Introduction to Marion, Iowa
Marion, Iowa, in Linn county, is located 3 miles NE of Cedar Rapids, Iowa (center to center) and is 200 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The city is considered part of the Cedar Rapids metropolitan area. Marion has a population of 26,294 residents.
Marion was incorporated in 1839. It is located in Linn County, which was founded in January 1839. The city became the county seat of Linn County in the same year. Later in 1919, the county seat was moved to Cedar Rapids. Marion is named in honor of Francis Marion, a Revolutionary War hero.
Marion and nearby Attractions
- Granger House Museum
- Marion Heritage Center
- Palisades - Kepler State Park
- Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
- Lake MacBride State Park
- Pinicon Ridge County Park
Things To Do In Marion
While in Marion, tourists can visit the Museum of Amana History and the National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library. Curtis Hill Indian Museum has a huge collections of Indian artifacts. You can also visit the historic site of Brucemore. Art enthusiasts can visit the Campbell Steele Art Gallery. The Squaw Creek Park and the Wapsipinicon State Park are also worth a look. Those interested in shopping can visit the East End Shopping Center and the Marion Heights Shopping Center. Each year, Marion celebrates the Arts Festival in the month of May.
Flights can be availed from the Quad City International Airport.
Marion Higher Education
The University of Iowa, Kirkwood Community College, University of Northern Iowa, Upper Iowa University, and a few other colleges and universities offer higher educational facilities.