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

Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Marion Union Station
The show will feature train and craft vendors while the station and AC Tower will be open. We will be serving a light lunch at noon. Donations will be requested to defer the cost of Read more...
Aug 18 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Tri-Rivers Career Center
Step back in time to meet the first ladies’ of the White House throughout the years. This luncheon is an addition to the Marion County Historical Society’s Presidential Lunch & Dinners to specifically feature the Read more...
Aug 18 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Marion International Flea Market
The Annual Fout/ Price Memorial Car Show will be held at the Marion International Flea Market. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Ohio Health/ Marion General Hospice through the Fout/Price Memorial Fund. Registration Read more...
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