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Experience Marion

Whether getting away for a day trip or looking for a multi-day destination, Marion offers a variety of experiences for making memories.   Situated in a convenient location in the heart of Ohio, Marion sits along State Route 23 just a short drive north of Columbus.

Looking for a quiet getaway? A local vineyard bids you to come enjoy a glass of wine and listen to music as you take in the view of a beautiful sunset.

Maybe it’s a family weekend for you. Play a round of putt-putt or disc golf. Bowl a few games. Grab an old-fashioned root beer float or visit one of Marion’s many ice cream specialty shops.

Rich in history, Marion offers the opportunity to stand in the spot a president made famous when you visit Harding’s renovated home and newly opened museum.  Grab a map of the Cultural Corridor to visit historic locations like Heritage Hall, Union Station, and the Marion Palace Theatre where you can enjoy live entertainment in a unique atmospheric theatre.

Marion’s reimagined Downtown is a welcoming setting for sharing laughs with friends at a local dining favorite along the Eaterarian Trail, hopping between breweries and specialty bars, shopping in unique retail stores, or participating in hands-on arts activities.  While in downtown Marion, stroll the streets to experience Marion’s newly installed public art display, The Cardinal Project.

If you’re an outdoorsman, you’ll be delighted as you make your way along the many walking/biking trails and enjoy the sights and sounds as mother nature comes to life. Find enjoyment in a round of golf with beautiful views including the covered bridge.

Experience the celebration of the all-American apple at Lawrence Orchard’s Applefest.  Visit for the Popcorn Festival, a street fair celebrating Marion’s history as the popcorn capital of the world. Join us for the Blues & BBQ Festival.  Be sure to bring your appetite and pack your lawn chair for a full day of fun.

It’s all here waiting for you. Come get away with us and experience Marion for your next memory-making moment!

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Marion Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
198 W Center Street
Marion, OH 43302

Toll Free: 800-371-6688
Local: 740-389-9770


Bev Ford

Bev Ford, Director