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Mansfield (Ohio)

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Downtown Mansfield on Park Avenue East at Central Park on the square.
Kingwood Center

Mansfield [1] is a city located in Richland County, Northwest Ohio in the state of Ohio, USA. It is home to the Miss Ohio Scholarship Program Pageant.

Understand

Named after Jared Mansfield, the city sits on a fork of the Mohican River in the western foothills of the Allegheny Plateau, a hilly region surrounded by fertile farmlands and its elevation is among the highest of Ohio cities. The highest elevation in Mansfield is at the Woodland Reservoir (1,492.66 feet or 454.96 meters above sea level), which is on the southwest side of the city. The elevation of Central Park, which is on the square in downtown Mansfield is 1,242.66 feet or 378.76 meters above sea level. Mansfield is called The Heart of Ohio but is also known as the Carousel Capital of Ohio and Racing Capital of Ohio.

Tourist information center

  • Mansfield/Richland County Convention and Visitors Bureau, 124 N. Main St., +1-800-642-8282 (fax: +1 419-524-7722), [2].
  • Downtown Mansfield, 55 N. Mulberry St., +1 419-522-0099 (fax: +1 419-526-6853), [3].

Get in

By plane

  • Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (IATA:CLE), PH:(216)-265-6030. [4]. Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is Cleveland's main airport, located on the west side of the city. The airport is served by most of the major domestic airlines, and it is one of Continental Airlines' three U.S. hubs as well.
  • Mansfield Lahm Airport (IATA:MFD), 2000 Harrington Memorial Rd., Mansfield, PH:(419)-522-2191, [5].
  • Port Columbus International Airport (IATA:CMH), 4600 International Gateway, Columbus, PH:(614)-239-4083, [6]. Port Columbus International Airport is served by all the major airlines, with direct flights to most major American cities.

By car

  • U.S. Route 42 goes through Mansfield and the downtown district. It provides connection to Ashland to the northeast and Lexington and Mount Gilead to the southwest.
  • Ohio State Route 13 goes through Mansfield and the downtown Historic Carrousel District. It provides connection to Bellville to the south and Norwalk and Sandusky to the north.
  • Ohio State Route 39 goes through Mansfield and by the downtown Historic Carrousel District. It provides connection to Shelby to the northwest and Lucas and Amish Country to the southeast.
  • Ohio State Route 309 starts out at U.S. Route 30 near the Home Road overpass in Mansfield. It provides connection to Ontario and Galion to the west.
  • Ohio State Route 430 goes through Mansfield and the downtown business district. It provides connection to Ontario to the west and Mifflin to the east.
  • Ohio State Route 545 starts out at Ohio State Route 39 in Mansfield. It provides connection to Olivesburg and Savannah to the northeast.

Get around

By bus

  • Richland County Transit (RCT), 232 N. Main St., +1 419-522-4504 (fax: +1 419-522-3157), [7]. RCT operates local bus service five days a week, except for Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays. The RCT bus line operates 12 fixed routes within the cities of Mansfield and Ontario and Madison Township which provide a transportation network that can take you to work, school, appointments, or shopping.

By taxi

  • Mansfield Checker Cab, 147 N. Adams St., +1 419-522-2222 (fax: +1 419-589-2288), [8]. If you wish to get a cab in the Mansfield area, you have to call for one. At the minimum you should call 30 minutes before you need a ride.

See

  • 179th Airlift Wing of the Ohio Air National Guard, 1947 Harrington-Memorial Rd. (Located at Mansfield Lahm Airport), +1 419-520-6420, [9]. Base of huge C-130 aircraft and crews. Annual Air show in July.
North Lake Park
  • The Miss Ohio Scholarship Program, +1 419-522-MOSP (6677), [10]. Annual Event June of each year.

