Explore the Twin Cities and the top things to do in Forest Lake, MN

You’ll find plenty of things to do outdoors during your stay at the Country Inn & Suites, Forest Lake, MN, located an hour northeast of St. Paul. Get a great night’s rest in one of our spacious hotel rooms, and then test your mettle at local golf courses, like Castlewood and Forest Hills. During the winter, you can enjoy snow tubing at Eko Backen. Fish at one of Minnesota’s more than 10,000 lakes and learn about rescue operations for wolves, cougars, and other Minnesota animals at the Wildlife Science Center. Take your leisure indoors with a trip to Lindstrom Antique Mall. If you’re interested in Swedish heritage, don’t miss the fascinating historic buildings of the Gammelgården Museum.

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Castlewood Golf

2.49 mi / 4.01 km from the hotel
More than 85 years old, this public golf course offers a relaxing afternoon on the links. Challenge yourself on nine well-crafted holes that measure 3,043 yards from the white tees.

Eko Backen

5.93 mi / 9.54 km from the hotel
Especially popular for summer weddings and picnics, Eko Backen also shines in the snowy winter months, when bundled-up snow tubers fly down the slopes.

Gammelgården Museum

9.93 mi / 15.98 km from the hotel
Discover what life was like for Swedish immigrants settling in Minnesota during the 1800s. Tour the historic buildings, perform chores around the farm, have a picnic, and visit the unique gift shop.

Golden Wings Flying Museum

14.43 mi / 23.22 km from the hotel
Tour this private collection of biplanes from the golden era of flight. You can get close to most of the planes, which have been restored to flying condition.

Lake 5 Theatre

1.48 mi / 2.38 km from the hotel
Locally owned, this movie theater hosts the latest blockbusters at affordable rates. Thursday night specials occasionally include free admission to classic movies.

Lindstrom Antique Mall

10.89 mi / 17.52 km from the hotel
Housed in a building now more than a century old, Lindstrom Antique Mall offers more than 9,000 square feet of antique shopping and fascinating historical finds.

Wildlife Science Center

7.5 mi / 12.07 km from the hotel
Founded to protect endangered wolves, the Wildlife Science Center now also offers educational programs for all ages. Public tours on Saturdays give people a chance to meet rescued animals, such as red wolves, cougars, and bobcats.

National Sports Center

13.48 mi / 21.7 km from the hotel
The world’s largest amateur sports-and-meeting complex features 100,000 square feet of indoor training space, 50 soccer fields, and professional ice rinks.