Denison University is located in Granville, Ohio known for its quaint atmosphere and New England feel, just 30 miles from the state capital of Columbus. A small, private, liberal arts institution the picturesque, campus is home to approximately 2,300 students. Main Street Granville is an easy walk with an assortment of restaurants and shops.
Visitor Information: Tour Denison
Stay: The historic Granville Inn, built in 1929 is a popular tourist attraction and a charming place to stay. Renovated in 2015, the authenticity remains after a 9 million dollar renovation and expansion, with an all-new version of their popular Tavern and Oak Room. Another historic property and top choice in Granville is the Buxton Inn--new owners have recently renovated the 1812 inn which some tease is haunted, see here . The Orchard House, 4 miles from town on 12 acres of farmlands is a special B&B, ranked as one of Ohio’s top inns. The Broadway Guest House is a unique small batch lodging offering three different options: a loft, a studio or a 3-bedroom guesthouse. Approximately 8 miles from campus over in Newark, check in to Holiday Inn Express, Courtyard by Marriott, Doubletree by Hilton or the Hampton Inn.
Breakfast: Grab a quick bite at SteamRoller Bagel or at old school, vintage style diner Aladdin Restaurant. Village Coffee Company has excellent bagel sandwiches, making for a one-stop morning pit stop.
Lunch: Want to grab a quick bite before hitting the road—students highly recommend the Italian sandwiches at Palumbo’s. Everyone loves the noodle and tofu bowls and other Vietnamese food at Mai Chau on Prospect. Other good choices include: Moe’s Original Bar B Que, Uberburger or Alfie’s Wholesome Food for a healthy fix. Reservations are highly recommended for lunch at the Tavern at the Granville Inn, also a popular spot for Sunday brunch.
Casual: Students state you can’t leave Denison without trying the Broadway Pub’s spinach dip, one of the starters on a menu with something for everyone from salads to burgers to larger entrees. It’s a family affair at Day Y Noche, a great spot at all times of day (serving breakfast, lunch and dinner) for delicious Mexican fare.
Sweets: There may be 26 locations of Whit’s Frozen Custard in Ohio, but it all began in Granville in 2003. The custard is made fresh daily--go see why students cry when Whit’s closes for their winter break.
Local Attractions: Granville is an example of preservation at its best with over 100 buildings listed under the National Register of Historic Places. Explore historic sights such as the Greek Revival Avery Downer House, Buxton Inn, Granville Inn, The Homestead at Denison University and the Alligator Effigy Mound. Outdoor enthusiasts can bike the 36-mile trail that connects Granville to the nearby Ohio cities of Newark, Johnstown and Alexandria.
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DENISON FAST FACTS
Red & White
Early Decision I and II
Burton D. Morgan Center, 5th Floor
Granville, Ohio 43023
Mike Hills, Director of Admissions
NCAA Division III
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Village Coffee Company
River Road Coffee House
Mai Chau on Prospect
Moe’s Original Bar B Que,
Alfie’s Wholesome Food
Day Y Noche
Whit’s Frozen Custard
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