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Old National Road Welcome Center

5701 National Road East, Richmond, IN 47374
+1 765-935-8687
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Ranked #5 of 14 Attractions in Richmond
Type: Tours, Cultural
Owner description: The Old National Road Welcome Center is full of information about Richmond, Wayne County and...
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Type: Tours, Cultural
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: The Old National Road Welcome Center is full of information about Richmond, Wayne County and Indiana. We have trails, history and historical sites, parks, great locally-owned and franchise restaurants, Bed & Breakfasts, hotels & motels, art, theatre, music, shopping, murals and so much more.

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Fresno, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

A very nice center and the staff was fantastic. Info re the natl rd and stuff to purchase. Lou and Ann answered any questions and gave ideas. For a museum experience the centers to visit are in Vandalia IL and Norwich OH

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Fishers, Indiana
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
24 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The Visitor's Center had all kinds of information for the county and the state. There were so many brochures and things to do, local items to purchase, and a very friendly staff!

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Dover, Delaware
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79 reviews 79 reviews
21 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I stop at most Welcome Centers along the interstate highways and entering any region for the first time, and always look for the tourist information signs in every town. Many Welcome Centers have displays or mini museums about the area. No historic displays or museum here at this one, just a typical room full of brochures like you would find... More 

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Claremont, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The rest areas in this area are much nicer than the ones in The western states. They are clean and safe and many like this one have picnic areas for passing tourists.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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58 reviews 58 reviews
27 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Lots of info and pamphlets to find things to do. Clean, nice workers. Worth the stop. We were exploring Richmond for the day and found some interesting activities that we would not have known about if we had not stopped. Wayne County Historical museum is a definite must.

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San Diego, California
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203 reviews 203 reviews
102 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

To get the most out of your visit to Richmond, stop here first. We planned a one week stay and found there’s so much to do, we could have stayed longer. They’ll give you directions and brochures to the things that fit your interest whether it be history, antique shopping, eating, site seeing, the great outdoors, shopping, etc. There’s so... More 

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Visit_RichmondIN, Public Relations Manager at Old National Road Welcome Center, responded to this review

We are delighted to hear about your wonderful experience with us! We hope your week long stay with us in Wayne County was full of excitement and lovely memories that you will cherish forever. I will pass this review along to Ann and Lou, I am positive they will be thrilled to hear about your experience! More 

Richmond, Indiana, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I was reading someone else's response about it needing to be more child friendly and I agree. We stopped here on the way back home from an out of town trip. My youngest son had been in the car for a few hours and was wound up. (With the type of business this is, I would assume they get a... More 

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Visit_RichmondIN, Public Relations Manager at Old National Road Welcome Center, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear about the experience with your son. We completely understand that children get restless during long trips and our goal is to provide an atmosphere where they can stretch their legs and relax. We apologize for your inconvenience and I have passed this along to our staff to discuss ways we can provide more child friendly activities... More 

Westminster, Maryland, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

For a U. S. 40 museum, not really much to see. Just brochures and a few local displays, etc. Really disappointing for an Avid Rt. 40/Old National Road Traveler who has covered most of the route across Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio (when possible), and Indiana.

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Portland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Lots of helpful information. Very kind and helpful attendants. They also seem to interact with the downtown. In the spring they had a lovely fairy encounter.

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Michigan
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72 reviews 72 reviews
22 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

This was actually our second time visiting the Welcome Center, we were also there in October last year. Both times were to obtain chocolate passports!! The ladies are always very nice and this time we each (my sister and I) found some very nice made in Indiana jewelry there too! I don't expect volunteers at a welcome center to know... More 

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Visit_RichmondIN, Public Relations Manager at Old National Road Welcome Center, responded to this review

We absolutely love that you are a return visitor with us here at the Welcome Center!! We encourage you to continue visiting with us and stopping by for our Chocolate Trail! We also offer numerous other trails that I'm positive will intrigue you. Next time you are in Wayne County stop by to find out more information on our Antique... More 

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