United States Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Advice on tipping
  2. 2 Road trip October
  3. 3 Western Trip - CO, Utah, NV
  4. 4 SF, One day trip to wine county help July 3-5th??
  5. 5 United Nations tours
  6. 6 Solo Trip to Seattle on a Budget
  7. 7 Amish
  8. 8 national/state park in November
  9. 9 Road trip phila to toronto - help!
  10. 10 Nantucket for Columbus Weekend
  11. 11 Broadway Banter revived, Spring 2015!
  12. 12 Trip Report Our Badlands, Black Hills, Yellowstone Adventure, June 2015
  13. 13 Hilton Head restaurants
  14. 14 Cayo Costa State Park
  15. 15 Restaurant near Dana on the bay San Diego
  16. 16 Philadelphia to Sunset, SC via I81 and others
  17. 17 Cross Country NH to WA
  18. 18 Yreka, CA to Medford, OR, Siskiyou Pass
  19. 19 Looking for suggestions for Washington state weekend getaways
  20. 20 Road Trip
  21. 21 2 months in Hawaii!
  22. 22 NY to North Carolina family road trip in August
  23. 23 November trip to Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce
  24. 24 Las Vegas to LA by car.
  25. 25 San Fransisco hotel
View next 25 » Back to the top

Ohio State Reformatory / Mansfield Area

Jump to last reply

I am wondering if anyone has been on a tour at the now-closed Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield? We are fans of Shawshenk Redemption (who isn't) and it was filmed there. Apparently there is a Shawshenk Trail you can follow where they filmed (http://www.mansfieldtourism.com/shawshank/home-4). I have a few specific questions.

1. Is it worth the drive from Cleveland (103 miles from my house)?
2. Is there anything else to do in the area or on the way back to Cleveland to make it worth the gas price?
3. Do I need to be concerned about the lead in the paint? It advises children under 7 and those pregnant not to go in, and everyone else to wash their hands after exiting the prison. This kind of freaks me out. Am I being paranoid or ridiculous? I'm sure I'm being ridiculous since some people stay their all night on the ghost hunts.
4. Where should we eat?

Thinking about taking my in-laws from Scotland here when they are visiting this summer. My father-in-law is an ex-prison guard and would probably enjoy this, and we could watch the movie the night before to make it an event. Just not sure if it's worth the 2 hour drive?

4 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement