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Did you know that STILLWATER, MINNESOTA was voted as “Top 5 Midwest Towns to Visit Now” and “One of the Top Ten Prettiest Towns in America” by Forbes Magazine?  Stillwater is continuously voted the Best Small Town in Minnesota and maintains a Best Getaway status nationwide.

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The reasons for these significant designations are that Stillwater has so much to offer every type of visitor year-round. Miles of trails to hike, bike or ski, golf courses, parks, scenic St. Croix river routes for boat enthusiasts, one-of-a-kind owner-operated boutiques, multitude of restaurants, annual events, fabulous lodging options, and a photographers dream destination – all just minutes from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul. Check out the list below and start planning your Stillwater getaway!  Visit to our “THINGS TO DO” page as well where you will find more itinerary ideas.

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45 Degrees

229 S. Main St.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.430.3609

Exceptional clothing, footwear, and gear for the outdoor enthusiast. Whether it’s a backyard adventure or beyond, we’ll help you get outside with quality goods and fantastic service. 45 Degrees rents stand-up paddleboards, snowshoes and cross country skis.

a JUST FOR ME SPA & RETREAT

110 S. Greeley St.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.439.4662

Experience the magic of a relaxing retreat at Just For Me Spa. Our rustic log cabin begins its rest and renewal the moment you walk in the
door. Just For Me Spa offers massage and body treatments, skin care, nail services, spa packages, a full-service hair salon, dry salt therapy, and a fitness center and private yoga studio. Our newest addition, The Himalayan Salt Cave Sanctuary, brings purification and balance to the skin and respiratory system while you breathe in tiny salt particles in a peaceful salt cave setting. Just For Me Spa specializes in accommodating large groups and Spa parties. The St. Croix Room venue holds up to 53 people and is perfect for bridal and baby showers, corporate events, bachelorette parties and intimate weddings. Stay overnight with your group in one of our turn-of-the-century homes, which are located directly behind the Spa.

A St. Croix Loop Trail

Highway 36
Oak Park Heights, MN 55082 (view map)

The St. Croix Crossing Bike/Pedestrian Loop Trail (MNDOT Fact Sheet, video animation) project will include construction of the trail from downtown Stillwater’s historic lift bridge over to Wisconsin and back across the new St. Croix Crossing bridge into downtown Stillwater along the river for a total of 4.7 miles.  As of August 3, the historic lift bridge is closed for rennovations (hoping to open Spring 2019) and the new bridge is open. The majority of the Loop Trail is complete (Progress Map) so you can enjoy a walk or bike ride over the new bridge for amazing views of the valley. Park near at Houlton Elementary school (70 Cty Rd E, Houlton, WI54082) on the Wisconsin side or downtown Stillwater in city lots or the new lot near the bridge just off hwy 95. Here is a Loop Trail Map of the project once completed. The best part to ride for now, is from downtown Stillwater south over the new St. Croix Crossing bridge. For an even longer route, ride through downtown Stillwater to connect with the Brown’s Creek State Trail on the north end. Segway tours are also available over the bridge!

A’salonna Salon & Spa

225 Chestnut St. E.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.439.5673

A’salonna is your Aveda beauty retreat of Stillwater, Minnesota. Our salon staff prides themselves in creating an intimate and personal experience for all of their guests. We invite you to visit and enjoy some Aveda comforting tea, great conversation, and a Hair Style, make-up or skincare service that is unparalleled in quality and comfort. The cozy atmosphere paired with the good nature of our staff will leave you feeling relaxed and at home with every visit.

AAMODT’S APPLE FARM

6428 Manning Ave.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.439.3127

Since 1948, three generations of the Aamodt family have been producing some of the best apples to be found in the valley. You’re invited to come and experience the good life in the fall season on this picturesque farm located just minutes from downtown. Fun activities like hay wagon rides, honeycrisp Express, and John Deere tractor trikes. New this year – Thor’s Cider tastings. Don’t forget that Saint Croix Vineyards in on the same property!

AAMODT’S HOT AIR BALLOON RIDES

P.O. Box 40
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.351.0101

See the St. Croix Valley & River from the air…we are committed to providing a hot air balloon experience for every occasion and budget!

Airy Fitness & The Pole Barn Studio

120 Water St. S.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.439.0090

Offering classes for aerial yoga, aerial silks, aerial fitness, pole, ballet, dance fitness, flex and cirque classes designed to provide a new and innovative way to stay in shape, improve self-esteem and have fun while working out. Host your Birthday Party, Bachelorette Party, or Girls Night out! Fitness for all ages from 3-103. Where fitness is fun!

Alchemy Arts Studio

5620 Memorial Ave N
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.808.8603

Fused Glass projects and Metal Clay Jewelry classes and parties! ​Welcome to the coolest studio doing the warmest arts with space for BYOB or catered parties plus cool music and fun instructors. Let us walk you through the easy craft of glass fusing such as glass plates, bowls, vases, lamps and advanced fusing classes. You can also try the amazing material of Metal Clay. With this “clay like” material, you can design and create your own custom silver/copper jewelry. Check website class calendar. Perfect venue for a unique party experience for groups of 8-16 people.

