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. Currently at 10.9 miles, when completed, the 12-mile trail will feature handicapped access to a fitness trail for all ages.

  • OSU Marion Prairie Area

    1465 Mt. 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

Apr 30 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm All Occasions Catering & Banquet Facility
Groups welcome, please phone ahead for reservations!
Apr 30 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm Marion Country Club
You and three friends will be stepping onto the green to play a round of President Warren G. Harding’s favorite past time. Relax, have fun, and enjoy your company! There will be a shotgun start Read more...
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Over 37,600 Square feet of Exhibit Space Over 135 Dealer Tables Several Operating Layouts Free Parking Door Grand Prize How-to Clinics Pizza Party Friday Night Flying Pancake Breakfast Saturday Morning Visit the historic Marion Union Read more...
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