Richmond is a beautiful city located in Madison County, Kentucky. Richmond is also called "Home of Kentucky's Finest" and has as its motto "The City That Works". The city is located in the heart of Madison County and is its county seat. Richmond is the seventh largest city of the state and the second largest in the Bluegrass region. Richmond was founded by colonel John Miller in 1798. He was a soldier of the Revolutionary War and named the city Richmond in honor of his birthplace from Virginia. Other notable natives of the city, besides its settler, include Indian fighter Kit Carson, abolitionist Cassius Marcellus Clay, singer Jimmy Stokley and politician Samuel Hanson Stone.
Top Attractions within Richmond
White Hall State Historic Site is a historical house you can visit in Richmond. The mansion was built in 1798 in an Italianate style and is still standing today. The house was remodeled in 1860 and now works as a Richmond attraction.
Richmond - Arnim D Hummel Planetarium is located within the area of Richmond. The attraction is opened daily for locals or tourists and if you want to visit it, you will have to enter the campus of the Eastern Kentucky University located in Richmond. The planetarium opened in 1988 and offers seating for 164 people. The Spitz Space Voyager projection system will offer you an unique experience if you visit it.
Casa Fiesta is a great restaurant located in Richmond. Visit it for lunch or during weekends to enjoy the large portions that are served. The spices are the secret ingredients of the Casa Fiesta chef, giving the food a delicious flavor.
Opal's is located in Richmond Mall and it offers complete meals. The restaurant is specialized on county-style meat and vegetables and on homemade pie. This is one of the best places where you can eat while in Richmond.