Explore the Attractions of the Twin Cities Area
Halfway between Inver Grove Heights and Hastings and less than 17 miles from downtown St. Paul, the Country Inn & Suites, Cottage Grove, MN offers easy access to the attractions of the Twin Cities without the chaos of city living. Ski at the Afton Alps Recreation Area, or hike the scenic trails of Hamlet Park. 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. Golfers will appreciate the beautiful Mississippi Dunes and River Oaks courses. Major corporations like 3M, Up North Plastics Inc. and Northern Tier Energy make their home nearby. Discover these area attractions:
- Afton Alps Recreation Area (7.6 miles)
Experience the thrill of more than 50 trails at this popular ski area that also features a terrain park, 18 lifts and a ski shop.
Phone: +1 (651) 436-5245
- 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
- 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
- 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 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
- 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
- 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