Go Retro! Itinerary
Mansfield Memorial Museum
A step back in time to the late 1800’s with artifacts on 2 floors spanning from Roman to modern times. Displays of Native American, African, Asian, military and natural history and nearly 600 planes hanging above you! Don’t miss Elektro- America’s first robot built by the Westinghouse Company for the 1939 New York World’s Fair! He was the first true robot built in the world who could walk, talk, smoke, blow-up balloons, move his arms and fingers. $5p/p.
Richland Carrousel Park
52 figures were designed, carved and painted in Mansfield, Ohio. This beautiful carrousel will bring back memories. $1/one ride. Groups receive 15% discount on Gift Shop purchases. Excludes food/sale items/ride tickets.
The Carrousel District will feed you, entertain you and bring culture and joy to your life! Browse for antiques at Carrousel Antiques, look for Jack and the Beanstalk at Main Street Books or see fudge and sugar-frosted nuts made at the Squirrel’s Den. What Goes Around Thrift Shop offers upscale items for purchase. Enjoy local artists’ work at Elements of Art, grab a lottery ticket or cigar at Mansfield’s oldest newsstand City News. How about a new pair of shoes at Crowe’s Shoes or Bootlife. Browse through Studio 19 or Bankz Salon for beauty products or a pastry at Buckeye Bakery or Blackbird Bakery. Beautifully restored Victorian-age buildings with tin ceilings, oak floors, ornate iron fencing, secluded courtyards and the feel of yesteryear. Restaurants include Coney Island Diner, Coney Island Inn, City Grille, Uncle John’s, Two Cousins’ Pizza & Athens Greek Restaurant.
Mansfield Fire Museum
Packed with firefighting history from the bucket brigade through internal combustion powered fire engines. Includes reproductions of a turn-of-the-century fire station, fire trucks and displays of equipment. Donation.
The wedding site of Humphrey Bogart & Lauren Bacall and home of Pulitzer Prize winning author Louis Bromfield, was a haven for Hollywood celebrities. Malabar’s Country Store is filled with Ohio made gifts and Bromfield’s books. Find toys & games, some retro from the 40’s, 50’s & 60’s. Unique kitchen items, jams, honey, Malabar maple syrup, brown eggs, Malabar-raised beef and homemade fudge. The Visitors Education Center offers 30+ interactive exhibits to explore, learn & experience agriculture, our environment & Bromfield’s legacy. $5.40 p/p house tour & wagon ride.
Olivesburg General Store
Step back in time at the 1840 Olivesburg General Store where customers are encouraged to wander around the store with their ice cream, hand-dipped from the original marble ice-cream counter. Browse the largest selection of cookie cutters in Ohio. Their Deli has a wide selection of meats and cheeses for delicious sandwiches. Add a $3 p/p ice cream cone.
Kingwood Center Gardens
Brilliant floral displays, breathtaking gardens, elegant greenhouses and French Provincial mansion provide an oasis from the stress and commotion of today. Stroll the brick walkways, relax by the duck pond feeding the waterfowl or take photos of the many beautiful garden designs. Plants for sale including rare and distinctive selections not found in garden centers. $7 p/p for guided tour or $3 p/p self-guided.
Wishmaker House Bed and Breakfast and Winery
Serving fresh, seasonal cuisine with a focus on using local ingredients whenever possible. We are very excited to be able to share our wines with you and we hope that you will enjoy spending a relaxing afternoon at the Wishmaker House Winery and Wine Bar in downtown Bellville. Available Mon-Fri, 11-2, Sat 11-2, Sun 11-4. Luncheon Menu.