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Local Lingo When you visit Fairfield you are exposed to different ideas, lifestyles and viewpoints. Many will be novel, even to those from cosmopolitan, urban areas. To help you with your visit we have created a glossary of some of these terms. Never fear mispronouncing words here; many of us don’t always get it right either! If you hear a word you don't understand, just ask. Vedic (vay dick) - Deriving from the Vedas, an oral tradition of knowledge many thousands of years old, as in Vedic City or Vedic Observatory. The Vedas include knowledge of many aspects of life such as:

July & August Municipal Band Concerts - town square gazebo, various Tuesday nights in July and August, 8:00 pm. Free. www.fairfieldiowa.com

September Annual Gem & Mineral Show - Handcrafted jewelry, beautifully displayed gemstones, rough rock, minerals, beads, geodes, fossils, carvings, equipment and more. www.iowatelecom.net/~billrath/show.html

Ayur-Veda (eye yur vay duh) - The tradition of Vedic medicine or diet.

Kiwanis Kid’s Day & Parade—3rd Saturday in September. Parade, petting zoo, pedal pull and pancakes. www.fairfieldiowa.com

Sthapatya Veda (sta pot yuh vay duh) - The tradition of Vedic Architecture. Principles of Sthapatya Veda include:

Blues, Rock & Cruise Classic Car Cruise—3rd Saturday in September. www.iowarod.com

Vastu (vah stew) - The open area around the structure usually created by a low fence surrounding Sthapatya Veda buildings.

October Regional Quilt Show—Vendors, special exhibits, silent auction, Sit n’ Stitch, challenge exhibits. Saturday & Sunday, Jefferson Co. Fairgrounds www.fairfieldiowa.com

Brahma-Sthan (bra mah stahn) - Atrium or open space creating silent center inside of a Sthapatya Veda building. Kalash (kah lash) - Crown-like sculpture on top of Sthapatya Veda structure capping the interior Brahma-Sthan. Maharishi (mah harsh ee) "Great Seer", Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the founder of Maharishi University of Management. This university has blended Vedic knowledge with modern science to create a unique center of learning in the western world.

Women on Wings Annual Motorcycle Rally— Food vendors, bands and poker run at Jefferson County Fairgrounds. For men and women. Proceeds to Shriners Hospital. Call Luanne Brown at 319-456-6006 for more info.

November Gingerbread House Extravaganza—Spectacular gingerbread creations by professional artists, bakeries, school kids, and service clubs and organizations. Stroll and view them in town square merchants’ windows. Friday after Thanksgiving through the first Friday in January. Sweet!

December Maharishi University of Management


Holiday Lighting Celebration—See Central Park decked out in Christmas splendor! Enjoy lighting celebration; see why we are called Iowa’s Christmas City! 20 www.fairfieldiowa.com

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Heritage Trail Campground Directory

For more Heritage Trail information: www.jeffersoncountytrails.org Jefferson County Trails Council P.O. Box 2375, Fairfield, IA 52556

Jefferson County Courthouse Est. 1893 Main & Court St. McElhinny House Est. 1851 300 North Court St.

James A. Beck House Est. 1896 401 E. BurlingtonAve Residential Home, Est. 1920 505 E. Burlington Ave.

Armory Est. 1910 114 E. Broadway

Former U.S. Senator James F. Wilson House Est. 1857 805 S. Main St.

Wilson Building Est. 1876 106, 108 S. Court St.

Wells-Stubbs House Est. 1874 508 E. Burlington Ave.

Former U. S. Post Office Building Est. 1876 110 S. Court St.

Residential Home Est. 1860 607 E. Burlington Ave.

Jefferson County Park Former Fairfield Carnegie Public Library Est. 1893

Maasdam Barns Est. 1906 & 1910 HWY 1 S.

S. Court St. & E. Washington Thomas-Wood House Est. 1880 107 S. B St.


Prairie Style House (Frank Lloyd Wright style), Est. 1992 1000 Walton Rd.

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Central Park – Center of town square. Bandstand gazebo, permanent benches, bronze sculpture, rose garden and walkways.

