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Mount Vernon and Lisbon, Iowa, where the past, present, and future meet to bring the discerning shopper an eclectic mix of vintage treasures, fine cuisine and exceptional art. Welcome!

In our uptown districts, the discerning shopper will find an eclectic mix of vintage treasures, modern furnishings, and exceptional art.  For your dining pleasure, offerings include fine cuisine, ethnic selections and fast fare.  Grab a bite to eat at one of our restaurants, enjoy fine and funky art at our galleries, or find the perfect extra touch for your home and friends at our terrific stores.

Mount Vernon and Lisbon are located in the technology corridor with easy access to Iowa City, Cedar Rapids and Marion.  At the intersection of US Highway 30 and 1, access is easy for your business and customers.  We are open for business along the major highways or in our "uptown" districts.  Let us help you discover how.

Stroll the Cornell College campus, a thriving, private four-year liberal arts college.  The campus of Cornell is the only college in the USA listed on the National Historic Register.  The amenities of a college add to the diversity, sports and cultural opportunities of the Mount Vernon-Lisbon communities.

Tree lined streets peppered with historic homes and blooming gardens beckon you to walk and explore.  Parks abound with open spaces, ball fields, aquatics, and play structures for active enjoyment.  Enjoy the nature trail around the quarry and inter-urban trails between Mount Vernon and Lisbon.

too much to do in one day?  We agree.  Stay for the weekend at a hotel or our bed and breakfasts, some with spa amenities.  Interested in staying a life time?  Contact us for information on how you can live, play and work here. 

Whatever you decide to do, Mount Vernon and Lisbon, Iowa welcome you to explore our 'far from ordinary' events and businesses.


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Chalk the Walk in Mount Vernon - Early May

Antiques and Shopping in Mount Vernon and Lisbon

Lisbon History Center

Coffee, Shopping, Antiques in Mount Vernon and Lisbon, Iowa