Mount Vernon - Lisbon is close to you, and far from ordinary!
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Two towns, One community

Mount Vernon and Lisbon – two towns with a shared culture of hospitality. Our combined strengths include distinctive, nationally recognized restaurants, a celebrated private college, art galleries and studios, antiques, specialty shops and quaint bed-and-breakfast inns. 

While you’re here, visit our four registered National Historic Districts, including the entire Cornell College campus, the downtown shopping areas in both communities and the Ash Park neighborhood of Victorian homes.

Attend one of our many festivals, concerts or sporting events, tour the History Center in Lisbon, or come simply to enjoy the small-town charm. Located on Highways 30 and 1, Mount Vernon and Lisbon are just minutes from both Cedar Rapids and Iowa City.

Welcome. We’re glad you’re here!

special Events

Our two towns have a thriving arts and culture scene and a passion for competitive sports. While you’re here do some shopping, see a show, play some golf or catch a competitive game or a match at any one of a dozen fields, courts or local parks.

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The latest News

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Explore Mount Vernon – Lisbon

History. Art. Culture. Community. The thriving communities of Mount Vernon – Lisbon welcome you. We love guests!

Have a question while you’re here? Flag down a local, stop into the Visitor Center in Mount Vernon or the Lisbon History Center, or contact us.

We love guests! And we are always happy to see and hear from you!