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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.

Marion Union Station

More than 100 trains pass by Union Station every day, making it a must see for train enthusiasts. The Station showcases an impressive collection of memorabilia and the Atlantic Crossing Tower, which was once the main switching facility for the Erie Railroad, Marion Division. The unusual nature of the station is that it is located …

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Linn School

Opened in 1903, the Linn School was restored to its early 20th-century appearance and is a favorite of tour groups, school groups, and anyone fascinated by the original workings of a one-room school house. Open by appointment through Heritage Hall.

Huber Machinery Museum

Browse through this collection of early machinery that are examples of what built America in the early 20th century. The Edward Huber Machinery Museum on the Marion County Fairgrounds contains examples of the finest steam and gasoline tractors, threshers and road-building equipment. Open 1-4 p.m. Saturday or by appointment.

Heritage Hall

Learn about the creator of The Twilight Zone, Rod Serling, Olympian and football player Jim Thorpe, and 40th Treasurer of the United States Mary Ellen Withrow at the museum of the Marion County Historical Society. Once the city’s main post office, it is the home to the famous Wyandot Popcorn Museum and also features Warren …

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Harding Home and Museum

Stand on the front porch of the Harding Home and imagine what it was like to look out upon thousands of people from across the country waiting for you to speak. Visit the home of the 29th President of the United States, Warren G. Harding, and his wife, Florence, the site of his famous campaign …

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Explore-It-Torium

The EXPLORE-IT-TORIUM has five exciting exhibit rooms to choose from. Get the farm to table experience in our Farm Area, look closely at bugs or go camping in the Nature Gallery, or build Lego or K’nex race cars to race down our slick 4 lane track in the Maker Space. Then venture downstairs for dress-up …

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