Discover exciting things to do in Marion, IL

Stay just off I-57 in a hotel room at the Country Inn & Suites, Marion, IL to be a short drive from top attractions like Crab Orchard. Spend a day at Rend Lake, featuring public beaches, swimming areas, fishing spots, and trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. Interested in sports? Head to Rent One Park to see the Miners play baseball. You can also visit the Southern Illinois University Carbondale campus to experience the excitement of college athletics when the Salukis take on their opponents throughout the year. If you’re in town for business, schedule some relaxing things to do, such as playing The Links at Kokopelli after your meetings.

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Southern Illinois Miners Baseball

0.27 mi / 0.44 km from the hotel
Bringing the all-American excitement of a national pastime to Marion each summer, the Southern Illinois Miners provide fun the whole family can enjoy.

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

13.9 mi / 22.37 km from the hotel
Situated minutes from the hotel, the Carbondale campus of Southern Illinois University is home to top-ranked research and academic programs as well as competitive NCAA athletic teams.

The Links at Kokopelli

0.54 mi / 0.88 km from the hotel
Ranked by Golf Week magazine as one of the top five courses in Illinois, Kokopelli is the perfect place to challenge your skills or entertain a client with a leisurely round of golf.

Shawnee National Forest

7,236.78 mi / 11,646.45 km from the hotel
Located between the Mississippi and Ohio rivers, in southern Illinois, Shawnee National Forest offers various hiking trails and the opportunity to see bald eagles. Visit Jackson Falls or the Garden of the Gods Wilderness, featuring ancient sandstone cliffs and rock formations.

Rend Lake

24.85 mi / 39.99 km from the hotel
Visit this lake to sunbathe on the beach or go swimming, fishing, or hunting. You can also hike, bike, or ride horses along the area’s various trails.

Dunn's Sporting Goods

0.92 mi / 1.48 km from the hotel
Heading to Rend Lake for a fun-filled day of fishing? Stop by Dunn's Sporting Goods to pick up all the gear and supplies needed for a memorable experience in the great outdoors.