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Marion Square

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Address: Charleston, SC
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A section of Charleston where hotels, restaurants and nightlife are found.

A section of Charleston where hotels, restaurants and nightlife are found.

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Park watching

This park just happened to be right across the street where we were staying at The Francis Marion, so we wood see every time we went for a walk on king street. It looks like a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Joy Monte D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This park just happened to be right across the street where we were staying at The Francis Marion, so we wood see every time we went for a walk on king street. It looks like a place where a lot of people from All different backgrounds kinda hangout together. My husband took his morning coffee and walked across the street... More 

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Thank Joy Monte D
Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

we found a bench and sat and relaxed near by. children played in the fountain to cool off. a nice place to rest and relax for a few minutes and then continue on.

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Dayton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice large green space. Great place to rest and regroup after sightseeing. Close to many historical building and monuments. One of the tallest monuments in Charleston along with sky views of the tallest steeples in Charleston.. An added bonus is all the bats the come out at dusk. They are endangered so don't touch !!! or bat at !!

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Somerset, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Today was our last day in Charleston and they have a weekly market of local vendors, organic fruits, vegetables, homemade food items, local artists. As these usually are a bit over priced, we are northerner 'a we no how to negotiate and the vendors will all you have to do is ask and be fair. They have live music, activities... More 

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Issaquah, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a wonderful Holocaust Memorial and a monument to former U.S. Senator and Vice President, John C. Calhoun on one side of the park, plenty of open space, generous shade trees and benches. We were there the week Pokemon Go was released, and the park was full of Pokemon hunters. There is a fabulous market on Saturdays from 9... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Did a walking tour of the historic area and ended up here. Seemed very safe and lots of folks milling around. KIds were playing in the fountain on a very hot evening.

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Conway, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

I always love to walk through Marion Sq. From the vagrant's to the college kids to us old folks. Quite a mixture. People walking through with their noses down in their phones is quite comical. You wonder how they get around and socialize.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

It's a pretty park in the city. Big statue of Calhoun in the middle, fountain on one corner, and the original Citadel military academy in the back. When we went there was nothing going on but I'm sure there's all kinds of activities available here.

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The Colony, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

We happened upon the Marion Square Farmers' Market which only happens on Saturdays April through November, but what a find! Beautiful fruits and vegetables, food trucks serving tasty breakfast and lunch items and live entertainment. We ended up staying three hours and enjoying every minute. Great people watching.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

The farmers market on Saturdays is a lot of fun. There are break dancers, fresh fruits and vegetables, local artists, and food vendors. I love the crepe stand, you can get a made to order crepe with Nutella and fresh strawberries.

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