Enjoy these amazing things to do in Marysville, Ohio!

Enjoying the opportunity to travel locally was not something I had considered a thing until the recent COVID-19 outbreak. Shame on me!  Recently, I took the kids for a day out in the historic parts of Marysville, Ohio, and was delightfully surprised at the fun we had in this charming Union County town. After our “trip to town,” I knew I had to get the guide to Marysville, Ohio, available for others coming.

If you’ve never been to Marysville, Ohio, I can recommend these lovely rural stops for you! So, park your car and enjoy a stroll through Historic Downtown Marysville and the city.

Where to Relax and Play in Marysville

There are plenty of things to do when you visit Marysville, Ohio! We have enjoyed the well-maintained parks, hiked McIver trail, went bowling at Dragon Lanes, and enjoyed the hometown fun offered throughout the year!

Outdoor Fun:

Union County Farmers Market

I love to support local businesses and engage in my community when I am home and this past weekend I went to the Union County Farmers Market to see what they had there. As I walked through the local sellers and took in what everyone offered,  I was impressed. The community here has a tight-knit group of vendors and everyone was extremely informative and helpful.

Read more about the Union County Farmer’s Market here

Partners Park

There is a family-friendly splash pad here for the littles and a covered picnic pavilion. Across the street is Rollies Ice Cream where you can grab a treat before you relax in the park.

McIvers Park 

This 1.4-mile trail through 57 wooded acres is a hometown favorite.

Jim Simmons Trail

We love this 2.7 mile out and back trail located along the beautiful shores of Mill Creek.

You can pick up the trailhead at Mill Valley Park,703 Millwood Blvd., Marysville, OH 43040. There is plenty of parking, a playground, and bathrooms.

There are plenty of parks sprinkled throughout the town: you can find a list of those here

Take a tour of the bridges in Union County

Indoor Fun:

Attaboyz Archery 

You can take lessons, buy a bow, or shoot the range at this local favorite.

Dragon Lanes

Bowling is FUN! I actually went on my first date with my husband bowling and we had a great time. Dragon Lanes are family-friendly and offer a great selection of pizzas!.

My Local Favorites:

My favorite hike is McIvers Park. We have seen deer, squirrels, and many birds when we have walked these well-maintained paths.

Historic and Art Fun

Scattered thought out Marysville, Ohio is historic markers, beautiful street art, and local stops to engage the history lover!

Union County Historical Society

Want to get a feel about this charming town and its history, make time to stop at the historical society. You’ll find artifacts and information that goes all the way back to the beginning of this community.

246 W 6th St, Marysville, OH 43040

Historical Markers: Located throughout the town.

Street Art

Col. Noah Orr Art Installation – 103 S. Main Street

The art installation features Colonel Noah Orr, known as “Union County’s Giant” and honors his association with the Liliputian Opera Company.

All Ohio Balloon Festival Mural – 207 N. Main Street

The All Ohio Balloon Fest mural was completed in 2011 on the West Fourth Street side of the Marysville Journal-Tribune building. 

Reuben Partridge Mural – 130 N. Main Street

Marysville Art League

Located in the Huston House is the Marysville Art League. They offer classes, private lessons, birthday parties, and a store with items made from local artists.

Local Shopping

Downtown Marysville offers some great boutique shops and a delightful antique store! Shopping local here is one of my favorite past times. All of these locations are within walking distance from the center of historic Marysville.

Betsy’s Boutique

Specializing in women’s attire with a comfortable flair. “Their mission is to rebuild small towns and give women a chance to have a unique shopping experience while still giving back to their local communities. They are continually trying to better our community by restoring our historic downtowns.

121 N Main St, Marysville, OH 43040

Kendall & Blue

They pride themselves on finding you gorgeous, yet fabulously comfortable clothing.

130 E 5th St, Marysville, OH 43040

Uptown Antiques:

A quaint mom and pop owned antique store offers things from new to old. I stop here as often as I can.

117 S. Main St, Marysville, Ohio 43040

Goodies Galore

Located in Kendall and Blue is the sweetest shop in town! Here you can get some delicious chocolate, grab som specialty items, or just browse around breathing in the smell of candy.

