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Marion Area Attractions

Be sure to check out these historic area treasures!

Harding Home and Museum. Visit the home of the 29th President of the United States, Warren G. Harding, and his wife, Florence.

Harding Memorial Corner of Delaware Ave. & Vernon Heights Blvd. The final resting place of President and Mrs. Warren G. Harding is the largest and most beautiful presidential memorial outside of Washington D.C.

Heritage Hall. Heritage Hall, once the city's main post office, is three museums in one. It is the home to the famous Wyandot Popcorn Museum and also features Warren G. Harding memorabilia and thousands of historical relics.

Huber Museum. The Edward Huber Machinery Museum, located on the Marion County Fairgrounds, contains examples of the finest steam and gasoline tractors, threshers and road-building equipment.

Marion Coliseum & Fairgrounds. The Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the Marion County Fairgrounds hosts many events throughout the year, including concerts, motocross races, rodeos and antique shows.

Marion Popcorn Festival. This large, family festival is always the first weekend after Labor Day and celebrate's Marion's claim to fame as the "Popcorn Capital of the World."

Marion Union Station. More than 100 trains pass by Union Station every day. It showcases an impressive collection of memorabilia and the AC Tower, which was once the main switching facility for the Erie Railroad, Marion Division.

Palace Theatre. The splendid Palace Theatre opened in 1928 as a vaudeville movie palace designed by the foremost theatre designer of that era, John Eberson.

Stengel True Home. Located in a brick mansion built during the Civil War, this museum features artifacts from the Colonial through Civil War eras.

True Home. Home of one of Marion's early settlers, the True Home contains volumes of U.S. and Ohio History, including furniture and glassware.

Veteran's Memorial Park. There is no other area like this in the United States. The park has separate monuments dedicated to each war the United States has fought, including a special memorial to honor women

World War II Memorial. A tribute to local veterans, the ornate World War II monument was dedicated in 2001 and is truly the only memorial of its kind in the United States until one was constructed in Washington D.C.

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