Do

  • Biblewalk (The Living Bible Museum), 500 Tingley Ave., +1 419-524-0139 or +1 800-222-0139 (, fax: 419-524-2002), [11]. Hours are M-Sat 9AM-6PM, Sun 3PM-7PM. Ohio's only life-sized wax museum, Biblewalk is bringing God's word to life! With over over seventy scenes and 300+ wax figures featuring original music and narration presented in a non-denominational setting, Biblewalk is a must see. Thousands of visitors the world over have visited the Living Bible Museum since it opened in 1987. Also features a live Christian dinner theater and other attractions.
  • Equestrian Valley Farm (Equestrian Valley Farm), 2495 Crimson Road, Mansfield, OH 44903, +1 419-589-5161, [12]. Take a trail ride on horseback on an historic Mohican style farm - established in 1815. The house - built in 1825 - overlooks the pond and adjacent pastures. This 200 acre farm has trails on scenic rolling hills through open pastures and beautiful forests.
  • Kingwood Center, 900 Park Ave. W., +1 419-522-0211 (), [13]. 47 Acres of gardens on former estate, a favorite spot for orchardists, gardeners and photography. A true family spot.
  • Mansfield Art Center, 700 Marion Ave., +1 419-756-1700 (fax: +1 419-756-0860), [14].
  • Mansfield Motorsports Park, 100 Crall Road East, +1 419-524-0183, [15]. Newer NASCAR track, building a new 1/4 mile drag stip. Very nice facility, very clean. Off of SR 545 or SR 13.
Richland Carrousel Park
  • Mansfield Reformatory Preservation Project, 100 Reformatory Rd., (just off SR 545), +1 419-522-2644 (), [16]. The cornerstone for this building was laid in 1886. The Reformatory has since closed and the building is being preserved. Scenes from several movies have been filmed there and other activities and tours take place throughout the year.
The Reformatory
  • Oak Hill Cottage, 310 Springmill St., +1 419-524-1765 (), [17]. When you phone, ask for Anka Hall, Guild Director to schedule a tour. Current tours are on Su from 2:00PM to 5:00PM through Dec 30 and daily for groups by special appointment. Closed Jan through Mar. The tour is $3 donation for adults and $1 for children 12 and under.
  • Richland Carrousel Park, 75 N. Main St., +1 419-522-4223 (), [18]. Located on the southwest corner of W. 4th St. and N. Main St. in the Historic Carrousel District in downtown Mansfield.
  • Richland B & O Bike Trail, +1 419-884-3764, [19]. The bike trail is over 18 miles long, paved on the abandoned Ohio B & O Rail Road bed. It is well maintained and protected. It runs from Mansfield to Butler through one of Ohio's most scenic areas.
Oak Hill Cottage
  • The Renaissance, 138 Park Ave. West, +1 419-522-2726 (fax: +1 419-524-7005), [20]. The 1,600 seat theatre opened on January 19, 1928 as the Ohio Theatre and serves today as the largest performing arts center in North-Central Ohio.


  • Mansfield Playhouse, 95 East 3rd Street (Mansfield, OH 44902), (419) 522-2883, [21]. Vary. The second oldest, and largest continually producing Community Theater in Ohio, the Mansfield Playhouse has been in it's current location for over 40 years. With an aggressive season consisting of 6 Main Stage shows, 2 Youth Theater shows, and 2 Second Stage shows, the playhouse is active from early August to late May. $10-$15.

Annual events

  • Richland County Fair, 750 N. Home Rd., +1 419-747-3717 (fax: +1 419-747-7141), [22]. The fair is usually held during the first full week of August or sometimes in some years the fair is held during the second full week of August.

Learn

  • The Ohio State University at Mansfield, 1760 University Dr., +1 419-755-4011, [23].
  • North Central State College, 2441 Kenwood Cir., +1 419-755-4800 or +1 888-755-4899, [24].
  • MedCentral College of Nursing, 335 Glessner Ave., +1 419-520-2600 or 1-877-656-4360, [25].
  • Madison Adult Career Center, 600 Esley Ln., +1 419-589-6363, [26].

Buy

  • Historic Carrousel District, [27]. Located in the heart of downtown Mansfield features eateries and coffee shops, small antique, craft and gift shops and more. It is what turned the downtown around.
  • Jones Potato Chip Company, 823 Bowman St., +1 419-529-9424 or +1 800-466-9424 (, fax: +1 529-6789), [28]. Family made since 1945 by the Jones family. The Jones Potato Chip Company and retail store are located at the same address. The chips can be bought at any local grocery store or supermarket, where potato chips are sold.
  • KritterMall (KritterMall), [29]. Buy Pet Supplies and find a comprehensive list where kids can touch, feed and interact with animals in Ohio. Locations include petting zoos, wildlife safaris, horseback riding, aviaries, working farms, butterfly conservatories and more. We are an Authorized Petsafe, Innotek and sportDOG Retailer. That means we sell only New products in original packaging, or specially marked refurbished packaging. You can be assured that your purchase will be covered by the full manufacturer's warranty and will be provided with complete customer support.
  • Mansfield Antique Show and Flea Market, 750 N. Home Rd., +1 419-747-3717 (fax: +1 419-747-7141), [30]. The Mansfield Antique Show and Flea Market is a monthly event that is held from February to November, the last weekend (last Saturday and Sunday) of each month at the Richland County Fairgrounds. For more information contact Kevin Spore at 419-756-3904 or Tim Babcock at 419-884-3253. Admission is $1 for adults, free for kids age 11 and under.

