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College Road Trip

Every year, thousands of students receive a post-secondary education in Marion, Indiana. Ivy Tech Community College is a public institution offering two-year degrees, technical training and job training. Indiana Wesleyan University is a private, Christian institution that offers associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in over 80 different concentrations. Taylor University is a private, Christian institution with more than 60 majors across the arts, humanities, sciences and social sciences. Students love the academic opportunities and welcoming communities. And, parents love to visit! Whether a new student is scoping out school or parents are visiting during the semester, these stops are fun for everyone. And outstanding opportunities to enjoy the arts, entertainment and sporting events are available in Grant County at our world-class universities. Check out our Calendar of Events to discover them all.

Indiana Wesleyan University

Indiana Wesleyan University is an evangelical Christian comprehensive university that is committed to liberal arts and professional education. U.S. News & World Report ranks Indiana Wesleyan University as “one of the best Master’s universities in the Midwest.” Over 3,200 students live and learn in state-of-the-art residence halls and academic facilities on IWU’s residential campus in Marion,…

Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech State College is a public, open-access community based technical college. Its mission is to enable individuals to develop to their fullest potential and to support the economic development of Indiana. The Marion campus of Ivy Tech State College offers two-year degrees, technical certificates, courses and short-term training opportunities.

Taylor University

Taylor University is an evangelical, independent, interdenominational Christian liberal arts institution where faith, living, and learning are integrated. The mission of the university is to educate men and women for lifelong learning and ministering the redemptive love of Jesus Christ to a world in need. For the past ten years, Taylor University has been highly…

Cardinal Greenway

Enjoy biking, hiking, or jogging along the beautiful portion of the Cardinal Greenway 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…

Ivanhoe’s Drive In

Our casual atmosphere will help you to relax and enjoy a meal with friends or family. Our menu offers sandwiches, meal-size salads, and our famous chicken salad. Treat yourself to dessert – you’ll have a difficult time making a selection from our menu of over 100 milkshakes and 100 sundaes! Fresh Strawberry Shortcake in season…

Marion Public Library & Museum

The museum houses a large display of artifacts and memorabilia from the history of Grant County, Indiana. History Made Here exhibit highlights the natural gas boom in East Central Indiana, and its effects on Grant County communities. Exhibits include a 1952 Crosley Super Sport car, which was produced in Marion, Indiana. A Victorian exhibit showcases…

Matter Park

Open year round. The largest and oldest park in Marion, possessing a strong naturalistic character, is the center for many festivals. Don’t miss the native beauty of the butterfly/wildflower garden! Within the park are softball and baseball fields, grills, restrooms, picnic areas, shelters, playgrounds, tennis courts, a fishing pond, disc golf course, volleyball courts, and a walking…

River’s Edge Family Golf Center

Bring the whole family!  Enjoy the day with us, or spend your evening here. Miniature golf is a great way to connect with your family and friends, and you may just end up with the lowest score!  We also offer a driving range and batting cages.  Try our new foot golf course and see if you can conquer this…