Museums Carnegie Museum 112 S. Court St. (641) 472-6366 (Call for hours of operation)

Chautauqua Park – Hwy. 34 East on E. Burlington Avenue. Four shelter houses, modern restrooms, multiple picnic and playground areas, horseshoe pits, 9-hole Frisbee golf course.

Johnny Clock Museum 3161 –218th Blvd. Lockridge, IA 52635 (319) 696-3711 (Call for hours of operation)

O.B. Nelson Park– South 2nd Street. “Partners for Play” mega wood structure for kids playground, three softball fields, municipal swimming pool and waterslide, sand volleyball courts, restrooms.

Theatre Groups Fairfield Area Community Theatre (641) 472-3587 (Call for performance schedules)

Waterworks Park – North B Street. Fresh water swimming lake with sandy beach, playground, shelter, fishing, picnic area, restroom. Heritage Park– North 9th Street. Skateboard park/ice skating rink, playground, ball field, shelter.

Entertainment Venues Art Exhibits, Dance, Karaoke, Live Music & Theatre

Little League Park– East Burlington Avenue and Glasgow Road. Baseball fields, restrooms.

Café Paradiso 607 W. Broadway (641) 472-0856

Forest Park– Forest Avenue & E. Broadway. Play field.

Revelations Book Store & Café 112 N. Main (641) 472-6733

Howard Park – North Main and Grimes. Farmers Market, playground, shelter. Wilson Park– Wilson Boulevard. Playground and shelter.

Morning Star Studio 51 1/2 S. Court (641) 472-4287 or 919-9601

Southwood Park – Dogwood Drive. Playground, walking trails.

Visit the website or call venues for up-to-the-minute entertainment schedules

Lamson Woods State Preserve – SE corner of Fairfield Golf Club. Natural area with walking trails.

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Roosevelt Recreation Center


Fast Food

1000 West Burlington Avenue (641) 472-6159 Email: [email protected]

Regina's Restaurant * 607 West Broadway (641) 472-1087 M-Sat, 5pm - 9pm Dinner Only

Burger King 1210 West Burlington Ave. (641) 469-6428


Weight room, billiard room, indoor golf net, handball, racquetball, wallyball, special youth and adult sports programs. Hours of Operation Summer Hours (Memorial Day to Labor Day) Monday & Wednesday 6 am to 8 pm Tuesday & Thursday 6 am to 9 am Friday 6 am to 8 pm Saturday 8 am to 4 pm Sunday please inquire by phone Holiday Hours Memorial Day Independence Day Labor Day

8 am to 12 pm 8 am to 12 pm 8 am to 12 pm

Winter Hours Monday-Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

6 am to 9 pm 6 am to 8 pm 8 am to 4 pm Closed

Revelations * 112 North Main (641) 472-6733 M-Th, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm F-Sat, 8:30am - 10:00 pm

Organic Entree Cafe * 203 West Broadway (641) 472-4328 Everybody's * 501 North 2nd (641) 472-5199 The Raj Hotel * 1734 Jasmine Ave. Vedic City (641) 472-9580 lunch only

Caribbean Café 500 N. 2nd Street (641) 470-1444 Checkerz 2 Fer 1 Subs 200 E. Burlington Ave. (641) 472-SUBZ KFC/Taco Bell * 605 West Burlington Ave. (641) 470-1497 McDonalds * 1705 W. Burlington Ave. (641) 472-4266 Subway * 711 W. Burlington Ave. (641) 469-6045 Taco John's * 703 West Burlington Ave. (641) 472-7833


Maharishi University of Management Recreation Center

Mexican Azteca Mexican Restaurant * 116 North Main (641) 472-1416

Open daily 9:30 am to 9:30 pm (641) 472-1112 www.mum.edu/student_services/facilities.html A 60,000-square-foot indoor facility located east of the Student Union building, the Recreation Center houses basketball, tennis, volleyball, and badminton courts; table tennis facilities; a gymnastics area; a weightroom; an indoor track; archery facilities; and an indoor climbing wall.


