PRLog - Aug. 12, 2011 - MANSFIELD, Ohio -- The famed Lincoln Highway stretches ocean-to-ocean across the U.S. -- from New York to San Francisco -- offering visitors plenty to see and do along the way. At it's heart, in Ohio's Richland County, the road follows US 30 and gives travelers unique opportunities to stop and experience America at its best.
In downtown Mansfield, visitors enjoy a charming Main Street, the historic Carousel District, hometown restaurants, quirky shops and hand-carved carrousel rides for under a dollar. The world's first robot, ELEKTRO, is on display at the Mansfield Memorial Museum, along with room after room of other unique and offbeat displays. Travelers can tour a historic working farm and learn the latest in sustainable farming practices at Malabar Farm State Park, where Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall were married. They can spend the night in a haunted former state prison or tour Oak Hill Cottage, discovering firsthand why its seven gables, five double chimneys and seven marble fireplaces have earned Oak Hill the distinction of being the most perfect gothic home in the U.S.
The Mansfield & Richland County Convention and Visitors Bureau offers travelers a free Visitors Guide and the Lincoln Highway Historic Byway map and brochure. This full-color brochure features a large, fold-out map detailing the Lincoln Highway in Ohio, which runs through 10 Ohio counties along US Route 30. It also includes the rich history of the Lincoln Highway, as well as details on memorable stops and festivals found in cities all along the route. Consumers can order the map and brochure at www.MansfieldTourism.com (www.MansfieldTourism.com/
The Lincoln Highway was built beginning in 1913, running across the US from New York to the West Coast, using only private funding. The route was named in tribute to Abraham Lincoln. At that time, there was no memorial to the fallen former president. Mansfield, Ohio quickly became one of the more famous stops for the many cars traveling the Lincoln highway.
While traversing the Highway, today’s visitors will want to explore the many treasures hidden throughout Richland Country. Mansfield and Richland County, Ohio offer wealth of unusual travel adventures and experiences such as meeting the world’s first robot or taking in breathtaking scenery, rural and hometown experiences, hiking, biking, golf, cross-country and downhill skiing, bird watching. Complete travel information, a ree Visitors Guide or Lincoln Highway map and brochure, are available at www.MansfieldTourism.com (www.MansfieldTourism.com/