- Our list of the best things to do in Mansfield, Ohio, features the top 25 nearby activities — including 12 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Mansfield, OH has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Amusement, Outdoor Places, Museums & Galleries, and Entertainment & Shows.
- The results below include the top 24 things to do within the city of Mansfield, OH , followed by 1 popular activity in the nearby city of Tallahassee
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100 Reformatory Road, Mansfield, OH 44906 MoreLess Info
History buffs, ghost hunters, and the curious flock to the Ohio State Reformatory every year. From its opening in 1896 to its closing in 1990, over 155,000 men were imprisoned within its walls, and many are said to be there still.
Enjoy an afternoon strolling around Kingwood Center, a 47-acre former estate with meticulously manicured gardens, fountains and trails. Guided tours of the interior of the mansion are available, as well as access to the hiking trails throughout the grounds.
The first hand-carved carrousel to be built in the United States since the 1930's can be found at Richland Carrousel Park. While listening to the organ music, riders can choose from one of 30 wooden horses or 22 mythical creatures.
Take the time to visit the hidden gem, known as the Ohio Bird Sanctuary, and find yourself immersed in nature. Located on 90-acres of wood and marshlands, there are miles of hiking trails, a visitor center, and hundreds of bird species on display.
The Little Buckeye Children's Museum offers a variety of exhibits that engage young guests. The location's purpose is to provide a learning experience for children who are interested in the arts and the sciences.
Ohio's only life-size wax museum, Biblewalk depicts stories of the Old and New Testament with meticulously created figurines and settings. Tours are available, and visitors can also enjoy a special dinner theater performance.
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100 Reformatory Road, Mansfield, OH 44905 MoreLess Info
Dedicated to preserving and raising awareness of the historic Mansfield Reformatory, the Mansfield Reformatory Preservation Society offers educational tours, ghost tours, interactive murder mysteries, and a museum of artifacts. The Society also hosts a variety of special events.