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Go Visit The ‘Shawshank Redemption’ Tree

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Remember that massive oak tree in the “Shawshank Redemption”? It’s probably one of my favorite moments from the movie when Red (played by Morgan Freeman) visits the serene field with a rock wall right below the tree where Andy (played by Tim Robbins) has hidden a box filled with cash and “further instructions”.

I’ve always wanted to visit that place because it looked so damn beautiful. And now, thanks to tourism officials in Mansfield, Ohio, I can! They’ve setup a “Shawshank Redemption Trail” featuring sites from the movie; which was principally shot throughout the town back in ’93/’94. Besides the oak, you can also check out the prison, the place where Brooks decided to take his own life, and a number of other instantly-recognizable locations from the film.

Sadly, you can’t actually walk up and take a nap under the oak. It’s private property. But the tour does offer some viewing points along the way. I’ve heard that the stone wall running parallel to the tree has been nearly destroyed by people taking rocks as souvenirs and/or selling them on eBay. Pity!

Anyways, this could be an interesting trip to add to your 2011 to-do list. There are few trees more famous than this one — and we all know Ohio could certainly use some tourism!  Check out the trail details by jumping here.

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