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Explore Richmond

The greater Richmond community is home to many historical sites and family-friendly activities. Please see below some of the potential opportunities you could make a part of your EKU Family Weekend experience, or to a campus visit throughout the academic year. An extensive list of activities/businesses can be found by visiting the Richmond Chamber of Commerce or Richmond Tourism.

Golf at Arlington

1510 Lexington Road
Play EKU’s private and challenging 18-hole championship golf course at the Arlington Club. Call the Pro Shop at (859) 622-2207 for tee times and green fees.

Fort Boonesborough State Park

4375 Boonesboro Road
Tour Fort Boonesborough, a reconstruction of the fort built by Daniel Boone and early settlers, with cabins, blockhouses and furnishings. Living History interpreters in 18th century clothing present life skills and daily tasks of the frontier. Visit the Fort Boonesborough website for further information.

Galaxy Bowling

1025 Amberly Way
Enjoy a game of Bowling with your family at Richmond’s “Galaxy Bowling and Entertainment Center!” Up to six people per lane can bowl for $10 plus shoe rental. Just mention that you are attending “Family Weekend.” Galaxy Bowling also has arcade games, snacks and lots of fun. Visit the Galaxy Bowling website for further information.

White Hall State Historic Site

500 White Hall Shrine Road
Tour White Hall-Clermont, the restored Italianate mansion that was home to Cassius Marcellus Clay: emancipationist, newspaper publisher, Minister to Russia and friend to Abraham Lincoln. Costumed guides will share with you the historical treasures of White Hall, built in 1798, and the Clay family. It is honored through the EKU Journalism Department and the Society of Professional Journalists as a Historic Site in Journalism. Visit the White Hall website for more information.

Adventure Falls Miniature Golf Lake Reba Recreational Complex

250 Reba Drive
This 18-hole course features a 9-hole ADA accessible course, challenging holes and water obstacles. The main attraction at this facility is the 40 foot waterfall system with an overlooking deck. Come to the deck and experience the beauty of Lake Reba. Bring your family to Adventure Falls for a fun-filled day. Visit the Adventure Falls website for further information.

Richmond Skate Center

525 Recycle Drive
Enjoy some family fun and take a lap around the rink at the Richmond Skate Center. You can also enjoy air hockey, pinball, video games, and movies. Visit the Richmond Skate Center website for further information.

Parent & Family Programs

521 Lancaster Avenue
Powell Student Center, Room 152
Richmond, KY 40475
Phone: 859-622-3855

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