APPLEWOOD HILLS GOLF CLUB

11840 60th St. N.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.439.7276

Located within an apple orchard just west of historic Stillwater, Minnesota and a quick drive east of St. Paul. The fragrant smells of our gardens and blossoming apple trees make trips to Applewood an experience. Applewood is a meticulously maintained public, daily fee golf course (18 hole, par-62) providing a great challenge to every level of golfer. Applewood is an ideal course for all golfers – beginners to expert. The shorter layout is fun for families and group golf outings.

Arcola Mills Historic Site

12905 Arcola Trail North
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.439.1652

Tour and Explore this pre-Civil War milling community, now restored and on the national historic site register.   Six miles north of Stillwater. Event rentals available.  Seasonal – open May-October.

Art Galleries – View & Buy Local

The historic district has several art galleries and antique malls featuring local and nationally known artists in various mediums. For a complete list, visit either the Art or Antiques section of our shopping pages.

Art Reach St. Croix

224 North 4th St.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.439.1465

This non-profit promotes visual, literary and performing arts along the St. Croix River. Located across from the Stillwater Library, the light-filled galleries at ArtReach host rotating exhibitions of artists inspired by living along the St. Croix. The shows change frequently and feature ceramics, printmaking, painting, glass and more. View a list of local artists on their website as well.

Artful Indulgence: Paint. Sip. Nosh.

Find artful indulgence is an on-site paint and sip experience. It is a place where everyone is welcome to come join in the fun and use their own personality to indulge his or her inner artist and creativity.  Each and every session is exciting with a high-energy level where artists of all levels can enjoy themselves, socialize, learn and thrive with our step-by-step guide. We also love and value being able to bring even more good things to your life, and support our community, by offering locally sourced foods and drinks on-site.

BIERCYCLE ADVENTURES

Pedestrian Mall on Water St
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.300.2202

BierCycle Adventures provides a fun and interactive way to explore beautiful downtown Stillwater. Our bike can hold up to 10 eager pedalers, and 3 non-pedalers, for a tour through downtown and along the river. Join us for a public tour, or reserve our bike for a private tour with friends and family.  All are welcome to join at BierCycle Adventures – learn about history of the area or join us for caroling tours during the holidays!

Bike Rental Downtown

100 Water St. S.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)

DIRO Outdoors is excited to bring self-serve bike rentals to downtown Stillwater! Rent a bike any day, anytime from sunrise to sunset and head off exploring the beautiful trails around the St. Croix Valley. Perfect for visitors, tourists, and locals looking for some fun and exercise. Station is located at the Water Street Inn on the corner of Water St. and Myrtle St. and has ten uni-sex seven speed bikes available. Riders use their smartphone to rent and pay for a bike. Couldn’t be simpler. See website for rider requirements (18+ only). Map of trails in the area.

Blue Sky Therapeutic Yoga

522 S. 4th St.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.303.2043

Stop by while downtown for a yoga! Located across from Stillwater’s Historic Courthouse, Blue Sky offers drop-in classes and private sessions by appointment.

Blueberry Fields of Stillwater

9450 Mendel Road North
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.351.0492

Pick your own fresh, local, flavorful, nutrient-rich blueberries in a beautiful and peaceful setting. Located about 4 miles from the lift bridge and open to the public for pick your own blueberries during harvest season, which is usually in July and early August. Great family activity.

Boat Rentals

One of the best places to enjoy the sights and sounds of the beautiful St. Croix River is on it! Daily pontoon rentals for the half and full day or join the boat club and enjoy luxury boating for less with the Stillwater Boat Club. Conveniently located downtown Stillwater. The St. Croix River is also a part of Your Boat Club which is a great alternative to owning a boat giving you access to a variety of types of boats on multiple bodies of water near the Twin Cities.

Boat rental available at two marinas:

Stillwater Boat Club
422 East Mulberry St.
651-439-9000

Ole Sawmill Marina
2009 Lake St. N.
651-231-2025

Thinking about purchasing your very own vessel? Talk to the experts right downtown at Tetzlaff Yacht Sales 888.658.9504!

Brick Alley Studio Of Massage & Bodywork

421 S. Main Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.430.8166

Welcome! As a group of highly trained professional massage and bodywork practitioners, we offer the following massages and therapies: Swedish, Deep tissue, Couples, Hot Stone, Cupping, Ear Candling, Chair, Thai, Pregnancy, Postpartum, Sports, Reflexology and Massage Parties. Give us a call!!

Brown Dog Paddleboard Co.

15150 Square Lake Trail N
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.399.5066

Group paddleboard instruction, rentals, SUP yoga, and SUP fitness on nearby Square Lake at the Golden Acres RV Park entrance and via Washington County Parks.

Camping

Prefer to enjoy the great outdoors when you travel? As a central hub for outdoor enthusiasts, Stillwater has a few tent, camper cabin, or RV camping options nearby. Sleep within the lush bluff country and explore the river valleys at nearby State and county parks.

