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Oxford, MS

“Oxford’s great because since the time of Faulkner and others it’s been a writer’s haven and that still exists today and since the 80’s has also been a place for songwriters to dig their heels in and write/record/live for a bit. There are just enough great bars, a healthy amount of characters that this place can stay interesting for a spell.” — Young Buffalo

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Oxford, MS
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Taylor Grocery
"Just outside Oxford, the catfish at Taylor Grocery is still a favorite, although it can be hard to get it now that it’s been 'discovered.'” - Stephen Kirkpatrick  
Taylor Grocery, 4 First St, Taylor, MS 38673, USA
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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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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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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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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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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
outdoors
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 University of Mississippi Museum
Located on the main campus of the University of Mississippi, the museum is home to several collections and exhibitions. The museum is also owned and operated by the university.
University Ave & S 5th St, Oxford, MS 38655
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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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Bailey’s Woods
"Bailey’s Woods, the .5-mile trail connecting Rowan Oak and the University Museum, is delightful, and my dogs are especially comfortable there." - Carlyle Wolfe
University Avenue and 5th, Oxford, MS 38655
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Pat Lamar Park
"Pat Lamar Park is convenient for a late afternoon walk.  A variety of trees and sculptures along the 1.5-mile loop add interest." - Carlyle Wolfe
Lamar Park, Oxford, MS, USA
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Strawberry Plains Audubon Center
"Strawberry Plains Audubon Center, nearby in Holly Springs, offers excellent naturalist classes on Saturdays." - Carlyle Wolfe
285 Plains Rd, Holly Springs, MS 38635, USA
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Holly Springs National Forest
"There are a number of beautiful trails in the Holly Springs National Forest just east of Oxford." - Carlyle Wolfe  
Holly Springs National Forest, Mississippi, USA
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shopping
Oxford Treehouse Gallery
Art gallery in the Lafayette County, Mississippi.
328 Co Rd 418, Oxford, MS 38655, USA
shopping
Square Books
A well-regarded independent and historic two-story book store with a balcony and café located on The Square.
160 Courthouse Square, Oxford, MS 38655, USA
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Amelia
A charming boutique with a unique collection of gifts, houseware, and jewelry.  Many items are custom creations and most are produced in the United States.
1006 Van Buren Ave, Oxford, MS 38655, USA
shopping
Ciada
A well curated, fashion-forward boutique with two stores – one for men and one for women.
307 S Lamar Blvd, Oxford, MS 38655, USA
shopping
The Depot Antique Mall
This historic trading post offers a wide variety of authentic antiques, collectibles, and Native American artifacts.
1433 N Lamar Blvd, Oxford, MS 38655, USA
food
Snackbar
Chic bistro and oyster bar serving Southern-inspired French fare and cocktails to be enjoyed over live music.
721 N Lamar Blvd, Oxford, MS 38655, USA
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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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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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Boure
Bustling eatery with balcony seating serving up Creole fare and drinks in casual digs.
Courthouse Square, Oxford, MS 38655, USA
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Funky’s Pizza & Daiquiri Bar
New Orleans–style watering hole serving homemade pizzas and frozen beverages in a compact setting.
1012 E Jackson Ave, Oxford, MS 38655, USA
bar
The Library Sports Bar
Oxford's most popular college sports bar, perfect for catching the Ole Miss football game during the week and hitting the club scene on the weekends.
120 S 11th St, Oxford, MS 38655, USA
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Volta Taverna
Low-key eatery in a converted gas station serving Greek-style pizza, wraps, and more, plus a full bar.
710 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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The Blind Pig Pub
Hip bar and deli in the Oxford Square, boasting a large craft beer selection on tap and excellent sandwiches.
105 N Lamar Blvd, Oxford, MS 38655, USA
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Yalobusha Brewing Company
Yalobusha Brewing Co.  is located in the historic Hendricks Machine Shop on Main Street in Water Valley, Mississippi and offers informative tours and beer tastings on site.
102 Main St, Water Valley, MS 38965, USA
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Lazy Magnolia Brewery
Lazy Magnolia is Mississippi's oldest packaging brewery, and the first one since prohibition was enacted in 1907.
7030 Roscoe-Turner Rd, Kiln, MS 39556, USA
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City Grocery
Fine Southern dining in a historic, two-story building with exposed brick, pine floors, and upstairs bar.
152 Courthouse Square, Oxford, MS 38655, USA
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Proud Larry’s
This brick storefront hosts live music and Italian-accented American eats in laid-back joint with big bar.
211 S Lamar Blvd, Oxford, MS 38655, USA
venue
Lyric Theater
The Lyric is a historic theater located in Oxford and is one of North Mississippi's premiere live music venues, hosting a wide variety of acts.
1006 Van Buren Ave, Oxford, MS 38655, USA
food
Big Bad Breakfast
Quaint cafe devoted to breakfast serves creative twists on classics, house-cured bacon, and more.
719 N Lamar Blvd, Oxford, MS 38655, USA
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Ajax Diner
Southern cooking and cocktails served up in a funky, family-friendly joint amid string-lights and a bar.
118 Courthouse Square, Oxford, MS 38655, USA
landmark
Faulkner’s Grave
The grave of noted author William Faulkner is an often popular cultural site in Oxford. Fans will often leave a bottle of whiskey on the grave as tribute to the author.
440 N 16th St, Oxford, MS 38655, USA
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