Things to Do in Fairmont
Looking to make the most of your time in the Friendly City? We've compiled a few of our favorites.
Prickett's Fort State Park is a day-use historical and recreational park, located just north of Fairmont, WV. The original fort was built at the confluence of Pricketts Creek and the Monongahela River in 1774, and provided a place of refuge from Native American attack for early settlers to the area. In addition to the reconstructed Fort, the state park features the Job Prickett House, built in 1859. The site is listed on the National Register of Historical Places.
Palatine Park is a scenic riverside park in Fairmont, WV that offers walking paths, a boat launch, picnic areas, green space, and a “splash pad” water play area for children.
One of the biggest draws to the park is the popular Summer Event Series, where we bring in some of the top local, regional, and nationally touring musicians to perform live at our amphitheater.
The Root specializes in craft beer from around the state and food with Appalachian, German and Cajun flavors. The menu is locally sourced and always changing based on what is fresh and in season. The restaurant also features live music and during the warmer months, the patio becomes a favorite hangout.
Their new brewery features several types of beer including an IPA, a stout, a porter and a cream ale.
Valley Falls State Park
Once the site of a lumber and grist mill community, Valley Falls State Park is a place of scenic beauty and historical significance. A series of four picturesque falls created by the dark, rushing waters of the Tygart Valley River distinguish this 1,145-acre park. In addition to its scenic charm, Valley Falls State Park offers miles of hiking and biking trails and fishing. The day-use park gates open at 7 a.m. and close at dark.
Country Club Bakery
Home of the Pepperoni Roll. It was first created in Marion County in the 1920’s by Italian immigrant coal miner, Giuseppe “Joseph” Argiro when he decided it would be more convenient if the pepperoni were baked inside a soft, white, italian bread. During the baking process, the fats in the pepperoni infused the dough with spicy goodness. They became so popular with his fellow coal miners that he quit the mines and opened Country Club Bakery in 1927…and we’ve been here ever since.
This beautifully rustic wooded park is situated on approximately 112 acres of land, located in Pleasant Valley. This park is very serene and perfect for walking or nature watching.
Coal Country Miniature Golf
Nick here - I cannot personally stress enough how much fun you're going to have. Don't forget the picnic area, batting cage, and coal mining museum.
Food options include the world famous Country Club Pepperoni Rolls.
Muriale's Italian Restaurant
Ask anyone from North Central WV, Muriale's is the best Italian food in the world. Owner Rocco Muriale’s grandparents, Rocco & Isabella Miglarese Muriale, came to West Virginia from Italy in the early 1900s. Rocco’s parents, Frank and Violet Muriale, started the restaurant in 1969 with his uncle and aunt, Sam and Rose, and with lots of help from grandparents, younger brother, and cousins. Since our founding, the Muriale’s name has stood for quality and value. Now in its second generation of family operation, the tradition continues.