- Destination Mansfield – Richland County

What to DO

Mansfield offers eclectic museums and nationally recognized attractions like the Ohio State Reformatory, filming site of the movie The Shawshank Redemption. Explore our ski resort, world-class race tracks, Wine & Ale Trail, and kid favorites like the Little Buckeye Children’s Museum. Choose a category and start exploring.

Arts & Entertainment

Experience our well-rounded stage of theatres, art galleries, live music, and outdoor concerts.


See one-of-a-kind attractions like Elektro, one of the world's first robots, or the filming sites from the movie The Shawshank Redemption.  Stand where Bogey & Bacall got married. Tour historic homes and gardens.

Beauty & Spas

Pamper yourself for a day of relaxation. You deserve it.

Downtown After Dark

Come out and explore the many businesses that make night-life in the area so memorable!

Events Calendar

Immerse yourself in local happenings with events like motorsports, festivals, wine tastings, a night at the theatre, or an outdoor concert, or a 5k race. Our calendar is constantly changing, so check back often for the most current listings.


Mark your calendar for some of the area's favorite festivals like the Prairie Peddler Festival, Lexington Blueberry Festival, Shelby Bicycle Days or Bellville World's Fair.

Haunted Mansfield

Paranormal Investigations, Ghost Hunts, Classes and Events found at five haunted spots including The Shawshank Redemption prison to an 1886 warehouse with active spirits.

Mansfield Historic Carrousel District

Experience over 60 unique specialty shops and eateries located in and around the historic Carrousel District in downtown Mansfield. Join us for the First Friday Shop Hops, Farmer's Market, and outdoor concerts.


The area is home to world-class racing at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and dirt track racing at Mansfield Motor Speedway. View race schedules and get RACE DEALS on dining, shopping, and attractions.

Richland B&O Trail and Mansfield City Bike Loop

The Richland B&O Bike Trail connects quaint towns to explore! Travel the trail at your own pace, walking, biking (or cross country skiing in winter) on the family-friendly 18.4 miles of paved path. There are several entry points along the trail, so jumping on and off is easy.

The Shawshank Trail

The Shawshank Trail was made for Shawshank Redemption fans. This isn't your typical movie tour experience. You can start where you want and end where you want because you're in the driver's seat! Visit the 15 filming sites, purchase souvenirs and more!


Find a wonderful mix of shopping options in the area. Stroll antique shops, specialty stores for gifts, markets for fresh berries and apples, and one-of-a-kind shopping.

Sports & Recreation

Get outdoors for camping, canoeing, biking, and golfing. Feel the thrill of heading down the ski slopes or tubing runs. Sharpen your BMX skills at an extreme sports camp or zipline high above the trees.

Transportation Services

Traveling in a group? Our travel partners look forward to serving you and your guests to make your stay the most enjoyable.

Wine & Ale Trail

Sip and sample along the area's Wine & Ale Trail. Showcasing 3 wineries, 2 breweries, and 2 wine bars, the sites include a bank vault, blueberry plantation, and old mortuary!

Before You Visit

Planning is half the fun of travel. Let us help acquaint you with the area through maps, history, and a free Visitor Guide. Our mobile friendly website also helps you find things nearby and keep you connected to www.DestinationMansfield.com on your phone.

Create Your Own Trip

Don't settle for ordinary when you can find never-before seen or done experiences through our local ideas and themed travel.


Get access to the many deals and discounts to enhance your plans and help your budget. Find deals for dining, shopping, and attractions with LOCAL DEALS and RACE DEALS.

The Shawshank Trail
Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District
Renaissance Performing Arts
Charles Mill & Pleasant Hill Marinas
Kingwood Center Gardens
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