Mansfield, Ohio Travel Guide

Mansfield has many claims to fame: it professes to be the haunted capital of Ohio, the number one movie of all time – The Shawshank Redemption – was filmed here, and America’s first working robot, Elektro, was built in the city, to name just a few.

The Shawshank Trail

Created in 2008, you can download the map and information pack from the trail’s website and choose which order you do the sites in

Ohio State Reformatory

Despite its fame for having appeared in The Shawshank Redemption, the Ohio State Reformatory has been featured in a number of movies and music videos, including Tango and Cash and Air Force One.

Richland Carousel Park

The carousel consists of 52 beautiful animals – 30 of horses and the rest menagerie creatures, including a mythical hippocampus – and two chariots