Marion is situated approximately 280 miles (451 kilometers) southwest of the national capital Washington, and 120 miles (193 kilometers) north of Charlotte.
Be sure to see the sights while you are here. Start by visiting the the Lincoln Theatre.
Marion isn't the only place in this popular region worth experiencing; travelers should also head off and experience the unique qualities of the surrounding landscapes, communities and cultural attractions. Visit the Rural Retreat Lake and Wythe Raceway in Rural Retreat, approximately 14 miles (23 kilometers) to the west of Marion.
Organise transportation and spend half a day in Wytheville, a transport and retail hub for the area, located 25 miles (40 kilometers) away from Marion. This regional center offers a range of attractions, such as Wytheville Meeting Center, Big Walker Lookout and Galewinds Amusement Park. Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre, Gibboney Rock House Museum and Wytheville Community College are also well-worth calling into before heading back to Marion.
Get some down time in the region's beautiful waterways with a spot of canoeing or swimming.
The most convenient major airport, Tri-Cities Regional Airport, is located in Tri-Cities, 55 miles (89 kilometers) to the southwest of Marion, so take that into account when planning your vacation.