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Discover Why Groups Love Stillwater!

Stillwater….1848 Birthplace of Minnesota “The Place Where it All began is Still the Place to be”

Stillwater, MN, is a premier group destination!   Groups keep returning to our charming, historic river town because it offers incredible scenery, warm hospitality, and fun.

Just 30 minutes from the Twin Cities and across the Historic Lift Bridge from Wisconsin, Stillwater offers groups close proximity to a variety of activities, fabulous award-winning restaurants, a lodging capacity of nearly 400 guest rooms of every type, and a large variety of attractions and shopping for visitors to enjoy.

Inspire your group by choosing the right destination…Minnesota’s historic Stillwater, features over 20 places on the National Register of Historic Places in a pedestrian village with hip city amenities. Enjoy a wide selection of group lodging options, award-winning restaurants, boutique owner-operated shops, a vibrant nightlife, museum, boating and trolley tours, and outdoor activities including fun on the river. Just minutes from the Twin Cities, the Mall of America, Scenic St. Croix Highways & Byways, and right across the Lift Bridge from Wisconsin.

Group leaders want to create a memorable experience for their participants – browse our Things to Do page for ideas. You’ll find many signature experiences or make & take ideas.  Group lodging offers special group rates and in many cases, breakfast is included. Plan to stay overnight to make certain your group has time to experience all Stillwater has to offer.

Need help or brochures?  Call the Stillwater Visitors Bureau at 651-351-1717 or consider hiring Valley Tours to guide your group through architectural gems, historic sites, scenic overviews, holiday events, Swedish heritage tours and or Victorian-dressed hop on guides for your motor-coach and more: 651-439-6110.
Start your group off right – Hop on a Stillwater Trolley, featuring a 45 minute narrated tour that will delight your group and fill them with interesting information about our lumber baron past: 651-430-0352.

Take some time on the river… enjoy a lunch or dinner cruise on board an authentic Paddlewheel Boat. Groups love this relaxing cruise: 651-430-1234.

“Get Outside and Play!” Wahoo! Adventures,   gives your group the chance to see Stillwater by kayak, bicycle, foot, canoe, or stand-up paddleboard.  Geared for Group sizes up to size 20 at all fitness levels, providing guides, lessons, equipment, gear, transfers, snacks, beverages, and fun! Brown Dog Paddleboard Co also offers great activities for groups on stand-up paddleboards.

If your group prefers to spend their time independently, give them time on Main Street, offering over 70 unique restaurants and shops.

New for the Foodies in your group: Take a “Foodies on Foot” tour, sure to delight your groups palate, 855-236-6343, tours approx. 2.5 hours in length and hits Stillwater’s food/wine highlights.  Or take a creative cooking class at COOKS OF CROCUS HILL, 324 S. Main St, 651-351-1144 or River Town Inn Chef Ray’s Gourmet Kitchen-651.430.2955 – with several delightful classes available each month.  During the Sept and Oct, take your group to Aamodt’s Apple Farm to pick apples and eat pie.  Yum!

Create your own pub crawl while checking out the night scene and live entertainment along Main Street. Enjoy a Pirate bar, karaoke, dance clubs, an Irish Pub and outdoor entertainment in creative settings.   For smaller groups, the Biercycle, can be rented for a pedal experience holding 13 people, ten of which can pedal.

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