History & Tourism

Looking Back And Forward At Cedar Point

16 Apr , 2018  

One of the world’s greatest amusement parks is located within a day trip’s drive of Richland County, and generations of locals have ridden its roller coasters, gotten wet on its water rides, and eaten delicious fair food.

Recently, we came across this interesting 2016 article on Cleveland.com which looks at 13 of the best rides at Cedar Point that no longer survive. From the Pirate Ride to Disaster Transport, from the Space Spiral to the Demon Drop, these rides are remembered fondly by many visitors. More…

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History & Tourism

What’s New At Cedar Point

20 Apr , 2017  

Editor’s Note: This article has been recently updated with additional information, including a video of the brand-new Cedar Point Shores Water Park.

With the proximity of Mansfield and Richland County to one of the world’s premier theme parks, and with only a couple of weeks until Cedar Point’s opening on May 6, we thought it a good time to look at what’s new this year on Ohio’s “roller coast.” More…

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All About Richland

Day Trip: Civil Rights Weekend At The Ohio History Center

9 Jan , 2017  

1812Blockhouse is pleased to bring you the first in a new feature, bringing you information about day trip opportunities that emphasize Ohio’s unique history, culture, and character.

This coming weekend, the Ohio History Center in Columbus will be hosting its Civil Rights Weekend. On Saturday, January 14 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Sunday, January 15 from Noon to 5:00 PM; and Monday, January 16 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.. More…