Mansfield Area Sites Included in New Ohio.org Road Trips

Just in time for spring and summer travel planning, TourismOhio just launched RoadTrips.Ohio.org to help travelers find their perfect Ohio road trips. The Ohio State Reformatory and Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course were selected by TourismOhio as stops on the “Rock, Ride and Explore” and “Winning Drive” trips respectively. We are thrilled to have sites from our area included in Ohio’s new road trips campaign. Road trips provide a fun and accessible way for travelers to explore a new place or rediscover a place where they have already been. ...

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April Happenings and Events

April Ushers in Springtime Fun in Richland County! The clocks have sprung forward and we have more and more sunlight to enjoy each day. The April calendar is filling up with lots of events to get you out of the house and into those warming temps. End your winter hibernation with outdoor festivals, special art exhibits, book talks, and featured performances that are sure to be worth your time....

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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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Ohio Halloween & Haunters Convention Coming to The Historic Ohio State Reformatory

Ohio Haunters Association (OHA), a non-profit group of Halloween Enthusiasts and Haunted Attraction Industry professionals and amateurs, is debuting an all-new convention at the historic Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio from May 17th to May 19th, 2019. The Ohio Halloween & Haunters Convention 2019 will feature a trade show floor with over 40 vendors with products ranging from arts and décor, to costumes, special effects makeup and props. There will be a hearse and haunt vehicle show, Q&A Panel with Industry leaders, 30 hours of educational classes, Reformatory Ghost Hunt, and Costume Party....

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Special Holiday Hours for Featured Attractions

It’s that time of year where everything gets a little more chaotic, but it’s also the time to slow down and spend some quality time with family and friends. If you’re planning on visiting some of these popular attractions, please make note of their limited holiday hours and plan accordingly....

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October Happenings and Events

Fall is here, and the cooler weather and changing leaves make this the perfect time of year to wander outdoors. Those hazy summer days are gone, so make time to explore the many hiking and bridle trails that line the county’s diverse terrain. Grab your bike and roll along the gentle hills of the B&O Trail. Whether on wheels or on foot, you’ll love the 18.4 miles of paved trail on the railroad bed of the former Baltimore & Ohio Railway. Grab your friends, family, and pets and head out to Malabar Farm State Park for their Fall Hike for Health (Oct 20). More fall activities for both families and fear fanatics are added all the time, so make sure to follow the Destination Mansfield – Richland County calendar for all the upcoming fall fun, live music, and haunted happenings!...

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Ohio State Reformatory Announces New Fall Hours

Shawshank fans can rejoice, the Ohio State Reformatory will remain open for abbreviated tours September 4 through September 27. For 7 days a week from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Take a self-guided tour of the “Haunted Halls of OSR” for the special price of $6! Come visit the historic Ohio State Reformatory and see…

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New Ghost Hunter classes help travelers immerse themselves in Mansfield’s creepiest haunted venues

Known as the Haunted Capital, Mansfield, Ohio offers a range of frightful experiences that let visitors immerse themselves into some of the creepiest spots in the Midwest, including the Ohio State Reformatory. Featuring sites that have been featured on Travel Channel’s “Ghost Adventures,” SyFy’s “Ghost Hunters” and Biography’s “My Ghost Story,” tens of thousands of…

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April Happenings

April brings the promise of warmer weather and Spring fun! Explore the great outdoors during Mohican Wildlife Weekend. Open your race season at Mansfield Motor Speedway. Celebrate Passover with a dinner theater at BibleWalk. See the Destination Mansfield – Richland County calendar for more great ideas!...

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