Tour, hike, and find other fun things to do in Albert Lea

Located near I-35 and I-90, the Country Inn & Suites, Albert Lea, MN places you within easy reach of the area’s top things to do, such as beautiful Albert Lea Lake just a few minutes away. You can cruise the lake on the pontoon-boat Pelican Breeze II or hike along the shoreside trails in Myre-Big Island State Park. For a unique experience, visit the one-and-only SPAM® Museum, just 20 minutes away, to learn the history of the iconic canned meat. Looking for more thrilling entertainment? Twenty minutes down I-35, Diamond Jo Casino offers a full complement of gaming options. If you’re in Albert Lea for business, you can challenge your colleagues to a round at the Green Lea or Wedgewood Cove golf courses.

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Myre-Big Island State Park

1.83 mi / 2.94 km from the hotel
Catch a glimpse of songbirds, waterfowl, deer, and even an eagle in this beautiful state park along Albert Lea Lake. The park offers biking, hiking, canoeing, and kayaking. Take a picnic lunch to enjoy a full day outdoors.

Freeborn County Historical Museum, Library & Village

1.18 mi / 1.89 km from the hotel
Stop by this museum to view 40 exhibits offering a window into Freeborn history. You can enjoy memorabilia from famous former residents, Marion Ross and Eddie Cochran, and tour reconstructed historical buildings showcasing life in the late 1800s.

Diamond Jo Casino

14.28 mi / 22.98 km from the hotel
You could strike it lucky at Diamond Jo Casino in Northwood. Enjoy table games such as craps, blackjack, and poker as well as over 900 slot machines.

Edgewater Park

2.76 mi / 4.44 km from the hotel
Take a picnic and enjoy the day at this 62-acre park, which offers playgrounds and recreation centers.

Green Lea Golf Course

1.73 mi / 2.78 km from the hotel
With well-manicured fairways and picturesque views, Green Lea’s par 72, 18-hole course has attracted golfers since 1949. When you’re ready to dig into lunch or dinner, try Jerry’s Bar & Grill on site.

Marion Ross Performing Arts Center

1.61 mi / 2.6 km from the hotel
Home to the Albert Lea Community Theatre, the performing arts center hosts stage plays, meetings, seminars, and other events throughout the year.

Pelican Breeze II

1.37 mi / 2.21 km from the hotel
Celebrate special occasions with a dinner cruise on Albert Lea Lake in a 60-foot boat that features a paddle wheel. Pelican Breeze II also offers narrated history tour options.

The SPAM® Museum

18.16 mi / 29.23 km from the hotel
Pack the family in the car and head over to the SPAM® Museum. Filled with meaty facts about how SPAM® helped the Allies win World War II, this museum will add a unique flavor to your vacation.

Wedgewood Cove Golf Club

3.38 mi / 5.44 km from the hotel
Tee up on this beautifully landscaped 18-hole course spread out over 245 acres. You can savor a classy but casual meal on site.