Situated near the southern border of Minnesota lies the quaint town of Fairmont.  The town makes a perfect family-friendly getaway destination, with 5 stunning lakes to explore and a growing downtown area. The lakes, four of which are connected (George, Sisseton, Budd, and Hall), offer great opportunities for all kinds of water sports including boating, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, water-skiing, and tubing. Amber Lake is the fifth lake in the area and the only one not connected via a channel, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t special! Catch an abundance of crappie, panfish, northern pike, and more along its shorelines! The lakes in Fairmont are truly a fisherman’s dream. 

Families will also enjoy the Fairmont Aquatic Park, complete with a zero-depth splash pool, multi-level interactive play area for kids, and a 6-lane recreational pool as well as a 125-foot speed slide and a relaxing 235-foot lazy river style slide – true fun for the whole family!

Rewind Med Spa and Indulge Salon & Spa will help you relax after a long day of exploring the waters around town.  While downtown, you can checkout Booj Boutique which features a large selection of home goods and clothing and accessories for women.  Other new additions to Fairmont’s downtown area include Lori Darlin’s, another fashion boutique, and the Fairmont Brewery, where you can try some deliciously crafted beers on tap.

Things to do in Fairmont

If you’re looking for some arts and culture, then the Historic Opera House has you covered.  Originally opened to the public in 1902, today the venue hosts many concerts and shows throughout the year.  Be sure to check the schedule to see what’s on while you’re in town!

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We couldn’t talk about Fairmont without mentioning Jake’s Pizza.  A local favorite, the family owned business is a must-try when in town. There are also several lakeside restaurants where you can enjoy the view while dining. And don’t forget the picnic basket—there are over 20 parks in the community, right off I-90. If you haven’t tried your hand at Disc Golf, Fairmont is the place to start! Home to three 18-hole courses in the beautiful Cedar Creek Park, Disc Golf is a fun pastime for everyone. 

If you’re seeking a family-friendly, exciting adventure on the lake, look no further than Fairmont. The beautiful vistas and welcoming locals will have you wanting to come back, year after year.

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