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Marion, Kansas

  • Civil War Memorial

    Civil War MemorialThe 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. Each Memorial Day, an Avenue of Flags i...
    Civil War Memorial

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Presbyterian Church

The distinction of being the oldest church organization in Marion County belongs to the Presbyterian Church of Marion, which is also listed on the State Register of Historic Buildings. The native stone used to build this structure was cut in 1872

Marion, KS Historic Churches

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

Marion, KS Recreation

Marion Historical Museum

The Museum building was constructed in 1882 for the First Baptist Church and continued to serve Baptist congregations until the middle of the 1950s. It was then given to Marion County for use as a museum and formally dedicated in 1961 on Old Settler's Day - the year of Marion'

Marion, KS Museums

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

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

Things to do near Marion, KS

Sweet 120

Truffles, fudge, chocolate covered pretzels and popcorn... the list goes on! This lovely downtown shop features gourmet choc...

Jeffcoat Photography Studio Museum

The legacy of three generations of photographers who recorded the history of DIckinson County for over one hundred years.

Alma Antiques

This beautiful two story stone building, built in the late 1800s originally housed a book store. Notice the date above the sm...