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Marion Sights and Landmarks Guide, Illinois

The city of Marion is a famous tourism spot. The city has over a dozen happening hotels and around 1100 rooms in total in these hotels. The city also has around 100 restaurants thus making it clear that the city attracts huge number of tourists on regular basis. The city of Marion is one of the largest retail markets in Illinois and is famous for the huge number of shopping centers that provide strength to tourism industry and also provide jobs to many locals of this city.

The city of Marion boasts a huge Pavilion Conference Center which has an expo hall which is around 35000 square feet, a small meeting room, and three huge ballrooms which finally provide the best hot spot for tourists and businessmen to enjoy their stay.

The city of Marion is famous for the hotel chains which shine in the city. Some of the famous hotels in this city are Comfort Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Comfort Suites (all 3 are located at Exit 53), Hampton Inn, Drury Inn, and Fairfield Inn (these three are located at Exit 54). Many new hotels are under construction and this reflects that the tourism industry in the city of Marion is at its peak.

One important reason why the city of Marion acts as an important tourism center is because it acts as the base for tourists from where they can visit many other major cities of Southern Illinois. They can also use this city as the central hub from where they can hit various scenic attractions and wineries that are located around the city of Marion. Many historical sights, huge state parks, and many environmental areas are also located in the proximity of this city thus making it easy for the tourists to enjoy all these tourist hot spots.

Some of the very important plus famous tourist hot spots located in the proximity of Marion are new Southern Illinois Wine Trail and the old Shawnee Hills Wine Trail. Both these wineries are located with the 45 miles radius from the city of Marion. Some of the famous state parks located around the city of Marion are Giant City State Park and Ferne Clyffe State Park.

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