Linville Caverns

Linville Caverns are currently NC’s only caverns available to tour and remain one of our oldest (and most popular) attractions.

McDowell Arts Council

Art lovers will enjoy an afternoon at the McDowell Arts Council, an art gallery that encourages the learning and practicing of all art forms.

Eat Local

You could spend an entire weekend working your way through Marion’s food scene. Burrito Bros is one of our favorites!

Tom's Creek Falls

 The trailhead for this 80-foot, multi-tiered waterfall is just seven miles from Marion, and the trail itself is an easy half-mile hike.

Glamp at a Gold Mine

Gold River Camp and Cabins is about ten minutes south of Marion, is a former historic gold mine where you can still you gold pan!

Joseph McDowell Historical Catawba Greenway

The Joseph McDowell Historical Catawba Greenway in Marion is a relatively flat trail that follows the scenic Catawba River. The trail is 3.5 miles round trip.

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20+ amazing things to do in Marion, North Carolina