Raves & Reviews
Raves & Reviews

Raves & Reviews

"The Shawshank Trail idea is genius!"

- A visitor to the Historic Ohio State Reformatory

"Mansfield is a great place to visit & what a great movie location. Shawshank is a classic movie set in a classy town. Many of the sites are well preserved and able to be viewed. It's worth the trip!"

- Patty
Glenford, OH

"Beautiful town...hard to imagine that I stood in same place as Morgan Freeman.
I’d like to say to people that if you’re truly a diehard fan of the movie, Mansfield, Ohio is a must see...seeing the prison in person was an awesome feeling. The Shawshank Redemption is my favorite movie of all time and I still cry to this day when I watch it."

- Sean Hutchinson

"The Shawshank Trail is one of the most exciting and creative ideas to come along in some time."

- Sam S.

"Very exciting! Wonderful tour guides in Upper Sandusky and thrilling to see and "re-live" this rich tale of redemption in Upper, Mansfield, and Ashland. The trail is also well-marked. "

- Beth

"The Shawshank Redemption is one of those rare movies that have touched the lives of so many people."

- Michael B.

"A dream come true. Best movie ever made in my books. Watch it every chance I get. Makes you realize how lucky you really are.

- Rick Ayres
Ontario, Canada

- John Westbrook

"We held our wedding reception at the Shawshank Woodshop in Upper Sandusky!"

- John Westbrook

"Where else in the world can you actually stand in these real film sites but in Mansfield, Ohio! This is a dream come true for me!"

- Roxette

"I'm a die-hard fan of the movie and I love seeing all the sites along the Shawshank Trail!"

- Monica S.

"Had a most awesome time...recommend it to anyone."

- Don A.

"It is an experience in itself. Imagine yourself on the inside at the prison and then on the outside. Once you have done the trail you find the journey is just as exciting as each destination. "

- Fred C.

"Love it, best movie site for Ohioans ever."

- Brian S.

  • The Shawshank Trail
  • Oak Park Tavern
  • Ohio State Reformatory
  • Richland Carrousel Park