Thistlethwaite Falls

It’s because of places like Thistlethwaite Falls that keep me advocating that families keep bathing suits and/or towels ready in their car — even if the day is jam packed or the road trip is over or you have no plans to be in or near water.Thistlethwaite Falls richmond with kids

You never know when you’ll come upon a stream, a pool, a must-do water slide, a splash park….or a waterfall!

On our way home from our 3000 mile summer road trip, we found ourselves in Richmond, Indiana one hour from home and 5 minutes from a waterfall.

The history and general information about the waterfall can be found on the Visit Richmond website but I had many more questions before we went for a quick dip.

1. How long is the “short hike” to the falls?
Depending on where you park, it should take you 3-5 minutes to get to the falls. We parked across the street from the falls in front of Springwood Park, walked across the street (use caution), down a path for a few seconds and then took some cement stairs to the bottom of the falls.

Thistlethwaite Falls indy with kids richmond2. Where exactly are the falls located, there’s no accurate address provided?
If you put 60 Waterfall Road, Richmond, Indiana into your GPS, you’ll end up across the street from the falls. Look for the Steel Workers sign.

3. What are some other things to know?
The water is very mossy but clear. There are insects a-plenty but most wont bother you once you are in the water. WEAR WATER SHOES or old tennis shoes.

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