Shop, golf, and find other fun things to do in Garden City

When you book a room at the Country Inn & Suites in Garden City, KS, you’ll be near some of the area’s top things to do like swimming at Garden Rapids at The Big Pool. You can wander past African lions and red pandas at Lee Richardson Zoo or explore a 19th-century kitchen at Finney County Historical Museum, both less than four miles away. For a unique outdoor experience, drive less than 10 minutes to the Friends of the Sandsage Bison Range to take a wildflower walk on the prairie and meet a bison herd. If you’re in Garden City for business, you can treat your colleagues to a round at Buffalo Dune Golf Course after your meeting at nearby Tyson Fresh Meats or Sunflower Electric Power Corp.

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Lee Richardson Zoo

2.25 mi / 3.62 km from the hotel
More than 300 native and exotic animals, including anteaters, alpacas, and flamingoes, can be found at this zoo, one of the largest in Kansas. If you’re not bringing a car, admission is free.

Buffalo Dunes Golf Course

7.18 mi / 11.56 km from the hotel
In addition to pristine fairways, this 18-hole, par-72 course showcases picturesque sandhills and sunsets. After a round, visit the full-service golf shop to browse the collection of clothing and equipment.

Schulman Crossing Shopping Center

0.24 mi / 0.39 km from the hotel
Shop for souvenirs or a new outfit among the 14 stores that make up this mall, such as T.J. Maxx and Ulta Beauty. For dinner, get a table at Buffalo Wild Wings or Osaka Steak & Sushi House.

Finney County Historical Museum

2.09 mi / 3.36 km from the hotel
A garden, a one-room schoolhouse from the late 1800s, and exhibits on regional history make this museum a great place to explore the area’s past and its connection to the Santa Fe Trail.

Garden Rapids at The Big Pool

2.03 mi / 3.26 km from the hotel
You can float along a lazy river, plunge down several waterslides, and unleash the kids in the zero-depth entry water play area. If that’s not enough, there’s also a swimming pool and a playground.

Friends of the Sandsage Bison Range

2.98 mi / 4.8 km from the hotel
Home to the oldest publicly owned bison herd in Kansas, this wildlife preserve encompasses more than 3,700 acres of prairie lush with sand sagebrush. Along with bison, you’ll see kangaroo rats, mule deer, and black-tailed jack rabbit roaming freely.

Parrot Cove Indoor Water Park

0.43 mi / 0.69 km from the hotel
Discover arcade games, concessions, and indoor/outdoor water activities at this play facility, where you’ll find a lazy river, slides, and a kiddie pool.

Stevens Park

1.89 mi / 3.04 km from the hotel
This three-acre green space welcomes community events, musical acts at the bandshell, and picnics. During the holiday season, the park comes to life at night with thousands of lights.

Sequoya Cinema 9

0.73 mi / 1.17 km from the hotel
Get your soda and popcorn and get ready to see the latest blockbuster at this theater that houses nine movie screens.

Hard Rock Lanes

1.14 mi / 1.84 km from the hotel
Head to Hard Rock Lanes to test your skills in the bowling alley. If bowling isn't your thing, you can play mini golf instead at the on-site Tumbleweed Turf Miniature Golf Course.

Finney County Fairgrounds

2.57 mi / 4.14 km from the hotel
You can get your tickets for collegiate rodeos, auctions, and of course, the annual county fair. If you’re here during Memorial Day weekend, be sure to catch the Beef Empire Days PRCA rodeo.

Garden City Community College

0.76 mi / 1.22 km from the hotel
Cheer on the Broncbusters football and basketball teams, plan a visit with your prospective student, or attend a graduation at Garden City Community College.