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House of Spirits

Uptown Marysville

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Vibrant Day and Night

By Linda Feagler

Discover delightful ways to spend time together in Marysville. From sweet treats to special spots to dine and shop, this central Ohio city is the place to make memories together.

Shopping Spree

A treasure trove of one-of-a-kind vintage and vintage-inspired furniture, glassware and décor ranging from chairs to candles awaits at Plumm Home. Did you know that Marysville is home to Scotts Miracle-Gro? Stop into the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company Store, the hardware store originally opened by O.M. Scott and get expert advice on gardening, lawncare and more. Share your Ohio pride by taking home gifts from Union Station 1820, Union County’s Official Welcome Center that’s filled with a variety of local and state-themed products, ranging from soap to syrup to candles and T-shirts, along with work crafted by local artists. Founded in Ohio in 2011, Betsey’s Boutique Shop has expanded to seven locations throughout the country. The Marysville store features affordable, fashion-forward women’s apparel.

Avalon Theatre

Ageless Artistry

Admire the Art Deco splendor of a Marysville crown jewel. The 250-seat Avalon Theatre, which opened in 1936 as one of the finest, most modern theaters in Ohio, is being restored to its original luster, and will soon set the stage for movies, theater performances, concerts and community-based events. 

Don’t miss the trio of larger-than-life murals chronicling people and events in the town’s history: The cheerful “All Ohio Balloon Festival” mural depicts the colorful spheres flying over Marysville with passengers that include festival founders Jack Scott and John Feenstra — and Darth Vader coming along for the ride. Additional scenes celebrate other notables, including Col. Noah Orr, who was born in Union County in 1836 and toured the country as a circus performer known for his 7-foot-8-inch height and 500-pound heft; and Reuben Partridge, who is commemorated for his work in designing and building hundreds of bridges in central Ohio. Four of his bridges can still be seen throughout the Union County countryside.

Palate Pleasers

Enjoy craft beer from Ohio brewers, along with a burger or entrée ranging from hot honey chicken to the local favorite PBB & J burger at The Half Pint. The kids can indulge in sliders and grilled cheese. Leon’s Garage lives up to its claim as the place for “great beer, great friends and great food.” Located in a nostalgia-filled former garage reminiscent of the classic automotive service centers of the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s, the eatery also hosts performances by bands from around the country on weekends. House of Spirits, a magnificent Victorian home listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is famous for special curated cocktails and a diverse selection of bourbon and whiskey. Wash down gourmet sandwiches with one of the many craft beers on tap at Homestead Taproom and Kitchen.

Luscious Delights

The farm-to-table movement is inherent at the Coffee Hall and Creamery, which features a map on its wall showing where local ingredients are sourced for its yummy baked goods. See and taste why Willy Wonka couldn’t help but be impressed with the confections filling the shelves at Wicked Treats Boutique. In addition to melt-in-your mouth white and dark chocolates, gummy bears and English toffee with sea salt, the emporium also features soap, fresh-cut flowers and artisan cookies. Indulge in photo-worthy cupcakes, cookies and other treats at The Ribbon Box

Cool off with an irresistible concoction at Whit’s Frozen Custard of Marysville with custard made daily for the ultimate in taste. Chocolate and vanilla are the staples, but there’s also rotating flavors of the week to keep everyone coming back. Rollie’s Ice Cream and Boba Tea invites you to try something new: Thai ice cream that’s rolled into an artisan creation and served with toppings that include fresh berries, animal crackers and gummies. Make your order a double with a cup of boba tea that’s available in flavors including passionfruit, mango or strawberry. Eda’s Italian Ice uses their original family recipes to craft their ice and gelato onsite. They are always experimenting with new flavors — try the chocolate, pina colada, mint chip, blueberry and banana cream. 

Discover delightful ways to spend time together in Marysville. From sweet treats to special spots to dine and shop, this central Ohio city is the place to make memories together.

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