You still have plenty of time to get your Halloween bone-chilling thrills and chills at the Ohio State Reformatory historic prison in Mansfield, Ohio. The Haunted Prison Experience - Supernatural is being offered every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October ( including Halloween night) in addition to Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2. Mansfield is approximately a 90 minute drive from Cleveland.
A Bit About the Ohio State Reformatory Built in 1886 and designed to resemble Old World German castles and Victorian Gothic churches, the Ohio State Reformatory was shut down to prisoners in 1990. The 127 year old prison housed over 155,000 inmates and is considered one of the most active haunted places in the United States.
The closed prison has had several music videos and movies filmed there including "Air Force One," "Tango and Cash" and probably the most famous, "The Shawshank Redemption" starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman.
The Haunted Prison Experience -- Supernatural Visitors can participate in the Haunted Prison Experience, a 45 minute haunted house-style adventure in the prison. Billed as a tour "where Supernatural meets the Special FX," the adventure includes animatronics, moving floors and actors and props designed to scare guests and create terror. It is said that the spirits of some of the inmates who once occupied the 6-story cell blocks are still present.
You must be at least 13 years of age to enter the Haunted Prison Experience and all visitors are advised not to come alone. Visitors can expect to experience extreme low visibility, strobe lights, sudden actions, intense audio and fog and damp and wet conditions.
You should not enter the Experience if you suffer from heart conditions, seizures, asthma, other respiratory conditions, claustrophobia or if you are pregnant. If you are wearing any kind of cast, medical brace or are using crutches or have any physical disabilities, you should not enter the Experience.
No video or flash photography are permitted within the Haunted Prison Experience. Flashlights and cell phones are also prohibited.
Hours for the Haunted Prison Experience are 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. on Thursdays, 7 p.m. - midnight on Friday and Saturdays and 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. on Sundays through October 31. Hours for Halloween evening (Thursday, October 31) are 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Admission is $17 for all nights. There is a $2 parking fee per vehicle.
For more information about the Haunted Prison Experience - Supernatural call 419-522-2644 or get online at www.mrps.org.
The Ohio State Reformatory is located at 100 Reformatory Rd. in Mansfield, Ohio. Mansfield is 81 miles from Cleveland and it is approximately a 1.5 hour drive.