 

William Obrien State Park  16821 O’Brien Trail N. Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047 651.433.0500 (closest State Park to historic downtown)
Lake Elmo Park Reserve 1515 Keats Ave N. Lake Elmo, MN 55042 651.430.8370
Afton State Park 6959 Peller Ave S. Hastings, MN 55033 651.436.5391
St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park 10191 St. Croix Trail S. Hastings, MN 55033 651.430.8240
Interstate Park  307 Milltown Road Taylors Falls, MN 55084 651.465.5711
Wild River State Park   39797 Park Trail Center City, MN 55012 651.583.2125

Golden Acres RV Park 15150 Square Lake Trail N Stillwater, MN 55082. 651.429.2168 (mostly permanent summer sites)
Treasure Island Casino RV Park Hastings, MN 651.267.3060 (approx. an hour away)
Wildwood RV Park & Campground 20078 Lake Blvd. Shafer, MN 55074 651.465.6365 (approx 35 min away)

Wisconsin Side of the St. Croix River
Willow River  1034 County Hwy A Hudson, WI 54016 715.386.5931
Apple River Family Campground 345 Churchill Road Somerset, WI 54025 715.781.8727
Interstate Park  Hwy 35 St. Croix Falls, WI 54024 715.483.3747

 

Visit MN State Parks, WI State Parks, or Washington County Parks for more information.

Carriage Rydeen LLC

333 N. Main St.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.734.8427

New!! Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides downtown Stillwater. You can find the horse and carriage at the Desch building in the private parking lot across from Isaac Staples Mill.  If I am out with other guests you can wait for me to return. You’ll see black and yellow containers that’ll mark my spot for now. Rides are first come, first serve. Max limit of 6 people or 800 pounds, due to safety. Rides are approximately 15 mins. Route is subject to change on short notice due to road closures. Rides will be $30 cash, or $40 card per trip. I accept all major cards via the Square. Message us on Facebook or call to schedule rides as well.

Chilkoot Cyclery & Cafe

826 4th St S.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.342.1048

Chilkoot Cyclery is a full service bike shop with the attention to detail and service that big box retailers don’t give.  They carry a full line of road, mountain, fat tire, Tri and urban bikes.  They also have a full service repair shop where they can perform any task as simple as a tube change to rebuilding your RockShox or building a custom wheel that meets YOUR needs.  They take a unique perspective on how they sell bikes. They ask lots of questions, take lots of measurements, and fit you to any bike you purchase regardless of what you are riding.  All at a price that beats all the boxes, hands down. Looking for a group to ride with? Join fellow cyclists for rides departing from Chilkoot Cafe & Cyclery.

City Trails

The Cities of Stillwater and Oak Park Heights are home to a multitude of beautiful hiking and biking trails. As part of a comprehensive trail system, there are walking paths throughout both cities.  The paths wind through the neighborhoods and go past the City Hall.  Many of the paths connect to parks.  The paths have blacktop or gravel for your walking and biking pleasure.

City of Stillwater Trails Maps 651-430-8800
City of Oak Park Heights Trails Maps 651-439-4439

COOKS OF CROCUS HILL, STILLWATER

324 S. Main Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.351.1144

Love to cook?  For over 40 years Cooks of Crocus Hill has been leading students in cooking education from the basics and techniques to celebrity chef visits and restaurant classes.  At Cooks you can take a cooking class, book a private event, attend a date night class with your sweetie or explore team building options for your office crew.  Our gourmet kitchen is set inside our retail store in a beautiful historic Stillwater building that is rich in history.  In the store you will find a cooks treasure trove of culinary products, cooks tools, cookware, knives and lots of inspiration.  Visit our website for our class schedule and event booking contact information.

Credo Salon Spa

105 New England Place
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.351.5173

Credo Salon Spa is a full service salon and spa offering a variety of services for both women and men. Services include hair cuts, color, foils, facials, waxing, Brazilian waxing, eyelash extensions, shellac manicures, shellac pedicures, bridal updos, makeup, and massage.

CROSS COUNTRY & NORDIC SKIING

Explore the natural beauty of the St. Croix Valley through cross country ski trails weaving through the forests, bluffs, and river ways of the area. Nearby ski areas include:
Brown’s Creek Nature Preserve & Trail
Pine Point Park/Gateway Bike Trail
Lake Elmo Park Reserve (lighted trails at night)
William O’Brien State Park
Afton State Park 

Some trails are a multiuse trail open to hikers, cross country skiers, and Nordic skiers.   Bring your own skis or rent from 45 Degrees downtown Stillwater. Ski & Stay in Stillwater!

Crossfit Workouts

Need to maintain your routine while traveling? Here’s a list of the popular Cross-fit style gyms in Stillwater. Ask about drop in rates and classes while in town. Peak Crossfit Lift Bridge Crossfit

DARN KNIT ANYWAY

423 S. Main Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.342.1386

Classes include: knit, crochet, sew, spin, felt, and general electives all in our Main Street shop yarn and fabric shop location. Registrations online, in advance.

