Marion, IN Attractions

There’s lots to see and do while visiting the area!  Marion, IN attractions include recreation, spectacular views, historic sites, delightful shopping and more.

Cardinal Greenway is another wonderful location to enjoy the outdoors. Bike, hike, or jog along 7.5 mile portion of the Cardinal Greenway, which is a rail-trail project in Grant County. Major trailheads with parking are located in Marion behind Westwood Square on Miller Avenue between 2nd and 6th Streets, at Hogin Park at Valley Avenue and 14th Street, and in Jonesboro/Gas City at the intersection of SR 22/35 and Water Street, just east of SR 15.

If you want to enjoy peaceful waterviews, then the Mississinewa Riverwalk Way should be your first stop. A riverwalk enhances the river corridor by improving access to the river, with hiking, boating and fishing activities. The walkway extends from the Highland Avenue Bridge through Matter Park.

Matter Park is open year round and is the largest and oldest park among Marion, IN attractions. Enjoy softball and baseball fields, grills, restrooms, picnic areas, shelters, playgrounds, tennis courts, a fishing pond, disc golf course, volleyball courts, and a walking trail. Located at: N Matter Park Rd & N Quarry Rd.

After your walk hop in the car and head to nearby Upland to see the Cumberland Covered Bridge. The 181-foot covered timbered bridge, built in 1877 and restored in 1999, spans the Mississinewa River and is the last remaining covered bridge in Grant County. It was swept from its abutments by the great 1913 flood, and floated a quarter mile downstream. It was later returned to its abutments by horses. The bridge is the site of an annual festival on the weekend after Labor Day. Located nearby in Upland at 11160 S 990 E, Upland, IN.

A canoe launch is open all year and provides access to the Mississinewa River. Relaxing and enjoying scenic canoeing along the river is a highlight among Marion, IN attractions. -1811 N Washington St.

The shopper in you will not be disappointed with the many area antique stores as well as local shopping mall: