Discover Blanden Art Museum near Our Fort Dodge Hotel
With amenities like free Wi-Fi and an ideal location just off Business Highway 20, the Country Inn & Suites is an exceptional home base for your stay in Fort Dodge, IA. Let kids wander through the fascinating exhibits at The Fort Museum and Frontier Village, or spend an educational afternoon at Blanden Art Museum. Gypsum City OHV Park and Sports Park Raceway both entice gearheads into watching thrill-a-minute racing, and business travelers appreciate being within minutes of corporate offices for companies like Georgia Pacific, CertainTeed and Land 'O Lakes. Traveling with a sports team? Our hotel is just five miles from the baseball, soccer and softball fields of the Rogers Sports Complex.
- Fort Frenzy (0.5 miles)
The flurry of activities available at this kid-focused entertainment center might well spark a frenzy of fun as you make your way from mini golf and laser tag to bumper boats and a full arcade.
Phone: +1 (515) 576-2226
- The Fort Museum and Frontier Village (3.2 miles)
Learn more about the Civil War at this learning center, which showcases militia fort houses and Native American artifacts.
Phone: +1 (515) 573-4231
- The Community Orchard (6.6 miles)
Bring the whole family for apple picking at this seasonal attraction, and then rest afterward with a meal inside the cafe. You can also take a tour, shop at the gift store or indulge in a sweet treat from the bakery.
Phone: +1 (515) 573-8212
Arts, Education and Entertainment
- Blanden Art Museum (2 miles)
This museum's permanent collection includes European and American paintings, prints and sculptures from the 16th to 20th centuries. You can also take classes or participate in special events at the museum.
Phone: +1 (515) 573-2316
- Fort 8 Theatre (2 miles)
For a great rainy-day activity, visit the Fort 8 Theatre for the latest blockbuster and treat yourself to some popcorn with extra butter.
Phone: +1 (515) 576-6989
- Iowa Central Community College (3.8 miles)
Take a tour of the Iowa Central Community College campus, or attend musical events and theatrical performances offered throughout the year.
Phone: +1 (515) 576-7201
- Dodger Stadium (2.5 miles)
Featuring seating for 5,000, this stadium is home to football, soccer and baseball games for Fort Dodge Senior High School and football games for Iowa Central Community College.
- Gypsum City Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Park (3.1 miles)
This more than 300-acre, off-highway vehicle park features 15 miles of ATV and motorcycle trails, a 1.5-mile motocross course and a youth riding area.
Phone: +1 (515) 573-7144
- Rogers Sports Complex (5.2 miles)
Traveling sports teams appreciate being just minutes from Rogers Sports Complex, which features softball, baseball and soccer fields for tournament play and practices.
Phone: +1 (515) 576-2851
- Sports Park Raceway (6.7 miles)
Visit this half-mile dirt raceway for exciting racing action in all classes, including hobby stock and stock cars. Phone: +1 (515) 574-7223
Our hotel's location on 5th Avenue South is easy to find. Take U.S. Highway 20 to exit 124. Follow Highway 20 north to Business Highway 20, and then go west one mile to the hotel.
- Couch Freak Dollar Daze Boogie (Labor Day Weekend)
- Dayton Rodeo (Labor Day Weekend)
- Iowa Central Community College sporting and cultural events (year-round)
- Fall Fest (September)
- Apple Fest (October)