Explore the Dakota Zoo and other top things to do in Bismarck

Booking a suite at the Country Inn & Suites, Bismarck, ND puts you within easy reach of a variety of exciting things to do, such as visiting the Gateway to Science museum and the North Dakota State Capitol. Your kids will love checking out family-friendly destinations like the Raging Rivers Waterpark and the Dakota Zoo, home to more than 600 animals. Listen to the symphony at the beautiful Belle Mehus Auditorium, or grab tickets to a show at the Bismarck Event Center, which hosts everything from rodeos to rock concerts. Are you visiting a college student? Our hotel is about 10 minutes from Bismarck State College.

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Belle Mehus Auditorium

2.46 mi / 3.96 km from the hotel
This beautifully restored theater, which first opened in 1914, hosts Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra concerts and other music and dance performances throughout the year.

Bismarck Art & Galleries Association

2.63 mi / 4.23 km from the hotel
Local, regional, and national artists display an array of works at this venue. The gallery also features rotating exhibits so repeat visitors find something new and different to admire.

Bismarck Event Center

2.75 mi / 4.42 km from the hotel
From trade shows and political conventions to concerts and rodeos, the Bismarck Event Center hosts a variety of events throughout the year.

Bismarck State College

2.56 mi / 4.12 km from the hotel
Tour this 120-acre campus overlooking the beautiful Missouri River.

Dakota Zoo

3.35 mi / 5.39 km from the hotel
Traveling with kids? Visit more than 600 animals at the Dakota Zoo, home to snow leopards, miniature horses, and exotic birds.

Fore Seasons Center

0.64 mi / 1.03 km from the hotel
Enjoy a day outside at this attraction's golf course, soccer fields, and batting cage facilities.

Gateway to Science

2.42 mi / 3.89 km from the hotel
At this kid-focused attraction, learning comes alive in hands-on exhibits related to science, the environment, and conservation. Located in the Gateway Mall, the center features more than 90 interactive exhibits.

Kirkwood Mall

3.1 mi / 4.98 km from the hotel
With stores like Bath & Body Works, American Eagle, and Chico’s, this mall offers your favorite fashions and fragrances. You can also find unique items in several locally owned boutiques and specialty shops.

Lewis & Clark Riverboat

3.03 mi / 4.88 km from the hotel
Learn about early-1800s explorers Lewis and Clark and the history of paddlewheel steamers on a narrated boat ride along the Missouri River. Choose from a variety of seasonal tours including a one-hour excursion, a sunset cruise, and dinner options.

North Dakota State Capitol Complex

1.53 mi / 2.47 km from the hotel
Tour the art deco-style State Capitol building and take in sweeping city views from the 18th-floor observation deck. The complex includes two parks and the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum.

Sertoma Park

2.64 mi / 4.26 km from the hotel
This beautiful park is home to the Dakota Zoo, Super Slide Amusement Park, and several miles of picturesque walking trails.

Tom O'Leary Golf Course

1.83 mi / 2.94 km from the hotel
Reserve a tee time to test your golfing prowess at this course with rolling terrain and challenging greens.