Adventure awaits in Marion, Ohio!  Situated conveniently in the heart of Ohio, Marion sits along State Route 23 just a short drive north of Columbus and offers the ideal spot to “meet in the middle” with friends and family from across the Midwest.

Marion’s reimagined Downtown is the heart of this community. Enjoy a taste of Marion along the Eaterarian Trail in settings perfect for sharing a laugh while dining on local favorites; hop between a variety of drinkeries; grab your favorite “cuppa joe” and head to unique retail stores and antique shops; or paint your own pottery. Stroll the Cultural Corridor’s The Cardinal Project, which celebrates Ohio as the seventeenth state to join the Union with 17 statues, each uniquely hand-painted.

Marion is rich in history. Stand in the spot a president made famous when visiting Harding’s renovated home and Presidential Museum.  Along the Cultural Corridor visit: Heritage Hall, home to the Marion Historical Society and Wyandot Popcorn Museum; Union Station, a unique experience for train enthusiasts; and the 1928 Eberson-built Marion Palace Theatre for live entertainment in a unique setting. Beyond the Corridor, explore the Huber Home and Manufacturing Museum and visit the Historic Women’s Club Home.

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Family fun awaits with putt-putt, disc golf courses, bowling alleys, bounce house spaces, and arcade fun. Wander, fish, bike, or birdwatch along the Marion Tallgrass Trail or find enjoyment in a round of golf with beautiful views including the picturesque King’s Mill Covered Bridge. You’re bound to work up an appetite, so grab an old-fashioned root beer float or make your way along Marion County’s Ice Cream Trail.

Experience the celebration of the all-American apple at Lawrence Orchard’s Harvest Weekends.  Join us for Third Thursdays from May-September when we “take it to the streets” with live music and food trucks. Come for the Blues & BBQ Festival in August and pack your lawn chair for a full day of music or make your way to Marion for September’s Popcorn Festival where nationally known performing artists take center stage.

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