Explore things to do in Pierre near our downtown hotel

Located near Pierre Regional Airport (PIR) and within walking distance of the South Dakota State Capitol, the Country Inn & Suites makes a great home base in Pierre. Spend an afternoon picnicking at LaFramboise Island Nature Area, or learn about the history of South Dakota with a self-guided tour of the State Capitol building or the Cultural Heritage Center. Here with little ones? Stimulate their imagination at the South Dakota Discovery Center, or let them release some energy at Steamboat Park, which offers fun things to do like disc golf. For a tranquil day on the water, pack drinks you’ve chilled in your hotel room and head to Lake Oahe to boat or fish for walleye.

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Cultural Heritage Center

0.81 mi / 1.31 km from the hotel
Learn more about the culture of South Dakota’s people at this headquarters for the South Dakota State Historical Society, also home to the State Archives and a museum.

LaFramboise Island Nature Area

0.81 mi / 1.31 km from the hotel
Bring your binoculars for excellent bird-watching or pack your cross-country skis to explore this beautiful nature preserve, purported to be the site where Lewis and Clark first encountered the Teton Sioux in 1804.

South Dakota Discovery Center

0.67 mi / 1.08 km from the hotel
Hands-on science provides hours of fun for your family at this center in downtown Pierre. Kids love rambling through the tree house, exploring Discovery Town, and discovering more about space in a special exhibit called Sun Earth Universe.

South Dakota State Capitol

0.29 mi / 0.46 km from the hotel
If you’re visiting with kids, pick up an activity booklet on site and learn more about the history of the state with a self-guided tour. Guided one-hour tours are also available if booked 48 hours in advance.

Steamboat Park

0.47 mi / 0.76 km from the hotel
This green space along the Missouri River boasts an 18-hole disc golf course, fishing piers, and a playground. Take your family to hear live music in the amphitheater during the summer.

Verendrye Museum

1.26 mi / 2.03 km from the hotel
Featuring a country-store exhibit, Native American artifacts, and displays of horse-drawn carriages and home furnishings, this museum brings the history of Fort Pierre, South Dakota’s oldest continuous settlement, to life.

Lake Oahe

38.83 mi / 62.49 km from the hotel
Take a picnic to the Oahe Dam or spend an afternoon boating or fishing for walleye on this scenic man-made lake, one of four Missouri River reservoirs.