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50 Field Trip Ideas for Richland County

For many years, I’ve lived, worked and homeschooled my children in Richland County. Many of the field trips we’ve taken over the years have been in and around the Mansfield, Ohio area. Today I’ll share 50 field trip ideas for Richland County, many of which have been field trips that my own children have enjoyed. When possible, I have included links or phone number for the various businesses and attractions. Many of them will be more than happy to assist you in setting up a field trip for your family, homeschool support group or co-op, just give them a call and see what you can work out.

And don’t forget to print out my free e-book,  Field Trip Notebooking Pages, that can be used for any of the field trips you select.

Field Trip Notebooking Pages

The Courthouse

The Mayor’s Office and City Council 419-755-9680

Police Department

Richland County Sheriff Office

State Highway Patrol

The Post Office 419-755-4621

The Mansfield News Journal

Milliron Recycling Center 419-747-6522

Waste Water Treatment Plant

The Squirrel’s Den

A Cemetery

Alpaca Meadows

A Dairy Farm

A Greenhouse

Richland Pregnancy Services

Raemelton Therapeutic Equestrian Center

Children’s Theatre Foundation Programs

WVMC FM Christian Radio Broadcasting Station


The Dog Pound

A Veterinary Hospital

A Fire Station

Kingwood Center

Mansfield Memorial Museum

Mansfield Fire Museum and Education Center

Field Trips

Living Bible Museum

The Historic Mansfield Reformatory

The Richland Carrousel Park

The Richland County Museum

The Mansfield Art Center

Wayne’s Country Market

Ohio Bird Sanctuary

Gorman Nature Center

Malabar Farm State Park– There’s so much to do here, you could plan several field trips.

Oak Hill Cottage

The Mansfield-Richland County Public Library (which is a Carnegie Library- more on that later)

Mohican Outdoor School

Snow Trails

Apple Hill Orchard

The Blockhouse in South Park– the 1812 Blockhouse  once stood on the square in Downtown Mansfield, served as the first jail, the first courthouse and was the meeting place for the first religious service.

Morton School Museum in Shelby

Shelby Museum of History

Planktown Country Market

Plymouth Area Historical Society 419-687-5400

A Nursing Home– There are many nursing homes in Richland County that are often looking for volunteers to serve and minister to the residents. You can tour the facility and then brighten someone’s day.


A Jeweler – We took a field to a jeweler as part of a small co-op after we learned about rocks, minerals and gems. VERY cool.

Ohio Genealogical Society

Warren Rupp Observatory

My own family has visited a number of the businesses listed over the years, but I did not call to verify their current field trip policies.  This is not an exhaustive list- be creative, keep your eyes open and take advantage of opportunities as they arise.

What field trip ideas for Richland County would you add? Protection Status
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