History & Tourism

Time For An Awesome April In Richland County

5 Apr , 2021  

From our great friends at Destination Mansfield – Richland County:

Been there, done that? Come back for a special event! Our top attractions have events happening this April that will make a visit to Richland County an experience like no other. The staff of professionals and volunteers at your favorite attractions are filled with experts in their field. These experts can’t wait to share their knowledge with you to help make your trip special: stargaze with local astronomers, learn from master glass artists and gardeners, and hunt ghosts with experts in the paranormal.

Explore the natural attractions of Richland and Ashland Counties and learn from expert naturalists, survivalists, and more at the 20th Annual Mohican Wildlife Weekend (Apr 23 – 25). This year’s theme “Survivor Mohican” will inspire participants to adventure at 10 different sites with scheduled programs and unscheduled adventure. Some programs include birding boat tours, survival classes, gold panning, and raptor photography. More…

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A Day In Plymouth: One Historic Town, Two Counties

2 Apr , 2021  

From our friends at Destination Mansfield, with links from 1812Blockhouse:

The Village of Plymouth is one of the oldest communities in Richland County.

A bit of an anomaly, the community of settlers sprang up along a military road and former Wyandot trail, now Ohio 603, in the early 1800s and grew into a village before Ohio’s official county lines were determined. When Richland County’s northern border was drawn along the Forty-First Parallel, the village which was then called Paris, was split between Richland and Huron counties. It was at this time in 1838, that Paris and rechartered as Plymouth. More…

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March Happenings and Events

6 Mar , 2021  

From our friends at Destination Mansfield – Richland County:

Spring is on the way and we are ready to celebrate the end of a long snowy winter with events that get us out of the house and refresh our spirits. The March calendar of events is full of the arts, family-friendly workshops, and date night ideas that break out from the norm.

Fantastic Friday Night! It’s time to rethink Friday nights of takeout and Netflix. Stop by the First Friday Shop Hop (Mar 5) in Downtown Mansfield and explore our local shopping and dining offerings. Do something bold and a little bit hair-raising to start the weekend. Join in on the Public Ghost Walks (Mar 12, 19, 26) at the Ohio State Reformatory where guides will take you on a two-hour tour of the prison’s most haunted spots…in the dark. More…

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What Can I Do Around Here With My Kids In Winter?

3 Mar , 2021  

From our friends at Destination Mansfield – Richland County:

What do you do when Buckeye Chuck says we’re in for a long winter, but the kids are ready to get out of the house now? Richland County has opportunities for winter fun, indoors and out! Get the kids away from screens with our favorite family-friendly winter activities:

Bring your children, age 4-9, to Snow Trails to learn to ski and snowboard on Fridays, weekends, and peak days. The Snow Trails comprehensive Cubs and Bears Children’s Programs will teach your children a new skill in a safe environment during this half-day program. The Children’s Program includes a lift ticket, ski or snowboard equipment rental, helmet, and instruction/supervision as well as a mid-session snack. Your child’s lift ticket is valid for the entire day and can continue to be used, along with rental equipment, until the slopes close for the day. More…

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Travel Richland Without Breaking Healthy Routines

14 Feb , 2021  

From our friends at Destination Mansfield – Richland County:

It’s no secret: travel can interrupt healthy routines. While there are plenty of times when we want to allow ourselves some healthy indulgence, if you’re just starting a new habit or made a New Year’s Resolution, experts say it takes an average of 66 days for a new behavior to become a habit. But traveling doesn’t have to reset the counter to zero. Whether you’re planning a road trip or staying close to home, there are many opportunities to get out of the house while sticking to your new healthy habit. More…

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Get Ready For A Fun February

30 Jan , 2021  

Our friends at Destination Mansfield – Richland County have shared the following look at events taking place next month as winter continues.

Tired of staring at the same four walls? Don’t wait for warm weather to get you out of the house! Our February calendar is filling up with opportunities to bundle up, mask up, and safely leave home to enjoy the best parts of life in Richland County. More…

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January Fun Continues In Richland County

16 Jan , 2021  

From our great friends at Destination Mansfield – Richland County:

2021 is finally here and while we enter the new year with caution, it’s thrilling to start planning or schedule. Join us in getting excited about the possibilities of what this year might hold. Events are starting to pick up so here’s what we’re adding to our January calendar: winter fun, online concerts, art classes, and more!

Enjoy some snow and crisp January weather! Fresh powder is waiting for skiers, snowboarders, and snow tubers at Snow Trails. Get in extra time on the slopes and at Vertical Descent tubing park from 9 am to 9 pm with MLK Extended Hours (Jan 15 – 18). More…

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Local Attractions Offer Virtual Tours

16 Dec , 2020  

With many cautious travelers staying home, a few local attractions have brought their tours to them! Visitors can now explore “inside” local attractions and exhibitions from the comfort and safety of their home.

