Come See the Famous Ohio River during Your Stay in New Richmond

Olivia Newton John sang about being down by the banks of the Ohio many years ago, and New Richmond is certainly the best place to see the famous Ohio River in all its glory. Located only 20 minutes from Cincinnati in Clermont County, the historical village of New Richmond has developed into and emerged as a popular tourist destination that offers many historical attractions to its visitors. The Riverdays Festival is the star turn and if you can plan your stay in a New Richmond Inn to coincide with this event, you will not be disappointed.

New Richmond Riverfest
New Richmond, Ohio 45157
(513) 553-4146 Ext. 16

This festival on the banks of the Ohio has been part of the heritage of New Richmond since the 1970s. The Riverdays Festival usually happens in August, but it is advisable to confirm dates in advance with the organizers. For three consecutive days, New Richmond becomes home to visitors from all over the world, and this festival is a popular attraction. With the Ohio River on one side of you and a multitude of market stalls selling arts, crafts and jewelry, plus activities and events on the other side, a stroll along Front Street transports you back to a different era. When you have worked up an appetite, there is delicious international food like Uncle Zorba's Greek Cuisine, plus better-known local delights such as pulled pork, funnel cakes and kettle corn. Wash it all down with some of the many liquid refreshments on offer while you watch the boating festivities on the bustling Ohio River.

Cardboard Boat Museum
109 Front St.
New Richmond, OH 45157
(513) 910-9153

A visit to the Cardboard Boat Museum is a unique experience in New Richmond. It is open Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. and is the only museum of its kind in the world. It is dedicated exclusively to designing, promoting and building cardboard boats, taped together and then painted. Crew numbers can be from a single person to six members and every cardboard boat is powered by human energy only. If you are visiting during the Riverdays Festival, make sure to watch the cardboard boat regatta on the Ohio River.

Historic New Richmond
125 George St.
New Richmond, OH 45157
(513) 753-1909

This is a museum which was formed in 1972 to preserve New Richmond's early heritage. There is a collection of historical local artifacts such as furniture, pictures and clothing on display. The museum also offers a research facility that contains old Clermont County newspapers and books on New Richmond, plus letters and images describing village life of years ago. It displays detailed and documented accounts of New Richmond's steamboat history, woolen mills and an underground railroad. If this fascinating museum is on your list of things to do while in New Richmond, note that entry is by appointment only. After all this activity, it is a comforting thought that your New Richmond Bed and Breakfast is waiting to offer accommodation when the day draws to a close.