Rainy Day Stays

The HUB Recreation Center

The HUB Recreation Center is owned and operated by the City of Marion. We opened our doors in January 2015 and celebrated our official Grand Opening in March 2015. To date, we have nearly 7,000 members whom we call Hubbers. Hundreds of guests also utilize the facility each month by purchasing a day pass. Visitors are welcome to stop by any time to take a tour and learn more about what we have to offer.

The first floor includes the following: Lounge area, Cafe HUB, gymnasium, competition pool, therapy spa, recreational pool featuring a waterslide, lazy river and wading pool, party rooms, conference room, youth center, men’s locker room, women’s locker room, family locker room and on-site child watch for Hubbers and guests.

The second floor includes the following: Three lane running/walking track, three group exercise rooms, free weights, ellipticals, cycle bikes, machine training, treadmills and more. There is one elevator and two stairwells located at the front and back of the facility. All members and guests must enter through the front doors facing West Main Street.

917 W. Main Street
Marion, IL 62959

Phone: 618-997-2482
Website: www.thehubmarion.com

Day Pass Rates:
Adults (18+): $12
Children (17 & Under): $10
Family of 3: $32
Family of 4: $37

Williamson County Historical Museum & Library

This large brick building, built in 1913, served as the county jail and the home of fifteen sheriffs of Williamson County. Steel doors separated prisoners from the family as well as 13 inch poured concrete walls. In 1972 the Williamson County Historical Society accepted the building for a museum after the new courthouse was completed.

In the 1960’s Mrs. Ashby was concerned that much of the items of the county’s history was being lost and it was her idea that the old court house could be made into a museum to display and preserve the county history. However, the majority wanted to raze the courthouse. Ethel never forgot and refused to give up the idea of a museum somewhere in Marion. She constantly reminded the county board and finally they offered the old jail building to the society with the provision that they, within a five year period, got such an entity organized and self-supporting.

The county board, for a sum of $1.00, would give them a warranty deed to the jail on South Van Buren Street. Soon members were at the museum, cleaning, repairing, and taking out a few walls in order to have a place for society meetings, painting walls and ceilings, restoring lighting and other necessities for future meetings. The museum was received June 29, 1972.

105 S. Van Buren Street
Marion, IL 62959

Phone: 618-997-5863

Museum Admission:
It is suggested to call the museum prior to visiting it to check that they are open and to confirm the museum admission costs.

The Warehouse Antique Mall

Search and find lost treasure you didn’t even know existed! This local antique mall is known for always having something you didn’t know you needed, but always keeps you coming back for more. See what cool treasures and trinkets you can find in their ever-changing inventory.

This is something fun to do if you like searching for those interesting items or are just looking to go out explore antiques or the beautiful and historical downtown Marion, IL.

The National Quilt Museum

The museum exhibits the best of the best in quilt and fiber art throughout the year at the facility in Paducah, KY.  Exhibits are made up of quilts from The Collection of The National Quilt Museum and exhibits on loan from other facilities and organizations.  Exhibits are rotated 10 to 12 times per year so there is always something new to see. The National Quilt Museum is a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner seven years in a row, and a two time TripAdvisor Hall of Fame winner. 

The preservation of the art work made by today’s quilt artists is critical to the long term sustainability of our art form.  We want the work of today’s quilters to be enjoyed by audiences for centuries to come.  In addition to the management of our own collection of over 600 artifacts, our Curatorial department regularly educates people on ‘best practices’ for quilt handling through videos, lectures, and publications.

215 Jefferson Street
Paducah, KY 42001

Phone: 270-442-8856

General Admission Rates:

General Adult: $12
Guided Tour: $16
Seniors (62+): $11
Students: $5
Children Under 12: Free With Adult Present