City of Lakes – Fairmont Itinerary

This itinerary is best in the summer, but can be customized for any time of the year.

2 – 3:15 P.M.

Get an overview of the town and a closer look at Fairmont’s chain of five lakes and scenic city parks by taking the City of Lakes tour. Highlights include a historic mansion, agriculture interpretive center, and a glimpse at one of the top 10 most beautiful courthouses in Minnesota! It was built on the site of Old Fort Fairmount in 1862, at the time of the Dakota (Sioux) Uprising.

3:15 – 4:15 P.M.

Take a step back in time at the Pioneer Museum, with a wide variety of displays including war items, guns, vehicles, coins, and trinkets. Your group will be amazed at the history this county has!

4:15 – 6:30 P.M.

Tour the historic Fairmont Opera House and Red Rock Center for the Arts.  Enjoy the rich history and pride these two building have brought to the community.  With both buildings on the brink of destruction see what a magnificent group of dedicated and hardworking community members can do to save and restore such important pieces of history.

6:30 – 8:00 P.M.

Enjoy an old fashioned outdoor BBQ at the Fairmont Chain of Lakes Yacht Club. Located on the shores of Hall Lake, it’s a perfect venue to enjoy the beautiful view and tranquility of the Fairmont lakes.  If indoor dining is preferred, choose from one of Fairmont’s fine restaurants.

8:00 – 9:15 P.M.

End the night with a relaxing sunset pontoon ride.  Cruise the chain of five lakes taking in the picturesque view and reflecting on day filled with history, food, and fun!


Head back to one of Fairmont’s group friendly hotels to relax after a big day taking in the town!


For more information or to customize this sample itinerary for your group please contact your tour operator or the Fairmont CVB 800-657-3280


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