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Everyday there are visitors traveling the streets of our community. They go to traditional attractions, sample wine and craft beers or travel our trails, such as the Shawshank Trail, B&O Bike Trail and Wine & Ale Trail. However, it is not every day those visitors are newlyweds on their honeymoon. Cleveland area newlyweds, Rebecca Black and Matt Stankus, did just that!
As summer continues to fly by, it is important to take advantage of every single day. The Richland B&O Trail happens to be one of my favorite places to go when I come home from college for the summer for many reasons. Find out why the local bike trail is so great.
Battle Zone Paintball Park III is dedicated to creating a friendly and fun-filled environment for all ages 12 and up. The park offers a total of six Battle Fields with new structures to come in The Village and a whole new field called The Mine Field, which opens this August. This field even offers capture the flag! Every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. there is open play for everyone, but if you want it to be a bit more exclusive, make a reservation for your group of 6 or more.
Sip, sample, and taste your way through the Mansfield/Richland County Wine & Ale Trail with an appreciation for each location's past and present. Explore some of the historic secrets of your favorite wineries, wine bars, and breweries in the Mansfield/ Richland County area.
Are you a history buff? A mystery lover? Or, even just a resident looking to learn more about our town? Well, Mansfield and the Richland County area offer all of those genres and many more to read, borrow or buy! View our list of local authors and books that are a must read.
The Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) returns to the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for their 53rd National Championship. The SCCA National Championship Runoffs, with presenting sponsor Garmin VIRB, runs September 19-25, 2016. This is the first time the Runoffs have been held at Mid-Ohio since 2005 (1994-2005) and we are excited for the chance to showcase our area's legendary hospitality to over 4,000 drivers, crews, volunteers, families, and fans again. The CVB is onsite at the track all week in a Welcome Booth to connect SCCA to all the community resources. See how you can get involved.
If a tree falls in the middle of an Ohio field and no one hears it, does it matter?It does if it is the Tree of Hope from Shawshank Redemption. This post shares the great images from the friends and fans of the movie Shawshank Redemption and the Shawhank Trail in Ohio.
It's August and the Mansfield/ Richland County Convention & Visitors Bureau has compiled some of the top events this month! Whether you enjoy bull riding, festivals, cars, or shopping, we have it all for you right here in one convenient location! Be sure to check out our Calendar of Events for more #RichlandHappenings.
What was left of the famous oak tree from "The Shawshank Redemption" has fallen. Staff at the Mansfield/Richland County Convention and Visitors Bureau said they received a call Friday afternoon informing them the entire tree was down. See the video and article here.
The famous Shawshank tree, a symbol of hope and a popular pilgrimage site for fans of "The Shawshank Redemption," was knocked down by high winds Friday afternoon. Jodie Snavely, group tour manager for the Mansfield and Richland County Convention and Visitors Bureau, went out to see the downed tree for herself, after her office got a call from a man who said he saw the historic oak fall. "Sure enough it was down," she said. "People are going to be heartbroken. It's extremely sad." The tree, which Snavely said could be as many as 200 years old, is an iconic symbol in the 1994 film. It's where Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins), wrongly accused of murder, buries the directions that help guide friend and former prison-mate Red (Morgan Freeman) to his new home.