La Hacienda 2803 W. Burlington Ave. (641) 472-1036 Los Portales * 403 N. 4th St. (641) 469-6293

Café Paradiso * 607 W. Broadway (641) 472-0856 Dairy Bar 1002 W. Burlington Ave. (641) 472-2417 Closed in Winter Yummy’s * 110 West Burlington Ave. (641) 472-7910 Desserts & coffee Key: * Non-smoking


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Welcome to Fairfield! We're happy to share with you all of our unique attractions and diverse activities which make Fairfield, Iowa one of the most unusual and enjoyable places to visit in the Midwest! Join us for a day, a weekend, or a week...of world-class arts, theatre, and music; extensive recreational opportunities including hiking, biking, water sports, swimming, golf and winter sports; or shopping on our historic town square. Come for one of our unique events or festivals, or for our outstanding dining opportunities -- we have more restaurants per capita than San Francisco! We specialize in family fun, cultural and creative diversity, and recreational abundance. And most of our events and activities are free to the public.

Airport Fairfield Municipal Airport 2013 Airport Rd. 641-472-3166

Hospital Jefferson County Hospital 400 Highland St. 641-472-4111

Auto Rental Fesler Auto Mall Hwy. 34 W. 641-472-3121 or 800-422-5269

Library Fairfield Public Library 104 W. Adams 641-472-6551

Bus Lines Trailways Bus System 210 W. Main St. Ottumwa, IA 641-682-2009

Trains Amtrak 220 W. Main St. Ottumwa, IA 641-682-3876 or 800-872-7245

City of Fairfield 112 S. Main St. 641-472-6193

Accept our invitation to visit and find out why Fairfield Feels Good! We're worth the drive!

Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce 204 West Broadway 641-472-2111

For complete information on festivals and events in Fairfield, Iowa, contact the Fairfield Iowa Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Travel Information Road & Weather Iowa Department of Transportation Phone: 511 http://www.511ia.org

Fairfield Iowa Convention & Visitors Bureau 204 West Broadway phone 641-472-2111

Fairfield Iowa Convention & Visitors Bureau

[email protected] www.fairfieldiowa.com Hours: 8am-5pm M-F (Closed 12pm-1pm & Holidays)

204 West Broadway Fairfield, IA 52556 U.S.A. 641-472-2111

[email protected] www.fairfieldiowa.com Hours: 8am-5pm M-F (Closed 12 pm-1 pm & Holidays)



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Nearby Attractions

Contents Vedic City– 4 miles See Maharishi Sthapatya Veda Architecture in Vedic City. Stop in at The Raj and The Rukmapura Hotel and see contemporary examples of this unique ancient architecture style.

Eldon—15 miles Look familiar? Strike a pose at the American Gothic House which Iowa artist Grant Wood made famous when he painted the “American Gothic House”. This American Icon is not open to the public; however, picture-taking is advisable! Take home a real treasure with you standing in front!

Accommodations Arts, Culture & Entertainment Campgrounds & County Parks City Parks & Recreation Family Fun Festivals and Events Historic Sites Local Lingo Map Nearby Attractions Recreational Trail System Restaurants, Cafés & Eateries

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Mileage Chicago New York Kansas City, MO Milwaukee, WI Minneapolis, MN Omaha, NE Los Angeles, CA St. Louis, MO

286 1077 245 321 315 206 1792 236

Villages of Van Buren - 20 Miles www.800-tourvbc.com Bentonsport, Iowa Bonaparte, Iowa

Henry County Museums—20 miles+ http://henrycountytourism.org



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Year Round 1st Fridays Art Walk-19+ galleries and art venues host a wide range of art created by 300+ resident artists. Special events each month featuring music, dance and performance-street musicians, acrobats, ice sculptors, live bands in the gazebo, improv theatre, plus delightful children’s activities. Free; 6:30 to 9:30 PM. www.fairfieldartwalk.com

February February Film and Video Festival—3 nights and 2 days of world-class film and video in multiple Fairfield venues: independent, classic B & W, documentaries, student film and video, family movies, animation; something for everyone! www.fairfieldiowa.com


