Explore the Twin Cities and the top things to do in Forest Lake, MN

You’ll find it easy to keep busy during your stay at the Country Inn & Suites, Forest Lake, MN, located only 30 minutes north of St. Paul. Get a great night’s rest in one of our spacious hotel rooms, and then test your mettle at local golf courses like Castlewood and Forest Hills. You can fish at one of Minnesota’s more than 10,000 lakes and learn about rescue operations for wolves, cougars, and other Minnesota animals at the Wildlife Science Center. Take your leisure indoors with a trip to Lindstrom Antique Mall, or for a day trip with the family, visit the Minnesota History Center or many other things to do in the state’s capital city. If you’re interested in Swedish heritage, don’t miss the fascinating historical buildings of the Gammelgården Museum.

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Castlewood Golf

2.49 mi / 4.01 km from the hotel
More than 85 years old, this public golf course offers a relaxing afternoon on the links. Challenge yourself on nine well-crafted holes that measure 3,043 yards from the white tees.

Eko Backen

5.93 mi / 9.54 km from the hotel
A popular venue for rustic weddings, Eko Backen also hosts team-building events and offers two world-class Hydrotube waterslides for group activities.

Gammelgården Museum

9.93 mi / 15.98 km from the hotel
Discover what life was like for Swedish immigrants settling in Minnesota during the 1800s. Tour the historical buildings, perform chores around the farm, try a Swedish Smörgåstårta, and visit the unique gift shop.

Lake 5 Theatre

1.48 mi / 2.38 km from the hotel
Locally owned, this movie theater hosts the latest blockbusters at affordable rates. Thursday night specials occasionally include free admission to classic movies.

Lindstrom Antique Mall

10.89 mi / 17.52 km from the hotel
Housed in a building now more than a century old, Lindstrom Antique Mall offers more than 9,000 square feet of antique shopping and fascinating historical finds.

Wildlife Science Center

7.5 mi / 12.07 km from the hotel
Founded to protect endangered wolves, the Wildlife Science Center now also offers educational programs for all ages. Public tours on Saturdays give people a chance to meet rescued animals, such as red wolves, cougars, and bobcats.

National Sports Center

13.48 mi / 21.7 km from the hotel
The world’s largest amateur sports-and-meeting complex features 100,000 square feet of indoor training space, 52 soccer fields, and professional ice rinks.