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Cultural & Entertainment

Uptown Marion is proud to have been designated by the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs as a Cultural and Entertainment District (CED) in 2005. Iowa’s CED’s are well recognized, labeled, mixed-use, compact areas of a city in which a high concentration of cultural facilities serve as anchors. The anchors in Marion include City Hall, the Marion Heritage Center, the Marion Public Library, Marion Square Park and the Granger House. The mission of Marion’s CED is to establish the CED as a preferred destination by creating a vibrant uptown community where area residents and visitors gather to shop, dine and experience eclectic entertainment and cultural opportunities.

To learn more about Marion’s Cultural and Entertainment District, visit

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