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Your Guide to Fairmont, Minnesota

By Mer Norwood

As the midway point between Chicago, Illinois and Mount Rushmore, South Dakota – Fairmont, Minnesota is the perfect place to stop and relax. Stretch your legs in the Bacon Capital of the U.S. and enjoy a myriad of outdoor activities, including kayaking, fishing, and disc golf. Let’s discover all that Fairmont, Minnesota has to offer.

In Fairmont, Minnesota lake life is a lifestyle. The Fairmont Chain of Lakes includes 5 different lakes to enjoy for a variety of water activities. Enjoy a visit to Budd Lake, the most central lake, at 224 acres and 23 feet deep. You can rent a kayak or a stand up paddleboard for 4 hours for only $25 from the Fairmont Lakes Foundation, or try your hand at fishing for catfish, sunfish, bass, carp, and more.

Nearby is Gomsrud Park, Fairmont Adventure Playground, which is an all-inclusive playground with accessible equipment for kids of all abilities to enjoy. The colorful blue and green park is handicapped certified, and one of the only accessible playgrounds in the country. With spongey surfaces, and bright, green slides and swings, there’s fun to be had by everyone.

If you’re a fan of disc golf, you’ll be delighted to learn that Cedar Creek Park boasts three 18-hole disc golf courses: Cedar Creek East, Cedar Creek West, and Cedar Creek Central. “Frolfers” can relish in the fact that Fairmont, Minnesota is one of the few places in the world to have three 18-hole courses in the same complex. Cedar Creek Park is located by Amber Lake.

After a day of activities, right around the corner from Budd Lake, locals know to head over to the favorite ice cream spot, Dairy Freeze. Dairy Freeze has been serving up cool treats since 1952. Order a sundae or their signature FlavorBurst® cones, which adds a swirl of syrup around a soft serve ice cream flavor for the ultimate dessert.

Rest up after a day of outdoor activities at the Best Western Fairmont. With the popular Green Mill Restaurant & Bar on-site, you can indulge in savory, deep dish pizza. The newly remodeled lobby is an inviting place to lounge, and a perfect place to pick up a “Bacon Capital of the USA” tee shirt, souvenir.

Calling all outdoor enthusiasts, foodies, and families – Minnesota is calling, and you must go. The Land of 10,000 Lakes is the perfect playground for your next adventure. Experience “Minnesota Nice” for yourself when you book your stay with Best Western® Hotels & Resorts Minnesota now.

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