History & Tourism

On The Trail Of Bromfield And Others In Charming Lucas, Ohio

1 Sep , 2018  

Nestled in rolling hills of farmland and surrounded by some of Ohio’s best state parks, the village of Lucas bursts with local charm.

Founded in the 1830s, the town in southeastern Richland County quickly blossomed with homes and businesses. While Lucas may still be small, it does have its big claims to fame. Lucas is known for both the estate of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Louis Bromfield at Malabar Farm State Park and for its folkloric resident John Chapman, who is more commonly known as Johnny Appleseed. More…


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Super September On Tap

26 Aug , 2018  

Make the most of summer’s end! The Destination Mansfield – Richland County calendar is filling up with great activities to fill those final warm days and those cool September nights including favorites like the Prairie Peddler Festival and new events like Shawshank 100 dirt track race. More…


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Marketing Richland County Gets Boost With New CVB Website

3 May , 2018  

Destination Mansfield – Richland County just took a step into the future of travel marketing.

Tourism is big business in Ohio. According to TourismOhio, it is a $43 billion industry, and the state welcomes over 200 million visitors annually. From an employment point of view, some 427,000 Ohio jobs are tied to tourism. More…

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Mohican Wildlife Weekend Is Almost Here

23 Apr , 2018  

Come join the fun April 27-29 for the twentieth Mohican Wildlife Weekend! This year includes over 30 programs to choose from, enriching the mind with tons of activities for any age. The activities are located across 13 locations over the course of the weekend. This unique opportunity allows curious minds to learn about the rich history and beautiful wildlife abundant in Richland and Ashland counties. More…

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A Mighty Magnificent May Beckons

19 Apr , 2018  

The month of May kicks off a lot of big events here in Mansfield and Richland County. Big Bugs invade Kingwood Center Gardens. Race Season roars into action at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. RichHistory Weekend returns with tours, hands-on projects, demonstrations and much more. Keep an eye on the Destination Mansfield – Richland County calendar as more events are added daily!  More…


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Get Ready For An Amazing April

21 Mar , 2018  

From our friends at Destination Mansfield – Richland County:

April brings the promise of warmer weather and Spring fun! Explore the great outdoors during Mohican Wildlife Weekend. Open your race season at Mansfield Motor Speedway. Celebrate Passover with a dinner theater at BibleWalk. See the Destination Mansfield – Richland County calendar for more great ideas! More…

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Much Happening During Magnificent March

23 Feb , 2018  

It’s official, friends. March – yes, March – is  right around the corner!

And March brings an eclectic mix of activities to the Mansfield/Richland County area. More…

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TourismOhio Launches 2018 Travel Guide And App; Area Attractions Included

18 Feb , 2018  

With the holiday season behind us and schedules returning to normal, this is the time to plan your next Ohio getaway with family and friends. To inspire these travel plans, TourismOhio recently launched the 2018 Ohio Travel Guide and the Official Ohio Travel Guide app.

Mansfield and Richland County attractions are included in the Northeast Ohio section of the Guide and App. More…


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Fun In February? Here’s How!

25 Jan , 2018  

From the great folks at Destination Mansfield-Richland County:

February is here, with snow and crisp temperatures. Great news for all you snow enthusiasts and the upcoming ski events at Snow Trails! Or come in from the cold and experience the vibrant arts scene of the Mansfield area! See the Destination Mansfield-Richland County calendar for ways to beat the winter blues. More…

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Richland County Offers Fun In The Snow!

17 Dec , 2017  

Destination Mansfield/Richland County reminds everyone that winter weather brings its own set of opportunities to enjoy area attractions.

Plan a day enjoying the beauty of Ohio winters. Cross-country skiing paths and hills to snow tube are ready for you here in Richland County. Take advantage of the indoor waterpark, with special rates for skiers. Discover two manmade outdoor skating rinks, one in downtown Bellville and the other in Mansfield’s South Park. More…

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Destination Mansfield, Little Buckeye Win RUBY Awards

16 Nov , 2017  

Destination Mansfield – Richland County staff members attended the Ohio Conference on Travel in Akron, October 30-November 2. They joined approximately 250 other travel industry leaders to discuss travel trends and opportunities, as well as to hear from national experts. Also attending were the Little Buckeye Children’s Museum and Malabar Farm State Park.  More…

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Holiday Happenings

14 Nov , 2017  

With Thanksgiving just a week and two days away, it seemed the ideal time to start officially talking about all things holiday-related. We here at 1812Blockhouse are gearing up for a couple of our own seasonal surprises; in the meantime, however, we’re happy to share some great news about what’s coming from our friends at Destination Mansfield-Richland County.

Happy Holidays! Calendars get crazy at this time of year and we don’t want you to miss the best of the season. Be sure and make some time for yourself and slow down during this holiday season. Or change up your celebrations and go out with your family! See the Destination Mansfield-Richland County calendar for more holiday cheer. More…

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