Explore Downtown and the Great Outdoors
Whether you’re staying at the Country Inn & Suites, Watertown, SD for business or leisure, you’ll find plenty of things to do in the gorgeous Glacial Lakes area. Tour the Mellette House in the morning, and go swimming or hiking at Lake Kampeska in the afternoon. Looking for an evening of excitement? Head to a local brewery downtown, or make the quick drive up I-29 to Dakota Sioux Casino.
Museums, Art and Entertainment
- Codington County Heritage Museum (3 miles)
Learn all about the area's history through exhibits at this former Carnegie Library building. The museum also offers special events, including lectures and murder mysteries.
Phone: +1 (605) 886-7335
- Dakota Sioux Casino (12.8 miles)
Feeling lucky? Then head to Dakota Sioux Casino for a fun-filled evening of slots, table games and poker. You can celebrate a big win with prime rib at the on-site steak house.
Phone: +1 (605) 884-1700
- The Goss Opera House (3 miles)
At this popular concert and event venue, you can listen to local bands while you visit the art gallery, restaurant or coffee shop.
Phone: +1 (605) 878-4677
- Mellette House (4 miles)
Take a tour of the former home of South Dakota's first governor, Arthur Calvin Mellette. This ornate mansion gives visitors a glimpse of life in an 1885 Dakota territory home.
Phone: +1 (605) 886-4730
- Redlin Art Center (0.5 miles)
You’ll be inspired as you walk through the Redlin Art Center, home to the nationally acclaimed artwork of Watertown native Terry Redlin.
Phone: +1 (605) 882-3877
- The Watertown Event Center (5 miles)
Featuring the largest amphitheater in South Dakota, The Watertown Event Center hosts conventions, weddings, galas and corporate functions just 12 minutes from our hotel.
Phone: +1 (605) 886-6127
- Glacial Lakes and Prairies (6.2 miles)
Head to the Glacial Lakes region to fish, boat, swim and hike at Lake Kampeska and Pelican Lake. You’ll also find museums and vineyards scattered throughout this scenic area.
Phone: +1 (605) 886-7305
- Sandy Shore Recreation Area (10 miles)
For a day of sun, sand and surf, set up your beach chair at Lake Kampeska. Need a break from the sun? Grab a game from the visitor center and relax with your family under a picnic shelter.
Phone: +1 (605) 882-5200
- Bramble Park Zoo (5 miles)
From African hedgehogs to zebra eels, the hundreds of animals at Bramble Park Zoo will keep your family entertained for hours. Commemorate your trip with a souvenir from the gift shop.
Phone: +1 (605) 882-6269
- Kemp Avenue - Historic Uptown (3 miles)
Admire the architecture as you browse for deals in the boutiques, art galleries and antique shops, all housed in buildings on the National Register of Historic Places.
- Watertown Mall (1.8 miles)
You can shop at popular retailers, including Claire’s, JCPenney and Bath & Body Works, before stopping for a bite at Godfather’s Pizza or Pretzelmaker.
Phone: +1 (605) 882-1734