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Outdoors and Wide Open Spaces

Kingwood Center Gardens

Kingwood Center Gardens

Come and explore the grounds featuring 47 sprawling acres renowned for both their historic significance and exquisite gardens. Tour the French Provincial-style mansion, the exotic plant life in the greenhouses and browse the Garden Shop for the diverse selection of plants and garden goods.

Kingwood Center Gardens is in the process of building the Garden Gateway Visitor Center which will feature new garden areas, an exhibit gallery highlighting the legacy of Mr. King, Garden Gateway Cafe with indoor and outdoor seating, gift shop and greenhouse store.

Ohio State Reformatory

Ohio State Reformatory

Visitors flock to the Ohio State Reformatory from around the world.  Explore 250,000 sq. ft. of the historic halls and visit the cells of history’s toughest criminals. See the filming sites of The Shawshank Redemption or tour the new Shawshank Museum.
Ohio Bird Sanctuary

Ohio Bird Sanctuary

Get up close with over 30 different species of native songbirds and raptors, that due to an injury can no longer survive in the wild.  These birds permanently reside at the Ohio Bird Sanctuary as ambassadors for their species. Make sure to bring good shoes for a walk; after you’ve seen the birds, hike the 90-acre nature preserve through marshes and old growth forests.
Malabar Farm State Park

Malabar Farm State Park

Malabar Farm State Park has more to explore than you may think!  Over 900 acres includes the country estate of Louis Bromfield where Hollywood stars Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall were married.  Walk through the barn and visit the animals, ride a farm wagon, explore the caves on the Butternut Trail or hike the many trails.  Climb to the top of Mt. Jeez and get a breathtaking view of the rolling hills of the Pleasant Valley.
Mansfield Memorial Museum

Mansfield Memorial Museum

Mansfield Memorial Museum, where the world’s first and oldest surviving American robot named Elektro is on display, is an eccentric must-see for many visitors. Visit Richland County’s oldest museum and explore two floors of local treasures and artifacts from prehistoric to modern times. Exhibits include the history of local beer brewers and bottlers as well as large military exhibit featuring many model military vehicles, tanks, armored vehicles, and planes.
Mansfield Art Center

Mansfield Art Center

The Mansfield Art Center’s award-winning, modern wood and glass building sits on 8.5 acres of wooded meadow.  The annual exhibition schedule includes a mix of curated, juried, invitational, and traveling exhibitions.  The center features an award winning gallery shop stocked with Ohio artists and craft makers who produce some of the finest pottery, jewelry, paintings, sculptures, glass-ware, wood turnings and more.
Mohican Adventures Canoe & Fun Center

Mohican Adventures Canoe & Fun Center

Ohio’s first and finest canoe livery, the Mohican Adventures Canoe and Fun Center offers paddling trips from 2 hours to 5 hours on the scenic Mohican River. Leasing canoes, kayaks, rafts and tubes to accommodate everyone’s floating adventure.

Discover fun on one of the three 18 hole miniature golf courses, where waterfalls, caves, boulders, and beautiful landscape enhance your play.

Shelby Reservoir & Wetland Trails

Shelby Reservoir & Wetland Trails

Hike the over 3-mile wooded nature trail or walk the 1.25-mile paved surface surrounding the Shelby Reservoir and Wetland Trails.
Axe Social Lounge

Axe Social Lounge

This is what you’ve been waiting for: an excuse to throw an axe! Conveniently located in downtown Mansfield, Axe Social Lounge provides a modern lounge atmosphere with a fun and safe activity for groups of all sizes.
Tree Frog Canopy Tours

Tree Frog Canopy Tours

Tree Frog Canopy Tours is ready to take you on the ride of your life. We’re Northern Ohio’s only dual cable zipline canopy tour.  No zip line skill is needed on our course. Explore the natural beauty of Mohican Country from above by ziplines, sky bridges and rappels or our new 60′ Free Fall as you challenge yourself, conquer fears, and create memories.

 

Alpaca Meadows

Alpaca Meadows

Learn the fascinating facts about alpacas on an educational and fun tour.  You’ll learn about the history of Alpacas, where they originate, how they’re used, and how Alpaca Meadows cares for them.  You see the fiber studio to learn the different steps involved in fiber processing and see a spinning demonstration.  Meet the alpacas, the angora goats, and the angora rabbit. Shop in the Farm Store so you can take home the luxuriousness of alpacas.

Planktown Hardware and More

Planktown Hardware and More

Planktown Hardware & More is not your normal hardware store as you notice when you are greeted by Biscuit, a chocolate lab and Stanley, a big gray cat. Browse the selection of handmade soaps, lotions, essential oils, or DIY products to make these.  Stroll the garden section, their large kitchen area featuring cast irons skillets and stainless cookware, pet supplies and toys and games for kids.  And they try to stock as many American-made items as possible!
1285 Winery at the Blueberry Patch

1285 Winery at the Blueberry Patch

Enjoy a delightful lunch at 1285 Winery inside The Blueberry Patch.  Savory pizzas and other selections from our wood-fired oven, locally legendary grinder sandwiches, artisan cheese plates, soups, salads, desserts, gourmet cheese plates, tapas, blueberry iced tea and house made wines.  Mmmm, mmmm!

Wishmaker House Winery

Wishmaker House Winery

Located within the Wishmaker House Bed & Breakfast, our Winery serves fresh, seasonal cuisine and we make our own amazing cheesecakes.  Sip our house made wines with your meal and spend a relaxing afternoon or evening inside or on the patio at the Wishmaker House in downtown Bellville.
Lunch in the Carrousel District

Lunch in the Carrousel District

The Carrousel District will feed you, entertain you and bring culture and joy to your life!  Restaurants include:  Two Cousins Pizza, Coney Island Diner, Coney Island Inn, Athena Greek Restaurant, Hudson and Essex, DLX, Uncle John’s Place, Relax It’s Just Coffee, City Grille and Bar, and Swavory.