Fairmont sits on a chain of five lakes offering outdoor recreation for all four seasons. Fairmont is located on Interstate 90 and is approximately two hours southwest of Minneapolis and two hours west of Rochester.
The Opera House is a historical site located in downtown Fairmont. It has been fully restored and is one of the few remaining opera houses in the upper Midwest. Events are held year-round including the Civic Summer Theatre and the Children's Theatre.
Recreational opportunities include golfing, boating, water skiing, ice fishing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and hunting.