Attractions in Richmond, KY

History comes alive in Richmond! You’ll be instantly whisked back in time when visiting Fort Boonesborough, a National Historic Landmark located on the banks of the Kentucky River. Visitors will walk the same grounds Daniel Boone did as you explore the reconstructed Fort Boonesborough. Downtown is brimming with more than 100 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, making Richmond a treasure trove of history. Spend some time exploring Richmond’s downtown featuring one the state’s finest restored 19th Century commercial districts.

Richmond offers exciting attractions as well, including the championship Gibson Bay Golf Course and Lake Reba. Entertainment options abound, with the Renfro Valley Entertainment Center, Eastern Kentucky University’s Center for the Arts, and Lexington’s Keeneland Horse Race Track, all located within minutes from Quality Inn.

Enjoy the history, beauty, culture and downright fun in Richmond, where you will be welcomed with Southern charm and hospitality.

Eastern Kentucky University


Are you planning a visit to the Eastern Kentucky University for an open-house, parent’s weekend, or football game? Quality Inn is the perfect place to stay while visiting EKU, located within minutes of our hotel, making it an easy commute. The Eastern Kentucky University Center is Central Kentucky’s premier entertainment and arts destination, where you’ll experience live performances from world-class entertainers. We invite you to see what’s coming up for your next night out while visiting Richmond.

Retro Valley Entertainment Center


Renfro Valley Entertainment Center is located in the beautiful Renfro Valley within a half-an-hours drive from Quality Inn. Renfro Valley is proud to accept the title of “Kentucky’s Country Music Capital.” Explore Renfro Valley’s complex, situated across the 90 acres of the lusciously green valley, featuring two unique show theaters and the Renfro Valley shopping village. Open every weekend, April through December, where you will find the greatest classic country, bluegrass and southern gospel music around.

Fort Boonesborough State Park


Fort Boonesborough State Park, founded in 1775 by Daniel Boone, features a reconstructed working fort on the banks of the Kentucky River. Visitors will find many hands-on activities such as candle dipping, pottery turning, lye soap making and welding. You’ll find two gift shops, a swimming pool, miniature golf, a sandy beach, picnic shelters, and nature trails. Also, you will want to visit the historic Lock and Dam #10 on the Kentucky River. Take a step back in time for a glimpse into what pioneer life was like.

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