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Marion overview

Marion is a friendly locale known for its architecture and sports, and surrounded by picturesque views of the desert and mountains. You'll enjoy outdoor areas for cave exploring and hiking. Visitors can plan a fun excursion to Buck Creek Trout Farm and The Orchard at Altapass. Be sure stop by McDowell County Courthouse and McDowell County Public Library while you're here. Marion is a family-friendly destination while offering something for everyone.

Where to stay in Marion

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Marion has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Marion with Hotels.com by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Marion hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Marion hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Marion

Fly in to Asheville, NC (AVL-Asheville Regional), 34.3 mi (55.2 km) from downtown Marion.

What to see around Marion

Fun activities like basketball and cave exploring are on hand, along with attractions such as:
  • • Buck Creek Trout Farm
  • • The Orchard at Altapass
  • • Linville Caverns
  • • The Beanstalk Journey
  • • Canopy Ridge Farm
Family-friendly attractions include:
  • • Emerald Village
  • • Fibber MaGee’s Adventure Golf
  • • Chimney Rock Gemstone Mine
  • • Bubba's Fun Park
  • • Navitat Canopy Adventures
Distinguished for its churches, here are some top landmarks to visit:
  • • Wiseman's View
  • • Sloop Chapel
Its desert views, mountain views, and hiking trails are notable, and top spots for nature lovers include:
  • • Lake James State Park
  • • Roaring Fork Waterfalls
  • • Old Fort Picnic Area
  • • Andrews Geyser
  • • Catawba Falls
Some recommended places to see include:
  • • McDowell County Courthouse
  • • McDowell County Public Library
  • • Historic Carson House
  • • Belle Nicho Winery
  • • Lucky Strike Gold and Gem Mine

When to visit Marion

If you're starting to plan your trip, you might be wondering when's the best time to visit. Here are the seasonal norms to help you decide when to go:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • January-March: 66°F day, 28°F night
  • April-June: 87°F day, 41°F night
  • July-September: 88°F day, 53°F night
  • October-December: 75°F day, 29°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • January-March: 0.39 inches
  • April-June: 0.43 inches
  • July-September: 0.43 inches
  • October-December: 0.35 inches