Dee’s Spray Tan

1675 S. Greeley St.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.785.5352

Dee has 4 certifications as a Professional Airbrush Tanning Artist, including a Master’s Certification. She received hands-on training in LA from the best.  She is educated and well versed in every shade of tan for all skin types. Ranging from a light, dewy glow to a fresh “off the beach” tan!

Diro Outdoors


651.233.6059

DIRO Outdoors provides local outdoor activities; gear rental & delivery; parties & company events; and educational & environmental stewardship opportunities within the Twin Cities and St. Croix River Valley. We encourage you to try a wide variety of activities in hopes these will help you “find your outer space”. Gear: Fat Tire Bikes, Kayaks, City Bike Rentals, Paddleboards, Snowshoes.

Domacin’ Wine Bar & Shop

102 S. 2nd St.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.439.1352

Featured in Travel+Leisure Magazine: America’s 25 Best Wine Bars

DOWNHILL SKIING & SNOWBOARDING

Let it snow!  Ski & Stay in a beautiful winter village just outside the Twin Cities.  Stillwater has 3 ski resorts nearby. Make us your lodging base and try out new slopes each day of your stay!

MN Ski Conditions Report

 

Afton Alps one of the Midwest’s Premier ski resorts just south of Stillwater 19 miles in Hastings, MN. Afton part of Vail Resorts which offers a Go Local and Go West season pass. Easy to get to from downtown Stillwater – follow Main Street south of town with turns into hwy 95 taking you straight to Afton!


Trollhaugen Outdoor Recreation Area
 is northeast of Stillwater 30 miles in Dresser, WI.  Trollhaugen features downhill skiing, snow-tubing, cross country skiing, and a terrain park. Head over the historic lift bridge from downtown Stillwater into WI.


Wild Mountain
 is just north of Stillwater  30 miles in Taylors Falls, MN. Downhill ski, snowboard, and terrain park in a family friendly resort. To get to Wild mountain, simply head north of out of downtown Stillwater on Hwy. 95.

Essential Esthetics

324 Main St. S.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.592.8904

Local Skin Care Salon offering a variety of services for your skin care needs. Essential Esthetics is a part of She Fancy salon located in the historic Grand Garage indoor mall on Main Street right next to shopping and dining!

FARMER’S MARKET

Corner of 3rd & Pine
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.704.9996

Across from the Historic Court House. Every Saturday, mid-June thru October. Drop in for an assortment of organic food, vegetables, crafts, fruits and local specialties. 7:30AM-12Noon.

FESTIVALS & EVENTS

Stillwater hosts numerous events & festivals year-round that draw visitors from all over the U.S.  Check out our EVENTS CALENDER for when you plan to visit and see what is going on in Stillwater! Art fairs, live music, culinary classes, Log Jam, Harvest Fest, Hometown for the Holidays, Cruisin’ on the Croix, Summer Tuesdays outdoor movies, and more!

FISHING

Welcome Anglers… There are many options for fishing in Stillwater. The St. Croix River is alive with Walleye, a variety of Bass, Crappies and more. Boat access at the Boom Site just North of Stillwater on HW 95 and shore fishing in a few locations are yours to enjoy. For a list of marinas, see ‘Marinas’ on this page. Check out the MN DNR website for fish species, nearby lakes, boat launches, regulations and shore angling spots. For Trout enthusiasts, try the Star Prairie Trout Farm in Star Prairie, WI, a short drive from Stillwater. No limit, no license fee fishing with rods and reels provided. For more info, call 888-545-6808. Need a fishing license or bait, stop by the Holiday Gas Station on Hwy 36 & Osgood (14773 60th St. N.)- 651.439.8250 or Wal-mart for worms. Fly fishing rods are for sale at 45 Degrees downtown Stillwater and William O’Brien State Park has fishing poles available for use.

Top 10 reasons to fish the St. Croix River provided by www.stcroixriverfishing.com. Here’s another great local resource: www.croixsippi.com.

FOODIES ON FOOT TOURS

Can’t decide which restaurant to try? Take a culinary walking tour of beautiful Stillwater. Foodies on Foot takes you on a “behind the scenes” tour of some of the best restaurants and specialty shops Stillwater has to offer. Join us on our one-of-a-kind tours of locally owned restaurants, gourmet food shops, microbreweries and wineries featuring choice meats from local farms, wild foraged greens, rich hand-made desserts and dynamic beer and wine lists. This three plus hour relaxing stroll simply offers the best of Stillwater…one bite at a time! Reservations required.

Foot Golf

1599 McKusick Rd
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.439.6981

FootGolf is a combination of the popular sports of soccer and golf. The game is played with a regular soccer ball at a golf course on shortened holes and the players kick the ball into a 21-inch diameter cup. The rules for FootGolf largely correspond to the rules of golf. The Oak Glen FootGolf Course consists of 18-holes and is a par 68 layout constructed throughout the Executive Golf Course. The FootGolf Course is open 7 days a week and tee times are recommended. FootGolf takes about half the amount of time as golf does so it is a perfect way to get the whole family involved – golfers can golf while non-golfers can footgolf. You are encouraged to bring your own soccer balls and tennis shoes or soccer shoes are required.

Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter

8390 Lofton Avenue
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.439.7128

The Gasthaus has been serving award winning German specialties as well as imported German beers, wines & liquors since 1966.  Fun deck dining and meadow events with German music.   About ten minutes from downtown Stillwater.   Don’t miss Oktoberfest in September and ChristKindlesmart in December!  Big tents and Ompah bands.

Gateway Trailside

Lansing Ave N/Gateway State Trail
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)

If you get hungry or thirsty while biking, be sure to seek out this food truck along the trail to re-energize! Access the food truck via the Gateway Trail near mile marker 15 between hwy 96 and Lansing Ave. If you are on the Brown’s Creek trail, it’s located just northeast of the intersection of the Gateway and Brown’s Creek trail. New for the 2018 season, comfort cruiser electric bike rental! Rent for 2, 4, or 8 hours. (To reach this site by car for bike rental, use this address: 9760 Lansing ave. N). Bikes will come with a basket, helmet and lock for the bike. Bring a credit card and driver’s license to secure bike. Picnic lunch to go options available as well!

Gateway-Brown’s Creek State Trail

575 Main St N
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)

Stay in Stillwater and ride 48 miles round-trip from downtown to St. Paul! Maps

 

The 6.4 mile Brown’s Creek Trail now connects with the Gateway Trail enabling trail users to bike from Main Street in downtown Stillwater near the St. Croix River to the Mississippi River in downtown St. Paul. The Gateway-Brown’s Creek Trail is a multi-use trail providing biking, rollerblading, running, walking, horseback riding (starting at Pine Point Park, not downtown) and cross-country skiing (Gateway trail only) to trail users year-round. Start cycling downtown Stillwater at the trail-head on the north end of Main Street by the old train depot where a parking lot, map, and water fountains welcome you!

 

The Gateway State Trail is heavily used by thousands of people all year long. The former paved Soo Line rail bed runs 18 miles from St. Paul to Pine Point County Park in Stillwater offering mostly flat, scenic riding. From St. Paul to Interstate 694, the trail travels through an urban setting that joins numerous parks and other local and regional trail connections, including the Phalen-Keller Regional Park and the Bruce Vento Regional Trail. Many trail users are surprised to find rural landscapes so close to the metro area. The Gateway State Trail provides access to downtown St. Paul and the State Capitol Complex, yet also takes you past parks, lakes, wetlands, and fields.

 

At this time, there are NO bike rental businesses in Stillwater. The nearest bike rental shop is Gateway Cycle off the Gateway State Trail in N. St. Paul. 651.777.0188

GEOCACHING IN STILLWATER AREA

Discover hidden treasures near Stillwater with this fun family adventure guided by a GPS device to find specific coordinates where secrets are kept for hikers to find. Search the Stillwater zip code 55082 on www.geocaching.com to find out what’s nearby or download an app for your smart phone.  GPS rentals are also available at 45 Degrees, for group-lead history geocaching hunts Wahoo Adventures or at Minnesota State Parks such as Willian O’Brien who offer free geo-caching tools.

GONDOLA ROMANTICA

525 S. Main St.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.439.1783

Enjoy the romance of Venice Italy blended with the beauty of the St. Croix River and the charm of Stillwater. Taking a cruise in an authentic Venetian gondola  is among the most romantic and relaxing experiences imaginable. Plan an especially romantic proposal, celebrate a birthday, wedding or anniversary, or just get away to a relaxing cruise on the river. You can book a sunlit daytime cruise or a moonlit evening cruise. Packages available. A unique place to pop the important question!

 

Gullywubbles

122 Main St.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.424.2871

From tots to teens, Gullywubbles offers walk in craft projects, jewelry, accessories, toys, novelties, candy, clothing, handmade treasures and more!

Harmony Integrative Health

106 Chestnut Street E.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.342.1795

Located downtown Stillwater in a charming and newly renovated building on the corner of Chestnut and Third. Harmony Integrative Health is a warm environment of healing and compassion, where each person’s journey is honored at every age and stage of life. Travelers are welcome to book appoointments for massage and bodywork services, as well as guided meditation and energy healing work.

Healing Within Acupuncture and Wellness Center

904 S. 4th #200
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.295.1950

Acupuncture has been practiced in quiet group settings for thousands of years; now the practice is known as Community Acupuncture where you sit comfortably in a reclined position with sleeves and pant legs rolled up.  Our wellness center also offers Individual Acupuncture, Yoga and Ayurveda, Tai Chi, and Craniosacral Therapy. We are a bike-friendly, accessible acupuncture studio with free parking on-site. Drop ins are welcome for our yoga classes and community acupuncture as the owner and expert Aimee Van Ostrand, L.Ac. knows how important it is to maintain balance and stress-free while active or traveling. Join us for free Tai Chi down by the river gazebo at 9am in the summer!

