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Destination Mansfield – Richland County Receives Statewide Recognition

19 Nov , 2019  

Shawshank promotions have been honored again at a statewide competition.

The Ohio Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus (OACVB) held its 22nd Annual Awards of Excellence and President’s Luncheon in Gahanna on Thursday, November 14.  At the luncheon, STAR Awards (“State Tourism Achievement Recognition”) were presented for destination marketing and tourism development efforts.

Destination Mansfield – Richland County was presented with STAR awards for their Shawshank Marketing Campaign, website, and a 2nd place award for the Shawshank Digital Marketing Campaign. More…

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Washington Post Profiles Shawshank’s Impact

30 Aug , 2019  

It’s not every day that a story in the Washington Post has a Richland County angle.

That’s the point of the piece, however – The Shawshank Redemption has proven to be an outlier among films in its ability to stir the imagination 25 years after release. And among the beneficiaries of that impact is the city of Mansfield. More…


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Escape From Shawshank – On A Bike This Time

13 Jul , 2019  

Here’s your chance to undertake your own escape from Shawshank, otherwise known as the Ohio State Reformatory.

On July 27, join friends with Slow Roll Mansfield, the Richland County Chamber of Commerce, and Destination Mansfield as they undertake the Shawshank Bike Tour, a 7.5 mile bike hike that will visit Shawshank Redemption movie filming locations and places where the film was produced. More…

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Shawshank 25th Annivesary Celebration: Save This Date on Your 2019 Calendar

14 Nov , 2018  

It’s time to get busy living and join fans from around the world for the Shawshank Redemption 25th Anniversary celebration. Get August 16-18, 2019 on your calendar now – it’s not too early to start planning your trip. More…

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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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AP Distributes Story Nationally About Shawshank And Mansfield

4 Sep , 2018  

The Associated Press has distributed a story focusing on next year’s twenty-five year anniversary of The Shawshank Redemption release.

The article by Clint O’Connor of the Akron Beacon-Journal looks not only at the way that the movie’s settings are still used, but also at the recent filming of Escape Plan 3: Devil’s Station at OSR.

The post can be read here on the website of US News and World Report.


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Beyond Shawshank: Mansfield In The Movies

26 Jun , 2017  

Each year, many fans of “The Shawshank Redemption” make a pilgrimage to the Mansfield area. It’s certainly not unusual to see a social media post not only of the Ohio State Reformatory, but also of places like Brook’s Bench in Central Park and other stops along the Shawshank Trail. More…

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