History & Tourism

Fall Road Trip: Experience Wildlights At The Columbus Zoo

16 Nov , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse, Columbus Zoo & Aquarium

This year, we have added a handful of Fall Road Trip ideas to our usual staple of Summer Road Trips. Each has provided Richland Countians with an easy day trip idea that features something unique and different.

This is our last Fall Road Trip suggestion for 2022.

As always, we remind our readers that Richland County itself is full of interesting things to see and do. Find out more on the Destination Mansfield website.

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is transforming into a winter wonderland with millions of LED lights and holiday magic for everyone! One of Central Ohio’s most cherished family-friendly traditions, Wildlights, efficiently powered by AEP Ohio, will be open for guests on Friday, November 18 through Sunday, January 1, 2023. Columbus Zoo members are invited to enjoy early access for Member Night on Thursday, November 17, 2022, while a Sensory-Friendly Light Stroll is available on Tuesday, November 15 to offer a modified experienced for guests who might prefer a less stimulating environment with reduced sounds and visual stimulation.

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History & Tourism

Fall Road Trip: Toy Hospitals And Dinosaurs At COSI

9 Nov , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

This year, we’re adding a handful of Fall Road Trip ideas to our usual staple of Summer Road Trips. Each provides Richland Countians with an easy day trip idea that features something unique and different.

As always, we remind our readers that Richland County itself if full of interesting things to see and do. Find out more on the Destination Mansfield website.

Columbus’ venerable Center of Science and Industry (COSI) has two exhibitions over the next few weeks certain to please your younger family members.

Doc McStuffins : The Exhibit. “Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit” runs through January 3.

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History & Tourism

Summer Road Trips: What’s New At The Columbus Arts Festival

30 May , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse, Columbus Arts Festival

Welcome back to Summer Road Trips for 2022!

This year we’re continuing our weekly look at unique events and attractions that are within an easy driving distance of Richland County. For the first time in two years, we’re sharing events taking place in-person, although by all means please all ahead and verify what social distancing, masking, etc.

Of course, we regularly feature the many extraordinary places to visit right here in Richland County and encourage our readers to get out and experience what is on offer in our own backyard.

Today we’re highlighting the return of one of central Ohio’s traditional events — the Columbus Arts Festival.

While many favorite artists, local bands, hands-on activities and food vendors return to the Columbus Arts Festival, there are always new things to discover at the welcome to summer event presented by the American Electric Power Foundation and produced by the Greater Columbus Arts Council (Arts Council). Here are some of the adventures in store for the more than 450,000 guests coming to the 2022 festival, June 10-12:

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History & Tourism

Summer Road Trip: Shakespeare Under The Stars

1 Jun , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

This year we’re continuing our weekly look at unique events and attractions that are within an easy driving distance of Richland County. We call these “Summer Road Trips.” Of course, we regularly feature the many extraordinary places to visit right here in Richland County and encourage our readers to get out and experience what is on offer in our own backyard.

If you have never been to a presentation by The Actors’ Theatre at Schiller Park in Columbus’ German Village, you really will be in for a treat if you take this particular road trip. We at 1812Blockhouse have been there in years past, and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

The regular presentation of works of Shakespeare and other playwrights leads off this summer with an open air production of the great bard’s “Much Ado About Nothing.” More…

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All About Richland

Coming And Going: Mansfield And Columbus Swap Residents Frequently, Study Finds

18 Feb , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

Think of neighbors of yours which have recently moved into Richland County. Or consider those friends or family which have left the area for other parts.

From where have they come and where did they go?

That is the question which the website Stacker sought to answer as it specifically considered the most common metropolitan areas in the county from which people moved to metro Columbus, and then, in reverse, where Columbus residents have been moving.

As you might expect, the largest number of those transplanting themselves from one place to another come from or go to another metropolitan area in Ohio. It might come as a little surprise, however, that the Mansfield Metropolitan Area ranks in the top 25 in both of those categories. More…

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All Things Business

Easton Announces $500 Million Expansion Project

20 Nov , 2018  

One of the perks of living in north central Ohio is that not only do we have wonderful shopping, attractions, and amenities close to home – particularly here in Richland County – but that we are also in short driving distance to experiences with world class cultural and entertainment options.

On occasion, we will share news of major developments taking place in Cleveland or Columbus that provide such opportunities for Richland Countians. One such project was announced on Monday in Columbus. 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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