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What You’ll Find on the Shawshank Trail in Mansfield

Calling all Shawshank Redemption fans! If you love this 1994 film starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman, you will be fascinated with the Shawshank Trail in Mansfield, Ohio. You’ll have the opportunity to visit 15 original filming sites from the movie and walk the same steps as your favorite characters. Discover how to make the most of your experience below!

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About the Shawshank Trail

The Shawshank Trail in Mansfield, Ohio, is a one-of-a-kind movie tour. The self-guided tour takes place at 15 filming sites across Mansfield and can be explored entirely at your own pace. The filming sites are so authentic that you will feel as though you just stepped foot onto the movie set! You’ll also find several wonderful souvenir sites along the way. If you’re a fan of Shawshank Redemption, this trail is a must!

Filming Sites

The Shawshank Trail begins at the Ohio State Reformatory, also known as the Shawshank State Prison. The enormous castle-like building can be admired from the outside or you can take a self-guided tour of the property. As you travel along the trail, you’ll see a number of sites where the movie was filmed including The Road to Buxton, Red’s Bus Ride to Fort Hancock, the Brewer Hotel, Brooks’ Bench, the Pawn Shop Window, and more. See a full list of filming sites to plan your route. Be sure to look out for the “movie site” signs along the way!

Ways to Connect

For frequent updates and fantastic giveaways, follow the Shawshank Trail on Facebook and Instagram! You can see clips from the movie, remember the best quotes, and find out about upcoming events along the Shawshank Trail!

More Things to Do in Mansfield

In addition to the Shawshank Trail, Mansfield is home to a number of fabulous attractions. One of our favorite things to do in Mansfield is to catch a show at the fabulous Renaissance Theater. After you finish your movie tour, head to the theater for outstanding evening entertainment. Another Mansfield establishment we recommend is Cypress Cellars, one of the best vineyards in Ohio! When you stay with us at the HideAway Country Inn, we’d be happy to provide you with more suggestions for things to do in the area!

Where to Stay

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After exploring the Shawshank Trail in Mansfield, Ohio, make your way back to the HideAway Country Inn to unwind. Our B&B is conveniently located with easy access to Central Ohio’s best attractions! We invite you to browse our selection of rooms and choose your favorite charming retreat. No matter which room you choose, enjoy luxurious bath amenities, plush linens, and a delicious breakfast each morning.

Check the availability of all our accommodations now and book your stay today! We look forward to hosting you soon.

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