Mansfield, Ohio offers one-of-a-kind experiences including Hollywood, Haunted, and High Speed! Mansfield showcases America at its Best! Whether you’re planning a visit with family and friends or planning a family reunion or corporate retreat, Mansfield offers memorable spots to create the perfect backdrop to your plans.
Travel the path of Hollywood on the Shawshank Trail, a self-guided driving tour of the 12 area filming sites of the blockbuster movie The Shawshank Redemption. Walk the halls of the Ohio State Reformatory (a.k.a. Shawshank State Prison) or visit the movie’s opening scene at Malabar Farm.
Travel the trail at your own pace and see overnight hotel packages to create a 2-day getaway at www.ShawshankTrail.com or 800-642-8282.
Mansfield also shines as the Haunted Capital of Ohio and you can see why at www.HauntedMansfield.com. Whether it’s a story of legend the employees tell or a documented paranormal investigation, you’ll find the right fit for your level of haunted interest at spots around town. Check out the current list of haunted sites including the Ohio State Reformatory and The Haunted Bissman Building, plus upcoming events and overnight packages and download the Haunted Guide. Also, see Haunted Mansfield, Ohio on Facebook.
Nothing beats the heart pounding action of sitting trackside watching live motorsports. This area offers world-class racing at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, racing IndyCar to Supercycles and hosting the largest motorcycle swap meet in North America. Check out www.ExperienceMotorsports.com for schedules, hotel availability, and RACE DEALS to stretch your dollars.
Known for nationally recognized attractions like the Ohio State Reformatory, filming site of The Shawshank Redemption and other special spots, Mansfield has something for everyone. Visit Malabar Farm State Park, home of Pulitzer-Prize winning author Louis Bromfield and wedding site of Bogey & Bacall. Stroll the gardens and mansion at Kingwood Center or experience BibleWalk with life-sized biblical dioramas and 4 museums. Kids love the Richland Carrousel Park or Little Buckeye Children’s Museum and the arts are alive in Mansfield with the Mansfield Art Center, Renaissance Theatre, and Mansfield Playhouse.
Love the outdoors? Come visit during Mohican Wildlife Weekend in April, sign your kids up for an extreme sports camp during the summer at Ohio Dreams, and winter shines with 2 ski resorts, Snow Trails Resort and Clear Fork Resort, for skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing!
And don’t forget some of the best-loved pastimes: shopping and dining. Eat in a train car at Buckeye Express Diner, let a car hop serve you at Slick’z Drive-in or taste the richness of local ingredients at a restaurant that used to be a stage coach stop at Malabar Farm Restaurant. Need something to take home? Try a homemade Bundt cake at Eatmor Bundt, a special wine at Cypress Hill Winery or the Happy Grape, or the most unique shopping experience at Glen’s Surplus.
And did we mention pulling it all together with a package or overnight stay? Whether you prefer a bed and breakfast, chain hotel, or hillside cottages, they’re all here. Visit www.MansfieldTourism.com or call 800-642-8282 and order your free Visitor Guide.