Find fun things to do in Watertown, SD

Whether you're staying at the Country Inn & Suites, Watertown, SD for business or leisure, you'll find plenty of things to do in the gorgeous glacial lakes area. Tour the Mellette House in the morning, and go swimming or hiking at Lake Kampeska in the afternoon. Looking for an evening of excitement? Head to a local brewery downtown or make the quick drive up I-29 to Dakota Sioux Casino. If you’re attending a business convention at The Watertown Event Center, hold an on-site meeting with your colleagues to organize your agenda.

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Bramble Park Zoo

3.65 mi / 5.88 km from the hotel
From African hedgehogs to zebra eels, the hundreds of animals at Bramble Park Zoo will keep your family entertained for hours. Commemorate your trip with a souvenir from the gift shop.

Codington County Heritage Museum

2.61 mi / 4.21 km from the hotel
Learn all about the area's history through exhibits at this former Carnegie Library building. The museum also offers special events, including lectures and murder mysteries.

Dakota Sioux Casino

8.91 mi / 14.33 km from the hotel
Feeling lucky? Then head to Dakota Sioux Casino for a fun-filled evening of slots, table games, and poker. You can celebrate a big win with prime rib at the on-site steak house.

Mellette House

3.14 mi / 5.06 km from the hotel
Take a tour of the former home of South Dakota's first governor, Arthur Calvin Mellette. This ornate mansion gives visitors a glimpse of life in an 1885 Dakota territory home.

Redlin Art Center

0.37 mi / 0.6 km from the hotel
Be inspired as you walk through the Redlin Art Center, home to the nationally acclaimed artwork of Watertown native Terry Redlin.

Sandy Shore Recreation Area

9.13 mi / 14.7 km from the hotel
For a day of sun, sand, and surf, set up your beach chair at Lake Kampeska. Need a break from the sun? Grab a game from the visitor center and relax with your family under a picnic shelter.