Mississinewa 1812 is the largest living history event in the United States. This annual recreation of the culture and events of the Battle of Mississinewa in 1812 provides participants with an intimate, hands-on look at one of the largest battles in the War of 1812. Participants in this event enjoy a one-of-a-kind opportunity to explore this era of U.S. history as if they were actually there. The event features re-creations of the military camps, Indian camps, and Rivertown around the time of 1812. Participants can explore the food, crafts, lifestyle, and arts of the time and may interact with authentic guides.
Quilters Hall of Fame
The Quilters Hall of Fame is a memorial to the best quilters from around the world. Located in the home of famed quilter Marie Webster, this Hall of Fame inducts new honorees on a regular basis, offers a quilting guild for quilting enthusiasts, and provides a number of events designed to entertain and educate quilting hobbyists. Quilting enthusiasts can find any number of events and quilt displays to sate their appetite for the beauty and skill that go into creating phenomenal quilts. Visitors can explore the beautiful gardens surrounding the house or participate in celebrations that surround the addition of new Hall of Fame members.
The Mississinewa Riverwalk provides a walking trail of more than two miles along the Mississinewa River. This paved trail wanders through one of Marion's Matter Park and provides peaceful and beautiful views of nature and the river. These views provide the perfect calming backdrop against which families, singles, and couples can enjoy an afternoon stroll or a more strenuous schedule of exercise. In addition, the trail allows for more than just walking and conversing; biking and rollerblading are options, too. The area is particularly friendly for families and children, providing a safe and easy trail along which even young children can travel.