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

1812-001Events

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

Popcorn Festival – Hosted in Van Buren, home of Weaver Popcorn, this festival is a must-see in the summer

Attractions

Marion Philharmonic – This professional symphony plays local shows September through April each year.

Taylor University Theater – The university puts on productions each semester, as well as choral and instrumental shows through the music department.

Indiana Wesleyan Theater – Check out the upcoming performances through IWU onStage!

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 and is open during the summer months in Marion.

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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