Discover the best activities in St. Paul

You’ll love being near popular activities in St. Paul and Minneapolis when you choose the Country Inn & Suites. If you’re a fan of history, head to historic Fort Snelling to hear costumed interpreters talk about life in 1829. Or learn about the lives of real Vikings with a visit to the Viking museum. The Twin Cities are home to professional and collegiate sports teams playing baseball, hockey, and football. There’s also a wide array of shopping available, from the wonders of Mall of America® to the charming shops on Grand Avenue. And in a state known for its endless lakes, be sure you visit Minnehaha Falls or Como Park Zoo & Conservatory. If you’d like to find a great hiking or biking trail, our hotel staff recommends a visit to nearby Tamarack Nature Center.

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Cathedral of Saint Paul

7.4 mi / 11.91 km from the hotel
With its iconic copper dome and ornate stained-glass windows, St. Paul’s Cathedral inspires reverence for its aesthetic beauty as well as its religious and cultural importance.

Downtown St. Paul

6.94 mi / 11.16 km from the hotel
Filled with shopping centers, sports arenas, art museums, and historical sites, St. Paul offers interesting things to do all year long.

Historic Fort Snelling

12.28 mi / 19.76 km from the hotel
Located near the junction of the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers, Fort Snelling has hosted fur traders, soldiers, and other historical figures since its construction in the early 1820s.

James J. Hill House

7.53 mi / 12.11 km from the hotel
Step into the lives of millionaires from America's Gilded Age when you take the 75-minute tour of the James J. Hill mansion. Don't miss the impressive on-site art gallery.


8.36 mi / 13.45 km from the hotel
Maplewood is full of fun parks and nature trails as well as the intriguing Maplewood Nature Center.

Maplewood Mall

2.11 mi / 3.4 km from the hotel
In the market for a new outfit, fine jewelry, or even a good book? Browse more than 130 stores at this popular shopping mall, which includes Barnes & Noble, Victoria's Secret, and Men's Warehouse.