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    entering the prison grounds
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Mansfield Things to Do

  • Malabar Farm State Park

    Malabar Farm was the home of author Louis Bromfield. Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart were married there. When I was a child, this was all private but it has been a state park for a long time now. The drive to the park is beautiful, going through one of the magical places of my childhood.Bromfield was a conservationist long before global warming...

  • See the prison

    On the northeast corner of Mansfield. Take highway 30 and take the exit onto hwy 545. The prison is just north of the exit, but if you are eastbound you must exit to your right, toward the south. Then you will turn north on 545.One of the photos shows the "Shawshank Tree" which plays a role in the movie; Morgan Freeman's character finds a box...

  • Are there chateaus in Ohio?

    Of course there are. How could you doubt?This is Kingwood Center in Mansfield, Ohio. Dr. King left his beautiful chateau to the city of Mansfield and it has become a horticultural center. The house is open to the public; there is a lovely pond with ducks and other fowl to feed; gardens are lovely all year. I've even visited in January and enjoyed...

  • ~Mansfield's Mural~

    This is another mural located on the historical Florshiem Shoe Building that has been the Crowe's Shoes business since 1939.Mansfield & Richland County Convention & Visitors' Bureau124 North Main Street Mansfield, Ohio 44902

  • Johnny Appleseed Mural

    This lovely mural is located on the Calhoun, Kademenos,Heichel, Childress Attorneys at Law building. It was commissioned by the Mansfield Rotary 2001. Mansfield is a very lovely historic town.Mansfield & Richland County Convention & Visitors' Bureau124 North Main Street Mansfield, Ohio 44902

  • Hand-carved Carousel

    Nearly in the town center is a covered carousel, partly new hand-carved, partly restored. Closed when I got there, but it looks like a nice place to rent out for kids parties. These kinds of carousels are few and far between these days...

  • The Windows

    Mansfield Prison has pretty much laid exposed to the elements for a number of years until recently. As you can see, the trees are trying to take over.

  • Filming Site of "The Shawshank...

    Almost the entire movie "The Shawshank Redemption" was also filmed at Mansfield. There are still a few props left over from the filming.

  • Filming Site of "Air Force One"

    The Movie Air Force One was filmed at the Mansfield Prison and a few of the props from the movie still remain. Mansfield was used as a Russian prison in the movie.


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  • by brightmeadow Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Mansfield's oldest museum building, also Mansfield's newest museum.

    34 Park Avenue West

    See Elektro the world's first robot? that was a relic of the old Westinghouse/ White Consolidated factory, now closed.

    Admission to the museum is free, it is open Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

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    • Museum Visits

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  • Biblewalks's Profile Photo

    by Biblewalks Updated Oct 18, 2006

    Favorite thing: The last 100 days and 100 events of Jesus in the Holy Land are summarized in a tabular form, and mapped to the sites in the Galilee and Israel.

    Each site is reviewed with historical info, archaelogical references, biblical references and packed with photos.

    Pls see:

    Or a complete list from BibleWalks:

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    • Historical Travel
    • Archeology

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