History & Tourism

Local Fun, Food, And Festivities This July

30 Jun , 2020  

From: Destination Mansfield – Richland County

Summer is here, and while our summers may be looking a little different this year, there are events for everyone’s comfort level on our calendar. Thousands and thousands of visitors make road trips to our area each year, but many visitors are staying close to home this year. This could be the best summer to explore like a visitor in your own backyard since our attractions, restaurants, and stores need local support more than ever. These events are a great way to fill your summer with fun and help our local businesses thrive again. More…

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History & Tourism

June Will Be Just Fine In Richland County

1 Jun , 2020  

By: Destination Mansfield – Richland County; 1812Blockhouse Staff

Across Richland County, there is a yearning for places that make life seem normal to reopen, combined with a realization that as they do so, they will be taking steps to safeguard the health of visitors and patrons.

With this in mind, our great friends at Destination Mansfield – Richland County have  put together a post of monthly event highlights, the first in some time. We are happy to share this list of June events with you:

Now that Ohio has started to open, both virtual and in-person events are now returning to our calendar. Many of our member businesses have had to close their doors during the quarantine, but we couldn’t be more excited to support them as they reopen their doors to the public. More…

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History & Tourism

Clean Is The New Green

27 May , 2020  

From our friends at Destination Mansfield – Richland County:

Everyone used to talk about their “green” initiatives. Now we’re all talking about our “clean” initiatives. As the tourism industry opens, one segment at a time, our museums, attractions, restaurants, hotels, shops, and recreation options are armed with robust cleaning procedures and are getting ready for visitors and locals alike.

The Destination Mansfield-Richland County staff spent March and April reaching out to a large sample of members to hear how they plan to keep visitors safe. We asked about new cleanliness routines and learned how many of our members will be changing how they do business. Our local businesses are pioneers in this new environment, and they have stepped up to the plate to meet these challenges and build consumer confidence in our tourism product. More…

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All About Richland

Destination Mansfield’s Efforts To Support Local Businesses Draw Attention

18 Apr , 2020  

The hospitality industry has been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic like few others. On Friday, the United Nations World Tourism Organization released results of a survey where it was found that a staggering 96% of all tourism destinations worldwide now have travel restrictions in place. In the United States, that number stands at 92%.

Sometimes, even in the midst of anticipated difficulty, creative organizations can turn on a dime and focus on ways to fulfill their mission despite challenges.

Such is the case locally with Destination Mansfield – Richland County, and their efforts in making lemonade out of lemons has caught the attention of the media in another Ohio community. More…

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Support The Local Artisans Who Make Up The Wine & Ale Trail

3 Apr , 2020  

We join the Destination Mansfield-Richland County in thanking the Wine & Ale Trail stops  for adjusting to all the changes happening around us and for keeping their doors open. Wineries, breweries, and wine bars are so important to our community for the quality of life they create with great wine, beer, and food. While we can’t stop by for dinner, drinks and live music, we hope you will join us in supporting our local artisans and small businesses during the stay-at-home order. More…

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History & Tourism

COVID-19 Travel Information For Mansfield & Richland County

15 Mar , 2020  

The great folks at Destination Mansfield – Richland County are keenly aware of the different ways in which the present public health situation is impacting, and will likely continue to impact the remarkable tourism industry in Richland County and for Richland Countians..

To that end, they have shared the following overview in response to those potential changes: More…

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All About Richland

Celebrate Spring With March Activities

29 Feb , 2020  

In Richland County, we have had a fairly mild winter but today – with snow still on the ground – we can turn our eyes gratefully toward the promise of spring. Warmer temperatures and green grass are on the horizon and so are lots of great events in March to check out. Here’s a list compiled by Destination Mansfield – Richland County intern, Maisee  Fried. More…

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Work Of Art: Mansfield Art Center Releases 2020 Exhibition Schedule

12 Feb , 2020  

Contemporary Selections from the Roy Gottlieb Collection,” a multi-media exhibition in the Foundation Gallery and the Upper Gallery, will kick off the first of a very impressive lineup for the 2020 Exhibition Series at the Mansfield Art Center. Dr. Roy Gottlieb, a collector for many years, has curated this exhibition to represent primarily Central Ohio Artists from the past thirty years. More…

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All About Richland

It’s Time To Make Valentine’s Day Plans

5 Feb , 2020  

Love, love, love! Valentine’s Day, February 14, is quickly approaching. If you’re looking to treat a special someone to a fantastic experience, look no further. Richland County is full of fun eateries, wineries, and activities to explore with your sweetheart.  Our friends at Destination Mansfield-Richland County know just what to recommend! More…

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History & Tourism

February Outdoor Fun and Indoor Coziness

28 Jan , 2020  

February will be cold. If you like cold weather, then we have some great outdoor activities to tell you about. And if the cold is not your thing, we also have plenty of indoor events to give you something to look forward to during this chilly time of year. With the help of Destination Mansfield – Richland County, here’s a list of things to check out in the upcoming month: More…

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History & Tourism

Richland County Is Ready For 2020: Here Are Some Can’t Miss Events

4 Jan , 2020  

The 2020 calendar is filling up fast! Here are 7 events that are happening in our community in just the first half of the year. Make sure not to miss these cool local opportunities!

1 – Ski Carnival: February 22-23
The 59th Annual Ski Carnival at Snow Trails is an epic weekend of winter fun, spectating, racing, brats and beer – an annual tradition since the very first season at Snow Trails! More…

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Locally Crafted New Year’s Resolutions

31 Dec , 2019  

Okay, Richland County – Wednesday does not just mark the beginning of a new year, but also a new decade. Sure, you could focus on goals to lose weight, exercise more, eat better…we won’t argue with whatever targets you want to set for yourself. But we’ve come up with a list of 5 resolutions that are just for our community – see how many you can tackle in 2020: More…

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History & Tourism

Chilly January Fun In Richland County

22 Dec , 2019  

The new year is just around the corner, and it’s the perfect time to try a new experience or just get out of the house for some winter fun. The folks at Destination Mansfield – Richland County have rounded up their list of the best ways to spend your day come January: More…

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History & Tourism

New Brochure One Piece Of A New Strategy

14 Dec , 2019  

In 2019, Destination Mansfield – Richland County and the area’s local Wine & Ale Trail locations expanded the original trail, both to create more regional appeal and to get more eyes on each stop. In addition to the seven Richland County sites, two new partners in contiguous counties were added. The new sites joined a collection of partners whose passion for craft and connection to history bring people from near and far to sip and savor their way through the trail. You can read more about those new stops here.

Now Destination Mansfield – Richland County has created a Wine & Ale Trail brochure that showcases all the locations on the Trail, and a bit about the history that surrounds many of them, in order to get the word out. More…

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