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Marion Square

Charleston, SC
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Ranked #26 of 96 Attractions in Charleston
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, 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, Landmarks
Activities: Nightlife, Dining
Owner description: A section of Charleston where hotels, restaurants and nightlife are found.

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Abingdon, Maryland
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146 reviews 146 reviews
89 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

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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67 reviews 67 reviews
29 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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637 reviews 637 reviews
508 attraction reviews
313 helpful votes 313 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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Hampton, South Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Every Saturday I want to be at Marion Square. Everything from food to music can be found there. Kids and grownups love it, you can shop and eat and just sit and watch people!

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Milwaukee, WI
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Nice fountain on the SW corner of the park. Take a history tour and they will tell you all about the public hangings that took place in Marion Square back in the day. Otherwise, it's a park. A couple homeless people laying around, but nothing fancy.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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156 reviews 156 reviews
102 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This was fun and has a great atmosphere. Mostly locals and families., but it was great for people watching and a relief from architecture and touristy stuff. especially, if you have children.

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Some lovely artwork in pop up tents ... At night, drunks at the fountain. though a police care was in the park, it's a shame.

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