Marion Tourism

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Marion is a city in McDowell County, North Carolina, United States. It is the county seat of McDowell County. Founded in 1844, the city was named in honor of Brigadier General Francis Marion, the American Revolutionary War Hero whose talent in guerrilla warfare earned him the name “Swamp Fox”. Marion's Main Street Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The population was 7,838 at the 2010 Census.


This is a comprehensive travel guide for Marion in United States. From budgeting tips to finding the best spots, this travel guide has got all the insider information to explore Marion like a local. When planning a trip to Marion, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Pigeon Forge. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Pigeon Forge for its bountiful attractions like Dollywood, Dixie Stampede Dinner And Show, The Old Mill Restaurant on your trip to Marion. Get in the character of the city, this city requires at least of 1 to 2 number of days of exploration.

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Facts and Stats for Marion*

  • Marion: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Marion for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Marion.

    • Burglary and Theft 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 100 (Very High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 12.5 (Very Low)
  • Living in Marion - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 88.28 (Very High)
    • Health Care Index 100 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Marion

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Marion

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 35 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 70.45 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 36.88 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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