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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Marion

LOCAL AREA

Explore Marion

Don't Go Home Without

The Depot, a highlight of Marion, is a favorite site for social gatherings and events. The Depot is a special facility that is centrally located on Depot Street one block from Main Street. The site includes Marion’s historic train depot, which was fully renovated in 2004 as well as an award winning courtyard. This facility is frequently used for live music, festivals and other social gatherings.

Must See

The South Main Street Park is located at the intersection of South Main and Morgan Street and includes a peaceful pocket park, beautiful landscaping and a gazebo. This park serves as a main entrance to the Downtown area and is becoming known as a quiet spot to relax.

Must Do

Visit Mount Ida Wilderness Area. The 36-acre park features a picnic shelter with picturesque views of Short Off Mountain and a one-mile roundtrip hiking trail. The hiking trail is considered moderate to strenuous. The trail terminates at the top of Mount Ida and overlooks downtown Marion. It is open to the public from sunrise to sunset. Located off of Rutherford Road just north of Jalapeno Grill.

Local Tips

The total annual precipitation in Marion is approximately 56 inches, with roughly half this amount falling between the months of April and September. Marion’s average seasonal snowfall is about 13 inches, but the number of average snow days varies greatly from year to year. Access to fertile soils and bountiful water make the area ideal for gardening enthusiasts, and horticulturalists.

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