Discover exciting things to do in Albert Lea, MN

Located close to I-35, the Country Inn & Suites, Albert Lea, MN provides a great home base for exploring fun things to do in the area. Just a few minutes away is the beautiful Albert Lea Lake where you can take a cruise with the Pelican Breeze II or enjoy the trails through Myre-Big Island State Park. Additionally, the one-and-only SPAM® Museum offers a unique glimpse into the history of canned meat, and Diamond Jo Casino provides a variety of gaming options and thrilling things to do just 20 minutes south on the interstate. Here for business? After meetings, you can challenge your colleagues to a round at Green Lea or Wedgewood 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 craps, slots, blackjack, poker, and more.

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
A long-established course with well-manicured fairways and attractive views, Green Lea is a par 72, 18-hole course that 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, 245-acre, par 72, 18-hole course. You can savor a classy but casual meal on site.