What to DO
Mansfield offers something for everyone, whether you're looking for an eclectic museum, a family getaway , or an adventure for the daring. Experience nationally recognized attractions like the Ohio State Reformatory, filming site of the blockbuster movie The Shawshank Redemption. Hit the slopes or the tubing run at one of 2 ski resorts. Sit trackside for world-class racing. Dine in an old stage coach stop or train car and pick up sweet treats like homemade chocolate or bundt cakes to take home. Choose a category and start exploring.
One-of-a-kind attractions abound! See Elektro, one of the world's first robots. Walk the halls of the historic Ohio State Reformatory, filming site of the movie The Shawshank Redemption. Stand where Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall got married. Tour BibleWalk or unique homes like Oak Hill Cottage or Kingwood Center. So much to see and do!
Experience our well-rounded stage of theatres, art galleries, live music, and even a drive-in theater.
Get outdoors for camping, canoeing, biking, and golfing. Feel the thrill of heading down the slopes at one of our 2 ski resorts, sharpen your BMX skills at an extreme sports camp, or zipline high above the trees. There's indoor and outdoor sports and recreation for all ages. Make it a getaway with one of our overnight lodging packages.
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. Test your endurance or meander the trail, stopping to explore a local shop or indulge in a little ice cream.
Follow the path of Hollywood on this self-guided driving tour of 14 real filming sites of The Shawshank Redemption
Come for the ghost stories, leave with your own! Seven locations in and around Mansfield, Ohio offering paranormal investigations, ghost hunts and ghost walks.
The area is home to world-class racing at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. View the race schedule, find hotel availability, and take advantage of RACE DEALS - a program offering discounts on lodging, dining, 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
Mark your calendar for some of the area's favorite festivals. Spend time with friends and family exploring the nuances of local festivals like the Great Mohican Indian Pow Wow, Prairie Peddler Festival, and Lexington Blueberry Festival. Taste their specialties and take home a treasure or two. Mark your calendar for some of the area's favorite festivals.
Immerse yourself in local happenings with events like the downtown Farmer's Market, Mohican Wildlife Weekend, or a wine tasting. Plan a night at the theatre or mark your calendar for an outdoor concert. Mansfield is even home to the Miss Ohio Pageant & Festival. Our calendar is constantly changing, so check back often for the most current listings.
Don't settle for ordinary when you can find never-before seen or done experiences through our local ideas and themed travel. The ideas change, so check back for event and seasonal options.
Planning is half the fun of travel. Let us help acquaint you with the area through maps, history, and even a free Visitor Guide. Our website is also mobile, so just bookmark the website on your smartphone and you'll always be in touch with MansfieldTourism.com
Tough Mudder Ohio heads to Mansfield, Ohio on May 9 & 10, 2015. Learn more about the event, the area, and the great contest showcases Tough Mudder teams.