Discover Art and History near Our Fort Dodge Hotel
Uncover the best attractions that the area has to offer at our Country Inn & Suites, Fort Dodge, IA hotel, conveniently located off Business Highway 20. Young adventurers can explore the fascinating exhibits at The Fort Museum and Frontier Village or find family-friendly things to do at the Fort Frenzy entertainment center. Gypsum City OHV Park and Sports Park Raceway both entice gearheads with high-speed 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 that make up the Rogers Sports Complex.
- Fort Frenzy (0.5 miles)
The flurry of activities available at this kid-focused entertainment center provide hours 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 replica militia fort houses, a one-room schoolhouse and an original log cabin.
Phone: +1 (515) 573-4231
- The Community Orchard (6.7 miles)
Bring the whole family for an afternoon of apple-picking at this seasonal attraction. You can also take a tour, grab a jar of apple jelly at the gift store or indulge in a hearty lunch and a sweet treat from the café.
Phone: +1 (515) 573-8212
Arts, Education and Entertainment:
- Blanden Memorial 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 and catch the latest blockbuster while treating yourself to some popcorn with extra butter. Be sure to visit on Tuesdays, when admission is only $5!
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)
Offering seating for 5,000 fans, this expansive stadium plays host 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 800-acre, off-highway vehicle park features 60 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 (5.3 miles)
Traveling sports teams appreciate our prime location just minutes from Rogers Sports Complex, which offers softball, baseball and soccer fields for tournament play and team practices.
Phone: +1 (515) 576-2851
- Sports Park Raceway (8.8 miles)
Visit this half-mile dirt raceway for exciting action in all classes, including UTV and ATC.
Phone: +1 (515) 574-7223
Fort Dodge Regional Airport (FOD) (5.5 miles)
Phone: +1 (515) 573-3381
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.
- Dayton Rodeo (Labor Day weekend)
- Applefest (October)
- Iowa Central Community College sporting and cultural events (year-round)