Eat

Bakeries

  • Buckeye Bakery Inc., 21 E. 4th St. (Located in downtown Mansfield in the Historic Carrousel District), +1 419-522-2341 (). Hours are M-Fr 5:00AM-5:00PM, Sa 5:00AM-4:00PM.
  • Buckeye Bakery Inc., 866 Ashland Rd., +1 419-589-5174 (). Hours are M-Fr 7:00AM-5:00PM, Sa 7:00AM-4:00PM.
  • Dunkin Donuts, One location in Ontario at 2094 Park Ave. West (Located on the northeast corner of Park Avenue West and Lexington-Springmill Road at the Circle K Marathon gas station.), +1 419-529-6740, [32].
  • Schneider's Olde World Bakery, 146 Orange St., +1 419-522-2212.

Grocery stores

  • Geyer's Fresh Foods, One store in Mansfield at 660 S. Diamond St., +1 419-522-6331, [33]. Hours are M-Sa 6AM-10PM and Su 7AM-10PM.
  • Kroger, Three stores in Mansfield. Ask for discount card, [34].
  • Meijer, One store in Ontario at 1355 N. Lexington-Springmill Rd., +1 419-747-8364, [35]. Open 24 hours, seven days a week.. Ask for discount card.
  • Walmart Supercenter:
    • One store in Mansfield at 2485 Possum Run Rd., Tel: +1 419-756-2850, [36].
    • One store in Ontario at 359 N. Lexington-Springmill Rd., Tel: +1 419-529-2950, [37]. Both stores are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Restaurants

Dairy Land
  • Coney Island Diner, 98 N. Main St. (Located downtown in the Historic Carrousel District.), +1 419-526-2669. Hours are M-F 6:30AM-7:00PM, Sa 6:30AM-4:00PM.
  • Coney Island Inn, 20 South Park St. (Located downtown on the Square), +1 419-525-1406. Hours are M-Sa 5:30AM-8:00PM.
  • Dairy Land, 800 Springmill St., +1 419-525-2168. Spring and summer hours are Tu-Su 10:30AM-10:00PM from early April to the first of September. Fall hours are Tu-Su 10:30AM-9:00PM from the first of September to the second week of October. Closed for the winter season from mid October to early April. Dairy Land is always closed on Mondays and 4th of July. The drive-in restaurant has been serving Mansfield since 1947 and its menu serves ice cream, sundaes, shakes, sodas (Pepsi products), fries, burgers, hotdogs, coneys, chicken and more. When you arive at Dairy Land, you just park and one of the servers will help you in taking your order. Before you go, you may want to ask for a menu (a yellow paper menu full of good food and ice creams with prices listed) to take with you so you know what to order on your next visit.
  • El Campesino Restaurante Mexicano Cantina, 80 W. Hanley Rd., +1 419-522-7226. Open 7 days a week.. This mexican restaurant with the best combination platters around is known for their fajitas, quesadillas, enchiladas, tacos, burritos and much more. El Campesino also has a full bar that serves Margaritas,flavored margaritas and daiquiris, domestic and mexican beer, wine, and mixed drinks.
  • Mansfield Restaurant, Southside, 948 S. Main St. (Located on the southwest corner of S. Main St. and W. cook Rd.), +1 419-756-0479, [38]. Hours are M-Sa 5:30AM-8:30PM and Su 6:30AM-2:30PM.
  • Mansfield Restaurant, Westside, 1090 Park Ave. West, +1 419-529-8238, [39]. Hours are M-Sa 5:30AM-8:30PM and Su 6:30AM-2:30PM.
  • Stewart's Drive-In, 1182 Park Ave. East, +1 419-589-7857, [40]. Hours are M-Sa 11AM-9PM, closed on Sundays and 4th of July. The Stewart's Drive-In in Mansfield, Ohio was the first to open by Frank Stewart in 1924. Stewart's is famous for its Stewart's Fountain Classics root beer and hot dogs.

