Outdoor Fun

Golf

  • Green Acres Golf Course

    3594 Gooding Road, Marion

    Here at Green Acres Golf Course a great executive golf course (Par 60/18 holes) it’s a walk one can take at either 7 or 70. Built over 40-years ago it’s the course of the future.

  • Kings Mill Golf Club

    2500 Berringer Road, Waldo

    Offers banquet facilities. Along the Olentangy River (Par 70/18 holes) with a mixture of hills, flat terrain and rolling grounds.

  • Miracle Driving Range

    1984 Smeltzer Road, Marion

    Features: Golf driving range, Lessons available, Grass tee area, Chipping green, Club repair and re-gripping.

  • Paradise Park Miniature Golf & Ice Cream Parlor

    2777 Marion-Waldo Road, Marion

    Carved through a rustic wooded landscape. 18 holes of challenging miniature golf.

  • Whetstone Golf Club

    5211 Marion-Mount Gilead Road, Caledonia

    Whetstone Golf Club provides a challenging and fair test for golfers of all skill levels. Come see for yourself why many consider Whetstone one of central Ohio’s best kept golf secrets.

  • Windy Acres Golf Club

    681 State Route 95 West, New Bloomington

    The 18-hole course in New Bloomington features 4,585 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 63. Designed by Donald Uhl, the Windy Acres golf course opened in 1960.

Disc Golf

  • Prospect Park

    Located on the South end of 5th Street in Prospect.

    A 9-hole disc golf course.

  • River Bend Family Camping

    1092 Whetstone River Road South, Caledonia

    A 9-hole disc golf course.

  • Sawyer Ludwig Park

    1313 White Oaks Road, Sawyer Ludwig Park

    An 18-hole course.

  • OSU-Marion Tech Campus

    1465 Mount Vernon Avenue, Marion

    This course starts near the Student center and meanders through the college campus. 9-hole course.

Parks

  • Eco Center

    1757 County Road 59, Caledonia

    A place to learn, explore and make memories is the mission of the Eco Center. This safe, fun outdoor facility is truly a hands-on, experiential opportunity where you will find the kids going from one activity to another. A learning trek through the woods, petting animals, hands-on environmental experiences, active play with many intriguing thought-initiating interactions.

  • Kaufman Skate Park

    879 North Prospect Street, Marion

    The 100′ X 100′ skate pad was brand new in the fall of 2012. The ARC skate equipment is Pro Series MX, an all steel system that includes a half pipe, a fun-box, ramps, wedges and more to make for a great experience for the enthusiast.

  • Marion County International Raceway

    2303 Richwood-LaRue Road, LaRue

    Quarter-mile drag racing at its finest. Get into the action as a racer or experience the view as a spectator.

Trails

  • Geocaching Trail Marion, Ohio

    A Geocaching Trail for Marion was kicked-off in late October of 2012. There are 22 cache locations and a great BONUS Cache. You only have to collect 17 to get the great Marion County Geo Coin. Download your playing card today to collect a code at each location!

  • Marion Tallgrass Trail

    2093 Holland Road West, 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.

Water Fun

  • Lincoln Park Family Aquatic Center

    879 North Prospect Street, Marion

    The new aquatic center, which opened in 2012, features zero-entry wading, a swimming pool, dump bucket fun, dual racing tubes, a wide family slide and lazy river. Soak up the sun all summer long. Call for current pricing.

 

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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