Wildlife

  • Big Island Wildlife Area

    Ohio 95 West

    Five miles West of Marion on Ohio 95, the Big Island Wildlife Area is a birdwatchers’ paradise. Locate rare birds and prairie owls at this wetland area. Open year-round.

  • Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area

    Wildlife area, 8627 acres, which lies in the grain farming country of North-Central Ohio. Fishing and hunting area. Eight miles South of Upper Sandusky. Wyandot County Road 115 provides access from State Route 294, two miles West of Harpster, and from State Route 309, eight miles West of Marion.

  • Marion Tallgrass Trail

    2093 Holland Road, Marion

    Enjoy cycling, running or walking on this trail that courses through a tallgrass prairie area. Recently completed, the now 12-mile trail touches the Hardin County line and features handicapped access to a fitness trail for all ages.

  • OSU Marion Prairie Area

    1465 Mount Vernon Avenue, Marion

    In 1987, the Ohio State University at Marion renewed efforts to develop scientific and educational programs for its reconstructed prairie. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources designated the campus a national landmark in 1988. Programs available.

 

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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