Trip Idea

A Road Trip 200 Years in the Making: Historic National Road

Indiana's historic and scenic byways are the best way to experience our state's history and beauty.

Trip Idea Summary

Type of Trip: Family Fun, Rural Destinations

Region: West, East, Central

Destinations Included: Richmond/Wayne County Visitor's Bureau & Old National Road Welcome Ctr., Richmond Art Museum, The Historic Hoosier Gym, Oasis Diner, Lynn's Pharmacy and Soda Fountain

Duration: Choose Your Own Timeline

Related Trip Ideas: A Road Trip 200 Years in the Making: Michigan Road; A Road Trip 200 Years in the Making: Lincoln Highway; A Road Trip 200 Years in the Making: Ohio River Scenic Byway; A Road Trip 200 Years in the Making: Indiana's Historic Pathways; A Road Trip 200 Years in the Making: Wabash River Scenic Byway; A Road Trip 200 Years in the Making: Whitewater Canal Scenic Byway

About this trip idea

Indiana’s seven historic and scenic byways have teamed up to create the Indiana Byways Passport. The passport gives you a guide as you explore the byways, collecting unique stamps from the various locations along the route. Officially endorsed as a Legacy Project of the Indiana Bicentennial, there is no better way to see the Hoosier State.

This trip idea is a sampling of the highlights listed in the passport. You can get your passport at any of the stops listed and collect your stamps at your own pace!

Historic National Road
Traveling east to west from Richmond to Terre Haute, the  Historic National Road was conceived by George Washington and officially designated as the first federal road by Thomas Jefferson. Starting in Richmond, pay a visit to the  Richmond Art Museum before heading west. Make a stop at  The Historic Hoosier Gym in Knightstown, home gym of the Hickory Huskers in the 1986 movie classic Hoosiers. Make a stop at  Oasis Diner in Plainfield, enjoying an authentic 50s diner and a delicious pork tenderloin. Cool off in Brazil at  Lynn’s Pharmacy and Soda Fountain, an old-fashioned soda parlor.

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Richmond/Wayne County Visitor's Bureau & Old National Road Welcome Ctr.

800-828-8414

visitrichmond.org

Richmond Art Museum

765-966-0256

richmondartmuseum.org

The Historic Hoosier Gym

800-668-1895

thehoosiergym.com

Lynn's Pharmacy and Soda Fountain

812-446-2381

lynnspharmacy.com

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