Experience the Outdoors at Our Detroit Lakes Hotel
Featuring mountains, beaches and seasonal greenery, Detroit Lakes is an ideal destination for your upcoming family vacation or couples’ getaway. The Country Inn & Suites, Detroit Lakes, MN places you near area highlights like Detroit Lakes City Beach and Detroit Mountain Recreation Area. Practice your swing at Detroit Country Club and Wildflower Golf Course, or peruse the stores at Washington Square Mall. If you’re looking for things to do with kids, pack a picnic and head to Detroit Lakes City Park or Dunton Locks County Park for a relaxed afternoon in a scenic setting.
Parks and Recreation:
- Detroit Lakes City Beach and Park (2.3 miles)
Pack a bag for a day of sunbathing, swimming, fishing or boating in Little Detroit Lake. The city-owned, mile-long beachfront sits adjacent to City Park, which offers playground equipment, picnic shelters and a Frisbee golf course.
- Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center (2.7 miles)
Stay active at this expansive center that provides racquetball courts, indoor golf nets, group fitness classes, massage therapy, a walking track and a batting cage.
Phone: +1 (218) 844-4221
- Detroit Mountain Recreation Area (3 miles)
Experience skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing in winter and mountain biking in summer at Detroit Mountain. Private lessons are also available.
Phone: +1 (218) 844-7669
- Dunton Locks County Park (6.4 miles)
Visit this year-round 53-acre park to hike, jog, mountain bike, cross-country ski and fish. You can also pack a lunch to enjoy in the picnic shelters.
Phone: +1 (218) 846-7330
- Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge (20 miles)
This refuge aims to maintain the diverse ecosystem of the Detroit Lakes region by educating visitors about local species and their habitats. Tour the marshes and wetlands, and be on the lookout for animals like golden-winged warblers and swans.
Phone: +1 (218) 847-2641
- Detroit Country Club (7.2 miles)
Challenge friends to a round of golf on one of two 18-hole courses at this expansive facility.
Phone: +1 (218) 847-5790
- Wildflower Golf Course (15 miles)
Hit the “Prairie Links” at the Wildflower 18-hole golf course. You can catch breathtaking views of Pelican Lake from this course designed by Joel Goldstrand.
Phone: +1 (888) 752-9945
- Washington Square Mall (2.4 miles)
Treat yourself to some retail therapy at this shopping plaza and entertainment center. Browse through 30 retail stores, and then catch a film at the on-site movie theater.
Phone: +1 (218) 847-1679
- Becker County Museum (2.6 miles)
Founded in 1943, the Becker County Museum houses more than 14,000 photographs and 2,000 artifacts related to the Detroit Lakes region. If you’re working on a special project, you can visit the public research library.
Phone: +1 (218) 847-2938
- Soo Pass Ranch (7 miles)
Home to the annual WE Fest country music festival, Soo Pass Ranch offers campsites close to the stages of this beloved bash. The ranch also provides a setting for other concerts and special events.
Phone: +1 (800) 493-3378
- Polar Fest
Celebrate winter over the course of 12 days at this fest held every February. Attendees can participate in events like a Freeze Your Buns Run and Ice Tee Golf.
- Street Faire at the Lakes
This two-day event in June features local vendors, homemade crafts, live music, a beer garden and food from area restaurants.
- Becker County Fair
Attend this local fair, held every year in July, to experience events like a tractor parade, livestock competitions, carnival rides, and arts and crafts.
- Northwest Water Carnival
This weeklong festival takes place each July and features live music, a chili-eating contest, sandcastle-building competitions and a parade.
- Art in the Park
This annual event held in City Park in July features live music, delicious food, and vendors selling handcrafted jewelry, pottery, furniture and more.
- WE Fest
This three-day country music festival takes place every August at Soo Pass Ranch. See dozens of your favorite stars perform live!
- Dick Beardsley Races
Challenge yourself to a half marathon or opt for the Youth Run, 5K Walk/Run, 10K or Relay at this annual event in September.
- Light Up the Lakes
See the beautiful holiday lights, say hello to Saint Nick and enjoy the festive spirit at this December festival.
- BTD Manufacturing (1.5 miles)
- Lakeshirts (1.8 miles)
- Essentia Health (2.5 miles)