Marion, Indiana

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Marion, Indiana, USA

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  • Mini Indy Go-Carts 765-664-7207
    800 Third Street, Marion, IN 46952
    Open mid-April to mid-October, this venue features go-carts plus batting cages, an arcade, bumper boats, and slam dunk basketball. more info  map

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Wilson-Vaughan Historic Hostess House 765-664-3755
    723 Fourth St., Marion, IN 46953
    Listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places, this historically significant house is one of Grant County's treasures and hosts many cultural events... more info  map

Historic Sites & Monuments

  • James Dean Birthsite 765-668-5435
    Corner of Fourth & McClure Sts.
    At this corner stood the house, known as the "Seven Gables", where James Dean was born on February 8, 1931. The house no longer stands but there is a stone with a... more info  map

  • Marion National Cemetery 765-674-0284
    1700 38th Street, Marion, IN 46953
    Originally intended as a simple burial plot for the aged men at the national soldiers' home, this cemetery is open to anyone who served honorably in the US military, as... more info  map

  • Miami Indian Cemetery 765-668-5435
    3750 County Road 600, Marion, IN 46952
    Confirmed to the Meshingomesia Indians by the US in the Treaty of 1840, this cemetery is the largest Indian cemetery in Indiana and is the burial site of Miami chief... more info  map

  • Mississinewa Battlefield
    Seven miles north of Marion on State Rd. 15
    This battlefield was the site of the first victory of the US Army during the War of 1812 where, on December 17th and 18th, 1812, a 600-man mounted force attacked and... more info  map

Museums & Galleries

  • Compton Art Collection 765-998-5144
    236 Reade Avenue, Marion, IN 46989
    This art gallery is located on the upper level of Sickler Hall at Taylor University and features a collection of over 300 Asian items and artifacts donated by Neil and... more info  map

  • Fairmount Historical Museum 765-948-4555
    203 Washington Street, Marion, IN 46928
    Located in Fairmont
    Found in a historic landmark building, this museum's exhibits include authentic memorabilia of film star James Dean, Garfield creator Jim Davis, and community history. ... more info

  • James Dean Memorial Gallery 765-948-DEAN
    425 Main St., Marion, IN 46928
    The exhibits at this museum including thousands of James Dean items including films, high school yearbooks, a rare Warner Brothers life-mask, original movie posters, and... more info

  • Marion Public Library Museum 765-668-2900
    600 Washington St., Marion, IN 46953
    This museum features a 1952 Crosley Super Sports Car, Grant County pioneer and Victorian exhibits, local history and genealogy collections, turn-of-the-century medical... more info  map

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Gas City Mini Zoo 765-674-1629
    329 Broadway St., Marion, IN 46928
    Gas City
    This zoo features an abundance of small animals including whitetail deer, llamas, pigmy goats, Australian black swan, peacocks, and pheasants. Animal food vending... more info  map

  • James Dean Memorial Park 765-668-5435
    Corner of Second & Main Sts.
    This park was dedicated on September 30, 1995 to commemorate the 40 year anniversary of James Dean's death and features a larger-than-life size bronze bust of James... more info  map

  • Matter Park 765-662-9931
    River Road & Quarry Road
    Marion's largest and oldest park featuring softball and baseball fields, picnic area, playgrounds, tennis courts, a fishing pond, soccer and football field, sand... more info  map


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