.

Wayne County Historical Museum
1150 North A St
Fascinating, eclectic collection in a historic building from the same period as Arden Hearth.

Gaar House & Farm Museum
2593 Pleasant View Rd.
Beautifully restored home of Abram and Agnes Gaar (parents of Clem Gaar) located in the country on north side of Richmond. An original Gaar-Scott steam threshing machine is also on display. Open to the public first and third Sundays from March through December.

Gennett Mansion
1829 East Main St.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this beautifully restored brick Victorian was the home of the prominent Gennett family of recording business fame. The second floor includes Dragonfly Art Gallery.