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Central Park Central Park continues to be a favorite spot to gather for outdoor fun, or sometimes just a stoll among the century old Burr Oaks. The shade from these mighty oaks makes this an outdoor haven even during those warm Kansas summers.

The historic fountain built in the park in 1884 continues to flow since the days when crowds gathered around the bandstand for the latest entertainment.

Playground equipment and picnic facilities are available at the park.


Address: 6th and Main

Come visit us in Marion, Kansas

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Marion Cemetery

A unique monument of great interest in the Marion Cemetery is that of Rueben Riggs. It stands in honor of a man who did not make any major historic contributions, but who is remembered for showing kindness to other people.

Marion, KS Cemeteries

Elgin House Apartments

The Elgin House apartments was originally a 42 room hotel with a dining room that seated 80 guests, and provided billiard and card rooms. It was built in 1886 of native stone, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Marion, KS Historic Hotels

Historic Homes Tour

The Marion Historic Committee has prepared a tour of designated historic homes within the city. These homes range in design of the oldest cut stone of the Wm. Kellison Home dating 1879 to the elegant Victorian examples of the early 1900's.

Marion, KS Historic Homes

Civil War Memorial

The Civil War Memorial was erected in 1929 by Theodore P. Burkert, a Civil War veteran. It is dedicated to Civil War veterans and the Women's Relief Corps.

Marion, KS Memorials

Marion Country Club and Golf Course

If you take potential hazards as a personal challenge, then the Marion golf course heads the list. A natural creek meanders through the hilly nine hole course and provides plenty of challenges to golfers.

Marion, KS Golf Courses

Things to do Recreation near Marion, KS

McPherson State Fishing Lake (Canton Lake)

46 acres, boating, boat ramps, picnic areas, basic camping, fishing piers, nature trails ...

Pitch your tent under the stars! Camp along the banks of the Walnut River among the deer, wild turkey, and other wildlife ...