The Ohio State Reformatory Virtual Tour Experience

Each year, thousands of visitors flock to the Ohio State Reformatory to explore this decommissioned prison, relive the beloved film The Shawshank Redemption, and hunt for paranormal experiences in its haunted halls. Now visitors can explore the Ohio State Reformatory in a stunning 360-degree virtual tour. Visitors can access the tour with an Annual Membership, starting at $29, or they can purchase a 24-hour pass for just $5. More…

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Richland County Holiday Gift Ideas

30 Nov , 2020  

Destination Mansfield – Richland County has assembled a list of gift ideas from local businesses. This year, shop small when you’re making your Christmas list and checking it twice. Choose items you can only get in Richland County and make your small business shopping even more significant.

For the Foodie…

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It’s Richland County Restaurant Week

15 Nov , 2020  

Richland County Restaurant Week is here, with local eateries providing both great food and exceptional deals.

Following is a list of participating restaurants and offers from each:

Athena Greek Restaurant – Buy 3 gyros get one free

DLX | Dan Lew Exchange – Buy a $15 gift card and get a $15 gift card for free (some restrictions may apply)

Der Dutchman – $5.00 off a $30.00 or more purchase (not valid with any other promo or on gift card purchases)

Black Dog Tavern – Buy two entrees and receive a free appetizer (up to $9.00 value) More…

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Mansfield: Where Roots Run Deep And Wide

12 Nov , 2020  

From our friends at Destination Mansfield – Richland County

Mansfield is a place whose personality, present and future, cannot be separated from its past. To truly know this city, you must first get acquainted with its history because Mansfield’s roots run deep and wide.

The Wellspring of Richland County

Mansfield is the heart of Richland County and home to both a literal and metaphorical wellspring — a city that sprang up from nothing but forested wilderness on the American frontier. In 1808, the city’s founders chose an unusual spot to settle: a picturesque hilltop flanked by forks of the Mohican River. For settlers, a water source was often the primary factor for choosing a location to put down roots. Most settled in locations near rivers, but this hilltop had a unique water source and high elevation which made it quite preferable to the mosquito-plagued lowlands of the Black Fork River. The Big Spring, a natural spring an easy walk from the square (now Mansfield’s Central Park), provided early Mansfielders with an endless supply of cool water straight from the earth for the necessities of life of the frontier. More…

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Some Great Ideas For November In Richland County!

31 Oct , 2020  

From our friends at Destination Mansfield – Richland County:

The temperatures may be dropping, but there is still plenty to do in Richland County.

Get outside and explore the natural wonders of Richland County, or head inside for showstopping performances! Extend Halloween with spooky mini golf and real ghost hunting or get a jump on your Christmas shopping while supporting local businesses.

Extend the spooky season with Mini Golf Spooktacular (Nov 1, 6) at Roselawn Mini Golf, where the course will still be decked out with Halloween decorations, lights, fog, and eerie tunes. Hunt for real ghosts in a decommissioned prison at the Public Ghost Hunt (Nov 28) at the Ohio State Reformatory. Ghost hunters will be divided up based on skill level for tailored experiences for beginners, intermediate, and advanced investigators. More…

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A Day In Shiloh

15 Oct , 2020  

In Richland County, you don’t have to go far to get away from city life. If you follow Route 13 North out of the city of Mansfield, you’ll quickly leave behind the trappings of urban and suburban living. With the city in your rearview mirror, the beautiful tapestry of fields, farmland, and rolling hills of Shiloh unfolds before you. Ahead is a region of bounty and slow country living. You’ll see horses and buggies, clothes hanging out on the line, and farm stands filled with the pick of the day. More…

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Raining More RUBYs For Richland

14 Oct , 2020  

Little Buckeye Children’s Museum and Destination Mansfield – Richland County win Ohio awards

The Ohio Travel Association (OTA) produces the RUBY Awards for one reason and one reason only – to provide their members with the opportunity to showcase their value to their communities. In 2020, the OTA awards team threw out the drawing board, reshaped the awards program to fit the times and demonstrate the importance and impact of Ohio’s travel industry during this time. And two local entries won awards: Little Buckeye Children’s Museum and Destination Mansfield-Richland County.

“Excellent resides in Richland County,” says Lee Tasseff, Destination Mansfield –Richland County President. “And every day that excellence is leveraged into positive attention, an influx of money to the area, and for its residents, a better quality of life.” More…

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More Than Pumpkins: Enjoy October In Richland County

4 Oct , 2020  

From our friends at Destination Mansfield – Richland County:

Fall is here and more and more events are being added to our calendar. This October, you have a chance to see your choice of live performance indoors and on stage, create art in a new stained glass studio, get your heart racing with blood-chilling scares, and shop till you drop while supporting local artisans, artists, crafters, small businesses, and more!

Live arts are finally back on stage! At the Renaissance Theatre, watch the stage musical Cabaret (Oct 2-4, 9-11), or the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra Mash-Up (Oct 17). The films Hocus Pocus (Oct 24), and The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Oct 31) will also be shown on the main stage. If you’re not ready to head indoors for entertainment yet, all events will also be screened simultaneously outside in the Ren Backlot. Now you can choose between watching inside or from the comfort of your vehicle or camp chairs in the parking lot. At the Mansfield Playhouse, catch a performance of the stage play, The Savannah Sipping Society (Oct 23, 24, 30, 31 & Nov 1, 2). More…

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