Choose Downtown Marion, Ohio, as your destination for a day trip or a multi-day getaway.  Conveniently located along State Route 23, Marion is a short drive north of Columbus. 

Select comfortable accommodations near SR 23, or enjoy a short-term rental within walking distance of a growing, active Downtown.

Downtown Marion is an inviting spot for dining, shopping, sipping, and celebrating.  Outdoor patios and sidewalk spaces offer a welcoming setting dinner or drinks.  Sample a taste of Marion at locally owned eateries.  Hop between drinkeries for a variety of adult beverages.  Enjoy shopping in unique retail stores and boutiques. Stroll the public art display, The Cardinal Project. See a live production or concert.  Throw some axes.  There’s no shortage of opportunities in Marion. 

Heritage enthusiasts can discover Marion’s mark in history with a visit to the Warren G. Harding Home.  The Harding Presidential Library and Museum displays memorabilia from Harding’s time in office, and the grand Harding Memorial pays homage to the life of the Hardings.  The community’s cultural corridor offers an itinerary to other unique historic sites including Marion County Historical Society and Wyandot Popcorn Museum, the Eberson-built Marion Palace Theatre, and historic Marion Union Station. 

Get outdoors for a round of disc golf or 18-holes with picturesque views of King’s Mill Covered Bridge.  Hike, bike, or jog the Marion Tallgrass Trail.  Tackle Quarry Park’s mountain bike trail.  Experience Marion’s Lawrence Orchards, a pick-your-own orchard, hosting family-friendly Applefest and Harvest Saturdays.

Read Also: Experience Fall in the Appalachian Mountains

Hang out at Downtown Marion’s Third Thursdays from May through September for live entertainment, food trucks, inflatables, and more.  Bring your appetite and a lawn chair for the Blues Festival in August, and experience September’s Popcorn Festival, celebrating Marion’s history as the popcorn capital of the world.

Come for a day or come for a stay.  It’s all here in Marion County, Ohio!  Check out all the details at