There's ALWAYS something to do in Marion
201 N. Walker St.
built by Julius Fohs, an internationally-know geologist, and
given to the city of Marion and the Board of Education in 1926.
The two-story building with four Ionic columns flanking the
main entrance contains a large auditorium and meeting rooms.
The building's limestone foundation is an earthquake-resistant
style of masonry often seen in Peru. The building was selected
as a Kentucky Landmark
in June of 1981, and it was accepted
on the National Register of Historic
Places in May of
1982. View Website
|Wheeler Log Cabin
Hwy 91 N
|Wheeler Cabin Built in 1835, this two-story log cabin is one of
Crittenden County's oldest homes. Barbara Wheeler's Log Cabin
Shop features primitive antiques, herb gardens, fruit trees
and a glimpse into days gone by. She's happy to answer your
questions about Kentucky frontier life. It all awaits you on
Hwy 91 N., just six miles north of town. Open Wednesdays 10-4,
Mid April through Late October.
|Ben E. Clement
205 N Walker St.
|Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum houses an outstanding collection
of minerals, gemstones, carvings, period journals, photographs,
mining tools and other items. The collection has been visited
by various authorities on minerals and is believed to be one
of the finest in existence. The Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum,
Inc. was formed in June 1990 to make the attraction something
that would generate outside interest in the mineral and mining
heritage of West Kentucky. View Website
124 E Bellview St.
|The Crittenden County Historical Museum
is housed in the oldest
church in Marion, built in 1881, which includes the original
pulpit, balcony and stained glass windows. Among the hundreds
of local items on display are a large military collection
dating back to the Civil War; a 200 year old loom; spinning
wheels; a large collection of farm related items; the old
telephone switchboard; vintage Marion photos, clothing and
accessories dating back to the early 1900's; papers and memorabilia
from Marion's two United Sates senators, as well as toys showing
the everyday life of the county. View Website
|Trail of Tears
Our Native American heritage includes mound sites and thousands of years of habitation. The Ohio River was part of a Native
trade route stretching from western New York down to the Caribbean.The
northern route of the Trail of Tears comes through the
county. While the historical route passes just south and west
of Marion, the Auto Route designated by the National
Parks System comes through the center of town, marked by distinctive
|Cave in Rock Ferry
Cave-In-Rock Ferry, one of two ferries still running on the Ohio River, is open seven days a week, and it's free!
While the Amish Community is a recent addition to the Marion area (1977), they're a visibile and distinctive part of county life.
|The Outlaw Trail
Outlaw Trail was once the treacherous road from Marion to
Ford's Ferry. Named for county ferry operator, innkeeper, and
justice of the peace "Big Jim" Ford, who moonlighted
as a bandit chief, Ford's Ferry Road is a now quiet,
scenic backroad, where your most dangerous encounter will be
with an Amish produce stand. Jesse and Frank James (left)
and the Cole Younger Gang were regular visitors to the
|The Courthouse Gazebo
Courthouse Gazebo, site of free summer concerts
|Marion Country Club
651 Blackburn Street
9 hole golf course open to the public
411 State Route 387
|Riverview Park at Dam 50 features Seven full service RV hookups, primitive camping, three picnic pavilions, boat ramp, and playground equipment.
|Venture River Water Park
|Wave pool, ten exciting slides, large kiddie pool with slide, lazy river and action waves. Open most days between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Additional weekends in late spring and early fall when weather permits. View Website
|Eddy Grove Vineyard
Nestled in the rolling hills and quilt country of Western Kentucky, you'll find Eddy Grove Vineyard, home to fine hand crafted wine. Born out of the desire of two doctors eager to renew a family tradition from Northern Italy, this wine has been carefully, lovingly created to enrich your family celebrations and quiet dinners. View Website
|Adsmore House and Gardens
Built in 1857 and realistically restored. Visitors step back in time to the turn-of-the-century to relive the legacy and lifestyle of a western Kentucky family. Decorations change during the year. Located on the grounds is the Ratliff Gun Shop, an 1844 log building that has been restored and equipped as a gunsmith's shop. Tours here take approximately 20 minutes. Admission is $5 for each person.
Open Tuesday - Sunday. 304 N Jefferson St., Princeton 270-365-3114 View Website
|Cave In Rock , IL.
noted by the earliest French explorers, was the lair of several
gangs of river pirates that preyed on Ohio River Valley travelers,
notably the Mason Gang and the Harpe Gang. It has been featured
as a set location in the 1950's film "Davy Crockett and
the River Pirates" and in the 1960's film "How The
West Was Won." Cave-In-Rock State Park is a photographer's
wonderland. Admission is free, and so if the ferry trip across
the Ohio River.
|Land Between the Lakes
||Land Between The Lakes (LBL) is a 170,000-acre national recreation area in Western Kentucky and Tennessee located near I-24, about 90 miles north of Nashville, TN, and just south of Paducah, KY. View Website
|Deer Lakes Golf Course
104 Deer Lakes Drive, Salem, KY
This 300-acre, naturally contoured golf course is located on Highway 60 along the historical Trail of Tears. The lush foliage and varied wildlife enhances the joy of the game. View Website
|Mineral Mounds Golf Course
|Mineral Mound State Park Golf Course
Enjoy our challenging 18-hole, par-72 golf course! The front 9 holes are situated in a wooded area. The back 9 offers beautiful lake views with several holes flanked by water. A pro shop offers rental carts, clubs and golf merchandise. The park also has a picnic area, a fishing pier and a boat ramp. The facility has a magnificent new golf shop that offers scenic views from atop a hill overlooking Lake Barkley. 48 Finch Rd, Eddyville, 270-388-3673 or 866-904-7888