Discover things to do in Auburn, from wine tastings to classic-car museums

Set just off I-69 and five minutes from downtown Auburn, the Country Inn & Suites puts you close to a variety of things to do. Car lovers young and old can tour three major museums showcasing the city’s automobile-manufacturing heritage, including the National Auto & Truck Museum. Looking for outdoor family fun? Head to Eckhart Park for a picnic and a game of disc golf, or hop on a bike and pedal down the Auburn Waterloo Trail. If you’re here on business, you can treat your clients to a tee time at Bridgewater Golf Club or Garrett Country Club. Afterward, freshen up in your hotel room before heading out for an evening of wine and live music at Byler Lane Winery.

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Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum

1.25 mi / 2.01 km from the hotel
Discover Auburn’s rich automotive legacy when you visit this museum, which houses dozens of pristine classic cars from the early 1900s. The pride of the museum is the building itself, an art deco marvel that’s a National Historic Landmark.

National Auto & Truck Museum

1.28 mi / 2.06 km from the hotel
You don’t have to be an automobile aficionado to enjoy this fascinating museum. Check out muscle cars from the 1960s and 1970s, walk through a replica Auburn Automobile Company dealership, and peruse a collection of vintage pedal cars.

Early Ford V-8 Foundation Museum

2.1 mi / 3.37 km from the hotel
From a 1920s Model T hot rod to 1950s family sedans, the cars on display have been lovingly curated by fans of the Ford Motor Company. Check out a restored Ford garage, hundreds of pieces of memorabilia, and an assortment of Ford’s famous flathead engines.

Bridgewater Golf Club

2.79 mi / 4.49 km from the hotel
With creeks and ponds that meander through tree-lined fairways, Bridgewater offers a tranquil setting for a day on the greens. Once you’ve played through the course’s 18 holes, celebrate a good round with lunch at one of the on-site restaurants.

Rieke Park

1.4 mi / 2.25 km from the hotel
Your family will love the horseshoe courts, playground, and picnic areas at Rieke Park. You’ll also find the popular Rieke Park Trail, a biking and hiking path that runs for a little over a mile along an old rail line.

Byler Lane Winery

4.21 mi / 6.78 km from the hotel
To sample award-winning wines, listen to live music, and simply enjoy the countryside with fellow wine lovers, head to Byler Lane. You can pair your drink with chocolate, a meat and cheese platter, or something tasty from a local food truck.

Eckhart Park

1.39 mi / 2.23 km from the hotel
Pack lunch and head to this beautiful park offering shaded green spaces and picnic shelters. You can take a stroll on the Nature Trail or let the kids have fun at the playground, the disc golf course, or the sand volleyball courts.

Country Heritage Winery

8.01 mi / 12.89 km from the hotel
This local vineyard and winery hosts tastings and live music nights. You can reserve one of their beautiful event venues for a special gathering.

Garrett Museum of Art

3.14 mi / 5.05 km from the hotel
Browse the works of regional artists in this museum housed in the historic Garrett State Bank building in downtown Garrett.

Auburn Waterloo Trail

1.78 mi / 2.86 km from the hotel
This four-mile paved bike path connects downtown Auburn to the town of Waterloo. Enjoy the views while you pass Main Street, green areas, and quiet neighborhoods.

Downtown Auburn Historic District

1.2 mi / 1.93 km from the hotel
Centered on the DeKalb County Courthouse, this 15-block historic district boasts a range of architectural styles—all highlighting Auburn’s vibrant manufacturing past. The pedestrian-friendly area offers plenty of dining and shopping.