Introduction to New Richmond, Wisconsin
New Richmond, Wisconsin, in St Croix county, is 29 miles NE of St. Paul, Minnesota. The city is conveniently located inside the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area.
New Richmond History
The city of New Richmond was established in 1857. In 1899, the city was heavily damaged by an F5 Tornado, completely destroying the eastern side of New Richmond and Main Street and killing more than one hundred people. A major portion of Main Street was reconstructed within five years, however.
New Richmond and nearby Attractions
- William O'Brien State Park
- Polk County Museum
- Interstate State Park
- American Association of Woodturners Landmark Gallery
- Afton State Park
- Willow River State Park
Things To Do In New Richmond
The American Association of Woodturners Landmark Gallery, the Minnesota Museum of American Art, the James Ford Bell Museum of Natural History and the Gammelgarden Museum are all accessible from new Richmond. Golfers can enjoy a round at the New Richmond Golf Course. Local parks include Paper Jack Park, Northside Park and Mary Park, while the First Baptist Church, the Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Church and the First Lutheran Church are some of the local houses of worship.
New Richmond Transportation
Rochester International Airport is nearby.
New Richmond Higher Education
Higher education can be pursued at St. Paul Technical College, the University of Wisconsin-River Falls or at the University of St. Thomas.