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Ohio State Reformatory / Mansfield Area

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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?

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