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Downtown Mansfield on Park Avenue East at Central Park on the square.
Kingwood Center

Mansfield is a city in Richland County, Ohio, USA. It is home to the Miss Ohio Scholarship Program Pageant.


Named after Jared Mansfield, Surveyor General of the United States in the early 19th century, the city sits on a fork of the Mohican River in the western foothills of the Allegheny Plateau, a hilly region surrounded by fertile farmlands and its elevation is among the highest of Ohio cities. The highest elevation in Mansfield is at the Woodland Reservoir (1,492.66 feet or 454.96 meters above sea level), which is on the southwest side of the city. The elevation of Central Park, which is on the square in downtown Mansfield is 1,242.66 feet or 378.76 meters above sea level. Mansfield is known as The Heart of Ohio but is also known as the Carousel Capital of Ohio, Danger City, The Fun Center of Ohio and Racing Capital of Ohio and also the filming location of Shawshank Redemption.

Tourist information center[edit]

Get in[edit]

Map of Mansfield (Ohio)

By plane[edit]

  • Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE IATA), PH:(216)-265-6030. [1]. Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is Cleveland's main airport, located on the west side of the city. The airport is served by most of the major domestic airlines.
  • 1 Mansfield Lahm Airport (MFD IATA), 2000 Harrington Memorial Rd, +1 419 522-2191. Mansfield. Mansfield Lahm Airport is a city-owned, joint civil-military, public-use airport, located on the north side of the city. Mansfield Lahm Regional Airport on Wikipedia Mansfield Lahm Regional Airport (Q1443693) on Wikidata
  • Port Columbus International Airport (CMH IATA), 4600 International Gateway, Columbus, PH:(614)-239-4083, [2]. Port Columbus International Airport is served by all the major airlines, with direct flights to most major American cities.

By car[edit]

  • U.S. Route 42 goes through Mansfield and the downtown district. It provides connection to Ashland to the northeast and Lexington and Mount Gilead to the southwest.
  • Ohio State Route 13 goes through Mansfield and the downtown Historic Carrousel District. It provides connection to Bellville to the south and Norwalk and Sandusky to the north.
  • Ohio State Route 39 goes through Mansfield and by the downtown Historic Carrousel District. It provides connection to Shelby to the northwest and Lucas and Amish Country to the southeast.
  • Ohio State Route 309 starts out at U.S. Route 30 near the Home Road overpass in Mansfield. It provides connection to Ontario and Galion to the west.
  • Ohio State Route 430 goes through Mansfield and the downtown business district. It provides connection to Ontario to the west and Mifflin to the east.
  • Ohio State Route 545 starts out at Ohio State Route 39 in Mansfield. It provides connection to Olivesburg and Savannah to the northeast.

Get around[edit]

By bus[edit]

  • Richland County Transit (RCT), 232 N. Main St, +1 419 522-4504, fax: +1 419-522-3157. RCT operates local bus service five days a week, except for Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays. The RCT bus line operates 12 fixed routes within the cities of Mansfield and Ontario and Madison Township which provide a transportation network that can take you to work, school, appointments, or shopping.

By taxi[edit]


North Lake Park


  • Biblewalk (The Living Bible Museum), 500 Tingley Ave, +1 419 524-0139, toll-free: +1-800-222-0139, fax: +1 419-524-2002, e-mail: . Hours are M-Sa 9AM-6PM, Su 3PM-7PM. Ohio's only life-sized wax museum, with over seventy scenes and 300+ wax figures featuring original music and narration to bring Biblical scenes to life. Also features a live Christian dinner theater and other attractions.
  • Equestrian Valley Farm (Equestrian Valley Farm), 2495 Crimson Road, Mansfield, OH 44903, +1 419 589-5161. Take a trail ride on horseback on an historic Mohican style farm - established in 1815. The house - built in 1825 - overlooks the pond and adjacent pastures. This 200 acre farm has trails on scenic rolling hills through open pastures and beautiful forests.
Richland Carrousel Park
  • 4 Mansfield Reformatory Preservation Project, 100 Reformatory Rd., (just off SR 545), +1 419 522-2644, e-mail: . The cornerstone for this building was laid in 1886. The Reformatory has been closed since 1990 and the building is being preserved. Scenes from several movies such as Shawshank Redemption (1994); Air Force One (1997); Tango & Cash (1989), amongst others have been filmed there and other activities and tours take place throughout the year. Ohio State Reformatory on Wikipedia Ohio State Reformatory (Q2898265) on Wikidata
The Reformatory
  • 5 Oak Hill Cottage, 310 Springmill St, +1 419 524-1765, e-mail: . When you phone, ask for Anka Hall, Guild Director to schedule a tour. Current tours are on Su from 2PM to 5PM through Dec 30 and daily for groups by special appointment. Closed Jan through Mar. The tour is $3 donation for adults and $1 for children 12 and under. Oak Hill Cottage on Wikipedia Oak Hill Cottage (Q7073569) on Wikidata
  • Richland B & O Bike Trail, +1 419 884-3764. The bike trail is over 18 miles long, paved on the abandoned Ohio B & O Rail Road bed. It is well maintained and protected. It runs from Mansfield to Butler through one of Ohio's most scenic areas.
Oak Hill Cottage
  • 6 The Renaissance, 138 Park Ave. West, +1 419 522-2726, fax: +1 419-524-7005. The 1,600 seat theatre opened on January 19, 1928 as the Ohio Theatre and serves today as the largest performing arts center in North-Central Ohio. Renaissance Theatre (Mansfield, Ohio) on Wikipedia Renaissance Theatre (Q7312448) on Wikidata
  • Mansfield Playhouse, 95 East 3rd St (Mansfield, OH 44902), +1 419 522-2883. Vary. The second oldest, and largest continually producing Community Theater in Ohio, the Mansfield Playhouse has been in it's current location for over 40 years. With an aggressive season consisting of 6 Main Stage shows, 2 Youth Theater shows, and 2 Second Stage shows, the playhouse is active from early August to late May. $10-$15.
  • The Blueberry Patch, 1285 W. Hanley Rd., Mansfield (Located just off US Route 42), +1 419 884-1797, fax: +1 419-884-1798, e-mail: . The u-pick blueberry season is open from early July to early September and the u-pick raspberry season is open from mid August to frost. The Blueberry Patch has a gift shop, blossoms cafe, greenhouse and a nursery.
  • 7 Warren Rupp Observatory, 5127 O'Possum Run Road, Mansfield OH. Warren Rupp Observatory ( ) is one of the world's largest amateur operated telescopes. Nestled in the pastoral setting of Hidden Hollow, near Mansfield, Ohio. Boast of some of the darkest skies in the state. The Rupp Scope and the Richland Astronomical Society dedicate themselves to public awareness of Astronomy. Public Nights will be held on the first Saturday of each month, March through November and special programs are offered on alternative weekends. If weather permits, there will be an opportunity to view through the big scope as well as a variety of personal scopes. Free. Warren Rupp Observatory on Wikipedia Warren Rupp Observatory (Q7970461) on Wikidata

Annual events[edit]

  • Richland County Fair, 750 N. Home Rd, +1 419 747-3717, fax: +1 419 747-7141. The fair is usually held during the first full week of August or sometimes in some years the fair is held during the second full week of August.



  • 1 Alpaca Meadows, 1200 Rock Rd, +1 419 529-8152. Alpaca Meadows Farm & Fiber Studio is a local alpaca farm that offers alpaca products including yarn, fiber, and fiber art equipment. They also host various events, including tours and art classes.
  • Historic Carrousel District. Located in the heart of downtown Mansfield features eateries and coffee shops, small antique, craft and gift shops and more. It is what turned the downtown around.
  • KritterMall. Buy pet supplies and find a comprehensive list where kids can touch, feed and interact with animals in Ohio. Locations include petting zoos, wildlife safaris, horseback riding, aviaries, working farms, butterfly conservatories and more. Purchases are covered by warranty and have complete customer support.
  • Mansfield Antique Show and Flea Market, 750 N. Home Rd, +1 419 747-3717, fax: +1 419 747-7141. The Mansfield Antique Show and Flea Market is a monthly event that is held from February to November, the last weekend (last Saturday and Sunday) of each month at the Richland County Fairgrounds. For more information contact Kevin Spore at +1 419 756-3904 or Tim Babcock at +1 419 884-3253. Admission is $1 for adults, free for kids age 11 and under.



Grocery stores[edit]

  • Kroger. Three stores in Mansfield. Ask for discount card.
  • Meijer, One store in Ontario at 1355 N. Lexington-Springmill Rd, +1 419 747-8364. Open 24 hours, seven days a week.. Ask for discount card.
  • Walmart Supercenter:
    • One store in Mansfield at 2485 Possum Run Rd., Tel: +1 419-756-2850, [3].
    • One store in Ontario at 359 N. Lexington-Springmill Rd., Tel: +1 419-529-2950, [4]. Both stores are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


