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Marion is small town of approximately 2,000 located in central Kansas. Its a historical town with three beautiful stone buildings listed on the National Historic Register and one on the State Historic Register. Marion is also home to a Historical Museum with artifacts of the early days of the area and Indian artifacts from archaeological digs around the city. The Marion Cemetery is another historic spot with graves of early pioneers in a very tranquil setting. Historic home tours are also available in the town. For outdoor recreation, the town of Marion has two parks. Central Park has a nature trail that follows Luta Creek and a recently restored historic spring. Visitors also enjoy antique fountains, volleyball and basketball courts and a playground for children. East Park in Marion has a swimming pool, lighted tennis courts, a skate park, playground equipment and a picnic shelter. Just a short drive away is the Marion Reservoir, which is a 6,200-acre lake with fishing, boating, swimming, wind surfing, camping and picnicking. Marion County Park and Lake is also nearby and was recently added to the National Register of Historic Places. It also offers swimming, boating, fishing, water skiing, wind surfing and picnic facilities.

Surrounding areas: Cottonwood Falls, Kansas (25.8 mi), Strong City, Kansas (26.2 mi), Council Grove, Kansas (35.7 mi), El Dorado, Kansas (37.7 mi)

Marion Vacation Rentals

Marion Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Country Haven Inn804 Western HeightsHillsboro, KS10.2 mi.(620) 947-2929
Grand Central Hotel215 BroadwayCottonwood Falls, KS25.8 mi.(620) 273-6763
Americas Best Value Inn - Newton1620 E 2ND StNewton, KS26.7 mi.(316) 283-7611
Americinn2 Leonard CourtHesston, KS26.8 mi.(620) 327-2053
Days Inn Newton105 ManchesterNewton, KS26.8 mi.(316) 283-3330
Best Western Red Coach Inn1301 E First StNewton, KS26.9 mi.(316) 283-9120

Marion Weather & Climate

Central Kansas has a humid continental climate with cold winters and warm summers. Temperatures range from an average low of 15 degrees F. in January to an average high of 93 degrees F. in July. The first fall freeze occurs between the last week of September and the end of October, and the last spring freeze occurs between the first week of April and early May. The area receives 35 inches of precipitation per year, with most in May and June. Snow depth of at least one inch occurs an average of 20 days per year. The area is prone to thunderstorms, especially in the springtime. Many of these storms become Supercell thunderstorms, which can spawn tornadoes, often of F3 strength or higher.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 37°F 16°F 0.74 in. -
February 44°F 20°F 0.88 in. -
March 54°F 31°F 2.53 in. -
April 65°F 41°F 2.99 in. -
May 74°F 52°F 4.70 in. -
June 84°F 62°F 4.42 in. -
July 91°F 67°F 4.01 in. -
August 89°F 64°F 3.94 in. -
September 81°F 54°F 3.25 in. -
October 69°F 42°F 2.55 in. -
November 53°F 30°F 2.12 in. -
December 41°F 20°F 1.10 in. -

Marion Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Newton City County airport (EWK) located about 24 miles southwest of Marion in Newton, Kansas, the Salina Municipal airport (SLN) located approximately 45 miles northwest of Marion in Salina, Kansas, the Beech Factory airport (BEC) located roughly 46 miles south of Marion in Wichita, Kansas, the Hutchinson Municipal airport (HUT) located around 49 miles west of Marion in Hutchinson, Kansas, the Wichita Mid Continent airport (ICT) located about 53 miles southwest of Marion in Wichita, Kansas, and finally the Manhattan Regional airport (MHK) located approximately 57 miles northeast of Marion in Manhattan, Kansas.

Marion Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
JoylandWichitaKS48.6 mi.
Golf Courses
Marion Country ClubMarionKS 
Hillsboro Municipal GolfHillsboroKS9.9 mi.
Herington Country ClubHeringtonKS22.6 mi.
Hesston Municipal Golf ParkHesstonKS27.0 mi.
Fox RidgeNewtonKS27.6 mi.
Newton Public Golf Course & Driving RangeNewtonKS27.6 mi.
State Parks
El Dorado State ParkKS36.8 mi. 
Geary County State ParkKS39.0 mi. 
Kaw Mission State Historical SiteCouncil GroveKS35.7 mi.(History)
Red Barn Studio MuseumLindsborgKS38.8 mi.(History)
Birger Sandzen Memorial GalleryLindsborgKS38.8 mi.(Art)
Smoky Hill MuseumSalinaKS46.8 mi.(History)
Old Cowtown MuseumWichitaKS48.6 mi.(History)
Great Plains Nature CenterWichitaKS48.6 mi.(Science)
Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center MuseumHutchinsonKS53.4 mi.(Technology)
Zoos and Aquariums
Emporia ZooEmporiaKS45.4 mi.
Sedgwick County ZooWichitaKS48.6 mi.
Hutchinson ZooHutchinsonKS53.4 mi.
Sunset Zoological ParkManhattanKS62.5 mi.
Topeka Zoological ParkTopekaKS86.9 mi.

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