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Grimes’, Greens, and Golfing

Twin brothers John and Steve Grimes’ love for the game of golf began at the tender age of eight when they became caddies at Bucyrus Country Club for 50 cents an hour in 1956. Although their golf careers went separate ways as young adults, it seemed fated they would end up as they began. John Read more…

The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From The Tree

With Lawrence Orchards first apple trees planted by his Great Uncle Dale in 1923, George Lawrence continues to advance the family business almost a century later. After graduating from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Horticulture in 1980, George partnered with his father on the farm before taking ownership Read more…

More Than A Place To Shop

It started as most small businesses, a hobby became a career for Karen Harris of Marion. She says her inspirations were an aunt and uncle who loved to go antiquing – a love they passed on to her at an early age. That passion for all tings old found an outlet as a booth owner Read more…

Marion’s Dog Days of Summer

  Every summer at the end of July, the Veterans Memorial Coliseum goes to the dogs – literally. For nearly 60 years, the American Kennel Club (AKC) Dog Show has loyally returned to the fairgrounds to host this regional event. Combining clubs, the Dan Emmett Kennel Club (DEKC) and the Marion County Kennel Club work Read more…

A True Nostalgic Experience

Originating just a few miles east in Mansfield, Ohio in 1924, Frank Stewart opened the first Stewart’s Root Beer Stand. Seeing its success, Frank then opened more locations – with car hops – such as Marion’s Stewart’s Root Beer Stand on North Main Street. Famous for their root beer and hot dogs, current owners, Bill Read more…

River Bend Car, Truck, Motorcycle & Golf Cart Show

When: June 24, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Where: River Bend Family Campgrounds, 1092 Whetstone River Rd S, Caledonia, OH 43314, USA

The 2nd Annual River Bend Car, Truck, Motorcycle & Golf Cart Show will have registration from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. with all proceeds to benefit the Vietnam Veterans of America and the Marion County Read more…

This Monument is Memorable

The Harding Memorial continues to captivate the young and old after nearly a century. Marionites all know that special location for photos. Among the many attractive backdrops in Marion, the Harding Memorial is one of the popular places to make photographic memories. Although the memorial provides the ability to capture those proud moments in time, Read more…

One Night In Memphis

When: May 4, 2018 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Marion Palace Theatre, 276 W Center St, Marion, OH 43302, USA

Get ready for a night of rockabilly, country, gospel, and pure 1950’s rock and roll with this high energy concert! One Night in Memphis takes you back to December 4, 1956, when four of the Read more…

You Have The Right To Remain Dead

When: April 6, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Marion Palace Theatre, 276 W Center St, Marion, OH 43302, USA

Mystery. Murder. And, lots of surprises and laughs abound in the Palace’s annual Dinner Theatre held in the May Pavilion. Following a catered buffet dinner, “YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN DEAD” narrator, Harnell Chesterton, Read more…


When: March 25, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Marion Palace Theatre, 276 W Center St, Marion, OH 43302, USA

Join us for an uplifting and joyous Easter Celebration when NINE (No Instruments Needed Ever) takes the historic Marion Palace Theatre stage! The a capella singing group is comprised of ERIC KLENZMAN, SCOTT FORRY, TITUS Read more…

Visitor's Guide

Traveling Ohio? The Marion County 2017 Visitors Guide is now available! View it online in a convenient flipview format, or order a print version at 800.371.6688.

Upcoming Events

Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Women's Club Home
  Dolls and miniatures on display.
Aug 27 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm All Occasions Catering & Banquet Facility
Groups welcome, please phone ahead for reservations!
Aug 27 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Marion Palace Theatre
We’re turning back the hands of time at the Palace as we celebrate the marvels of the theatre’s Mighty Wurlitzer Organ. Come experience a film, just as audience members did in our theatre 89 years Read more...
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