Coney Island Diner
Dairy Land
  • Asian Buffet, 1296 Lexington Ave (Located at the intersection of Lexington Ave. (US Route 42) and Logan Rd.), +1 419 774-1689, fax: +1 419 756-5811.
  • Athens Greek Restaurant, 41 N. Main St, +1 419 524-5620. Hours are M-Sa 11AM-8PM.
  • City Grille and Bar, 37 E. 4th St (Located downtown in the Historic Carrousel District), +1 419 709-9199. Hours are Tu-Th 11AM-11PM, F 11AM-1AM, Sa 4PM-1AM, closed Su and M.
  • Coney Island Diner, 98 N. Main St (Located downtown in the Historic Carrousel District), +1 419 526-2669. Hours are M-F 6:30AM-7PM, Sa 6:30AM-4PM, closed Su. Coney Island Diner is Mansfield's oldest restaurant and is famous for it's coneys and pea salad. The downtown eatery has been around since 1936 and has become famous among filmmakers and politicians.
  • Dairy Land, 800 Springmill St, +1 419 525-2168. Spring and summer hours are Tu-Su 11AM-10PM from early April to the first of September. Fall hours are Tues-Sun 11AM-9PM from the first of September to the second week of October. Closed for the winter season from mid October to late March or early April. Dairy Land is always closed on Mondays and 4th of July. The drive-in restaurant has been serving Mansfield since 1947 and its menu serves ice cream, sundaes, shakes, sodas (Pepsi products), fries, burgers, hotdogs, coneys, chicken and more. When you arrive at Dairy Land, you just park and one of the servers will help you in taking your order. Before you go, you may want to ask for a menu (a yellow paper menu full of good food and ice creams with prices listed) to take with you so you know what to order on your next visit. They are locally famous for their excellent shredded chicken sandwiches.
  • El Campesino Restaurante Mexicano Cantina, 80 W. Hanley Rd, +1 419 522-7226. Hours are M-Th 11AM-10PM, Fri 11AM-10:30PM, Sa Noon-10:30PM, Su 11AM-9PM. This Mexican restaurant with the best combination platters around is known for their fajitas, quesadillas, enchiladas, tacos and burritos. El Campesino also has a full bar that serves Margaritas,flavored margaritas and daiquiris, domestic and Mexican beer, wine, and mixed drinks.
  • Fork & Fingers Fine Mexican Food, 54 Park Ave. West (Located in downtown Mansfield at the intersection of Park Ave. West and N. Mulberry St.), +1 419 526-2321.
  • Rancho Fiesta, 1360 S. Trimble Rd (Located near the intersection of S. Trimble Rd. and Lexington Ave. (US Route 42) at the Appleseed Center), +1 419 774-1774. Mexican restaurant that serves authentic Mexican cuisine and cantina.


There are plenty of choices for alcohol. Most grocery stores carry it, as well as the gas stations, drive-throughs and convenience stores.

  • Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar:
    • One location in Mansfield at 145 Stander Ave., Tel: +1 419-756-9303, [5].
    • One location in Ontario at 1023 N. Lexington-Springmill Rd., Tel: +1 419-747-5300, [6].
  • Cornerstone Bar & Grill, 586 Park Ave. E., +1 419 522-5523. Cornerstone has some of the areas best talented dart throwers. If you want some competition, then this is the place to go, plus they have $1000 Blind draws on a regular basis.
  • Fresh Apple Cider This area is to apple cider, what Florida is to orange juice. In the fall, through late spring, fresh squeezed, unadulterated cider flows freely at the local orchards. Some freeze it for year around use. (It only makes it sweeter).
  • Good Fellows Pizza & Sports Pub, 1349 Park Ave. W., +1 419 529-2499. noon–2:30AM daily.
  • Lew's Tavern, 1188 Park Ave. E., +1 419 589-9600. Live music every Wednesday night, D.J. Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, darts every Thursday night.


42 Motel on US Route 42 just south of Mansfield.
  • 42 Motel, 2444 Lexington Ave (Located on US Route 42 (Lexington Avenue) near the signalized intersection of US Route 42 and Hanley Road), +1 419 884-1315. The motel has 22 rooms/2 floors with a smoke alarm in every room. Room amenities include air conditioning, telephone, free internet access, television/color tv, cable/satellite, coffee maker/complementary coffee, refrigerator, and kitchen/kitchenette. Pets are allowed with a swimming pool located on site.
  • Heritage Inn Mansfield, 1017 Koogle Rd, +1 419 589-3333, fax: +1 419 589-3333.

Stay safe[edit]

Dial 911 from any telephone for emergency police, medical, and fire services.




OhioHealth, Mansfield Hospital



  • Brass Hanger Cleaners, Two locations in Mansfield at:
    • 366 Ashland Rd., Tel: +1 419-526-2733.
    • 1351 Lexington Ave., Tel: +1 419-756-1802.
    • 2232 Stumbo Rd., Ontario, Ohio, Tel: +1 419-529-5256.



Go next[edit]

  • Canton is about 1 hour and 15 minutes east on U.S. Route 30.
  • Cleveland is about 1 hour and 25 minutes northeast on I-71.
  • Columbus is about an hour southwest on I-71.
  • Cincinnati is about 2 hours and 50 minutes southwest on I-71.
  • Lexington is a rual village about 7 miles southwest of downtown Mansfield on U.S. Route 42.
  • Ontario is a suburban city west of Mansfield. It is a major regional retail hub with a shopping mall serving the entire North-Central Ohio area.
  • Amish Country centered in Holmes County to the southeast of Richland County on Ohio State Route 39.
  • Malabar Farm State Park located near Lucas, Ohio is a former Louis Bromfield estate. It includes the "Big" house, Ceely Rose house (site of the reputed triple murder), Welcome Center, Olivet Cemetery where Bromfield and his family are interned, and Malabar Farm Restaurant a restored "stagecoach" inn built in 1820 is also located within the park.
  • Mohican Resort & Conference Center located in southern Ashland County is surrounded by 6,000 acres of Mohican State Forest and borders Pleasant Hill Lake. Hiking, swimming and boating are nearby. 96 recently renovated guest rooms offering a private balcony. The dining room is also open Sundays with a great buffet for $12.95. A Ohio Department of Natural Resources facility.
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