LOCAL ATTRACTIONS ---
Gloss Mountain State Park
Rising out of flat surroundings, the Gloss Mountains are a true Oklahoma treasure. This recreational and educational state park is maintained in natural habitat and open daily for nature lovers and adventure seekers. Cathedral Mountain Trail is just over 1 mile and offers a spectacular view of the valley floor and Lone Peak. Miles of prairie floor stretch out as far as the eye can see, broken up only by the native red dirt and sparse green shrubbery. Carry a camera to capture the rustic land geography, geological formations, Selenite gypsum, scenery and wildlife. Park facilities include restrooms, pavilions, picnic areas, grills, public water supply and a handicap-accessible trail. Directions: From Fairview, 6 miles north of US Highway 60, then 5.5 miles west on US Hwy 412. 580.227.2512 or visit http://www.okmajordev.org/gloss-mountain-state-park.html.
Legacy Golf Course
A rolling, 9-hole course in a natural wooded area which lends itself to challenged golfing as well as glimpses of wildlife and breath-taking sunsets. Just minutes southwest of Fairview: 59160 N 2470 Rd., Longdale, OK . 580.227.4416.
Sand Creek Heritage Center and Museum at Major County Historical Society
Step back into the past and celebrate the way of life from days gone by and farming practices of our ancestors. Explore the 160 acres of farmland that houses two churches, a 2522 locomotive and depot, an early 1900s two story hotel, a one room school house, and the recently developed building that displays memorabilia from local businesses of the 1890s! In September, attend the Annual Threshing Bee and National Tractor Show. The whole family will enjoy two days of threshing, baling, plowing, steam engines, antique tractors and cars! Open Monday - Friday, 1-5; Saturday, 10-2. Closed Holidays. 1 1/2 Miles East of Fairview on Highway 58. 580.227.2265 or visit the website: http://www.mchsok.net/.
Fairview Aquatic Center
Renovated in 2009, the Aquatic Center features an Olympic-sized pool, two diving boards, slides, and splash pad with water spouts and splashing buckets. Pool-side you will find umbrellas, lounge chairs, picnic tables and benches as well as concession stand. Open seasonally: Tues-Sun, 12-5, 6-8. 523 Park Lane, Fairview. 580.227.2721.
A digital movie theatre in a small town is the exception these days and the historic Royal in downtown Fairview is certainly the talk of the town after citizens pulled together to bring life back to the cinema in 2015. Outside, the landmark neon sign lights up Fairview Main Street. Inside, a new state of the art digital projector shows first-run movies to patrons watching from the comfort of 148 classic red-rocking theatre seats. 109 N. Main, Fairview. 580.227.1212. www.royaltheatrefoundation.org
Delight in the sound of hitting a strike at Fairview Lanes on Main Street. This local establishment maintains the charm of classic tenpin entertainment. Unplug and rediscover quality time with the family over an engaging 10 frames as well as a game of pool. GB's Grill and Lounge connected to Fairview Lanes. 902 N. Main, Fairview. 580.227.4441.
JOHN'S FARM DRIVE-THRU TOUR 2020
John's Farm is answering your cries of boredom with an adventure the whole family can enjoy... a drive-thru tour of John's Farm in Fairview, Oklahoma! Stunning scenery and an abundance of clean air is calling you. This drive-thru experience will allow you to explore the countryside, connect with the land, and discover roads less traveled. On John’s Farm you can breathe deep, walk slowly, and hear nature. Our ancestors planted their roots in Oklahoma soil; through organic, sustainable farming methods we strive to enrich the earth for future generations. From homesteading-to-technology, from truck-bus-to-GPS, from 1893-to-today, you will encounter more than 100 years of history on John’s Farm. For more information: click here.
REGIONAL ATTRACTIONS ---
20 minutes south of Fairview, Oklahoma: Famous throughout the region for its blue-water boating, skiing, camping, jet skiing, and its popular Walleye Rodeo fishing derby, held early May. For more information, please call: 580.886.2216.
Sod House Museum
15 minutes north of Fairview, Oklahoma: This "Soddy" (near Aline, Oklahoma) was built by Marshal McCully in 1894 and has been restored and preserved as the only existing sod homestead. Today, this house stands as a testament to those hearty souls that settled Oklahoma. At Christmas, experience the "Many Faces of Santa" in the museum. For more information, please call: 580.463.2441.
15 minutes south of Fairview, Oklahoma: Oklahoma's premier dirt track racing facility! 3/8 mile, clay surface! www.longdalespeedway.com
Hajek Motorsports Museum
20 minutes southeast of Fairview, Oklahoma: One of the top collections in the world, this museum is home to some of the biggest names in racing featuring cars from back in the day to present day. For more information, please call: 580.753.4611.
Little Sahara State Park
40 minutes northwest of Fairview, Oklahoma: 1,600 acres of vast dunes left by the Cimarron River which once covered the entire area, Little Sahara State Park is the go-to spot for dune buggy, 4-wheeler and dirt bike fun! For more information, please call: 580.824.1471.