Best Western Fairfield Inn 2200 West Burlington 641-472-2200

Super 8 3001 W. Burlington 641-469-2000 www.super8.com


May - October Fairfield Farmers Market—Howard Park, Saturdays 7:30 am - 1:00 pm; Wednesdays 3:30 pm - 8:00 pm. Wide variety of local foods, crafts. Fun, informative events every Saturday—cooking demonstrations, gardening and craft workshops, live music & dancing, children’s activities. Fun for entire family. www.fairfieldiowa.com

Polly’s Bed & Breakfast 106 S. 4th. Street 641-472-2517 www.ibbg.com

Landmark Inn 115 N. Main 641-472-4152 www.FairfieldLandmarkInn.com

Annual Show of Wheels—Every May—www.iowarod.com

June – September Live on The Square Summer Concert Series—Dance in the streets around our town square. Monthly concerts with top regional talent to suit most folks’ musical interests—jazz/salsa; Celtic music/dancing; country music/gospel; rock/blues. Free. www.fairfieldiowa.com

Vedic City

Economy Inn 2701 West Burlington 641-472-4161

June Annual Vintage Power Wagon Rally—world’s largest gathering of vintage Dodge Power Wagons. Second full weekend every June. www.vintagepowerwagons.com

July Jefferson County Fair —Blue Ribbon County Fair, 4-H, FFA, Carnival, Midway, Funnel cakes, Livestock judging.


The Raj 1734 Jasmine Avenue (800) 248-9050 (641) 472-9580 www.theraj.com

Rukmapura Park Hotel 1702 Rukmapura Park (866) 472-1008 (641) 469-1919 www.rukmapura.com


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Jefferson County Trails System includes the Fairfield Loop Trail, Trails in Jefferson County Park and the Cedar View Trail


Recreational Trails

Jefferson County Park 2003 Libertyville Rd., Fairfield, IA 52556 Telephone: 641.472.4421 Fax: 641.472.7911 E-Mail: [email protected]

Come explore our recreational trail system. When complete, a 33-mile trail system will connect parks, lakes, and a state preserve. Pass through prairies, woodlands, wetlands, old railroad corridors, over major bridges, and more. Enjoy walking, jogging, biking and x-country skiing in the winter. Don’t forget bird watching on our trails with over 100 species to catch sight of!

• Located 2 miles from Downtown • 24 camp sites • 2 cabins Open May 1 through October 31 and includes: Electricity, modern restrooms, hot showers, drinking water, a small shelter house, playground equipment and a trailer waste-dump station are all provided for the camper. Camping fees modest. Note for all camping areas: • Camping fees shall be collected daily in the amount set by the conservation board. •

No person shall camp in any designated camping area for a period longer than 14 consecutive days and, in no event, longer than 14 days in any 21-day period.

Water Trails Looking to canoe, kayak, swim, study nature, or fish? The Skunk River, Cedar Creek and Fairfield’s 3 lakes give you ample opportunities to enjoy water recreation, including boating and swimming. At present, there are two designated water trails: • The 72-mile-long Skunk River Water Trail traverses Keokuk, Washington, Jefferson and Henry counties. The Jefferson County section is 10.5 miles long. • The Cedar Creek Water Trail uses about 6 miles of a scenic section of Cedar Creek. Sorry, no skateboarding, horses or motorized vehicles allowed on trails.



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Fairfield Municipal Swimming Pool in O.B. Nelson Park. South 2nd Street (641) 472-6463 Mon – Thurs 1pm to 5 pm; and 6 pm to 8 pm Open - June 1 - August 31 Fri - Sun 1 pm to 5 pm

1st Friday’s Art Venues Americus Gallery 100 W. Burlington Ave. (641) 472-2082 At Home Store 52 N. Main St. (641) 472-1016 Café Paradiso 607 W. Broadway (641) 472-0856 Central Park Futon 56 N. Main (641) 472-5906 Emerald Gallery 808 N. “B.” St. (641) 472-5250 Entrée Café 203 W. Broadway (641) 472-4328 or (641)919-1761 Flower Fine Art Gallery 105 S. 3rd. St. (641) 472-4245 Gallery 51 East/ICON 2 51 E. Broadway (641) 469-6252 or 919-6252 Galleria Obscura 611/2 N. Court (641) 919-5715 Henderson’s Frames N Gallery 53 W. Broadway (641) 472-5522 Landmark Inn 115 N. Main (641) 469-6245

Morning Star Studio 511/2 S. Court (641) 472-4287 or (641) 919-9601

Deep and shallow end, diving board and waterslide, wading pool. Showers and changing rooms.

