Holiday Tour of Lights

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The chicken or the egg?

If you think economic growth is only derived from flat spots out of the floodplain with all utilities, you’re wrong. Well, not entirely wrong. Just partly wrong.

Economic development in the current era is much more than real estate and infrastructure. It’s now arguably as much about quality of life – and place – as it is about available utilities and buildings. Vibrant downtowns, thriving arts communities, and ... Read More


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CVB PROPOSES REALLOCATION TO BED TAX City of Marietta, Economic Development, Main Street

During the July 23rd, 2020 Planning, Zoning, Annexation and Housing Committee of City Council, the Marietta-Washington County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) proposed an increase in their allocation of the bed tax from 2% to 3%, equating to an additional $110,000 according to 2019 finance records.

This increase in bed tax funding would allow the CVB to form a strategic partnership with Marietta Main Street, ... Read More

Weekend Wanderlust: To Marietta, Ohio’s first permanent settlement

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Weekend Wanderlust: To Marietta, Ohio’s first permanent settlement By Kevin J. Elliott

Posted Jul 23, 2020 at 10:33 AMUpdated Jul 23, 2020 at 1:42 PM

A monthly guide to day trips across Ohio

What’s most amazing about the tale of Marietta is time. Only 12 years after 1776, the year America became America, General Rufus Putnam took an expedition of cultured, East Coast intellectuals and curious explorers to their “new world” — the Northwest Territory, a utopia where the Ohio and Muskingum rivers coalesced. In exchange for ... Read More

9 Things to do in Historic Marietta Ohio

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Posted by Brian Cicioni | Jul 16, 2019 | Ohio | 1  |     


Named in honor of Queen Marie Antoinette of France, Marietta was the first permanent European settlement in what is now the state of Ohio. The city of 14,000 is surrounded (counterclockwise) by the Muskingum River, The Ohio River, Duck Creek, and the Appalachian Plateau. You can see West Virginia from Ohio River Park. If you are looking to cross it off your bucket list, ... Read More

Front Street Farmers Market

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Front Street Farmers Market

Have you heard of the weekly Farmers Market on Front Street that’s located right on the Armory lawn? Well if you haven’t, read all about it here and hopefully you’ll be able to head over to see what the talk is all about.

Every Tuesday, starting on May 16 and ending on August 29, dozens of vendors pitch up their tents and showcase their best goods and crafts to locals and visitors wanting ... Read More

Unique activities you didnt know existed in Marietta

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Unique activities you didn’t know existed in Marietta

Peoples Bank Theatre

I’ve lived in Marietta, Ohio, for almost my entire life (which is only 21 years), and I have yet to visit this attraction, simply because I have never heard of it. Many people are caught up in the”state of the art” movie theaters nowadays, and most fail to realize there’s the Peoples Bank Theatre on Putnam Street! Originally built in 1911, but claimed by fire in ... Read More

The must have Marietta Ohio Food Options

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Elegantly dine at premium restaurants while you feast on filet mignon with a strawberry spinach walnut salad, or kick back and relax at restaurants that offer the best burgers and brews in town. Marietta, Ohio is your one-stop shop for your never ending food cravings. Featured below are the top dining options here in Marietta, Ohio that caters to any taste bud and to any occasion one may have.

Your dining guide for Marietta, OH


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10 Reasons to visit downtown Marietta

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10 Reasons to Visit Downtown Marietta

It only takes one visit to Marietta, Ohio to absolutely fall in love. From our past to the present and looking forward to our future, the passion of Marietta’s community can be felt wherever you walk. Downtown Marietta is truly the heart of our town, and although you don’t need a reason to visit what we know will be your new favorite place, we’ve decided to give you ten anyway!

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First July 4th celebration in Marietta

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On July 4, 1788 in Marietta there were only a few dozen inhabitants, little infrastructure, and no buildings completed. But there was a proud spirit – and great optimism about the new town and the nation. They had a big time and noisy celebration on that first July 4th.

Read about it here.

Source: earlymarietta blog