Discover fun things to do in Cottage Grove and the Twin Cities

Halfway between Inver Grove Heights and Hastings and about 15 miles from downtown St. Paul, the Country Inn & Suites, Cottage Grove, MN places you within easy reach of the top things to do in the Twin Cities area. During the winter months, you can make memories with your family skiing and snowboarding at Afton Alps. In warmer weather, encourage your kids to explore as you walk the scenic trails of Hamlet Park or Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park. The immense Mall of America® features hundreds of restaurants and stores, as well as amusement park rides and an aquarium. Here for business meetings? Major corporations like 3M, Up North Plastics, and Northern Tier Energy are all located within 10 miles of the hotel.

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Xcel Energy Center

11.79 mi / 18.97 km from the hotel
Cheer on the Minnesota Wild NHL team or buy tickets to the hottest shows on tour at Xcel Energy Center. This 650,000-square-foot arena also hosts events ranging from the US Figure Skating Championship to the Republican National Convention.

Hamlet Park

1.03 mi / 1.66 km from the hotel
Ice-skate, play a game of tennis, or hike the picturesque trails at this 150-acre park.

Hope Glen Farm

2.25 mi / 3.61 km from the hotel
Built in the Civil War era, this Tudor Revival-style farmhouse hosts weddings and special events with Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park as a backdrop.

Mall of America®

15.08 mi / 24.27 km from the hotel
Revolutionize your shopping experience at one of the world’s largest malls, which features more than 500 stores. This famous retail destination also offers a variety of entertainments such as a theme park, mini golf, and an aquarium.
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Minnesota Children’s Museum

11.81 mi / 19.01 km from the hotel
Fun for kids of all ages, Minnesota Children’s Museum offers a variety of interactive exhibits to challenge their minds and spark their imaginations.

Minnesota Zoo

13.1 mi / 21.08 km from the hotel
Set out on an adventure into the wild with more than 4,500 animals to visit. Home to areas such as a lush tropical forest, a marine center, and an animal farm, this zoo is also a leader in conservation.

River Oaks Golf Course

0.16 mi / 0.25 km from the hotel
This award-winning course designed by Don Herfort features tree-lined greens and affordable rates.

Afton Alps

7.65 mi / 12.32 km from the hotel
Experience the thrill of more than 300 skiable acres at this popular ski area. Afton Alps also includes a terrain park, 18 lifts, and a ski shop.