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Best things to do in Mount Vernon

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Park
“This is AMAZING! The park has a look out tower that gives you a grand view of the city of Mount Vernon. ”
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Bar
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“Upscale restaurant with amazing food and ambiance. Relax and enjoy a martini in the bar area and ask for Sterling. The Alcove is located off the square in Mt Vernon.”
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Point of Interest
“Known as "The Ivy League of the Mid-West". The campus is beautiful and worth a look, nestled in the village of Gambier. ”
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Park
“Great paved trail that offers lots of wildlife sightings. Perfect for bike riding and runners/walkers.”
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Bar
“Located on the campus of Kenyon College in Gambier, this is a super cute restaurant with great food and a gorgeous bar.”
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Grocery or Supermarket
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“This Kroger participates in the Click List program which enables you to pre-order your groceries. Once at Kroger, park in the designated spot and call the store number listed on the sign. Your groceries will be delivered directly to your car. Perfect for planning a get away weekend. ”
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Restaurant
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Point of Interest
“Apple Valley Golf course is the fourth best course in Ohio. During the season, they serve at their clubhouse a great breakfast. ”
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Restaurant
“Located right at the entrance of Apple Valley, the Bad Apple is a favorite place to go for a quick bite and a drink. They often have live music out on the patio.”
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Italian Restaurant
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“Family owned Italian restaurant that was popular in the area for years. It closed down after some family members passed several years ago and has recently reopened. It is a local favorite.”
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Bar
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“Bar/Restaurant with a new menu. Good beer selection. Welcoming bartenders. Good place to watch a sporting event.”
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Restaurant
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“Great Mexican food! They also have another location on Coshocton Ave., known as "Fiesta Mexicana Express", but it is also a full-service restaurant.”
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Hotel
“Wonderful food and great wine list located in the heart of Kenyon College in Gambier & close by.”
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