History & Tourism

Summer Road Trips: Ohio Train-Themed Road Trip

21 Aug , 2017  

1812Blockhouse continues its review of unique attractions and events doable within a day from Mansfield. As always, this is done with the reminder that some of Ohio’s best places to visit are right here in our own backyard. Today’s proposed trip combines both.

When the website OnlyInYourState.com published a post this past week entitled “This Dreamy Train-Themed Trip Will Take You On The Journey of A Lifetime,” it included a stop right here in Richland County. More…

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History & Tourism

Summer Road Trips: Columbus Food Truck Festival

11 Aug , 2017  

We continue our look at day road trips from Richland County that feature unique events and attractions. As always, this comes with a reminder that some of the best in Ohio are right here at home; a good place to check for these is at Destination Mansfield.

The 7th Annual Columbus Food Truck Festival takes place at a new location: on the Scioto Mile Bicentennial Park on Friday, August 18 and Saturday, August 19 from 11 AM to 11:PM. More…

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All About Mansfield, History & Tourism

Summer Road Trips: 50 Kinds Of Hamburgers

4 Aug , 2017  

1812Blockhouse continues with our look at unique and even “off the wall” day trips for Richland Countians during the summer of 2017.

We always start out by reminding our readers that some of the best tourist destinations in the state are right here, and we do our best to profile events taking place close to home on a regular basis. There’s no place like home! More…

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History & Tourism

Summer Road Trips: 18th Century Colonial Trade Fair

27 Jul , 2017  

1812Blockhouse continues with our series on unique attractions and events which can be visited this summer on a day’s trip from Mansfield. As always, please remember that there are wonderful things to visit right here in Richland County as well!

Remembering and honoring practices of times gone by continues to be a time honored and fun tradition. That is why the Wolf Creek Grist Mill is proud to be the location for this year’s 18th Century Colonial Trade Fair, August 5 and 6 from 10 AM to 5 PM. More…

History & Tourism

Summer Road Trips: The Ohio State Fair, Past And Present

23 Jul , 2017  

This week brings the granddaddy of all Ohio fairs and festivals – the Ohio State Fair.

First held in 1850 during three days in Cincinnati, the current edition welcomes almost a million visitors to the Fairgrounds in Columbus, its home since 1886. More…

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Summer Road Trips: Kings Island And Mystic Timbers

7 Jul , 2017  

We continue our series of one-day road trips available for residents of Mansfield and Richland County during the summer of 2017. In each, we are profiling new and interesting attractions to tempt day vacationers.

Many Mansfielders have made the trip down I-71 to Mason, Ohio since Kings Island opened in 1972. This year, two new attractions will greet visitors to the park – the new Mystic Timbers roller coaster and Soak City Water Park improvements. More…

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History & Tourism

Summer Road Show: Ashland Balloonfest Starts Tonight

29 Jun , 2017  

The season of sun is upon us, and Mansfield area residents are going on the road. While many are experiencing local attractions, some are taking longer trips to visit sights in Ohio and further afield. With this in mind, 1812Blockhouse is sharing a series we’re calling “Summer Road Trips” in which highlight unique events and locations within an easy day’s reach of Richland County.

Festivities abound over the next several days all across Ohio, including in nearby Ashland. More…

History & Tourism

Summer Road Trips: Restored Lonz Winery Reopens

24 Jun , 2017  

The season of sun is upon us, and Mansfield area residents are going on the road. While many are experiencing local attractions, some are taking longer trips to visit sights in Ohio and further afield. With this in mind, 1812Blockhouse is sharing a series we’re calling “Summer Road Trips” in which highlight unique events and locations within an easy day’s reach of Richland County.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) proudly unveiled the restoration and preservation efforts that have been completed at the Historic Lonz Winery on Middle Bass Island State Park on Friday, June 23. More…

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History & Tourism

Summer Road Trips: Oberlin’s Summer History Walks

21 Jun , 2017  

The season of sun is upon us, and Mansfield area residents are going on the road. While many are experiencing local attractions, some are taking longer trips to visit sights in Ohio and further afield.

With this in mind, 1812Blockhouse begins a series today we’re calling “Summer Road Trips.” In each, we are highlighting events and locations within an easy day’s reach of Richland County. We are concentrating on opportunities to experience unique stories and places. More…