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Things seem to glitter in historic Marietta. Our town was the first settlement in the Northwest Territory with deep roots where two majestic rivers meet. The hometown folks near our Hampton Inn hotel in Marietta seem to have a clear eye for beauty of the past and present. Within minutes of our hotel in Marietta, you can be on a historic trolley ride, crossing a restored covered bridge, driving a forgotten back road in a national forest or exploring a gothic castle.
Many come to experience our Blues and Jazz Festivals, River Roar Boat Races, Sweet Corn Festival and the Ohio River Sternwheel Festival. These are just a few tastes of what is happening in our river valley. We also are home to the prestigious Marietta College and the Washington State Community College.