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Top Choice Ice Cream in Hanover

Morano Gelato

Founder Morgan Morano fell head over heels for gelato while living in Florence. Next step? Import some genuine Italian equipment and launch this brilliant gelato shop in the heart of Hanover. With new batches made f…
Top Choice Museum in Hanover

Hood Museum of Art

Shortly after the college's founding in 1769, Dartmouth began to acquire artifacts of artistic or historical interest. Since then the collection has expanded to include nearly 70,000 items, which are housed at the H…
Top Choice Library in Hanover

Baker Berry Library

On the north side of the green is Dartmouth College's central Baker Berry Library. The reserve corridor on the lower level houses an impressive mural called Epic of American Civilization, by José Clemente Orozco (18…
Top Choice Square in Hanover

Dartmouth College Green

The green is the focal point of the Dartmouth College campus, both physically and historically. Along the east side of the green, picturesque Dartmouth Row consists of four harmonious Georgian buildings: Wentworth, …
Notable Building in Hanover

Sanborn Library

Named for Professor Edwin Sanborn, who taught for almost 50 years in Dartmouth's English department, the Sanborn Library features ornate woodwork, plush leather chairs, and books lining the walls floor to ceiling on…
Bistro in Hanover

Canoe Club Bistro

This smart bistro and bar does excellent burgers and steaks along with internationally inspired favorites such as cassoulet, Wiener schnitzel and sesame-crusted tuna. Other enticements include superb french fries wi…
Diner in Hanover

Lou's

A Dartmouth institution since 1947, this is Hanover's oldest establishment, always packed with students meeting for a coffee or perusing their books. From the retro tables or the Formica-topped counter, order typica…
Crêpes in Hanover

The Skinny Pancake

Already a huge hit in neighboring Vermont, this creperie made its Hanover debut in 2016, offering tempting twists on the traditional French crepe, from the Veggie Monster (cheddar, spinach, roasted peppers, carameli…
Tapas in Hanover

Candela Tapas Lounge

This chic spot serves classic Spanish-style tapas such as gambas al ajillo (shrimp sautéed in garlic, white wine, butter and lemon) or albondigas (meatballs), along with tablas (meat and cheese boards), empanadas, b…
Performing Arts in Hanover

Hopkins Center for the Arts

A long way from the big-city lights of New York and Boston, Dartmouth hosts its own entertainment at this outstanding performing-arts venue. The season brings everything from movies to live performances by internati…