Drink

There are plenty of choices for alcohol. Most grocery stores carry it, as well as the gas stations, drive-throughs and convenience stores.

  • Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar:
    • One location in Mansfield at 145 Stander Ave., Tel: +1 419-756-9303, [41].
    • One location in Ontario at 1023 N. Lexington-Springmill Rd., Tel: +1 419-747-5300, [42].
  • Boomers Grill & Bar, 1400 W. 4th St., +1 419-528-0050, [43].
  • Cornerstone Bar & Grill, 586 Park Ave. E., +1 419-522-5523. Cornerstone has some of the areas best talented dart throwers. If you want some competition, then this is the place to go, plus they have $1000 Blind draws on a regular basis.
  • Fresh Apple Cider This area is to apple cider, what Florida is to orange juice. In the fall, through late spring, fresh squeezed, unadulterated cider flows freely at the local orchards. Some freeze it for year around use. (It only makes it sweeter).
  • Good Fellows Pizza & Sports Pub, 1349 Park Ave. W., +1 419-529-2499, [44]. Hours are M-Su 11:00AM-2:30AM.
  • Kosta's Wings & Billboards, 924 W. 4th St., +1 419-529-3844.
  • Martini's on Main, Taverna e Pizzeria, 108 N. Main St., +1 419-775-5936 (), [45]. Hours are Tu-F 4:00PM-1:00AM, Sa 7:00PM-1AM (kitchen closed on Saturday).
  • Oak Park Tavern, 2919 Park Ave. E., +1 419-589-2637. Hours are Tu-Th-F 10AM-10PM, W 10AM-11PM, Sa 3PM-10PM, Su 3PM-9PM, closed on Mondays. Tavern is open on Mondays in December.. All time tavern favorites, appetizers, chicken, seafood, steaks & other fine entrees, enhance any dinner. The tavern also has a great beer list, bar, private rooms, great wine list and take out. Reservations accepted. *

Sleep

42 Motel on US Route 42 just south of Mansfield.
  • Best Western Richland Inn-Mansfield, 180 E. Hanley Rd., +1 419-756-6670 (fax: +1 419-756-9041), [47].
  • Comfort Inn North, 500 N. Trimble Rd., +1 419-529-1000 (fax: +1 419-529-2953), [48]. 114 rooms, centrally located.
  • Econo Lodge Mansfield, 1017 Koogle Rd., +1 419-589-3333 (fax: +1 419-589-3333), [49].
  • 42 Motel, 2444 Lexington Ave. (Located on US Route 42 (Lexington Avenue) near the intersection of US Route 42 and Hanley Road), +1 419-884-1315, [50]. The motel has 22 rooms/2 floors with a smoke alarm in every room. Room amenities include air conditioning, telephone, free internet access, television/color tv, cable/satellite, coffee maker/complementary coffee, refrigerator, and kitchen/kitchenette. Pets are allowed with a swimming pool located on site.
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Mansfield-South @ I-71, 2220 S. Main St., +1 419-774-1010 (fax: +1 419-774-0909), [51].
  • Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Mansfield-Conference Center, 116 Park Ave. West, +1 419-525-6000 (fax: +1 419-525-0197), [52].
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites Mansfield, 120 Stander Ave., +1 419-774-0005 (fax: +1 419-774-9066), [53].
  • Merit Inn, 137 Park Ave. West (Located in downtown Mansfield across from The Renaissance), +1 419-522-5142 (, fax: +1 567-247-1373), [54].
  • Motel 6 Mansfield, 555 N. Trimble Rd., +1 419-529-2100 (fax: +1 419-529-6679), [55].
  • Super 8 Mansfield, 2425 Interstate Cir., +1 419-756-8875 (fax: +1 419-756-8875), [56].
  • Travelodge Mansfield, 90 W. Hanley Rd., +1 419-756-7600 (fax: +1 419-756-8102), [57].
  • Lew's Tavern, 1133 Park Ave East. Live music every wednesday night,D.J. tues,fri,sat darts every thursday night

Stay safe

Dial 911 from any telephone for emergency police, medical, and fire services.

