Fairmont, also known as The City of Lakes, is a small city in Martin County, Southern Minnesota. Fairmont is the county seat and as of the 2000 census, there were 10,889 people residing in the city.
The Fairmont Municipal Airportis located 2 miles east of the city on County Road 26.
Sioux Falls Regional Airport (Joe Foss Field) is about 120 miles west on I-90, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) is located approximately 120 miles northeast. Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport is major airport that has flights from most major cities.
Fairmont Opera House 45 Downtown Plaza, 507-238-4900
Built in 1901, located on Downtown Plaza, the Opera House has been completely restored. Listed in the National Registry of Historic Sites.
Red Rock Center For The Arts 222 East Blue Earth Avenue, 507-235-9262. The Red Rock Center For The Arts was originally the First Church of Christ Scientist which was formally organized in Fairmont on October 1, 1891. Finished in 1898, the building was designed by prominent Minnesota architect Harry W. Jones and is an excellent example of Richardson Romanesque style of architecture. The building was constructed of massive Sioux quartzite (red rock) blocks which were quarried in southwest Minnesota. The red stone was combined with contrasting buff colored limestone for a polychromatic effect. The three gables at the top of the building each showcase three small arched stained glass windows while the main level of the building features 19 restored stained glass windows. The cornerstone came from Concord, New Hampshire, and contains many artifacts of Christian Science teaching and the local church history. The Red Rock Center is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been recognized by the Minnesota Preservation Alliance for saving and restoring this historic architectural treasure.
Martin County Courthouse 201 Lake Avenue, 507-238-3126. Open to the public. Construction started in April, 1906, with the dedication held on December 16, 1907. The first story is built of Marquette raindrop sandstone from Michigan. Second and third stories are built of Buff-Bedford limestone from Indiana. The building is classical in architecture. It is fireproof throughout. The dome extends 58 feet above the roof, making it 108 feet from the ground. The courthouse is located on the site of Old Fort Fairmount, built in 1862 at the time of the Dakota (Sioux) Uprising. Listed in the National Registry
Martin County Historical Society & Pioneer Museum 304 East Blue Earth Avenue, 507-235-5178.
Heritage Acres 827 Lake Avenue. Agriculture Interpretive Center, along the west shore of Lake Sisseton. A walk through, participatory experience of the heritage of the Midwest.
Singing Oak Indian Legend Marker at Sylvania Park, Lake Avenue.
Chubb House 209 Lake Avenue. In 1866 Dr. Orville Chubb came to Martin County and built this, the oldest house in Fairmont. He is credited with founding the village of Fairmont.
Martin County Library 110 N. Park St., Fairmont, MN, 507-238-4207
Amber Lake Park North Side of Amber Lake. Picnic Tables, Shelter House, Barbecue Grates, Playground, Flush Toilets, Fishing, Boat Access, Dock, Handicapped Accessible
Cedar Creek Park West Side of Amber Lake. Picnic Tables, Shelter House, Flush Toliets, Nature Hiking Trails, Fishing, Dock, 36-hole Disc Golf, Biking, Hiking, Walking, and Cross-Country Skiing
Gomsrud Park Between Budd and Hall Lake. Picnic Tables, Shelter House, Barbecue Grates, Playground, Flush Toliets, Fishing, Boat Access, Dock, Swimming Beach, Volleyball, Bath House, and is Handicapped Accessible.
Lincoln Park East side of Lake George. Picnic Tables, Shelter House, Playground, Flush Toliets, Fishing, Boat Access, Dock, Holiday Lights, and is Handicapped Accessible. Within the park is the Livingston Log Cabin. Built by William Robert Livingston who came, with his wife, to Martin County in 1866. They settle in Silver Lake Township and named their homestead "Tall Oak." In 1953 the cabin was moved to Lincoln Park.
Sylvania Park East Side of Lake Sisseton. Picnic Tables, Shelter House, Playground, Flush Toliet, Fishing, Dock, Handicapped Accessible, and Band Shell.
Veterans Park East of Downtown. Picnic Tables, Playground, Tennis Courts, and Basketball Courts.
Ward Park East Side of Lake Sisseton. Picnic Tables, Shelter House, Playground, Flush Toilets, Fishing, Boat Access, Dock, Swimming Beach, Handicapped Accessible, and Holiday Lights.
Fairmont Archery Club 1225 1/2 East Blue Earth Avenue, 507-235-2636.
Fairmont Raceway Martin County Fairgrounds, 1300 North Bixby Road, 507-235-6996. Every Friday night Apr.-Aug.
I-90 Motocross I-90 Exit #87, North on Highway 4, 507-639-3972. Course open for practice.
Fairmont Martins High School Varsity Diamonds, 507-238-9641.
Sisseton Lake Walking/Biking Trail Begins North end of Sisseton Lake on Lake Avenue
Boat House Sport and Tackle 905 Lake Avenue, 507-235-6931. Boat and Pontoon Rentals.
Bowlmor Lanes617 South State Street, 507-235-5719. Bowling.
Fishing Pier and Boat Ramp locations
Amber Lake - Amber Lake Park
Budd Lake - Gomsrud Park
Hall Lake - Gomsrud Park
Lake George - Ida Street
Sisseton Lake - Ward Park
Fox Lake Golf Club 15 East Park Drive Sherburn, MN, 507-764-8381. 9 Hole Golf Course.
Interlaken Golf Club 227 East Amber Lake Drive, 507-238-1693. 18 Hole Course and Driving Range.
Rose Lake Golf Club 2456 - 104th Street, 507-235-5274. 18 Hole Course and Driving Range.
Tee Box - Simulated Golf 617 South State Street, 507-235-5004. 2 Simulators and 6 Courses.
Martin County Arena 1300 North Bixby Road, 507-238-1995 or 507-436-5624. Open ice-skating October - March, Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons.
Fair Lakes Cinema 5 1201 N. State St., (507) 235-5336.
Skate Park Margaret Street
Soccer Fields 1933 South Prairie Avenue
Snowmobiling Trails. Over 100 miles of groomed trails in the Fairmont area. Maps available at the Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce, Fairmont Convention and Visitors Bureau, local convenience stores, and motels.
Swimming Beaches Gomsrud and Ward Parks.
Fairmont Aquatic Park 1400 South Prairie Avenue,5 07-238-9292. 3.5 Acre Outdoor Water Park. Open June - August. Swimming Lessons Available.
Fairmont Shooting Complex 1300 North Bixby Road. Trap and Skeet.