Explore the top things to do in Bismarck, ND

Make the Country Inn & Suites your home base for exploring the best things to do in Bismarck, ND, from the Gateway to Science museum to the North Dakota State Capitol. Your kids will sleep well in your hotel room after visiting family-friendly destinations like the Raging Rivers Waterpark and the Dakota Zoo, home to more than 600 animals. Listen to the symphony at the beautiful Belle Mehus Auditorium, or head to the Bismarck Event Center for everything from rodeos to rock concerts. Are you visiting a college student? Our hotel is just 10 minutes from Bismarck State College.

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Belle Mehus Auditorium

2.46 mi / 3.96 km from the hotel
Don't miss a performance by the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra at the Belle Mehus Auditorium.

Bismarck Art & Galleries Association

2.63 mi / 4.23 km from the hotel
Local, regional, and national artists display an array of works at this nearby venue. The gallery also features rotating exhibits so repeat visitors find something new and different to admire.

Bismarck Event Center

2.63 mi / 4.23 km from the hotel
From trade shows and political conventions to concerts and rodeos, the Bismarck Event Center hosts a variety of events throughout the year.

Bismarck State College

2.56 mi / 4.12 km from the hotel
Tour this 120-acre campus overlooking the beautiful Missouri River.

Dakota Zoo

3.35 mi / 5.39 km from the hotel
Traveling with kids? Visit more than 600 animals at the Dakota Zoo, home to snow leopards, emus, and miniature horses.

Fore Seasons Center

0.64 mi / 1.03 km from the hotel
Enjoy a day outside at this attraction's golf course, soccer fields, and batting cage facilities.

Gateway to Science

2.42 mi / 3.89 km from the hotel
At this kid-focused attraction, learning comes alive in hands-on exhibits related to science, the environment, and conservation. Located in the Gateway Mall, the center features more than 90 interactive exhibits.

Kirkwood Mall

3.1 mi / 4.98 km from the hotel
With stores like Bath & Body Works, American Eagle Outfitters, and Chico’s, this mall offers your favorite fashions and fragrances.

Lewis & Clark Riverboat

3.03 mi / 4.88 km from the hotel
Learn about early-1800s explorers Lewis and Clark and the history of paddlewheel steamers on a narrated boat ride along the Missouri River. Choose from a variety of seasonal tours including a one-hour excursion, a sunset cruise, and dinner options.

North Dakota State Capitol Complex

1.53 mi / 2.47 km from the hotel
Get a 360-degree view of the area from North Dakota's tallest building, the State Capitol.

Sertoma Park

2.64 mi / 4.26 km from the hotel
This beautiful park is home to Dakota Zoo, Super Slide Amusement Park, and several miles of picturesque walking trails.

Tom O'Leary Golf Course

1.83 mi / 2.94 km from the hotel
Reserve a tee time to test your golfing prowess at this course with rolling terrain and challenging greens.