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Marion, Kansas

  • Marion Historical Museum

    Marion Historical MuseumThe 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 mus...
    Marion Historical Museum

Attractions and Upcoming Events

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

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

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

Hill School Building

The Hill School building is the oldest building in the state of Kansas in continuous educational use. Built in 1873 of native stone, it is listed on the National Historic Register.

Marion, KS Historic Schoolhouses

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

Augusta Fine Arts Center & Gallery

The Fine Arts Center and Gallery features exhibits, classes, and hosts special events for the art community....

El Dorado Lake Hiking/Biking Trails

A variety of trails are available at El dorado State Park. In the Walnut River campground are the Teter Nature Trail, the Wa...

Marion Reservoir Hunting

Upland game hunter will find a mixed bag, including pheasants, quail, squirrels, rabbits, turkeys and white-tail deer. A lar...