Richland County Hopes To Be Horror And Hollywood Hot Spot

  • 9/9/2016 4:12:28 PM
  • WMFD Staff
  • Local News

MANSFIELD, OH – Eight travel writers from around the country visited Mansfield and Richland County on September 8-9 for an exciting press trip. As part of their plan to position Mansfield as a destination for horror fans and movie buffs, the Mansfield/Richland County Convention and Visitors Bureau created a unique experience highlighting the region’s off-the-wall horror and film destinations. Writers visited fascinating local attractions such as award-winning special effects and make-up mastermind Robert Kurtzman’s “Creature Corps” studio and the Haunted Bissman Building.

The “Haunted & Hollywood” tour also visited the following destinations:

* Ohio State Reformatory

* Mansfield Memorial Museum

* Richland Carrousel Park

* Malabar Farm State Park and Malabar Farm Restaurant

* Laxton Hollow Brewing Works

* The Blueberry Patch

* The Wishmaker House Bed and Breakfast

CVB staff are hopeful the trip showcased the unorthodox experiences in Mansfield and around and wil result in positive publicity for the region.

“We’re thrilled to host these talented writers and are very excited to show them all the one-of-a-kind places in our area,” said Mansfield CVB President Lee Tasseff. “By highlighting these destinations for these travel writers, we are confident more visitors will come to know the region for its diverse offerings for fans of horror and Hollywood.”

A destination unlike any other, Mansfield is home to a wealth of unusual travel adventures and experiences, such as the world-famous Shawshank Trail, visiting the working farm where Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall were married, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Kingwood Center Gardens, BibleWalk, breathtaking scenery, rural and hometown experiences. Hiking, biking, golf, cross-country and downhill skiing, bird watching and loads of other outdoor adventures attract travelers of all ages. Complete visitor information available at or (800) 642-8282.

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