Contact

  • United States Post Office, Main Office, 200 N. Diamond St., +1 419-755-4621 (fax: +1 419-755-4610), [58]. M-F 7:30AM-6PM; Sa 9AM-1PM. Package and shipping price varies.

Cope

Hospitals

MedCentral Health System, Mansfield Hospital

Gym

  • Madison Fitness Center, 926 Ashland Rd., +1 419-589-1234.
  • Mansfield Area YMCA, 750 Scholl Rd., +1 419-522-3511 (fax: +1 419-525-3009), [60]. Open 24 hours from Monday 5:00AM to Friday 9:00PM, Sa 5AM-7PM, Su 8AM-5PM.
  • MedCentral Health & Fitness Center, 1750 W. 4th St., +1 419-526-8900, [61]. Hours are M-F 5:30AM-9:30PM, Sa 7AM-4PM, Su 10AM-4PM.
  • NexGen Fitness & Nutrition, 270 Lexington Ave. Unit 108, +1 419-295-7886, [62].

Laundromat

  • Brass Hanger Cleaners, Two locations in Mansfield at:
    • 366 Ashland Rd., Tel: +1 419-526-2733.
    • 1351 Lexington Ave., Tel: +1 419-756-1802.
    • 2232 Stumbo Rd., Ontario, Ohio, Tel: +1 419-529-5256.
  • Clean Jeans, 225 Ashland Rd., +1 419-522-9109.
  • Colonial Coin Laundry, 190 Marion Ave., +1 419-522-7600.
  • Gerber Cleaners, 162 S. Main St., +1 419-522-3901, [63]. Hours are M-F 6:30AM-5:30PM, Sa 7AM-12PM (noon).
  • Heatherwood Coin Laundry & Dry, 787 Laver Rd., +1 419-589-7600.
  • Hilltop Coin Laundry, 709 Ashland Rd., +1 419-522-5055.
  • Kimmel Corporation, Two locations in Mansfield at:
    • 295 Park Ave. West, Tel: +1 419-524-1119.
    • 36 Brookwood Way N., Tel: +1 419-529-8000.
  • Park Avenue West Cleaners, 518 Park Ave. West, +1 419-522-8438.
  • Sunlite Laundry & Tannery, 1081 W. Longview Ave., +1 419-747-4500.
  • Swan Cleaners, 165 Park Ave. West, +1 419-524-2611 (, fax: +1 419-525-4879), [64]. Hours are M-F 7:30AM-5:30PM, Sa 8AM-12PM (noon). Pick up and drop off only.
  • Wash N Wear Laundry, 199 Glessner Ave., +1 419-526-1044.

Library

  • Mansfield/Richland County Public Library, Main Branch, 43 W. 3rd St., +1 419-521-3100, [65]. M-Th 9AM-9PM; F-Sa 9AM-5:30PM; Su 1:00PM-5:00PM. The main branch of the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library offers free internet access, although you may have to obtain a library card first.

Newspapers

  • The Mansfield News Journal [66] is the only daily newspaper published in the Mansfield area.

Get out

  • Canton is about 1 hour and 15 minutes east on U.S. Route 30.
  • Cleveland is about 1 hour and 25 minutes northeast on I-71.
  • Columbus is about an hour southwest on I-71.
  • Cincinnati is about 2 hours and 50 minutes southwest on I-71.
  • Lexington is a rual village about 7 miles southwest of downtown Mansfield on U.S. Route 42.
  • Ontario is a suburban city west of Mansfield. It is a major regional retail hub with a shopping mall serving the entire North-Central Ohio area.
  • Amish Country centered in Holmes County to the southeast of Richland County on Ohio State Route 39.
  • Malabar Farm State Park, [67] located near Lucas, Ohio is a former Louis Bromfield estate. It includes the "Big" house, Ceely Rose house (site of the reputed triple murder), Welcome Center, Olivet Cemetary where Bromfield and his family are interned, and Malabar Farm Restaurant, [68] a restored "stagecoach" inn built in 1820 is also located within the park.
  • Mohican Resort & Conference Center, [69] located in southern Ashland County is surrounded by 6,000 acres of Mohican State Forest and borders Pleasant Hill Lake. Hiking, swimming and boating are nearby. 96 recently renovated guest rooms offering a private balcony. The dining room is also open Sundays with a great buffet for $12.95. A Ohio Department of Natural Resources facility.


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