Find Things to Do near The Dow Event Center
Book a room or suite
at the Country Inn & Suites, Saginaw, MI to stay near the area’s best attractions. The vibrant city entertains guests with sporting events at The Dow Event Center and train rides at the Children’s Zoo. While exploring Ojibway Island downtown, stroll along the Saginaw Riverfront and stop by the Japanese Cultural Center to experience a traditional ceremony. No matter which time of year you visit, you can always purchase a Christmas memento from Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland.
Shopping and Leisure:
- Fashion Square Mall (0.7 miles)
Start your Saginaw shopping expedition at Fashion Square Mall, less than a mile from the hotel. With more than 100 retailers, this collection of shops offers styles for everyone. Browse stores like Champs Sports, Express, Jos. A. Bank and Charlotte Russe.
Phone: +1 (989) 793-6401
- Riverfront Saginaw (2 miles)
Showcasing the city’s vibrance, this scenic downtown district along the Saginaw River lets you visit top attractions, dine and experience the Saginaw nightlife.
- The Dow Event Center (4 miles)
A major entertainment venue for the Saginaw community, The Dow Event Center is home to the Saginaw Spirit hockey team. The arena is also the site of indoor football, concerts and other big shows.
Phone: +1 (989) 759-1330
- Saginaw Children's Zoo (5 miles)
You and your family will enjoy close encounters with donkeys, kangaroos, snakes and penguins, just to name a few. More than 150 animals live at the Children’s Zoo, which also features a train, a carousel and a botanical garden.
Phone: +1 (989) 759-1408
- Ojibway Island (6 miles)
This island park in the middle of downtown is a perfect place for scenic walks, picnics and outdoor concerts. You’ll often see folks fishing in the Saginaw River and Lake Linton.
Phone: +1 (989) 759-1662
- Bronner's CHRISTmas WONDERLAND (20 miles)
It’s Christmas all year long at this expansive attraction. Explore more than seven acres of Christmas ornaments, collectibles, trees and outdoor décor at the “World’s Largest Christmas Store.”
Phone: +1 (989) 652-9931
Culture and Education:
- Andersen Enrichment Center (5.3 miles)
This venue in Celebration Square hosts art exhibits, jazz concerts and other arts events as well as seasonal fairs.
Phone: +1 (989) 759-1662
- Japanese Cultural Center, Tea House, and Gardens of Saginaw (6 miles)
Take a walk through three acres of weeping cherry trees and bamboo gates that lead to Lake Linton. Enhance your experience with a traditional tea ceremony or a tea tour, which includes guidance from a trained docent as you are served green tea and sweets.
Phone: +1 (989) 759-1648
- Saginaw Valley State University (2.3 miles)
Our location just a couple of miles from Saginaw Valley State University offers a convenient stay for families visiting students or attending athletic events.
Phone: +1 (989) 964-4000