Olivia is an attractive country town where people are friendly and helpful. The town is adorned with tall trees and green neighborhoods, a virtual oasis surrounded by fields of corn, soybeans and sugar beets.
The last weekend in July we celebrate our agricultural heritage during our annual Corn Capital Days. There is a free sweet corn feed and activities that appeal to the whole family.
There are seven beautiful parks, many with shelters and restroom facilities that are open until 10:00 p.m. during the summer months. Camping is available at Memorial Park which is situated next to the tallest corn monument in the country. There is no camping fee. We do have water, a dump station and restrooms. However, there are no electric hookups.
Our parks boast a variety of activities for locals and visitors. There are horseshoe pits, a lighted tennis court and playground equipment.
If you have your “sticks” along, don’t miss playing a round of golf at the Olivia Golf Club. It is a public nine hole course that is extremely well maintained and challenging. Narrow fairways are lined with old trees that penalize errant shots. There is water on two holes including the signature par three fifth hole. And, yes, there are sand bunkers, so have your sand wedge available.
Need a place to just sit and relax? Try our public library located just three blocks south of Highway 212 on Tenth Street. The library offers free internet access, tourist information, stacks of magazines and newspapers and even an easy chair or two.
And, if you’ve been missing your exercise while traveling, Olivia has a Snap Fitness Center located right in the heart of the downtown.
Visit the Olivia Chamber of Commerce website for more Visitor and Community Information!