Ontario and Richland County offer some of the most amazing one-of-a-kind things to see and do!
Festivals and events abound with local celebrations like the community’s 4th of July Festival and outdoor concerts in the park or step back in time at the Civil War Show at the Richland County Fairgrounds.  Sit trackside at an IndyCar series race or vintage motorcycle event.  Spend your visit golfing, boating, canoeing, camping, or just doing something different like going to the drive in theatre!   Travel in the path of Hollywood on the Shawshank Trail, visiting filming sites of the movie The Shawshank Redemption, or Malabar Farm State Park, the wedding site of Bogey & Bacall and home of author Louis Bromfield.   Start Exploring! Visit:, and request a free Visitor Guide.

Some of the area’s most popular attractions and recreation include:

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
 – Experience live motorsports that include some the world’s most respected drivers and events.  Sit trackside for an IndyCar series or Superbike race or visit the largest motorcycle swap meet in North America during the Vintage Motorcycle Days.  

Snow Trails Resort & Clear Fork Resort
 – Winter sports for all skill levels abound at both resorts.  Enjoy skiing, tubing, snowboarding, live bands, food, and events.

Historic Ohio State Reformatory
– Filming site of the movie The Shawshank Redemption

Malabar Farm State Park
 –Wedding site of Bogey & Bacall and home to Pulitzer-Prize winning author Louis Bromfield. 

B & O Bike Trail
 – An 18.2 mile walking, cycling, or inline skate path connecting many communities including Ontario.

Richland County Fairgrounds
 – This top-rated facility is home to the Richland County Fair, Christmas Wunderland, monthly antique flea markets, and numerous events and entertainment.

Others include:
Kingwood Center (gardens & mansion)
Mansfield Art Center
Mansfield Fire Museum
Oak Hill Cottage
Ohio Bird Sanctuary
Ohio Genealogical Society
Renaissance Theatre
Richland Carrousel Park
Richland County Museum
Shawshank Trail

To learn more about Ontario and all the county has to offer, visit to request a free Visitor Guide.