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Once home to Warren G. Harding, the 29th president of the United States, the city of Marion boasts an important heritage and a vibrant community. With an array of delights, from good food and pretty shops to a waterpark and a historic theater, Marion also has its more unique draws too. The Wyandot Popcorn Museum and annual Marion Popcorn Festival celebrate the city’s reputation as the “Popcorn Capital of the World”, whilst the County Fair livens things up in Mid-Ohio style.

Things to see

Every year on the first week of July, the Marion County Fairgrounds burst to life with all the fun of the fair. A beloved community event since 1851, visitors and locals alike enjoy thrilling rides, colorful games, delicious food, and grandstand entertainment. The circular centerpiece of a 10-acre landscaped park, Harding Memorial is the resting place of Warren G. Harding and his First Lady. Constructed from white marble in a somewhat Grecian design, the pillared building exudes a grand but somber demeanor. To learn more about his life and times, history buffs will want to tour the Harding Home, where he lived prior to his 1920 election. Behind its green and prim façade, the Queen Anne home still retains many of its original features, furnishings and possessions. For some modern entertainment amidst classical decadence and charm, take a seat at the Marion Palace Theatre. Built in 1928, the venue puts on everything from films and drama, to musicals and comedy.

Hotels in Marion

There’s a good handful of hotels in Marion, with something to suit every visitor and their pocket. Much of the accommodation here comes with a chain name, giving you a safe bet stay and a familiar brand of service. The larger options come well kitted out with amenities, often swimming pools, gymnasiums, and business centers, whilst the rooms themselves come with plenty of features too. Cable television, WiFi, refrigerators, and microwaves are standard in most digs. Whilst less frilly the budget hotels in Marion offer much of the same, with value for money making up for what they lack in style.

Where to stay

With its leafy streets and antiquated architecture, Marion’s heart lies at its historic downtown core. Whilst you’ll find a trove of places to shop, dine, and be entertained there, opportunities abound throughout the city. Here retail therapy ranges from big brand names at the Marion Centre mall, to specialty shops where you can pick up that one of a kind gift, antiques, or even quilting supplies. When it comes to eating out you’ll find all your fast food favorites, alongside Southern comfort food staples and more elegant options. When it comes to transport in Marion, the MAT bus service makes getting around cheap and convenient.

How to get to Marion

Whilst Marion Municipal Airport sits just outside the city, it doesn’t offer any scheduled flights. As such, Marion’s nearest major gateway is Port Columbus International, situated 50 miles to the south. Well linked to most major US cities, direct connections include Los Angeles, New York, Boston, and Chicago. Marion is also reachable from anywhere served by the Greyhound bus line. Services make a stop a stone’s throw from Main Street, right in the center of Marion. For those driving in, the city sits between Interstate 75 to the west, and Interstate 71 to the east.