4.5 based on 143 reviews
The Harding Home Presidential Site is getting a makeover! It is closed for restoration to its 1920 appearance, the year Sen. Warren G. Harding conducted his famous front porch campaign and won the presidency. It will reopen on May 4, 2019. In the meantime, visit www.hardinghome.org and our Harding Home Presidential Site Facebook page to keep up on our work!
Wasn't sure if this would be interesting or not- but was just a terrific afternoon.We had a guide who was a high school teacher who really did the history of President Harding and his wife as well as information about Marion ,Ohio. The house is...MoreWe couldn't have said it better ourselves!
4.5 based on 88 reviews
The park surrounding the memorial provides a peaceful setting. It is well-worth a few minutes to an hour or so of your time to stop and visit. The park includes signs to enhance your visit and knowledge.
There is parking on-site. There are no public restrooms nor drinking fountains.
5 based on 32 reviews
Whether you are seeing a musical production or a graduation ceremony, this venue is well maintained, beautiful and historic. There is always something going on there, and the balcony seats are fun!
5 based on 10 reviews
Just about every city in the Midwest has some sort of Civil War column and/or list of veterans from the particular area, so why stop in Marion to see another one? Marion's veterans memorial park stands out because it includes a separate monument for every military conflict in the history of the United States, from the Revolutionary War to the present war on terrorism (the United States was still a British colony during the French and Indian War). There are some extra monuments too. Marion was the first in the country to dedicate a monument to women who served in the military. There is also a freedom tree in honor of POW and MIAs and a marker for the National Guard. The sidewalk through the landscaped grounds is fully accessible and there are plenty of benches to sit and reflect or just rest. The Harding Memorial where a former commander in chief President Harding is entombed is directly across Delaware avenue from the park.
4 based on 18 reviews
I occasionally take grandkids and out of town guests to the Marion cemetary to see the revolving ball. You can't actually see it move, but you can see that if has moved a lot. Also in this cemetary is the country's largest WWII memorial. The cemetary is absolutely beautiful on a nice day.
4 based on 26 reviews
The only popcorn museum in the world holds the largest collection of restored popcorn antiques.
We were only expecting a museum about popcorn, but it was much more. The popcorn room was very fun, but there was also a room with some local history. The basement had a very nice exhibit on President Harding. At the conclusion of our visit, we were given a box of popcorn.
4.5 based on 4 reviews
Heritage Hall is aptly named as the museum does a decent job covering the history, or heritage, of Marion. In the back is the Wyandot Popcorn Museum. (See separate listing). There are exhibits of the history of the building itself, local industries like Marion Shovel and isaly's Dairy, and militaria from the wars. I was especially interested in the Erie Lackawana railroad history, as its roadbed now forms the Marion Tall Grass Trail (see separate listing) where i have spent many afternoons. The displays about President Harding, whose home and tomb are both nearby, were also interesting. Some others have mentioned the taxidermy horse, but not why it is there. The horse had the world's longest mane and once belonged to Napolean. It was preserved at a cost of $200,000 in today's dollars. It eventually wound up in Marion, and the owner's daughter donated it to the historical society.
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