Yesterday, I stopped by one of our local Visitors Center kiosks and found some fun brochures to help you have fun exploring Richland County with your family. While these finds are great for anyone spending more than a day in Mansfield, they are perfect for residents who want to branch out and explore beyond the carrousel and Chuck E. Cheese.
May is Historic Preservation Month and to celebrate and raise awareness, Downtown Mansfield Inc. and the Mansfield/Richland County Convention & Visitors Center have teamed up to create an Architectural Scavenger Hunt of Downtown Mansfield. You can pick up a copy of the scavenger hunt map at DMI, the CVB or by downloading it from the DMI website. While the contest ends this week, if you hurry and download the scavenger hunt, you could still use it as a springboard to see the city in a new light over the summer.
Stepping inside the kiosk, a stack of little gray booklets caught my eye, the Richland County 2013 Summer Fun Passport. Presented by the Richland County Community Development Group and the Mansfield/Richland County Convention & Visitors Center, the passport program encourages families to explore some of the best attractions, restaurants and parks that Richland County has to offer.
The passport lists all the participants, some with special discounts. Youth can have their passport stamped at each location and are eligible for a free t-shirt which will be given away during the Heart of the City Cruise-in on August 25th.
Passports can be picked up at the following locations:
-RCDG office (55 North Mulberry St. in Mansfield)
-Mansfield/Richland County CVB (124 N. Main St. in Mansfield)
-Visitor Information Center (105 Stander Ave. in Mansfield)
-All participating locations
Visit this site for a list of participating locations.
I also noticed a brochure for an 1813-2013 Richland County Bicentennial Sunday Drive- a great way for families (or individuals) to learn some of the history of Richland County while seeing some sites that are off the beaten path. I can’t wait to go on my own Sunday Drive with my family and I’ll share that experience here but in the meantime, you can visit this website to learn about the sites along the route and plan your own Sunday Drive.
How will you explore your local area this summer?