Stillwater Welcomes You!

Visit one of America’s Most Picturesque Small Towns (USA Today Travel) — Stillwater, Minnesota! Located minutes east of the Twin Cities Minneapolis/St. Paul on the Minnesota/Wisconsin border of the St. Croix River, Stillwater is considered the Birthplace of Minnesota. Visit yearround for panoramic views and an abundance of things to do. Stay overnight to experience a thriving foodie scene, trendy boutiques and many vintage shops, wineries, breweries, art, river cruises, trolley tours and festivals.

In the fall, Stillwater is crisp with apple farms, art fairs, and a Harvest Fest with giant pumpkin drop and regatta on the River. Fall colors are stunning and are best viewed on a boat cruise, Segway, hot air balloon, bike trail, river gondola or on a drive up the St. Croix Scenic Byway. Taste your way through the streets of historic Stillwater! Within a few blocks you’ll stumble upon over 30 independently owned restaurants and dessert destinations cooking up fare from all over the world. There’s even a culinary walking tour.

As winter nears, experience the holidays like you remember. Discover Stillwater’s Historic Main Street, alive with decorations, old-fashioned Christmas spirit, and traditional events for a month-long celebration from Black Friday to New Year’s Eve. Find joy in shopping small with over 50+ boutiques and festive events like free horse-drawn wagonette rides along the river, live reindeer, Santa, strolling Victorian-costumed singers, and a Biercycle with caroling tours. Take a romantic winter getaway to enjoy the pristine white snow fall in the valley, cozy bed & breakfasts, live music and nearby ski hills. All the fun is within walking distance with two downtown historic inns.

Visit to plan your trip. This winter, Stillwater’s downtown river front will be transformed into a fairy tale land with the Ice Castles. January – March (weather dependent).

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