History & Tourism

RUBY For Mansfield Richland County CVB

30 Sep , 2018  

Destination Mansfield – Richland County staff members attended the Ohio Conference on Travel in Sandusky, Ohio on September 25-28. They joined approximately 300 other travel industry leaders from across the state to discuss travel trends and opportunities, as well as to hear from national experts.  The local team also walked away with statewide recognition for their marketing efforts. More…

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History & Tourism

Face Your Fears And Escape From OSR

29 Sep , 2018  

The annual fall haunted experience at the Ohio State Reformatory is now underway.

Escape from Blood Prison has opened its doors to provide a “haunted hellscape” in an authentic former prison. You are welcomed to test that authenticity. More…

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Little Buckeye Wins Six Awards at Ohio Conference on Travel

28 Sep , 2018  

Little Buckeye Children’s Museum was honored at the 2018 Ohio Conference on Travel at Hotel Breakers in Sandusky with four Citations of Excellence and two of the Ohio Travel Association’s coveted Ruby Awards.

This annual conference recognizes and rewards top-notch and innovative ways of marketing by the Ohio Travel Association, and it is Little Buckeye’s second year bringing home the hardware. More…

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History & Tourism

Brilliant Colors Around The Corner: Latest From ODNR Including The Official Ohio Video Fall Color Forecast

28 Sep , 2018  

Fans of fall color in the Buckeye State in north central Ohio are getting ready for their favorite season of the year. What’s it going to be like in 2018? We have some answers today on 1812Blockhouse.

Ohio’s forest canopies will soon begin their color transformation to strong reds, vivid yellows and bold oranges that encourage people to visit the Buckeye State to catch that first glimpse of color. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), in partnership with TourismOhio, will help people find the best locations to view the changing colors throughout the fall. More…

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History & Tourism

Ohio Heritage Days Festival This Weekend At Malabar Farm

24 Sep , 2018  

Take a trip to the past this weekend as Malabar Farm State Park hosts the Forty-Second Annual Ohio Heritage Days Festival and In the Spirit of Friends Antiques & Primitives Show.

From 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM both Saturday and Sunday, the Festival will include crafts, antiques, primitives, antiques tractors, horses, food, live music, a Civil War & Buck Skinners Camp, and archaeological displays (Sunday only). More…

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History & Tourism

Walk. Listen. View The Past.

13 Sep , 2018  

On Saturday, Downtown Mansfield Inc. and Just Walk Richland are again collaborating to bring you the opportunity to exercise and experience the past at the same time.

In the third of four DMI Walks scheduled this season, this walk will focus on the Northeast Sector/Brewery District. More…

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History & Tourism

Haunted Halls Of The Ohio Statehouse To Open For Tours

12 Sep , 2018  

The Ohio Statehouse is opening its doors on Friday and Saturday nights during the last two weeks of October for a celebration of history and legend.

The 2018 edition of the Haunted Statehouse Tours will feature recently found evidence of paranormal activity at the Ohio Capitol and will incorporate a new story or two with an updated tour route. More…

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History & Tourism

OSR Offering New Shorter Tours This Month

9 Sep , 2018  

This month, the Ohio State Reformatory is offering new abbreviated tours.

These tours take place seven days a week through September 27, from 11 AM to 4 PM each day. Take a self-guided “Haunted Halls of OSR” tour and experience long ago history, traces of Hollywood magic, and maybe even a glimpse of the otherworldly. Daring guests can also check out an exclusive behind-the-scenes sneak peel of the Halloween event, “Escape from Blood Prison.” More…

History & Tourism

There’s A New Buckeye Candy Trail

9 Sep , 2018  

While the state’s new Ohio Buckeye Candy Trail has no Richland County location among the 30 shops statewide that can be explored for tasty treats, there is one in a adjacent county which is well known to Richland Countians.

Sweeties Chocolates/Grandpa’s Cheesebarn near Ashland has been included. More…

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History & Tourism

TourismOhio Launches Online Center For All Things Fall Related

6 Sep , 2018  

Area residents know well that Richland County and all of north central Ohio can feature stunning fall colors as the days shorten and the temperatures cool. It might not seem like it at the moment, but the seasons are going to change sooner versus later.

To help Ohio travelers, friends and families create their own Fallidays, TourismOhio has launched a fall planning hub at Ohio.org/Fallidays. More…

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