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Ohio State Reformatory

Mansfield, OH, USA
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About Ohio State Reformatory
Built in 1886 for young offenders, this castle-like prison is now listed on the national register of historic places and offers guided tours.
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Riley wrote a review Yesterday
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It was very fun, we did the beyond the bars tour. The listening devices were nice, shout-out to David for being an amazing tour guide! Loved listening to him.
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Date of experience: January 2022
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Laura O wrote a review Oct 2021
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Waited in line for SIX HOURS for a 30 minute walk through the haunted house. Actors were clearly worn out by the time we finally got in after 1am. I guess if you want to do it, spend the extra money on the fast pass. Would not recommend. Had maybe 3 jump scares.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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63impala wrote a review Oct 2021
Stoneham, Massachusetts938 contributions254 helpful votes
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Going to jail usually isn't on anyone's list of things to do, especially while on vacation. Well, this is a huge exception. This is a must stop if in the area. There is a lot of history behind those walls. Not only was it a prison for many decades, it was also a movie set for Shawshank Redemption and a few other films. Be sure to allot a few hours for either the self guided tour or you can book a tour with a guide.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Stephanie A wrote a review Sep 2021
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My fiancé & I did the inmate tour with the self guided tour after. I could not have asked for a better presentation. Will be coming back again very soon!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Russell w wrote a review Aug 2021
Cincinnati, United States3 contributions
There was no favorite part it was all good enjoy the tour and walking around looking at the prison is very interesting I'm so glad I did it
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Date of experience: August 2021
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