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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A Year of Stephen King Classic Films

The Renaissance, in conjunction with the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library, and Cleveland Financial Group, pays homage to this long history with the year-long Stephen King Film Festival. Featuring one film a month, attendees are encouraged to come early and participate in a discussion lead by a guest speaker. The year began with a screening of The Shawshank Redemption, ...

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#RichlandHappenings in September 2016

#RichlandHappenings in September gives you a heads up on the events you won’t want to miss. The Mansfield/ Richland County Convention & Visitors Bureau shares the best Richland County has to offer. Whether you are looking for family activities or the best places to make new friends we have it all for you right here in one convenient location! Be sure to check out our Calendar of Events for more #RichlandHappenings....

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Memories and the Future of The Shawshank Tree

If a tree falls in the middle of an Ohio field and no one hears it, does it matter?It does if it is the Tree of Hope from Shawshank Redemption. This post shares the great images from the friends and fans of the movie Shawshank Redemption and the Shawhank Trail in Ohio....

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New Shawshank Trail Website Immerses Fans in Movie Experience

The Mansfield/Richland County Convention & Visitors Bureau launched a new Shawshank Trail website. The new website includes beautiful pictures, a comprehensive “frequently asked questions” page, videos and podcasts about the filming locations and soon a download link to a newly designed and reformatted Shawshank Trail guide. Movie aficionados, tourists or locals looking for an authentic movie experience should look no further than www.ShawshankTrail.com....

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Couple Got Engaged on The Shawshank Trail

On a visit to see my parents about 20 years ago, they had The Shawshank Redemption playing on their television. I hadn’t even heard of the movie. Forrest Gump was the big deal at the time. As I stood at my parent’s door watching this movie, never even sitting down, Shawshank Redemption became my favorite instantly. This movie had it all to me, the music, cast of characters, plot and great friendship, to me these things make the movie real. Little did I realize that I’d propose to my girlfriend as we traveled The Shawshank Trail in Mansfield, Ohio....

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Shawshank Fan Shares Memories from Shawshank Reunion

Emily Pugh is a huge fan of the movie The Shawshank Redemption and traveled from Texas to experience last’s year’s Shawshank 20-Year Reunion in Mansfield, Ohio. She shared her memories from that visit and explained how it was one of her best weekends ever. Needless to say, she’s excited to come back this year for the Shawshank 20th Anniversary. See her story...

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