- The list below includes 24 free or cheap things to do in or near Marion, Ohio, including 60 different types of inexpensive activities like Bowling, History Museums, Specialty Museums and Recreation Centers.
- From Warren G. Harding Historic Home to Paradise Park Miniature Golf, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Marion and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Delaware.
Warren Harding's 'front porch' presidential speeches were presented on the porch of the Warren G. Harding Historic Home. A tour of the home and in its original, historic form is by appointment only year round.
Built in 2000, Paradise Park Miniature Golf is a recreational miniature golf facility that features 18-holes of golf through a 3-acre woodland. The park also has a hand-dipped ice cream shop inside the 1800-sqft clubhouse.
As an entertainment complex, Brookside Pool & Dairy Bar offers a wide range of activities, from paintball to water basketball. Visitors can purchase a party package that includes paintball equipment, admission to the paintball field, pizza, and other perks.
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One of two popcorn museums in the world, the Wyandot Popcorn Museum showcases one of the largest collections of popcorn poppers, peanut roasters, and restored antiques. Visitors can take a tour, view the exhibits, and leave with a bag of popcorn.
Featuring a bowling alley, Bluefusion Entertainment has a variety of entertainment options like miniature golf for families to enjoy. The arcade has an air hockey table, claw machines, shooting games, and more.
Devoted to preserving, celebrating, and increasing awareness of local history and culture, the Marion County Historical Society maintains a museum with a wealth of artifacts and documents. The society also sponsors a variety of special events.
The Steve Hogg Recreation Center provides recreation facilities and exercise for its visitors. Facilities at the site include batting cages, basketball courts, pool tables, ping-pong tables, and air hockey tables.