Tour the Twin Cities from Our Convenient Hotel off Hwy 10
Halfway between Inver Grove Heights and Hastings and about 15 miles from downtown St. Paul, the Country Inn & Suites, Cottage Grove, MN puts you within easy reach of fun things to do in the Twin Cities area. Take your whole family for a ski trip at the Afton Alps Recreation Area, or encourage your kids to explore as you hike the scenic trails of Hamlet Park. The immense Mall of America includes restaurants and amusement park rides as well as hundreds of stores, and the Xcel Energy Center features live sports and performances. Traveling for work? Major corporations like 3M, Up North Plastics and Northern Tier Energy are all within five miles. Family Fun
- Minnesota Zoo (13 miles)
Visit the Minnesota Zoo to meet thousands of animals, including moose, beavers, musk oxen, penguins and snow monkeys.
Phone: +1 (952) 232-0382
- Mall of America (15 miles)
This legendary shopping venue hosts hundreds of stores, dozens of restaurants, an indoor amusement park and a movie theater.
Phone: +1 (952) 883-8800
- Minnesota Children’s Museum (15.3 miles)
This museum aims to help kids develop creative and critical thinking skills through the power of play. Let your children roam through a laser maze, a four-story vertical adventure and much more.
Phone: +1 (651) 225-6000
- Hamlet Park (1.1 miles)
Ice-skate, play a game of tennis or hike the picturesque trails at this 150-acre park.
Phone: +1 (651) 458-3400
- Mississippi Dunes Golf Course (2.2 miles)
This 18-hole course on the banks of the Mississippi River offers a challenging game in a striking setting.
Phone: +1 (651) 768-7611
- River Oaks Golf Course (2.5 miles)
This award-winning course designed by Don Herfort features tree-lined greens and affordable rates for players.
Phone: +1 (651) 438-2121
- Afton Alps Recreation Area (7.6 miles)
Experience the thrill of more than 50 trails at this popular ski area. Afton Alps also includes a terrain park, 18 lifts and a ski shop.
Phone: +1 (651) 436-5245
Concerts and Events
- Hope Glen Farm (2.4 miles)
Built in the Civil War era, this Tudor Revival–style farmhouse hosts weddings and special events with Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park as a backdrop.
Phone: +1 (612) 202-2886
- Xcel Energy Center (12 miles)
Home to the Minnesota Wild hockey team, the Xcel Energy Center also hosts live music and ice-skating performances.
Phone: +1 (651) 265-4800
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