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Sam Kendricks

Sam Kendricks is a track and field athlete and Olympic pole vaulter who competed in the Rio Olympics. From 2014 to 2016, he held his title as the US indoor National Champion in his sport. A native of Oxford and alum of the University of Mississippi, he is also a 1LT in the United States Army Reserve.

Check out his Oxford recommendations below.

city guide:
Oxford, MS
landmark
Rowan Oak
Rowan Oak, also known as William Faulkner House, is William Faulkner's former home in Oxford, Mississippi. It is a primitive Greek Revival house built in the 1840s by Robert Sheegog.
916 Old Taylor Rd, Oxford, MS 38655, USA
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Whirlpool Trails
"Just off campus is an old railroad cut that has acres upon acres of hiking, riding and running fun.  Most students see it often enough but if it's your need to get away, that’s a close and proper way to meet that need." - Sam Kendricks
Oxford, MS 38655, USA
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The Square
The Square is the cultural and economic hub of Oxford where visitors enjoy local businesses, restaurants, and stores.
Oxford, MS, USA
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The Lyceum at Ole Miss Library
"I would say the best sunset comes from the top of the Ole Miss library.  It’s one of the highest spots in town and if you can get up there, it’s all the more special.  Don’t tell them I sent you though!" - Sam Kendricks
1 Library loop, University, MS 38677
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Doorknob to the Universe at Ole Miss
'The Doorknob to the Universe' at Ole Miss, also known as the Mississippi water tower.
Doorknob to the Universe at Ole Miss
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College Hill Presbyterian Church
College Hill Presbyterian Church, located just outside Oxford, MS, at College Hill.
339 Co Rd 102, Oxford, MS 38655, USA
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outdoors
Lake Sardis
"I enjoy boating at sunset on Sardis – water skiing when the water is warm." - Carlyle Wolfe
Sardis Lake, Mississippi, USA
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food
Handy Andy
"After a long day outside, go to Handy Andy. Best burger in town followed by the best nap in the summer." - Sam Kendricks
800 N Lamar Blvd, Oxford, MS 38655, USA
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coffee
Lindsey’s Chevron
"If you’re on the move, go to Lyndsey’s Chevron just off the square. The police get their coffee there and you can get much needed intel on what's going on in Oxford that day." - Sam Kendricks
Chevron Oxford, 321 N Lamar Blvd, Oxford, MS 38655, USA
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The Grove
The Grove is the legendary tailgating area located at the center of the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) campus. It is approximately 10 acres in size and takes its name from the oak, elm, and magnolia trees surrounding the area.
1848 University Ave, Oxford, MS 38655, USA
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