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Our Town - Fairfield, Iowa

We also want to introduce you to the unique relaxed creativity for which the environment of Fairfield, Iowa is known. This rural community of about 10,000 residents offers an unlimited variety and depth of culture, business, entertainment and educational resources.

The Fairfield Convention and Visitors Bureau has visitor information about Fairfield, Jefferson County and surrounding areas.  See an on-line version of their new brochure.  Scroll down to see the CVB press release.

With over 40 places to eat, there is a good selection of regional and international cuisines from which to choose.

Fairfield has a vibrant and diverse art and artisan community with many galleries, specialty and antique shops; and its performing arts calendar of musical and theater events is surprisingly impressive.

The picturesque downtown square with central gazebo hosting musical events through the summer, its award-winning year-round Fairfield's 1st Fridays Art Walk, rich cultural past and present, and new Fairfield Arts & Convention Center have made it an appropriate choice for recipient in 2006 of the Iowa Great Place award. It also has been recognized by Smithsonian On-line magazine as one of the top 10 small towns in the US.

Fairfield's trail system unites city parks and Jefferson County Park with lovely lakes, evergreen pathways, farmland vistas, and marshes that are sanctuaries for the flora and fauna of the Midwest heartland.  An entrance to the 16-mile Loop Trail is across the street from our Inn.

There also are numerous recreational opportunities in the area.  Two attractive 9-hole golf courses, the Walton club with its challenging greens and water holes that criss-cross Walton Lake, and the Fairfield Country Club, known as the oldest golf course west of the Mississippi River are in the city.  And not far are several professional 18-hole courses.

Interested in history?  Fairfield has interesting historical sites to enjoy, including one of the finest museums in the area. Also, a half-hour drive west is the world-famous American Gothic House in Eldon. A half-hour drive south is the historic Villages of Van Buren County along the Des Moines River, Keosauqua State Park, and the historic Dutchman's general store in Cantril. A 1-hour drive east is the Mississippi River at Burlington, IA. A 40-mile drive toward the north is the historic town of Kalona with several antique shops by an Amish community, and 20 miles further is Iowa City, home of the University of Iowa Hawkeyes.

Fairfield's award-winning business environment has established it as the small town entrepreneurial capital of Iowa, and it has been dubbed "Silicorn Valley' for its leadership in information technology. It is the home of Fairfield's award-winning business environment has established it as the small town entrepreneurial capital of Iowa, and it has been dubbed "Silicorn Valley' for its leadership in information technology.  It is the home of Maharishi University of Management, world-renowned for 'Education for Enlightenment.'

Close by is Iowa's newest city, Maharishi Vedic City, with its unique approach to inner knowledge, health, societal evolution, and world peace, as well as its unique approach to architecture, Vastu design, for buildings that promote health and prosperity. An example is Eco-Village, a developing community just north of MUM that features Vastu design and also is an example of sustainable living completely 'off the grid.' A visit to the Raj, a world-renown health spa based in the natural medicine approach of Ayurveda, and to the Vedic Observatory, are recommended sites to visit in Maharishi Vedic City.

On the forefront of advances in entrepreneurship, higher education, and sustainable living, Fairfield also honors its rural way of life and agricultural roots. One example is Maasdam Barns on Highway 1 south about 1 mile from the Fairfield downtown square, with a tourist center and unusual artifacts and memorabilia from the local agriculture industry.

See our web links for a sampling of the fascinating experiences this community offers, which we hope you will explore when you come. Fairfield is a unique place to visit, conduct business or vacation; and Seven Roses Inn is a comfortable, gracious home base to enjoy your stay.

July 17, 2012 - Fairfield Convention and Visitors Bureau releases new visitor guide

Fairfield, (Iowa) - The Fairfield Iowa Convention and Visitors Bureau is pleased to release the 2012 Fairfield Visitor Guide. The guide is available to visitors, Iowa Welcome Centers, tour organizations, convention groups and local residents and businesses. The visitor guide is also available at as a downloadable brochure and as a flip book.

"The Fairfield Visitor Guide is the most sought-after resource about our Fairfield and Jefferson County," said Rustin Lippincott, Convention and Visitors Bureau director. "Visitors, residents and businesses appreciate and utilize the CVB's guide to discover Fairfield's unique attractions and culture."

This year's Visitor Guide is a complete redesign and is a major project for the CVB. The 2012 brochure is larger in size and includes 30 pages of additional content compared to previous guides. In addition to restaurant and hotel listings, the guide includes new sections of shopping and hunting locations. "We've included new photos, many of which were entries in our recent photo contest," said Lippincott.

The Visitor Guide is a major part of the Bureau's marketing plan and contributes to its mission to promote local events and attractions, attract visitors and support the development of a rich, cultural environment. The Guide plays a significant role in enhancing the image and public awareness for Fairfield and Jefferson County as a visitor destination.

The 2012 Visitor Guide is available at the CVB office in the Convention Center. The visitor information inside the Fairfield Arts and Convention Center features local and area attraction information. Residents and visitors are welcome to stop in and pick up a copy. The Visitor Guide may also be requested online at or by calling the office at 641-472-2828.

For more information on the Fairfield Visitor Guide, contact the Convention and Visitors Bureau, 641-472-2828.

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