United States Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Last minute trip to Arizona
  2. 2 Moving to a new state looking for advice
  3. 3 Polynesian Cultural Centre
  4. 4 Moving to Florida from Oregon
  5. 5 Seeking adivce- 12 days Oregon only or OR/WA
  6. 6 Christmas Dinner in NYC?
  7. 7 Arizona in late January
  8. 8 Thoughts on our Palm Springs Plans
  9. 9 Trip Report Today it rained…on the road in the PNW
  10. 10 Looking for Panhandle advice
  11. 11 The famous SF -> Seattle road trip
  12. 12 DCArea GTG April 2017
  13. 13 Driving from Sacramento to San Francisco
  14. 14 Getty center and Getty Villa
  15. 15 Las Vegas Vacation
  16. 16 Advertising Sublets in NYC Now Illegal - Air BnB Has Pulled Listings
  17. 17 LA! Active, FUN couple - area to stay/itenerary
  18. 18 Traveling Alone
  19. 19 Fall Foliage Peak 2016 NW Arkansas?
  20. 20 Reasonable accommodations in Wyoming
  21. 21 Glacier National Park
  22. 22 Itinerary suggestion for southern Utah and Arizona
  23. 23 Vegas with toddler twins
  24. 24 Broadway Banter? Fall 2016 - calling HowardR
  25. 25 New Mexico in May
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.