Natural Selections 104 S. Main (641) 472-5876

Maharishi University of Management Campus Swimming Pool 1601 North Main Street, north end of campus (641) 472-1147 Seven days a week, open 2:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Revelations Book Store & Café 112 N. Main (641) 472-6733

Roosevelt Aquatic Center 1000 W. Burlington Avenue (641) 472-7088 Six-lane, 25 yard pool with diving area and shallow end, plus entrance ramp. Adult Whirlpool and dry sauna, showers and changing room.

Skyline Gallery 571/2 N. Court (641) 472-3968 Temple Studio of Fine Art 111 N. Main (641) 469-6811 or (641) 919-4119

Waterworks Park Reservoir Swimming Beach Waterworks Park, North B Street Open May 1 - Sept 3, dawn to dusk.

Thymely Solutions 104 N. Court (641) 472-9815 21st Century Books 108 W. Broadway (641) 472-5105 800-593-2665 Winter Moon Pottery 571/2 N. Court (641) 472-6064 Key: Art Galleries


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2nd Street Coffee House 51 N. 2nd St. (641) 472-7587

Petit Paris* 108 North Main Street (641) 470-1624

Backroads Bar & Grill 2601 W. Grimes & 26th St. (641) 472-5699 Kitchen open until 1 AM


Best Western, Fairfield Inn Kokomo's Kafe 2200 West Burlington Ave. (641) 472-2200 Fairfield Family Restaurant 2311 W. Burlington Ave. (641) 469-3360 Hickory House 500 West Burlington Ave. (641) 472-5107

Asian Asian Deli * 117 E. Broadway (641) 472-2649 Ching Dow Restaurant * 117 East Burlington Ave. (641) 469-5858 First Thai Taste 50 South 2nd Street (641) 469-3334 Thai Deli * 120 W. Broadway (641) 472-3902 Thai Noodle House * 59 N. Court Street (641) 472-0222

Shopping Cozy boutiques & eclectic shops! Specialty shoppes on the square are open for your shopping pleasure: gourmet kitchenware, quilts, knitting and specialty yarns, antiques, hard-to-find books, unique gifts, herbal remedies, and wholesale diamond jewelry, plus so much more! Or just hang out in one of our Internet café/coffee shops and strike up a conversation with some of the locals. www.fairfieldiowa.com

Gupta Vegetarian Restaurant * 51 S. Court St. (641) 472-0548 India Café * 50 West Burlington Ave. (641) 472-1792 Mohan Delights * 101 West Broadway (641) 469-6900

Golf Fairfield Golf and Country Club 905 E. Harrison Avenue (641) 472-3798 9 holes on the oldest private golf course west of the Mississippi River. Walton Golf Club Walton Lake 641-472-4909 9 holes of challenging water course.

Italian/Pizza Breadeaux Pizza * 53 E. Broadway (641) 472-7055


George's Pizza Restaurant 57 West Broadway (641) 472-9119

Family Fun

Pizza Hut 1310 W. Burlington Ave. (641) 472-6197

Flamingo Lanes 301 N. 16th (641) 472-6162 Sunset Roller Rink 2237 Glasgow Road 641-472-3938 Charming wooden rink with rental skates available

Torino's Pizza & Steak House 115 West Broadway (641) 472-9071


Putt-Putt Mini Golf 2235 Glasgow Road 641-472-6752 Miniature golf and batting cages Co-Ed Theatre 121 W. Broadway (641) 472-3707