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Some Things We’re Famous For…

Big-time Hollywood producers. Pulitzer Prize-winning authors. Mega-stars of motorsports. Innovations like the world’s first robot and the first ski resort in Ohio. These and other powerful stories are a part of Mansfield’s heritage. It’s your turn to discover everything “we’re famous for”.

Ohio State Reformatory

Ohio State Reformatory

This world-famous prison is listed on the Travel Channel’s “101 Things to do before you Die” for its history and documented paranormal activity. Filming site of multiple music videos and four major motion pictures including The Shawshank Redemption.
Haunted Capital of Ohio

Haunted Capital of Ohio

Mansfield is a hotbed for paranormal sightings and unexplained experiences. See where TV’s Ghost Hunters and others have investigated with professional ghost hunts at available locations.
Richland Carrousel Park

Richland Carrousel Park

The first hand-carved wooden carrousel built and operated in the US since the 1930s. Fifty-two beautiful animals circle an operational Stinson Band Organ for a whimsical ride back to childhood.
Shawshank Trail

Shawshank Trail

The No. 1 movie of all time (IMDb) lures fans from around the globe to walk in the footsteps of Red and Andy Dufresne along the Trail’s 16 sites.
World's First Robot — Elektro

World's First Robot — Elektro

The Westinghouse Company, in Mansfield, built America’s first working robot, Elektro, for the 1939 New York World’s Fair. Its permanent home is at the Mansfield Memorial Museum.
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

Known as one of the finest road courses in North America, Mid-Ohio is home to IndyCars, NASCAR Xfinity, IMSA Sports Car racing, vintage motorcycles, and a driving school.
Snow Trails

Snow Trails

Ohio’s first and finest ski resort since 1961. The most technologically advanced man-made snow resort of its kind, it features broad slopes, 17 ski trails, board and tube runs, and wildly popular Glow Tubing.
BibleWalk

BibleWalk

Ohio’s only life-sized wax museum and Christian dinner theatre. It features 78 life-sized dioramas with special effects and audio.
Charles W. Follis

Charles W. Follis

In 1904, he made history when he signed a contract with the Shelby Blues of the “Ohio League” as the first professional African American football player.
Malabar Farm State Park

Malabar Farm State Park

The 900+ acre estate of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Louis Bromfield connected the area to Hollywood. The “Big House” was the site of Hollywood legends Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall’s wedding.
Oak Hill Cottage

Oak Hill Cottage

Listed on the National Registry for Historic Places and a major literary landmark, it’s one of the finest examples of Gothic Revival architecture in the US.
Kingwood Center Gardens

Kingwood Center Gardens

The estate of a former business tycoon boasts 47 acres of striking gardens; a pond; and a collection of showy peacocks that place it among Ohio’s most Instagram-worthy spots.