Find a variety of things to do outdoors in Northwood, Iowa

Situated just off I-35 and connected to Diamond Jo Casino, the Country Inn & Suites, Northwood, IA offers a convenient location for guests visiting the northern part of the state. If slots, table games, and live entertainment aren't on your agenda, grab a picnic lunch you've stored in your room or suite and head to the lakes at Kuennen's Quarry. Pay your respects at the Buddy Holly Crash Site memorial, which is a short hike from I-35. If you’re a fan of history, the Stockman House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright is a 30-minute drive and open for tours year-round. For more things to do while you’re in Northwood, visit Top of Iowa, a popular welcome center with information on area highlights.

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Bee Hive Ballroom

6.67 mi / 10.73 km from the hotel
Built in 1896 and used as a department store, this beautiful venue hosts a range of events such as weddings, corporate functions, and private parties. 

Diamond Jo Casino

0.05 mi / 0.08 km from the hotel
You could strike it lucky at Diamond Jo Casino in Northwood. Enjoy craps, slots, blackjack, poker, and more.

Kuennen's Quarry

7.72 mi / 12.42 km from the hotel
Go for a swim or fish in the beautiful lakes that are part of this old limestone quarry. It once provided the rocks used to build I-90 and now boasts a park area complete with picnic shelters.

Northbridge Mall

16.22 mi / 26.1 km from the hotel
Unleash your inner shopper while you spend the afternoon browsing through the stores at this mall located in Albert Lea, MN.

Ochee Yahola County Park

4.96 mi / 7.99 km from the hotel
This wooded park offers plenty of space for hiking, picnicking, horseback riding, and bowhunting.

Top of Iowa

0.14 mi / 0.23 km from the hotel
Your 24-hour resource for all things Iowa, this welcome center offers brochures about area activities and attractions, plus a gift shop where you can purchase souvenirs made right here in the state.