Attractions

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.

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Shamrock Vineyard

Shamrock Vineyard

111 Rengert Road, Waldo

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.

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Lawrence Orchards

Lawrence Orchards

2634 Smeltzer Road, Marion

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…

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Owens Station & Opera House

1674 Owens Road West, Marion

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…

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Wyandot Popcorn Museum

169 East Church Street, Marion

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…

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The Marion Women’s Club Home

1126 East Center Street, Marion

Built in 1903, this beautiful and stately home was the residence of Shauck and Ida Barlow.  Now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the home is replete with a rich history. Bequeathed to the Women’s Club, the home…

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Marion Union Station

532 West Center Street, Marion

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…

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Linn School

Route 4 North of Marion

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.

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Huber Machinery Museum

220 East Fairground Street, Marion

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…

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Heritage Hall

169 East Church Street, Marion

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…

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