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A fabulous find in an otherwise nondescript mini-mall...
Literary pilgrims head directly here, to the graceful 1840s home of William Faulkner...
About three miles outside Oxford, this unpretentious, cozily elegant restaurant nuzzles up to the forest...
Square Books, one of the South's great independent bookstores, is the epicenter of Oxford's lively literary scene and a frequent stop for traveling authors...
Chef John Currance won a James Beard award and quickly set about dominating the Oxford culinary scene...
Be prepared to wait – and to tailgate in the parking lot – at this splendidly rusticated catfish haunt. Order fried or grilled (either way, it's amazing) and bring a marker to sign your name on the wall...
The best of Oxford's downtown art galleries puts an emphasis on local, young, up-and-coming artists who create modern works from abstract to realist; from big format to smaller than seems reasonable.
This place trades in exquisite pastries including saucer-sized cinnamon rolls, a brioche of the day, shortbread streusel, mammoth chocolate croissants, and a nice collection of sandwiches and salads.
This old brickhouse, and rather intimate theater with concrete floors, exposed rafters and a mezzanine, is the place to see indie rockers and folksy crooners.
For a serene stretch of the legs, head to Lamar Park just outside of town where you can get in a good jog or casual stroll by the manicured artificial lake.
On the Square, this iconic music venue hosts consistently good bands, and they do a nice pub-grub business at lunch and dinner before the stage lights dim.
This museum has fine and folk arts and a plethora of science-related marvels, including a microscope and electromagnet from the 19th century.
Some of James Meredith’s correspondence is on display at the Center for Southern Culture, at the campus library.
Enjoy soulful crooning on the weekends.
Off Square trades in used books.
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