121 N Main St, Marysville, OH 43040

Plumm Home

A mother-daughter team owns this vintage chic shop and it’s a perfect stop to enjoy the unique items they sell.

116 E 5th St., Marysville, Ohio 43040

The Little Blue Boutique

I’ve quite possibly saved the best for last. Little Blue is locally owned and is named after her Grandma Blue a “classy and stylish lady, who definitely had a feisty and spirited side”. This is reflected in the amazing clothes they bring together!

120 E. 5th St, Marysville, Ohio, 43040

Where to Eat!

When you come to Marysville, I hope you come hungry because this town has some great places to “ruin your appetite!”  Honestly, the kids and I came hungry and we decided to start eating with dessert first.

Best Desserts in Marysville:


Rollies is a delicious way to start your desert tour. Two of my kids had been here before but I had not. I have never had rolled ice cream before my visit here. What is rolled ice cream? Read more about Rollies here!

Rollies Location; 125 S Main St. 

Marysville, Ohio 43040

Eda’s Italian Ice:

Simply…a cup full of joy

This is the motto at Eda’s Italian Ice in Marysville, Ohio, and I could not agree more! I love coming here in the summer, to pick out a delicious flavor combo and sit in the glorious sun while I enJOY this moment of succulent bliss! Read more about Eda’s here!

Eda’s Location 825 Delaware Ave. At Five Points Marysville, OH 43040

The Ribbon Box Cakery

The Ribbon Box Cakery is a sweet establishment that came to be in November of 2008 and has been located in Uptown Marysville since the beginning. As you stride into the store you are immediately hit with fantastic smells of the bakery and you’re drawn to the showcase that houses all the delightful treats. Read more about The Ribbon Box Cakery Here!

Ribbon Box Cakery Location 121 E 5th St, Marysville, OH 43040

Whit’s Frozen Custard

Whit’s Frozen Custard of Marysville is locally owned and operated by Todd and Amy Poole. They opened in April 2014 in the heart of Uptown Marysville.

Whit’s Location 123 E. 5th St., Marysville, OH 43040

Mrs. Renison’s Donuts

A Marysville staple for many years! Home of the SQUARE donut!

Mrs. Renison’s Donuts Location  622 E 5th St, Marysville, OH 43040

Best Places for Breakfast:

Fifth Street Cafe

You will enjoy full-service espresso and espresso specialty drinks as well as Hemisphere Coffee!  They also have savory soups, original sandwiches, French Macarons, Bubble Tea, and 100% Real Fruit Smoothies! This is my go-to place for breakfast!

Fifth Street Cafe location; 17 East Fifth Street, Marysville, Ohio 43040

Beat Places for Lunch:

Mad Dog’s

LOVE this place on so many levels! We enjoyed everything we ate and can’t wait to get back to town to have lunch!

Mad Dog’s Location and Hours: 108 S Main St, Marysville, OH 43040

Leon’s Garage

“No ties after five” is the sentiment of the garage.

Leon’s Garage Location and Hours:

326 E 5th St
Marysville, OH 43040

Best Places for Dinner:

The Red Shed BBQ

Best BBQ in Marysville! We love to come here and get brisket and pulled pork. The vibe is relaxed and the BBQ smell draws you in!

The Red SHed Location: 1170 Columbus Ave, Marysville, OH 43040

Yamato’s Japanese Steakhouse

We love this sushi and hibachi bar! Most small towns can’t boast a Japanese steakhouse and this one ranks right up there with the big city ones.

Yamato’s Location 441 Colemans Crossing, Marysville, Ohio

Half Pint

Know as  being”Your neighborhood bar for great burgers & craft beers”

Half Pint Location: 211 East 5th St., Marysville, OH 43040

Best Places for Coffee:

Coffee Hall & Creamery

MOST unique place to eat:

Soda Pharm

Best Pizza in Town!

Benny’s Pub & Pizza

Many people consider Marysville, Ohio just a sleepy little bedroom community, however, I see it as so much more. I enjoy the friendly people and welcoming community anytime I come into town. Enjoy a few days in Marysville, Ohio and you will have found a new favorite place to visit.

Happy Adventures,