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It twas a good year for visiting tour groups

by Diane Watson, Executive Director of Marion Area CVB The Marion Area Convention and Visitors Bureau’s formal mission states we are dedicated to promoting the Marion Area’s many historical and unusual attractions, with the purpose being to bring economic growth to the Marion area. Every aspect of what we do can be viewed as fulfilling Read more…

RUBY Winner at 2014 Tourism Conference

Director attends 2014 Tourism Conference. CVB wins RUBY for marketing campaign. Diane Watson, Director of Marion Area Convention and Visitors Bureau recently participated in the Ohio Travel Association’s (OTA) 2014 Conference on Tourism in Springfield, Ohio. Conference on Tourism is Ohio’s annual conference for the travel and tourism industry filled with three days of educational Read more…

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you

All we can say is thank you, thank you, thank you! by Diane Watson, Marion CVB Executive Director You might have known that the Marion community has been blessed to host the Ohio Good Sam camping group fall gathering for the past three years at the Marion County Fairgrounds. So I say thank you, thank Read more…

My Farewell to the Bureau

by summer intern  Kelsey Miller My summer has gone by way too fast. As I pack up my mountain of clothes that I just got put away for the summer and look toward another school year in Athens, Ohio, I can’t help to reflect what I have learned about my community here in Marion, as Read more…

Amazing Treasures IX- Week 13- Kelsey’s Last Week

Vicky Tabor Branson & Kelsey Miller Our travels this week took us to the Marion Star and bluefusion. Our first stop was the Marion Star. At the Star we got our validation sticker but also got a copy of the Star Office Creed, handed out by Warren G. Harding in 1911. It has many good Read more…

More Treasures For A Summer Adventure

Marion’s Amazing Treasures — Let’s Get Active Vicky Tabor Branson & Kelsey Miller What a beautiful week to get out and stay active!  This Friday Kelsey and I hit the links, the miniature variety at Paradise Park Miniature Golf & Ice Cream Parlor.  Located just 2 miles south of the Marion Centre Mall, at the Read more…

Fair Footwear 101

By Kelsey Miller Considering I am a girl from a very rural part of Ohio (but really, my high school was in the middle of a corn field that smelled of straight swine feces), I know very little about anything and everything agriculture. I may have attended school on a corn field with farmers’ daughters and Read more…

Hidden Gems of Marion

As a Marion native, I have passed the Barlow Art Center and Women’s Club Home almost everyday on my way to work or on my way to the get a sundae at the JerZee or The Little Red Caboose after I get done working out at the Racquetball Club (now Marion Fitness Club). I was always fascinated with Read more…

Let’s Get Physical!

My third week on the job, we got active. Our two destinations on our list were the Marion YMCA and the Marion City Bike Trail. Exercise has always been a very important part of my lifestyle so I knew I was really going to enjoy my week! My first stop was the YMCA. I felt Read more…

Marion’s Amazing Treasures Summer Adventure- Bike Trail and YMCA

Amazing Treasures IX- Let’s Get Active, Week 6 By Vicky Tabor Branson I’m still working on getting rid of that extra weight from this winter and returning to our theme of Let’s Get Active is much needed.  I have recommitted myself to my exercise routines at the YMCA of Marion again.  Twice a week I Read more…

Visitor's Guide

Traveling Ohio? The Marion County 2019 Visitors Guide is now available! View it online in a convenient flipview format, or order a print version at 800.371.6688.

Upcoming Events

Aug 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Marion Palace Theatre
After the murder of his father, a young lion prince named Simba flees his kingdom only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba Read more...
Aug 24 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm Downtown Marion
Ohio’s 4th Annual Blues & BBQ Festival! Free admission, blues music all day, beer, the best BBQ in Ohio, craft vendors and inflatable rides for the kids!!!  
Aug 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Marion Palace Theatre
After the murder of his father, a young lion prince named Simba flees his kingdom only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba Read more...
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