Just off the beautiful shore of Mobile Bay, sits Fairhope which is a fantastic town steeped in history, entertainment, and beauty. The downtown of Fairhope radiates a friendly and warm charm of a very walkable Southern town. The exciting and eclectic downtown is filled with bookstores, galleries, boutiques, street artists and restaurants that feature on the Food Network along with fantastic accommodation and Southern reception such as Little Point Clear. Below are some of the attractions to consider while visiting this welcoming town.
1. Fairhope Municipal Pier And Parks
Positioned at the west side of Fairhope Avenue, on the spot of the commercial pier that dates back to 1894, Fairhope Pier is this city's "town square." This park features picnic areas, benches, a marina, restrooms, restaurant, a duck pond and walking trails.
2. Fairhoper's Community Park
The Fairhoper's Community Park offers 2 corkscrews, towering slides, and a rope-climbing sphere. The sidewalk is lined with musical instruments along with nautical-themed equipment and traditional monkey-bars and swings. The 2,200-square-foot splash pad along with recently constructed pavilion can be found on Church Street and the south end.
3. Flower Clock
The new flower clock in Fairhope is a combined project between the COPA (Committee On Public Art) and the City of Fairhope. The first design for this flower was picked out by Fairhope Mayor Tim Kant and was designed by Paul Fontenot from Garden Design Solutions, Inc.
4. The Fairhope Museum Of History
This location features constantly changing exhibits along with permanent displays. Their permanent display predominately depicts the cross-section through the history of Fairhope these include some of the following:
• 1935 Fire Truck
• The Fairhope Industrial Association and Fairhope's Founders
• Fairhope's African-American History
• The Mayors of Fairhope
• People's Railroad
• Fairhope's Children
• Cottages and Bungalows
• The Town Jail
• Local Native Americans
• Craig Sheldon Sculpture Exhibit
• Local Pottery and Tile
5. Fairhope Welcome Center
Found in Section Street, the Welcome Center offers ambassadors that will gladly answer any questions you may have about the town. This location is an extremely valuable resource for its repository, for visitors, restaurants, brochures for area businesses, maps, lodging and restaurant guides.
6. Theatre 98
This Non-Profit community theatre is a valued portion of the art scene in Fairhope for over fifty years. The theatre is housed in a historic and beautiful building.