254 Paint Lick Road,
Berea, KY 40403-8069
Phone: (859) 986-9323
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A great place to learn about the history and the role of richmond during the Civil War, the Battle of Richmond Visitors Center is the perfect place to start. The center itself is to be found at the Rogers House, a historic home built in 1811. One of the most important battles to be fought, the center gives us a great understanding of the Battle of Richmond (1862) though audio visuals, interactive exhibits and artifacts.
Battlefield Park is a lesson in war history presented in the most innovative way in this city. This one-of-a-kind park is a large area spanning multiple park locations which are all intriguing in their own way. Tours are provided to give you better insight into the history of the place and its significance. There is also a quaint museum in this compound to give you more practical information about these wars. The staff is very well-trained and friendly. Do take off some time and revisit history through the park.
One of the premier higher educational institutions in Kentucky, the Eastern Kentucky University has been providing education to the state, and the region, since 1874. The university was opened as the Central University, but due to an expanding campus, it was re-named the Eastern Kentucky University in 1906, and since then has held a high position in the education sphere. On offer are extensive graduate and undergraduate programs, with equal attention to extra-curricular activities and athletics. See the website to know more.
Spread out over 20 acres, the Irvine McDowell Park offers plenty of enjoyable recreational activities for families and sports enthusiasts. The park is the perfect place to start your exploration of the city with a visit to the Richmond Tourism Department and the Irvington House Museum located on the premises. Within the park, there are sports fields, picnic shelters and a playground for kids.
Lake Reba Park offers a 600 acre facility with plenty of recreational activities for the entire family to enjoy. Within the park there are sports fields, playgrounds, miniature golf, fishing, horseshoe complex, picnic shelters and more. The picturesque Lake is a lovely spot to relax and enjoy a quiet afternoon on the water, while the walking and jogging trails are perfect for an invigorating run.
The Judy Rains Memorial Dog Park located within the Lake Reba Complex is the perfect place for your canine friends to enjoy a run and a romp. They can run and play off leash and even have doggy play dates.
Explore nature trails and walks at Camp Catalpa, spot birds and small wildlife or enjoy a game of disc golf or a picnic. A nice outing for the family, it offers a budget friendly recreational activity for all.
The entire family will enjoy a visit to the E.C. Million Park. Spread out over 10 acres, the park features a lovely picnic area and playgrounds for kids to enjoy. Facilities for soccer and tennis are also available at the park. There is also a lovely walking trail around the park.
The monumental site of White Hall was constructed in the year 1798. It comprehensively encompasses a land cover of 13.6 acres (5.5 hectares). It stood as a home to the prominent Cassius Marcellus Clay, who was a politician, soldier and an anti-slavery newspaper publisher. The Hall is predominantly a 44-room mansion. The structure gracefully traces the Italianate and the Georgian styles of architecture. The site has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places in the year 1971.
A visit to Fort Boonesborough provides a fascinating insight into the lives of the American men and women who shaped the history of the country, the Pioneers. The fort has been reconstructed in an authentic manner, and there are plenty of interesting activities, crafts, exhibitions and on site historians that help us understand the history and culture of the era in an engaging manner. Plenty of outdoor activities like boating, camping, canoeing, hiking, swimming and more make it a fun place to visit for history buffs and outdoor enthusiasts alike.