HISTORIC COURTHOUSE, WASHINGTON COUNTY

101 W. Pine St. Corner of 3rd and Pine
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.275.7075

The oldest standing courthouse in Minnesota – this magnificent 1867 Italianate style building offers guided tours year-round. Contains the old county Jail and Washington County Courtroom. National Historic Register. Available for meetings and events. Check events calendar for historic exhibits or special events as well.

HISTORIC LIFT BRIDGE

Lowell Park on Myrtle & Water Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)

Stillwater’s lift bridge (1931) spans the St. Croix River between Stillwater and Houlton, WI and is one of three remaining lift bridges in the U.S. today. Construction is underway to build a new bridge nearby and use the Historic Lift Bridge as a walking/biking bridge. Check out the lift bridge schedule to see when you can watch it go up/down!

HISTORIC MAIN STREET

Over 100 owner-operated shops and restaurants along Stillwater’s historic Main Street (on  National Historic Register).  Open year-round. Antiques, art galleries, fashion boutiques, home furnishings, decor, gifts, indoor and outdoor dining and more. Seeking a historic treasure? Stillwater is one of America’s Top 10 Towns for Antiquing with several multi-dealer antique malls and vintage reclaimed/up-cycled shops.

HISTORIC STAIRS

Downtown Stillwater was built on hills (much like San Francisco) with the lowest level being Main Street and the St. Croix river. Did you know that Stillwater has five sets of historic steps that you can climb for exercise, fun or for the view? The steps are marked on the map within the Stillwater Visitor Guide: Main Street Stairs · Chestnut Street Stairs · Pioneer Park Stairs · Triangle Park Stairs · South Hill Stairs. Each set has about 100 steps in a very steep vertical climb. Wind your way through downtown to find them all for a sense of accomplishment and about a 3 mile walk. Here is a suggested route –  Click to view/print Stillwater Steps Route. Stop into 45 Degrees outdoor apparel and gear store to ask about the stairs patch (count the steps on the main three to recieve the very cool patch)!Stillwater Steps Map

 

Historic Walking Tour & Video – South Hill Homes

416 4th St. S.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)

With funding assistance from the State Historic Preservation Office’s Certified Local Government grant program, the City of Stillwater’s South Hill Homes Walking Tour is the second in a series of public education tours. View videos on your smart phone at each stop on this self-guided tour to learn a little more about each historic home just south of downtown Stillwater, Minnesota. Highlights the story of 18 historic homes in two loops – Pine Street and Chestnut Street. Download/print Homes Tour.

Historic Walking Tour & Videos – Downtown

Lowell Park
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)

With funding assistance from the State Historic Preservation Office’s Certified Local Government grant program, the City of Stillwater’s Downtown Walking Tour is the first in a series of public education tours. View videos on your smart phone at each stop on this self-guided tour to learn a little more about 14 historic sites in downtown Stillwater, Minnesota. Brochure of the walking tour included in the Stillwater Visitor Guide. Download/print Downtown Tour Map.

History Tour – Secrets in the Landscape

People have long used Stillwater’s landscape to their advantage and shaped it to their needs. From the cool caves of the limestone bluffs to the steady river, discover the relationship between the landscape and the history of the city as you explore hidden features of Stillwater’s Cultural Landscape District.  This tour was developed by the Minnesota Department of Transportation as part of the St. Croix Crossing bridge construction project. View/download the tour (no audio-visual accompany this tour).

Hometown for the Holidays

201 Water Street South
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)

Experience a traditional old-time Christmas downtown historic Stillwater the entire month of December – make Stillwater your Hometown for the Holidays!  Stillwater sparkles with holiday decor and free events like strolling Santa, Victorian-costumed carolers up and down Main Street, a Holiday Strolling Market, Twinkle Party official tree lighting with fireworks, pictures with Santa, horse-drawn Victorian wagonette rides and many more fun events. Visit our events calendar to find holiday teas, caroling tours on the Biercycle, B&B Tours, holiday dinners, breakfast with Santa, etc. Find joy in the season at our festive destination. Read all about it: Best Towns to Celebrate the Holidays

Horseback Riding

12582 Otchipwe Ave N
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.468.6050

Enjoy the beautiful woods and countryside of the Stillwater valley with seasoned trail rides on horseback!  Come by yourself, bring your group or schedule a special ‘sweetheart’ ride for you and a date. Rides are by reservation only just minutes from downtown and near the Gateway State Trail.

Ice Fishing

St. Croix river fishing for experienced ice house experts and anglers. The St. Croix River is alive with Walleye, a variety of Bass, Crappies and more.

MN DNR St. Croix River Fishing Information 

Get the local scoop on this blog as well: www.croixsippi.com

 

Ice Skating

1675 Market Drive
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.430.2601

Skate indoors or in the fresh air at the St. Croix Recreation Center arena.

Inspire Massage

1903 Greeley St. S., Suite 205
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
612.221.5124

Therapeutic massage therapy. Inspire Massage offers full amount of service time scheduled with free additional amenities such as hot towels and aromatherapy in a professional, relaxing environment. Rates start as low as $35 for a full 30 minute massage, tax included and no additional charge for Deep Tissue massage. Best value, quality service, convenient online scheduling. Easily accessible parking in a free parking lot.

