destination mansfield

Mansfield Ohio’s friendly locals, quaint towns and villages, fascinating history, and warm hometown experiences invite travelers to immerse themselves in the authentic stories at the core of this special place. Visitors find adventures they won’t expect like Ghost Hunts and tours of the Historic Ohio State Reformatory, where the movie The Shawshank Redemption was filmed.  It joins 15 film sites that make up The Shawshank Trail.  Get the fun started at the new interactive Buckeye Imagination Museum that provides play for the whole family, while the Ohio Bird Sanctuary provides access to all with birds and nature.  Sit trackside at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course or toast cheers to history along the Wine & Ale Trail. Kingwood Center Gardens showcases nature year-round and BibleWalk provides a walk through the Bible at Ohio’s only wax museum. With all of this, breathtaking scenery and rural charm awaits visitors.  Hiking, biking, downhill skiing and tubing, and loads of outdoor experiences attract all types of travelers.  Complete visitor information available at or 800-642-8282. Want to find more things to do in Mansfield? Visit the area’s Calendar of Events.

Let’s celebrate in 2024 , with Johnny “Appleseed” Chapman’s 250th Birthday. Join us in 2024 for special events and programs located along and near the byway. Featuring traveling and permanent Appleseed exhibits, birthday parties, Johnny Appleseed reenactor appearances, apple themed events, apple cider pressing demonstrations, apple treat locations and more. Get more information HERE.