We Bet You Don’t Know…

Whether you’re a history buff or a trivia lover, fun facts about cask ales, world records, and secret caverns are just the start of the fascinating information available about Mansfield and Richland County. The Shawshank Redemption filming sites, motorsports, and a haunted prison frequently bring travelers to the area, but there’s so much more to explore while you’re here. Whether we’re your destination or a detour on your journey, we want to share some little-known facts to inspire your next stop in Richland County....

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Mansfield Museums that Break the Mold

It’s no secret that Mansfield and Richland County are rich with historical sites. But did you know they also have multiple museums covering a wide range of interests, from telling Richland County’s history, to Bible stories, to hands on science projects and fire equipment?...

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Shawshank Experience Provides Educational Opportunities

The influence of Shawshank does not stop at monetary value. The book, the film, the trail and the history of the area provide ample learning opportunities for anyone willing to start the journey. The scope of the Shawshank experience covers diverse ground, from literary and film analysis, to its historical and cultural impacts. ...

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History of the Wine & Ale Trail

Sip, sample, and taste your way through the Mansfield/Richland County Wine & Ale Trail with an appreciation for each location’s past and present. Explore some of the historic secrets of your favorite wineries, wine bars, and breweries in the Mansfield/ Richland County area. ...

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Ohio Civil War Show Showcases Live History

Come witness the past as it comes to life at 39th Annual Ohio Civil War Show and 24th Annual Artillery show at the Richland County Fairgrounds on Saturday April 30 through Sunday May 1. The Civil War Show gives you the perfect opportunity to fall back in time and observe iconic moments in history with powerful re-enactments, 6-Gun Battery firing demonstrations, a Civil War Field Hospital presented by the Society of Civil War Surgeons, Fife and Drum Corp presentations, and over 750 vendors....

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TOURISM HISTORY HIGHLIGHT

By Jeanna Sadowski, CVB Intern –
I’ve lived in Mansfield all of my life. I spent my childhood exploring the gardens and feeding the ducks of Kingwood Center, watching plays at The Renaissance Theatre and staring in awe at the historic Bissman Building. But now, I’m an intern at the Mansfield/Richland County Convention and Visitors Bureau. I’ve learned so much about my hometown and all that it offers since I started my internship and it only enhances my childhood experiences. Seeing these local attractions through the eyes of visitors who travel great distances to explore these sites made me want to know more about their history. ...

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