Attractions & Recreation

Check out some of Grant County’s popular events and attractions!

To see more, visit the Marion/Grant County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau

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Mississenwa 1812 – America’s most exciting living history weekend

Matthews Cumberland Covered Bridge Festival – It is held every year and is known as the “Most entertainment in Indiana for $2!”

Hog Daze Night – Honoring the anniversary of the 1920 Marion Race where the first Harley victory lap with a live pig took place – leading to the International motorcycle term “Hog”

james-deanDucktail Run – Ducktail features cars from 1972 or older in this week-long event with 2,700+ participants.

James Dean Festival – This Festival is the quintessential festival for fans that wish to honor and celebrate the young actor who personified what it meant to be “cool” – James Byron Dean.

 

Attractions

Gas City Petting Zoo The mini zoo in the Gas City Park and houses over 100 animals ranging from Australian black swans to whitetail deer.

Cardinal Greenway – The Cardinal Greenway is the longest rail-trail in Indiana and spans almost 60 miles from Marion through Muncie to Richmond in East Central Indiana.

Fairmount Historical Museum – In addition to artifacts related to the town, the museum also holds many pieces related to James Dean and his family. In addition, the museum houses a tribute to another Fairmount native, Jim Davis and his creation, “Garfield.”

Splash House – Boasts the largest waves (5-Foot) in Indiana

Marion Public Library Museum – The Museum exists to preserve and make available the history of Marion and Grant County, Indiana.

Quilter’s Hall of Fame – The Marie Webster house in Marion is now the home of The Quilters Hall of Fame documenting America’s quilt making heritage.

 

 

 

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