Mansfield launches FREE 2010 Visitors Guide

April 26, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                          MEDIA CONTACT:    Amy Weirick 

March 24, 2010                                                                                                          (614) 848-8380



**EDITORS NOTE: In the past we have mailed you a copy of the Mansfield/Richland County Visitor’s Guide.  However, in the interest of reducing waste, we're mailing them only on request. To receive one or more hard copies, please email


Mansfield launches FREE 2010 Visitors Guide, featuring Shawshank Redemption Trail, America’s Best Racing, Family Getaways, Haunted Prison and more


Mansfield, Ohio – The Mansfield/Richland County, Ohio Convention & Visitors Bureau has just announced the release of its 2010 Visitors Guide.  This year’s visitors guide features the area’s many extraordinary attractions – offering dozens of experiences that represent America at its Best! The visitors guide is available at no charge by calling (800) 642-8282 or by going online and visiting


The guide features details of the Shawshank Redemption Trail, a drive-it-yourself tour of the area’s many sites that served as backdrops for the cinematic classic.  Visitors will enjoy loads of other unique experiences, including the Mansfield Reformatory, renowned for its Ghost Hunts and a location for the “The Shawshank Redemption,” as well as other Hollywood movies.  The Squirrel’s Den has been featured on the Food Network and in national magazines for its awesome chocolates, fresh-roasted nuts and flavored popcorn. Just around the corner, guests can enjoy the casual atmosphere of the new Cypress Hill Winery in the Historic Carrousel District.


Also featured in the guide is information about the incredible growth of the area’s motorsports offerings.  World-class racing events are offered at both Mansfield Motorsports Park and Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, including the EMCO Gears Classic, Honda Indy 200 and ARCA (Automobile Racing Club of America).  With Vintage and Superbike motorcycle racing, Indy Car and a host of other motorsports events, Mansfield offers visitors the chance to be a part of more nationally televised racing action than any other region. Combine all that excitement with the area’s uniquely relaxed, affordable and family friendly attractions, accommodations and atmosphere and Mansfield truly offers America’s best motorsports experience.


The free visitors guide also contains information about the many outdoor activities and golf courses, which have resulted in Golf Digest naming the area a best golf value.  In addition, the guide has complete details on unforgettable area getaway packages. The Mansfield/Richland County Visitors Guide offers travelers highly affordable inclusive trips that include a wide variety of options, including the Shawshank Redemption Trail Package, starting at just $64.99. 


Mansfield, Ohio offers a wealth of unusual travel adventures and experiences.  A destination unlike any other, Mansfield offers everything from tours of the historic working farm where Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall were married to the chance to spend the night in a haunted former state prison or to step back in time during a retro getaway on the Lincoln Highway. The area offers breathtaking scenery and rural and home-town experiences, as well as hiking, biking, golf, cross-country and downhill skiing, bird watching and loads of other outdoor adventures.  For information or to order the Visitors Guide, consumers can call (800) 642-8282 or visit



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