9 days in Marion & Keystone Itinerary

9 days in Marion & Keystone Itinerary

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Marion
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Drive to John Glenn Columbus International Airport, Fly to Rapid City Regional Airport, Drive to Keystone
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Keystone
— 6 nights
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Marion — 2 nights

Marion is a city in and the county seat of Marion County, Ohio, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Marion: Mount Vernon (Ariel-Foundation Park & Kokosing Gap Trail). There's still lots to do: ponder the design of Veterans Memorial Park, examine the collection at Wyandot Popcorn Museum, contemplate the long history of Warren G. Harding Presidential Sites, and take an in-depth tour of Heritage Hall.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Marion road trip tool.

Columbus to Marion is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In September, daytime highs in Marion are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Keystone.
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Keystone — 6 nights

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Explore Keystone's surroundings by going to Custer (Wildlife Loop Road, Sylvan Lake, &more), Crazy Horse Memorial (in Crazy Horse) and Windcross Conservancy (in Buffalo Gap). Pack the 22nd (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Rushmore Tramway Adventures. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Mount Rushmore National Memorial, admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park, take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road, and engage your brain at The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Marion to Keystone. Traveling from Marion to Keystone, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Marion in September, with highs in Keystone at 71°F and lows at 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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