Archives: Attractions

Attaboys Comfort Cuisine

Robert Turner and Chris Rennick are the creators of ATTABOYS, a 1920s themed restaurant that fits very well in the historic downtown and provides delicious comfort cuisine and impeccable service. Across from the historic Marion Palace Theatre, ATTABOYS is perfect for a before show dinner or after show snack.  

OSU Marion Prairie Area

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.

Marion Tallgrass Trail

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.

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.

Big Island Wildlife Area

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.

Shamrock Vineyard

Just a few miles East of Waldo, this third-generation winery produces over 2,000 gallons of wine each year. Enjoy a tour of the vineyard and winery, capped off with wine tasting of course.

Lawrence Orchards

This family-run orchard just two miles South of Marion specializes in apples, growing 26 varieties each season. Other produce includes various tree fruits, pumpkins, squash, Indian corn, gourds, horseradish, and Christmas trees. Open from June until Christmas with several special events, including the Applefest in September and Apple butter & Horseradish Day in October.

Owens Station & Opera House

Originally owned by John Owens In the late 1870’s, the Owens Quarry Opera House was one of many small opera houses along the railways in Ohio which served as a social hot spot to watch big name entertainment. It was in the small village of Owens Station in Marion County. You’ll find the Owens Quarry …

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Wyandot Popcorn Museum

Located under a colorful circus tent in Heritage Hall, the Wyandot Popcorn Museum is the largest, most impressive collection of popcorn wagons in the United States. These priceless wagons date back as far as the turn of the century and have been restored to their original conditions. Closed January & February. Winter hours: 1-4 p.m. …

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The Women’s Federation Club Home & The Barlow Art Gallery

The home is a historic mansion built by the Barlow family around 1888. Currently the Mid-Ohio Fine Art Society and the Marion Women’s Federation Club is offering monthly home tours and MOFAS is sponsoring showings by local and regional artists each month.

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