Stay Only Miles from Kaplan’s Woods Parkway
When life brings you to Owatonna, enjoy as many of the attractions near the Country Inn & Suites as you can, like Kaplan’s Woods Parkway, a 225-acre green space with miles of hiking, biking and jogging trails. History buffs enjoy the exhibits at the Minnesota State Public School Orphanage Museum, and cultural tourists always find something fun to do at the Owatonna Arts Center. Visit us during the summer for the state’s largest county fair, right here in Steele County. If you are staying in town for a while, plan a day trip to Mall of America, less than an hour from the Country Inn & Suites, or go skiing at Buck Hill, only 46 miles away.
Make the most of your trip at these area attractions:
- Buck Hill (46 miles)
Go mountain biking and tubing during the summer or go skiing and snowboarding during the winter at Buck Hill, an adrenaline junkie’s paradise since the 1950s.
Phone: +1 (952) 435-7174
- Cabela's (4 miles)
Nature enthusiasts love to peruse the gun library, watch the fish in the aquarium, learn about wildlife management, buy sweets in the Fudge Shop and more at this outdoor retailer.
Phone: +1 (507) 451-4545
- Kaplan's Woods Parkway (3 miles)
Kaplan’s Woods Parkway is a 225-acre city park that was dedicated in 1987 to give locals and travelers alike opportunities to hike, bike, jog, ski and relax near Lake Kohlmier.
Phone: +1 (507) 444-4321
- Mall of America (57 miles)
Mall of America is no ordinary shopping center, with a flight simulator, a theme park, an aquarium, a mirror maze and more, in addition to more than 400 retailers and restaurants.
Phone: +1 (952) 883-8800
- Medford Outlet Mall (7 miles)
Shop at more than two dozen outlet, factory and clearance retailers at Medford Outlet Mall. Bring your receipt from the Country Inn & Suites to the GAP for a free gift and coupon book.
Phone: +1 (507) 455-2042
- Minnesota State Public School Orphanage Museum (0.4 miles)
Between 1886 and 1945, more than 10,500 children were sent to the Minnesota State Public School for Dependent and Neglected Children. Hear their stories at this one-of-a-kind museum.
Phone: +1 (507) 774-7369
- Owatonna Arts Center (1 mile)
This beautiful cultural center mixes art with history, housing rotating exhibitions from paintings to sculptures inside a building that’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Phone: +1 (507) 451-0533
- Reptile & Amphibian Discovery Zoo (RAD) (4 miles)
RAD boasts one of the world’s largest reptile displays and plenty of amphibians, providing a space for children and adults like to learn about snakes, turtles, crocodiles, frogs and more.
Phone: +1 (507) 455-1465
- Rice Lake State Park (6.7 miles)
Ski or ride snowmobiles during the winter or enjoy birdwatching and hiking in the summer at Rice Lake State Park where native inhabitants once harvested wild rice.
Phone: +1 (507) 455-5871
- River Springs Water Park (4 miles)
This family-friendly water park features a tube slide, lazy river, zero-depth entry pool, climbing Wall and lily pad walk. Grab a bite to eat from the concession stand for a break from the fun.
Phone: +1 (507) 774-7370
- Steele County Free Fair (2 miles)
Attractions at this county fair, the largest in the state, have included a human cannonball and an auto show. If you’re in town during the summer, swing by the fair to visit 100 food stands and hop aboard 30 thrill rides.
Phone: +1 (507) 451-5305
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