Find fun things to do in Grand Forks, like golfing and hiking

Whether you’re here for a Fighting Hawks hockey game at Ralph Engelstad Arena or a family show at Alerus Center, there are plenty of exciting things to do near the Country Inn & Suites in Grand Forks. We’re just a few miles from the picturesque University of North Dakota and its renowned cultural institutions. Love to shop? You’ll find several department stores, big-box retailers, and the well-stocked Columbia Mall less than a mile from your comfortable room or suite. If golf is your game, you can tee off at several courses a short drive from the hotel, including King’s Walk and Lincoln Golf Course. For even more fun outdoors, visit The Greenway to play disc golf or hike the trails.

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Alerus Center

1.34 mi / 2.16 km from the hotel
From University of North Dakota football games and pop concerts to corporate conferences and trade shows, this entertainment and convention complex hosts it all.

Chester Fritz Auditorium

2.1 mi / 3.38 km from the hotel
Featuring outstanding acoustics and a 30-lamp crystal chandelier in the lobby, this auditorium is sure to impress. Spend a delightful evening captivated by a Broadway musical, a classical presentation, or a dance performance.

Columbia Mall

0.69 mi / 1.11 km from the hotel
With about 70 stores including JCPenney and Scheels, Columbia Mall has something to suit all tastes, from timeless classics to the latest trends. When you need a break from browsing, get a bite at one of several eateries.

Grand Forks Air Force Base

14.38 mi / 23.13 km from the hotel
Visit the home of the 319th Reconnaissance Wing. This base offers air support for both military assignments and medical emergencies.

North Dakota Museum of Art

2.02 mi / 3.25 km from the hotel
Featuring work by regional and international artists, North Dakota’s first art museum presents contemporary exhibitions that educate and inspire.

Ralph Engelstad Arena

2.58 mi / 4.16 km from the hotel
Sports fans can get their fill of volleyball, basketball, or hockey at this beautiful facility on the University of North Dakota campus. The arena occasionally hosts concerts and other events as well.

University of North Dakota

2.15 mi / 3.46 km from the hotel
North Dakota’s oldest and largest university educates nearly 15,000 students in more than 250 fields of study. Visit the 521-acre campus and discover art and artifacts scattered throughout the historic buildings.

King’s Walk Golf Course

1.86 mi / 3 km from the hotel
This public 18-hole course designed by Arnold Palmer offers challenging fairways and stunning prairie views. You can follow up your game with a delicious meal at Eagles Crest Bar & Grill.

Greater Grand Forks Greenway

3.32 mi / 5.34 km from the hotel
Surrounding the Red River at the heart of Grand Forks and East Grand Forks, this 2,200-acre park offers a myriad of outdoor recreational opportunities, including fishing docks, a disc golf course, and a 10-mile trail loop.

Grand Forks Historic Districts

3.39 mi / 5.46 km from the hotel
Learn more about Grand Forks history by visiting one of several historic districts listed on the National Register. Dating as far back as the 1880s, the preserved structures include mansions, government buildings, an opera house, and even a bridge.

Sertoma/Japanese Garden Park

1.38 mi / 2.22 km from the hotel
Famous for its beautiful Japanese Gardens, this municipal park also includes an arboretum, an accessible playground, and trails where you can walk, run, or bike to your heart’s content.

Empire Arts Center

3.36 mi / 5.4 km from the hotel
Host to stage productions, film showings, concerts, and an art gallery, the Empire Arts Center in downtown Grand Forks offers something for everyone to enjoy.