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A Day In…Marion County, WV

Welcome to Marion County — the Middle of Everywhere. Bursting with local cuisine, endless outdoor opportunities and rich history, Marion County is an exciting destination and a convenient stopping point on any road trip.


Kick-start your day with a hearty breakfast at McAteer’s Restaurant, and savor a freshly brewed coffee from The Joe to fuel your adventures. Explore the rich history of the region by visiting the Marion County Historical Society Museum & Jail and Pricketts Fort State Park, both opening their doors at 10 a.m., offering fascinating insights into the area’s storied past.


Indulge in Marion County culinary classics like Mikey C’s Cuisine or The Poky Dot, then delve into a world of unique treasures with an afternoon dedicated to antiquing. Don’t miss the chance to browse the eclectic offerings at the Arts & Antiques Marketplace in Fairmont! Round off your afternoon at Coal Country Miniature Golf, where you can enjoy an eighteen-hole course with a captivating coal mining theme.


For dinner, treat your taste buds to a tasty Italian meal at Muriale’s Italian Kitchen, or enjoy a West Virginia classic — a pepperoni roll from Colasessano’s Pizza. Immerse yourself in the vibrant local music scene every Saturday night at Sagebrush Round-Up, home to West Virginia’s Country Music Hall of Fame. And before you leave, make sure to snap a memorable selfie in front of the iconic oversized acoustic guitar!

Bucket List Item

With an expansive network of trails ranging from easy to difficult and four picturesque waterfalls, Valley Falls State Park is the perfect spring destination.

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