Whether you’re a snow lover, a history buff, or a motorsports fanatic, Mansfield has experiences that immerse you in your favorite things while creating special memories with those you love.
If you have a need for speed, Richland County’s two racetracks are sure to thrill. Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course brings in big-name auto and motorcycle racing each year on its 13-turn road course. Test your own skills at the Mid-Ohio School for racing and motorcycle riding instruction.
Apple Hill Orchards and The Blueberry Patch offer pick-your-own apples, peaches, blueberries, raspberries, and pumpkins. Blossom’s Cafe offers famous mouthwatering apple and blueberry donuts. No time? Visit one of the area’s farmers markets to get fresh veggies, baked goods, Amish cheeses, and live plants.
Richland County is gorgeous in all seasons. Kingwood Center Gardens offers rare and diverse plants, peacocks, and more. Alta Florist & Greenhouse and Wade Gardens make it easy to take home beautiful flowers for a special gift or landscaping project. Wander through nature and explore wildlife along the paths at Gorman Nature Center and the Ohio Bird Sanctuary.
Fun doesn’t hibernate here! Snow Trails guarantees snow for great downhill skiing and snowboarding for seasoned pros and newbies seeking lessons. Even those who don’t ski or snowboard can get in on the fun at the snow tubing run. Don’t miss the famous glow tubing! Cross-country skiing is available around the region.
The area’s history with Hollywood dates to the 1930s. Visit the filming sites of major motion pictures and television shows, including Air Force One and Tango and Cash. See the 16 Shawshank Redemption filming sites. See Malabar Farm State Park, which was the home of author and screenwriter Louis Bromfield and the wedding site of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.
Tee off at Deer Ridge Golf Club, where a mind-blowing 500-yard tee-to-green drop earned the club the label “one of golf’s best values.” Zipline through the treetops at Tree Frog Canopy Tours. Canoe, kayak, or jet ski at Pleasant Hill Lake Park and Charles Mill Lake Park. Paddle and float your way down the Mohican River with Mohican Adventures Canoe & Fun Center. Go paintballing at Battle Zone Paintball Park III. The possibilities for outdoor adventure are endless.
Escape from the terrifying inmates of Blood Prison each fall at the Ohio State Reformatory – the only haunted house located in a former prison. Hunt for real ghosts and encounters with the paranormal at one of our four haunted sites like the Mansfield Fire Museum or the historic Renaissance Theatre. Haunted locations throughout Mansfield have been featured on multiple ghost hunting shows such as SYFY’s Ghost Hunters.
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