Island Time Massage & Reiki

1250 Frontage Road W.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
952.466.3364

We offer Lomi Lomi, Hot Stone, Deep Tissue, and Swedish massage. It would be our complete pleasure to help you on your healing journey. Call today!

J Bellissima Hair Salon

222 3rd St. S.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.414.1350

Have a seat in one of our comfy styling chairs and let your stressful day melt away! When you leave you will feel relaxed and confident; looking gorgeous and at your best. After all, bellissima does mean very beautiful in Italian, and that is exactly how we want you feel when you leave our salon.

JAPA SALON

1340 W. Frontage Rd
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.275.0555

Shampoo, snip & style! Modern salon services for cut, color, wedding styles, and waxing as well as hair care product lines such as Olaplex and Kerastase.

JJ Nails & Massage

117 S. Main Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.342.0559

Welcome to our traditional Chinese spa featuring Acu-pressure massage for feet, head, hands, and total body. Chinese trained and certified Acu-pressure therapist. Located on Main Street within walking distance from historic inn or B&Bs, our Spa is open every day for walk-ins or reservations for massage or  nail services including gel pedicures and manicures. Groups welcome with several mani and pedi stations.

Just Cuz Beauty Boutique & Style Squad

123 2nd St. N.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.342.0537

A full service salon, nestled inside the historic old Connolly Shoe Factory, now known as JX Event Venue. We offer a full range of hair services as well as spray tanning, eyelash extensions and body waxing to just name a few. Just Cuz also specializes and caters to all bridal parties both in house, and on-site. With the stressors of everyday life, family and work, we will be your place of relaxation, friendship and beauty.​Why? No reason, Just Cuz.

Kari’s Create & Paint Studio

221 Chestnut St. E.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.500.6588

Paint your own pottery and canvas studio where you are the artist.  All the materials are provided and an inspiring environment for your creativity to flow. Walk-ins welcome – there’s great local coffee so come in and paint! Book your next event at Kari’s Create & Paint Studio – From birthdays and bachelorette parties to showers and school outings – they can host any event, or come on-site at your desired location.

Kayaking, Paddleboarding, & Canoes

Provide your own water transport or rent paddleboards or kayaks from 45 Degrees (SUP only) downtown Stillwater, Wahoo Adventures GuidesBrown Dog PaddleBoard Co (SUP only), St. Croix Stand-Up Paddleboard Co., DIRO Outdoors, or canoes at William O’Brien State Park (about 15 minutes north). Personal water craft like kayaks and paddleboards are also available for purchase at West Marine at Stillwater Marina downtown.

Other nearby rivers/lakes offer great adventure as well – Kinnickinic River in  River Falls, WI (Kinni Kayak or  River Guide Kayaks).

Kids Oasis

120 Main St. S.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.342.1757

Indoor play space for families with young children (0-8 years old) to use their imagination through creative play. Exclusive rentals of the entire space also available for birthday parties, parent group meeting space, family gatherings, or even weddings as a place to keep the littlest ones entertained between the ceremony and reception or as a Sunday morning fun the day after.

Lace Salon

114 N. Main Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.439.6200

We are located on Main Street in a restored turn-of-the-century charming historic building. Lace Salon combines high quality service in a caring compassionate environment fo rour guests and employees. We’re a salon where you can truly be yourself. Our passion for this industry shows in our work. We offer hair cuts, styling, color, treatments, extensions and make-up applications. Ask about our Bridal Party or Ladies Night Out packages. We look forward to serving you!

Le Beau’s Barber Shop

218 N. Main St.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.689.3006

Authentic old fashioned barber shop. Step back in time and become a gentleman again.

Lens Flare Stillwater

Downtown Stillwater Various Locations
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)

This is a web-based FREE app that allows you to view historical sites in Stillwater, Minnesota linked to their GPS locations – view how the site looked in the past right on your smartphone! It is a tribute to well known photographer John Runk and includes current and historical photos, audio and written narratives along with the surprise and magic of today’s digital image and location technology. The Lens Flare Stillwater project won The Great Idea Competition in 2016 from The Stillwater Area Foundation. Carry the history of Stillwater in your pocket while travelling through a geo-location time tunnel!  To experience historic Stillwater from an armchair, people use the web site by itself.

LIFT BRIDGE BREWERY

1900 Tower Drive W.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
888.430.2337 (BEER)

Tours, events, and welcoming tap room with live music open year-round. Enter the doors of this taproom and you’ll immediately sense that things are a little different here. Bustling city life is left behind for something more authentic, and that starts with the beer. Served directly from the source, our selection goes beyond our regular line up (Farm Girl Saison, Crosscut Pale Ale, Warden’s Milk Stout, Getaway Pilsner) and includes limited release and experimental beers. So come in. Try something new. Unwind with an old friend or meet a new one in the tap room of our local brewery.

