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The Status of Attractions in Richland County

Updated 4/1/20. Attractions throughout Richland County have been effected Governor DeWine’s orders and the call for social distancing among the public. Many have closed as a precaution, while others that can accommodate social distancing will remain open for the time being. Things change quickly during this crisis, but we will do our best to keep the information on this page up to date. Please check with attractions before making plans, and be sure to follow all CDC guidelines and government instructions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.


Gorman Nature Center – All park district trail systems (Gorman Nature Center, B&O Bike Trail, etc.) are still open to the public, dawn-to-dusk, throughout the year. The Gorman Nature Center Visitor Center will be closed through Friday, March 27. All programs, events and group usage of the building is canceled, as well, until further notice. Outdoor access restrooms are also located at GNC.

Malabar Farm State Park – Park, Visitor Center, and Gift shop remain open.

Mansfield Fire MuseumNormal Hours are Mid May to Mid-October.


Kingwood Center Gardens – closed until further notice.

Biblewalk – Closed. Will reoped Good Friday, April 10, 2020 at 10am.

Ohio State Reformatory — Closed from Monday 3/23/20 until further notice

Little Buckeye Children’s MuseumAs of 3/13/2020, closed until further notice.

Mansfield Art CenterThe Mansfield Art Center is closed to the public until further notice as the region works to minimize the spread of coronavirus COVID-19.

Ohio Bird Sanctuary – as of March 16th, the sanctuary’s visitor center will be closed until further notice.

Ohio Genealogical Society – Out of an abundance of caution, library leadership has made the difficult decision to close the Ohio Genealogical Society’s library to the public beginning on Monday, March 16th, and remain closed until Tuesday, April 7th, unless the state of emergency continues. They will reassess the closure and use current information from health officials to determine the safest date to reopen. OGS will continue to reply to email, phone, and postal mail requests.

Richland Carrousel Park – The Carrousel is closed. Please check their Facebook page for info on their Grand Reopening Party at a later date. The Carrousel will be returning phone calls, rescheduling parties, and scheduling new parties for future dates.


  • Oak Hill Cottage
  • Mansfield Memorial Museum
  • Shady Lane Alpaca Farm