Find Plenty of Fun Things to Do in Bismarck, ND
Make the Country Inn & Suites your home base for exploring the best of Bismarck, from the Gateway to Science museum to the North Dakota State Capitol. Perfect for families, our hotel is just minutes from kid-friendly destinations like the Dakota Zoo, home to more than 600 animals, and Raging Rivers Waterpark, which boasts fun in the sun every summer. Listen to the symphony at the beautiful Belle Mehus Auditorium, or head to the Bismarck Event Center for everything from rodeos to rock concerts. Visiting a college student? Our hotel is just 10 minutes from Bismarck State College.
- Gateway to Science (3.2 miles)
At this kid-focused attraction, learning comes alive in hands-on exhibits related to science, the environment and conservation. Located in the Gateway Mall, the center features more than 90 interactive exhibits.
Phone: +1 (701) 258-1975
- Dakota Zoo (4.5 miles)
For a fun family outing, visit this 90-acre zoo that features more than 600 animals, including regional natives like bison, prairie dogs and bighorn sheep.
Phone: +1 (701) 258-8350
- Raging Rivers Waterpark (5.9 miles)
Cool off every summer at Raging Rivers Waterpark, which features a lazy river, an interactive water play area, speed slides, water rapids and tube slides. The park also offers a fast-food restaurant on site.
Phone: +1 (701) 663-3393
History and Culture:
- North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum (1.8 miles)
Learn all about the rich history and heritage of North Dakota through exhibits that feature artifacts from early inhabitants.
Phone: +1 (701) 328-2666
- North Dakota State Capitol Complex (2 miles)
Get a 360-degree view of the area from North Dakota's tallest building, the State Capitol.
Phone: +1 (701) 328-2471
- Belle Mehus Auditorium (3 miles)
Don't miss a performance by the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra at the Belle Mehus Auditorium.
Phone: +1 (701) 355-1370
- Bismarck Art & Galleries Association (3.1 miles)
Local, regional and national artists display an array of works at this nearby venue. The gallery also features rotating exhibits so repeat visitors find something new and different to admire.
Phone: +1 (701) 223-5968
Parks and Recreation:
- Fore Seasons Center (0.8 miles)
Enjoy a day outside at this attraction’s golf course, soccer fields and batting cage facilities.
Phone: +1 (701) 223-3600
- Tom O'Leary Golf Course (3.3 miles)
Reserve a tee time to test your golfing prowess at this course with rolling terrain and challenging greens.
Phone: +1 (701) 222-6531
- Sertoma Park (4.4 miles)
Hit the paved trails at this three-mile park off Main Avenue. Home to the Dakota Zoo, the park offers lovely views from trails that skirt the Missouri River.
Phone: +1 (701) 221-3386
- Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park (14.6 miles)
Visit this park to see the reconstructed Custer House, a military post once home to Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer's infantry. The park offers great picnic areas, hiking trails with views of the Missouri River and an Indian Village that provides a glimpse into the lives of the Mandan Indians.
Phone: +1 (701) 667-6340
Additional Points of Interest:
- Bismarck Event Center (3 miles)
From trade shows and political conventions to concerts and rodeos, the Bismarck Event Center hosts a variety of events throughout the year.
Phone: +1 (701) 355-1370
- Bismarck State College (3.6 miles)
Stay less than four miles from this 120-acre campus overlooking the beautiful Missouri River.
Phone: +1 (701) 224-5400
- Kirkwood Mall (3.6 miles)
With stores like Bath & Body Works, American Eagle Outfitters and Chico's, this mall offers your favorite fashions and fragrances.
Phone: +1 (701) 223-3500
- Lewis & Clark Riverboat (4.4 miles)
For a different perspective on the area, set sail on a cruise down the Missouri River on this riverboat. Cruises are available May through September.
Phone: +1 (701) 255-4233