Monuments

  • 9/11 Memorial

    306 North Marion Street, Waldo

    Fort Morrow Fire Department. This memorial is comprised of a 16-foot-long, 2,300-pound steel beam from the World Trade Center, New York, NY.

  • Harding Memorial

    Corner of Delaware Avenue & Vernon Heights Boulevard

    The final resting place of President and Mrs. Warren G. Harding is the largest and most beautiful presidential memorial outside of Washington D.C. Built in 1927, it contains 46 columns of timeless white Georgian marble. Open year-round.

  • Historical Markers in Marion

    Various

    Marion County boasts 15 State Historical Markers that help to the stories of our people and places. Click on the below web link to see all marker locations and a brief description of each.

  • Mysterious Revolving Ball

    Marion Cemetery, 620 Delaware Avenue

    For more than 100 years, a 5,200-pound ball of polished black granite has been slowly rotating on a pedestal in the Marion Cemetery. This mystery was featured in “Ripley’s Believe It or Not” in 1929. Open year-round.

  • Veterans Memorial Park

    Corner of Delaware Avenue & McKinley Park Boulevard

    Set in a beautifully landscaped site, Veterans Memorial Park offers individuals and families a pleasant opportunity to learn and gain a better understanding of our history. All monuments are granite, from “Rock of Ages” in Barre, Vermont. It sits on 7.5 acres donated by the city of Marion. Open year-round.

  • World War II Memorial

    Marion Cemetery, 620 Delaware Avenue

    A tribute to Marion veterans, the ornate WW II monument at the Marion Cemetery is currently one of the largest memorials to WWII Veterans of its kind outside Washington DC. A canopy of red oak trees line both sides of the narrowing walkway up to the plaza of heroes. This spacious section is bedecked with six flagpoles and eight black granite benches where visitors may sit to relax. Each flagpole represents one year of the war. Black granite side panels are adorned on the outer sides of the memorial with the symbols of the five branches of the Armed Services.

 

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

Nov 23 @ 6:00 pm – Dec 25 @ 10:00 pm Marion County Fairgrounds
Marion’s only drive-thru holiday light display featuring animated characters. Thursday through Sunday nights 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., except week of Christmas every night. Live Nativity on Saturday and Sunday nights. Admission $6 per car.
Dec 31 2017 @ 11:00 pm – Jan 1 2018 @ 12:00 am Downtown
Ring in the New Year in Marion’s Historic Downtown. Spend the day enjoying the many quaint shops and one-of-kind local restaurants before beginning your New Year celebration. The crowds begin to gather near the Courthouse Read more...
Jan 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Marion Palace Theatre
Since forming in 2006, PRESIDIO BRASS has rocketed to success as the face of a bold new generation in brass entertainment. By combining a brass quintet, piano and percussion instruments with fresh, original arrangements, their Read more...
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