- 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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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.
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The Inniswood Metro Gardens are divided into two distinct areas, which are the general gardens and the formal gardens. Guests are encouraged to enjoy viewing and sitting in the formal gardens while they can hold picnics, bike, jog, or walk their pets in the general area.
Established in 1981, the Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center has been sharing the faith, culture, and heritage of the Amish, Mennonite, and Hutterite peoples. Visitors to the center are enthralled with the 265-foot mural-in-the-round and available tours.
Warren Harding's 'front porch' presidential speeches were presented on the porch of the Warren G. Harding Historic Home. A tour of the home and in its original, historic form is by appointment only year round.
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.
Opened for the visitors in 1983, the Yoder's Amish Home organizes special events, such as the Pumpkin Butter. Buggy rides, field trips, tours of the farm, and a barn filed with domestic animals are waiting for the visitors.
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.
Opened for the first time in 1990, the Merry-Go-Round Museum has as a centerpiece a carousel built in the beginning of the 20th century, with its oldest and leading horse being a 1915 Stargazer. There is also a gift shop on the premises. The museum can be rented.
The Pine Tree Barn acts mostly as a store that sells home furniture and items for interior design in addition to the year-round Christmas items. It is even located on a 25,000 acre Christmas tree farm from which trees can be purchased during the winter season.
Filled with a variety of Christmas themed exhibits, Castle Noel has memorabilia and artifacts from movies and popular culture for visitors to view. It also has a gift shop that sells holiday merchandise like Christmas lights.