Explore historical attractions and other top things to do in Marion

The Country Inn & Suites in Marion, Ohio offers easy access to a variety of family-friendly things to do, starting with bowling, mini golf, and arcade games at the Bluefusion Entertainment complex a mile from the hotel. Downtown, you can explore fascinating local history at the Warren G. Harding Home & Memorial or visit the Marion Palace Theatre to watch movies and live theatrical productions. About 25 minutes away, Kildeer Plains Wildlife Area offers fun activities from hiking and bird-watching to ATVing. Need a break from on-site business? Tee off at King Mills Golf Course, or visit the Shamrock Vineyard and purchase a bottle of wine to sip in the comfort of your hotel room.

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Shamrock Vineyard

7.95 mi / 12.79 km from the hotel
This family-run winery offers a variety of off-dry and sweet table wines, all made from local or regional grapes.

Bluefusion Entertainment

1.04 mi / 1.68 km from the hotel
This indoor entertainment complex includes a two-story playground, 22 bowling lanes, arcade games, a mini golf course, and Poppy’s, a sit-down restaurant with a full menu.

Downtown Marion

2.94 mi / 4.73 km from the hotel
Running from the Harding Home to Union Station, the downtown area is home to Marion Brewing Company and a variety of unique restaurants, bookstores, and local artisans. Stop by the Visitors Center at Mallard Square for a walking map.

Marion County International Raceway

15.37 mi / 24.74 km from the hotel
Spend a day at the track and witness a thrilling drag race.

Marion Palace Theatre

3.2 mi / 5.14 km from the hotel
The Marion Palace Theatre blends film screenings, live theatrical productions, and educational presentations to create a true cultural destination.

Warren G. Harding Home & Memorial

2.55 mi / 4.11 km from the hotel
Open as a museum since 1926, the Harding Home previously housed Warren G. Harding, 29th president of the United States. He and his wife, Florence, lived there from 1891 to 1921, and the site includes more than 5,000 of the couple’s personal artifacts.

Wyandot Popcorn Museum

2.83 mi / 4.56 km from the hotel
Visit one of the world’s only popcorn museums and discover the world’s largest collection of popcorn poppers and peanut roasters. Check the website for seasonal hours of operation.

Kildeer Plains Wildlife Area

15.38 mi / 24.76 km from the hotel
Offering trails for hiking, biking, and ATVing, this 9,054-acre park encompasses a varied landscape of prairie, woods, rivers, and wetlands. Visitors can enjoy seeing wildflowers in summer as well as great opportunities for bird-watching year-round.

Marion Tallgrass Trail

5.89 mi / 9.48 km from the hotel
Built in place of an abandoned railway, this well-maintained trail takes you through nearly 12.5 miles of scenic nature, including the Big Island Wildlife Area.

King Mills Golf Course

5.17 mi / 8.31 km from the hotel
A favorite of many golfers in the area, this beautiful 18-hole course offers great scenery and challenging fairways designed by Jack Kidwell. The property also includes a pro shop.

Heritage Hall

2.83 mi / 4.56 km from the hotel
Operated by the Marion County Historical Society, this museum showcases county history and also houses the society’s genealogical research center.