Destination Mansfield Recognized for Marketing Campaigns

Shawshank promotions were honored again at a statewide competition! The Ohio Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus (OACVB) presented Destination Mansfield with STAR awards for our Shawshank Marketing Campaign, our ShawshankTrail.com website, and a 2nd place award for the Shawshank Digital Marketing Campaign....

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Some Things We’re Famous For…

Many people know about Mansfield’s deep roots in Hollywood, history, and hauntings, but the list of places and events that set this city apart sprawls far beyond these three categories. A talented robot, a biblical wax museum, and a hand-carved carrousel are just some of the attractions! Mansfield is undeniably special, but if you need more evidence as to why, read on!...

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A Day in Butler: Life on the Edge of Mohican Country

If you’re looking to visit a local festival, take a hike in nature, or just enjoy the slower pace of life away from chain restaurants and big box stores, Butler is your destination. Nestled in the rolling hills of Southeast Richland County, the quiet Village of Butler sits in the picturesque Mohican and Clear Fork Valley. This peaceful bedroom community feels far from the hustle of modern life, but it’s only 23 minutes from downtown Mansfield....

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Have you traveled all 9 of these trails?

There are many unforgettable experiences around Mansfield. Whether you’re hiking, driving, cycling, or sipping your way through the region, we’ve made it easy to explore at your own pace and discover local favorites along the way with nine trails and byways....

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August Happenings and Events

As summer vacation draws to a close, August provides plenty of opportunities for your last month before school is back in session. Enjoy live concerts and music festivals, the Lincoln Highway Buy-Way Yard Sale, NASCAR, and the 25th Anniversary of “The Shawshank Redemption.”...

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Design Your Own Adventure with Our Five Unique Trails

Five great trails across Mansfield and Richland County, Ohio make many extraordinary experiences for visitors to the area. From sips along the Mansfield and Richland County Wine & Ale Trail, to a taste of Hollywood on The Shawshank Trail, to encounters with the otherworldly on the Haunted Mansfield trail, visitors around Richland County can immerse themselves in some of the area’s greatest and most memorable experiences....

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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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Year-long Stephen King Film Festival features films, symposia

Fans of Stephen King’s writing now have an opportunity to immerse themselves in his literature, studying the iconic author and the movies sparked by his books. The Stephen King Film Festival takes place in Mansfield, Ohio — the very location where one of his most famous movies based on his work was filmed. One of…

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