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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“Glass factory site donated to Mt. Vernon and developed into a gorgeous park that frequently hosts music festivals. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
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.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“Located on the campus of Kenyon College in Gambier, this is a super cute restaurant with great food and a gorgeous bar.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Place to eat
“7 zip-lines, 2 sky bridges and 2 rappels. You'll be soaring at heights up to 120 ft, zipping lengths up to 1,100 ft at top speeds of 52MPH..”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“They have a nice selection of food, great happy hour specials, an outdoor patio and live music on most weekend evenings. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Government and education
“Known as "The Ivy League of the Mid-West". The campus is beautiful and worth a look, nestled in the village of Gambier. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
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. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
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. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Winery
“I have never been there, but my friends who have say its very nice. Unique experience.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Park
“Great paved trail that offers lots of wildlife sightings. Perfect for bike riding and runners/walkers.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Campground
“Kakosing Valley combines a campground and conoe livery. Recently designated as Ohios first state water trail. Fun for the whole family, or a romantic outing.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Boutique
“This is an amazing local coffee shop and gift shop with awesome friendly service.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
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  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
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“Bar/Restaurant with a new menu. Good beer selection. Welcoming bartenders. Good place to watch a sporting event.”
  • 3 locals recommend
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.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Hotel
“Wonderful food and great wine list located in the heart of Kenyon College in Gambier & close by.”
  • 5 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“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.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“Located on the campus of Kenyon College in Gambier, this is a super cute restaurant with great food and a gorgeous bar.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“They have a nice selection of food, great happy hour specials, an outdoor patio and live music on most weekend evenings. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“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.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Another local watering hole with great specials and very friendly staff. They are cash only but have an ATM”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Bar/Restaurant with a new menu. Good beer selection. Welcoming bartenders. Good place to watch a sporting event.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Hotel
“Wonderful food and great wine list located in the heart of Kenyon College in Gambier & close by.”
  • 5 locals recommend

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