Visit Lake Kampeska or find other great things to do near our hotel in Watertown

Choose a comfortable room at the Country Inn & Suites, Watertown to stay near a variety of local attractions, from museums to casinos. Take a hike at Lake Kampeska or go water skiing with your family on Pelican Lake. Interested in cultural things to do? Our hotel is less than five minutes from the Redlin Art Center and within a few miles of historical sites like the Mellette House and Codington County Heritage Museum. For a great date night, you can head downtown to a local brewery or make the quick drive up I-29 to Dakota Sioux Casino.

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Lake Kampeska

7.67 mi / 12.35 km from the hotel
Plan an excursion to this popular lake for exceptional boating, fishing, and swimming opportunities. The shoreline features 30 miles of walking trails and two golf courses. Visit the Sandy Shore Recreation Area to picnic or enjoy outdoor games.

Pelican Lake Recreation Area

7.54 mi / 12.13 km from the hotel
Go water skiing, practice at the archery range, or just relax on the shores of Pelican Lake. If you’re visiting during the winter months, you can cross-country ski or try your hand at ice fishing.

Bramble Park Zoo

3.65 mi / 5.88 km from the hotel
From African hedgehogs to Bactrian camels, the hundreds of animals at Bramble Park Zoo will keep your family entertained for hours. Commemorate your trip with a souvenir from the gift shop.

Codington County Heritage Museum

2.61 mi / 4.21 km from the hotel
Learn all about the area's history through exhibits at this former Carnegie Library building. The museum also offers special events, including lectures and murder mysteries.

Dakota Sioux Casino

8.91 mi / 14.33 km from the hotel
Feeling lucky? Then head to Dakota Sioux Casino for a fun-filled evening of slots, table games, and poker. You can celebrate a big win with a savory entrée at Mustangs.

Mellette House

3.14 mi / 5.06 km from the hotel
Take a tour of the former home of South Dakota’s first governor, Arthur Calvin Mellette. This ornate mansion gives visitors a glimpse of life in an 1885 Dakota Territory home.

Redlin Art Center

0.37 mi / 0.6 km from the hotel
Be inspired as you walk through the Redlin Art Center, home to the nationally acclaimed artwork of Watertown native Terry Redlin. Since admission is free, you can split your visit up over multiple days.

The Watertown Event Center

4.07 mi / 6.56 km from the hotel
Featuring the largest amphitheater in South Dakota, The Watertown Event Center hosts conventions, weddings, galas, and corporate functions.

Watertown Mall

1.69 mi / 2.72 km from the hotel
You can shop at popular retailers, including Maurices and Bath & Body Works, before stopping for a bite at Godfather’s Pizza.