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Marion Square

Address: Charleston, SC
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Ranked #30 of 107 Attractions in Charleston
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Nightlife, Dining
Owner description: A section of Charleston where hotels, restaurants and nightlife are found.
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Nightlife, Dining
Owner description: A section of Charleston where hotels, restaurants and nightlife are found.

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Halifax, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
24 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We visited Marion Square numerous times during a Dec visit to Charleston. We visited for the Christmas Decorations, to cross from Meeting St to the wonderful shops and restaurants on King, and we took in some of the events there on New Year`s Eve. We found the park to be safe, inviting and enjoyable. We saw some folks sleeping in... More 

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Charleston, SC
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Lots to do for the kids, lots of vendors with snack food, a great cover band playing everything very well- Soul Fish, and a huge Christmas Tree! Jumpcastles, face-painting, a neat petting zoo, arts and crafts to keep the little ones busy. Starbucks and a ton of great restaurants on King Street, etc. to grab food.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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249 reviews 249 reviews
41 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We recently walked through Marion Square during a weekend visit to Charleston. There was a nice market with local crafts and food. The food we tried was very good but stay away from deep fried peanuts....we should have known better.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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73 reviews 73 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Walking through the city and this small Park. Very interesting to read the historical markers. Grab a coffee, sit down and people watch. Totally safe.

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Abingdon, Maryland
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166 reviews 166 reviews
99 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This is a beautiful square in the heart of a beautiful city. On Saturdays there is a very nice market. Right now, the park is decorated with a big Christmas tree in the middle (which you can walk through). There are also several little trees that have been decorated by the children of local elementary schools. Very cute and imaginative.... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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69 reviews 69 reviews
30 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Marion Square is located at the site of the old Citadel, downtown, in an important part of the penisula. This location is historically significant, as it represented the outer walls of defense during the seige of Charleston, several important meetings of the citizenry throughout several major crises, and was the parade ground for the military in a bygone age. Marion... More 

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Yorktown, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

An absolute great experience. I thank all the other contributors who suggested going on Saturdays. Amazing local produce and neat vendors. We purchased a neat photo collage from a local photographer. They had an amazing artist in the park who sang and played a keyboard. Had an amazing rendition of an Elton John Classic. The location is great the atmosphere... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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663 reviews 663 reviews
526 attraction reviews
342 helpful votes 342 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

benches come in handy for a rest when touring the city. Fountain and statues make for an attractive setting.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Saturdays it's full of families, tourists, strollers. Lots of music and prepared food as well as local produce and crafts. Look for the okra pickles--they're amazing!

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Toronto, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
35 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Any other day its just a park with grass, statue and fountain at the corner of a busy downtown neighbourhood but on Saturday they have a variety of vendors set up with local grown produce, food that was interesting and with modern twists mainly for the health minded folks who want great tasting food. There was music and break dancers,... More 

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