Find fun things to do in Elk River, MN

Elk River abounds with the natural beauty that makes Minnesota famous. Located just off Route 169, the Country Inn & Suites puts you near fun things to do, including outdoor adventures at Lake Orono and shopping forays at Albertville Premium Outlets. For family time, tour the Oliver Kelley Farm, where reenactors bring history to life, or go ice-skating at the Elk River Arena. After an on-site meeting, drive just 40 minutes to downtown Minneapolis for team-building activities or a celebratory dinner.

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Albertville Premium Outlets

7.06 mi / 11.36 km from the hotel
Plan strategically to maximize your time at more than 100 brand-name retail shops, including Old Navy, American Eagle, lululemon, and Gap Factory.

Elk River Arena

0.66 mi / 1.06 km from the hotel
Strap on your skates and head out on the ice with your family or just bundle up and watch from the sidelines at this Olympic-size rink.

Elk River Golf Club

2.55 mi / 4.11 km from the hotel
Whether you’re a scratch golfer or a beginner, you can have fun on the fairways at this 18-hole, par 72 course.

Lake Orono

2.11 mi / 3.4 km from the hotel
Boating, fishing, and hiking are a quick drive away at the scenic 281-acre Lake Orono, which features a public park on its south shore. You can also explore the shores of the Elk and Mississippi rivers.

Oliver Kelley Farm

3.9 mi / 6.28 km from the hotel
Step back in time with a visit to this working farm, a historic landmark dedicated to preserving the ways of Minnesota farming life in the 1860s. Guests can visit barnyard animals, work in the farm's gardens, and churn butter.

Princeton Speedway

18.01 mi / 28.98 km from the hotel
From April to September, watch a thrilling dirt track race on Friday nights at this speedway located at the Mille Lacs County Fairgrounds.

Ellingson’s Number 1 Classic and Collectible Cars

3.9 mi / 6.28 km from the hotel
At Ellingson’s, you can tour a showroom of 80 classic and historical cars. The always-changing inventory may include Model Ts, 1920s Speedsters, and classic Corvettes.

The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes

16.45 mi / 26.47 km from the hotel
Whether you like brand-name bargain hunting, need to pick up a gift, or are looking for dinner, this expansive retail center has what you need.