Photos from the Australian set of Thor: Love and Thunder reveal Melissa McCarthy will be making an appearance as Fake Hela alongside Fake Loki. Photos from the Australian set of Thor: Love and Thunder confirm Melissa McCarthy will be appearing in the film as Fake Hela. McCarthy campaigned for a role in Thor 4 via Instagram earlier this year. The Bridesmaids actress posted a video alongside her ...
Located in Richland County, Ohio, Mansfield may not be your first choice for a weekend getaway, but there is certainly enough here to keep you occupied. In fact, you may find that there are so many things to do in Mansfield that you'll need to make a return trip.
While we're all taking a pause on international travel, and much of travel in general, I'm featuring smaller, perhaps over-looked destinations, that are perfect for a road trip, a slower-getaway, or just don't want to be sandwiched in with a throng of people. Of course, any destination can be crowded during festivals and special events, once those start happening in the meantime, so check a calendar for dates you wish to visit.
Ohio State Reformatory
The building itself resembles a castle more than a prison and its exterior is striking. However, make no mistake about it, this was a prison. Inside you can explore the original cell blocks and administration areas, left exactly as they were when the building was abandoned in 1990. As well as being a popular movie set, the Ohio State Reformatory is well-known for being one of the most haunted buildings in Ohio. There is not an area in the entire complex where someone has not seen or experienced something paranormal, including such things as footsteps heard when no one is there, whispers heard throughout the corridors, and physical interactions such as hair pulling and scratching.
Richland Carrousel Park
Opened in 1991, the Richmond Carrousel Park made history by building and operating the first new, hand-carved carousel in America since the 1930s. Carved in the style of one of the most revered carousel carvers of the early 20th century, G. A. Dentzel, the carousel consists of 52 beautiful animals - 30 of horses and the rest menagerie creatures, including a mythical hippocampus - and two chariots.
Ohio Bird Sanctuary
Located at the headwater of the Clearfork River, the Ohio Bird Sanctuary offers fantastic birding and hiking opportunities within the city limits. As well as being a chance to see some of the world's most magnificent bird species, including birds of prey, the sanctuary is also a wildlife rehabilitation center for native bird species. You can walk through a songbird aviary, watch birds of prey in action during a display, feed the birds in the feeding area, and there are also picnic areas if you want to make a full day of it with an al fresco lunch.
Kingwood Center Gardens
Spread over 47-acres, Kingwood Center Gardens was once the estate of Charles K. King, who made his fortune at Ohio Brass Company, working his way from being the company's first electrical engineer up to President and Chairman of the Board. The house and grounds were built for him and his second wife in 1926 and were opened to the public one year after his death in the 1950s. While much of the house is devoted to the administrative offices of the Kingwood Center and a horticultural library, the ground floor is open to visitors and has been arranged to look how it did back in King's day, with much of his furniture on display.
However, it is the gardens which are the highlight of a visit here. Allow plenty of time to wander through the seasonal gardens, historic gardens, perennial garden, rose garden, herb garden, and the tropical house. If you feel inspired after your visit, there is a greenhouse with plants for sale, including rare specimens not often found in garden centers.