Pure Imagination

Pure Imagination By Tonya Prater  Inspire creativity and enchant your children’s minds no matter how old they may be at the newly expanded Buckeye Imagination Museum, bursting with puzzles and games.  The Buckeye Imagination Museum is redefining play for all ages with its expansive 32,000 square feet of colorful and innovative space in Mansfield’s Imagination…

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Follow the Shawshank Trail

“Hope is a good thing … maybe the best of things. No good thing ever dies.” — Andy Dufresne That’s certainly true of The Shawshank Redemption, the top-rated movie of all time on the Internet Movie Database (IMDb), filmed almost entirely in Mansfield and the surrounding area. Fans of the iconic motion picture can follow…

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Life off the Beaten Path

Not all residents were born in Mansfield, but everyone who moves here quickly finds themselves right at home — just ask Louie Andres. Retired from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Louie grew up in southwest Ohio and moved to Mansfield in 1992 to manage Malabar Farm State Park. With a wife and three children…

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Brewing Up Community

Beer is a family affair for the husband-and-wife duo Duncan and Carmone Macfarlane. In April 2014, the Macfarlanes combined their 30-plus years of brewing experience with co-founders Scott Cardwell and Steve Zigmund to bring the craft beer revival to Mansfield through The Phoenix Brewing Company. Duncan is the head brewer; Carmone, “Red,” is the chief…

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Carrying on the Tradition

Nikia Fletcher met the love of her life in Mansfield, but didn’t date him for 10 years, and then didn’t marry him for another 10. It all makes sense when you realize they met as children. “We’ve actually known each other since birth,” says Nikia. She and her now-husband, Antonio, started dating in 9th grade,…

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Worth the Trip

The joy of travel lives in the surprise of discovery. In Mansfield, surprises hide around every corner, making it every bit worth the trip.   Despite its small footprint, the city is big on fun with experiences you won’t find anywhere else. Since Hollywood’s 1950s heyday, Mansfield has been a favorite spot for movie stars…

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Dine in Style

Craving succulent seafood served in pre-Civil War era caverns? How about towering cheesecake while watching a sunset? If you have an appetite for unforgettable ambiance with your meal, discover delectable dishes and amazing atmospheres across Richland County. Breakfast Haunts Get your day started the right way. Start slow with a cappuccino, a scone or slice…

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Do It All Downtown

Stroll the streets of downtown Mansfield to experience it all in the beating heart of Richland County. Be inspired by expressive works of art, savor expertly crafted dishes and drinks, and get to know the vibrant personality of the city. You’ll find all of that, and so much more, in downtown Mansfield — no matter…

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