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Marion, North Carolina

  • Historic Carson House

    Built as a walnut log cabin in 1793, the home once served as a stagecoach inn and the seat of county government until the courthouse was constructed. This historic home and private, nonprofit museum ...
    Historic Carson House
  • Linville Caverns

    NC's only show caverns allows visitors to glimpse nature at work "inside" the mountains. Experienced guides point out interesting stalactite & stalagmite formations & explain the rich history & geolo...
    Linville Caverns
  • Burnetts Landing

    Located on Lake James. Hankins Road and Lake James Road, Marion. Open year round. Sites: some gravel, some grass, all shaded, water and electric hook-ups available (a/c extra), tent sites. Facili...
    Burnetts Landing
  • Armstrong Fish Hatchery

    State fish hatchery open throughout the year. View and feed three species of trout in raceways and ponds. School tours available.

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    Armstrong Fish Hatchery

  • Historic Downtown Marion

    Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, downtown Marion was established in 1842. Commercial development began in 1870 on 50 acres donated by John Carson. The Marion Depot is an 1860s bui...
    Historic Downtown Marion

Attractions and Upcoming Events



Budget Inn-Marion

A small, hometown motel with a 1950s flavor. Open year round. Conveniently located on US 70 West in Marion.

Marion, NC Businesses

Linville Mountain Gem Shop & Mines

Area's only custom gem cutting. Fine handmade jewelry. Jewelry repair. Gems, minerals, rocks, lapidary equipment and supplies for sale. Cutting lessons. Gem mining rain or shine year round.

Marion, NC Pioneer History

Triple C Campground

NC 80, northwest of Marion. Open year round. Sites: gravel, mostly shaded, some pull-thrus, water, sewer and electric hook-ups (a/c and heat extra). Facilities: restrooms and showers, security, public phone, laundry, ice, disposal station. Recreation: stream trout fishing, pool (fee)

Marion, NC Campgrounds

Things to do near Marion, NC

Duckett House Inn

Turn-of-the-century folk Victorian farm house on 5 beautiful acres next to bold Spring Creek. Full vegetarian breakfast incl...

Highlands Cove

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

The Haven on Lake Glenville

Private lakefront home, sleeps 8, dock in waterfall cove. Fully equipped. Direct TV/VCR, HT/AC. Non-smoking. No pets. One wk....

Tuckasegee River

Canoeing and funyak trips on gentle Class II white water. Local outfitters: Tuckasegee Outfitters, 800/539-5683; Blue Ridge O...

Rolling Thunder River Co., Nantahala Outpost

Whitewater adventures at Rolling Thunder. Camping, tent sites and group lodging. There are few recreational activities that ...