Logger’s Trail Golf Course

11950 80th Street North
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.439.7862

Loggers Trail is destined to be one of the finest golf courses in the Twin Cities area. Designed by Minnesota Golf Legends Mike Fermoyle, John Harris, Dave Tentis and Bev Vanstrum, Loggers Trail is laid out over a spacious 170 acres and plays to 7300 yards from the professional tees. Loggers Trail features bent grass fairways and large greens incorporating a mixture of links style holes with heavily wooded holes. Recently ranked as one of the top 16 public courses in Minnesota and hole #4 selected as one of the Dream 18 by Explore Minnesota, Logger’s Trail has 18 championship holes with bent grass fairways and greens. The lack of houses on the course will give you the feeling that you’re in northern Minnesota while being just minutes outside of the metro area.

Lowell Park

201 Water Street - Lowell Park
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.430.8837

This is the riverfront area of downtown Stillwater where many events are held. Take in a riverside walk or picnic in the grassy areas, view the historic lift bridge from this park. Gazebo area is a popular place to get married. Lowell Park is maintained by the City of Stillwater.

Maple Island Brewing

225 Main Street North
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.430.0044

A craft micro-brewery and taproom located in the Maple Island Hardware Building in historic downtown Stillwater, MN. ‘Enjoy full-flavored craft beers with good friends’ is our inspiration, always thoughtfully and creatively crafting each beer using unique and often local ingredients. Flagship brews include: Cup of Joe Freakshow, Burlesque Kolsch and Maple Island Bock – Plus many ever-changing others. The brews are sold in pints and flights on-site and in growlers to-go. Enjoy popcorn and peanuts or bring in food from local restaurants.

Marinas

DNR – FREE Public Boat Launch – just north of 96 on hwy 95
Boomsite Marina 651.275.0229 (boat launch)
Wolf Marine 651.439.2341 (boat launch)
Stillwater Marina Services & Boat Rentals 651.439.9000
Stillwater Public Boat Slips 651.430.1234 (14 FREE tie-up slips. 1st come 1st serve. 4 for overnight (3 night max). Located behind the large fleet of paddle-wheel boats owned by St. Croix Boat & Packet. Access from north end of the docks near the Dock Cafe restaurant. Water hook up on site. Power available for purchase.)
Sunnyside Marina 651.439.2118 (transient dockage)
Ole Sawmill Marina 651.231.2025 (weekly slip rental, pontoon rental)
Beachhouse Marina 651.275.0229 (boat launch)
River Park Marina 651.275.0229
Bayport Marina 651.439.1044 (transient dockage)
Note: Check the Historic Lift Bridge Schedule before you leave the dock.

Downtown boat sales – new & used: Tetzlaff Yacht Sales 888.658.9504

To view larger map image, see listing on Directions – By Water section.

Marquess Studios

305 Greeley St. S.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.592.8657, email preferred hello@marquessstudios.com

Led by a local art-loving, creative, re-purposing junkey, Marquess Studios is a unique space to attend a crafty workshop, host a girls night out Pinterest party, request custom orders via private appointment, or stop by for exclusive trunk shows. They have hand selected unique and vintage components to create jewelry, accessories, gifts and treasures that are one-of-a-kind. Her neat collection of items enhance special events, milestones, team-building and every-day conversation. Take a look at the event calendar and portfolio of recent creations! The studio space is located in historic Stillwater in a charming yellow house (which also happens to be the second oldest home) just up from the historic Lowell Inn on Myrtle St.

Monde Salon Spa

200 Chestnut St E.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.439.2257

Visit our website to learn more about our full service salon spa. We offer skin care/facials, lash extensions, make-up applications, up-dos, hair supplies, nails, and hair salon services.

Moon River Wellness

116 Chestnut St E, Ste 300
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
kali@moonriverwellness.com

Moon River Wellness holds space for healing, inspiration, spirituality and mindfulness in the St. Croix Valley. Located in the historic Compass Center for Healing, we offer weekly yoga and meditation classes, healing appointments, workshops, trainings and retreats to nourish the body, mind and soul.

Mountain Bike/Fat Tire Trails

5575 Ozark Avenue North
Oak Park Heights, MN 55082 (view map)

Valley View Park in Oak Park Heights (Trail map): 3 miles of single track trail just minutes from downtown Stillwater. Connect to paved trails that go over the new St. Croix Crossing bridge Loop Trail and Brown’s Creek trail, too.

Lake Elmo Park Reserve (trail map): 8 miles Beginner to intermediate: Beautiful park with a pleasant view of Eagle Point Lake. This is a multi-use trail, including horseback riding. Some hard-packed singletrack, some grassy trail. Fat bikes are allowed on Big Bluestem Trail in the winter.

City of Lake Elmo Reid Park (coming soon): https://www.sascatrails.com/reid-park-trails 

Rent Fat Tire Bikes or tour guides with DIRO Outdoors 651.233.6059

Murder Mystery Theatre

1910 S. Greeley Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
888.643.2583

Immerse yourself in the story at this interactive murder mystery dinner theater experience. Shows perform at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Stillwater. Tickets include a 3 course meal and the 2 hour Interactive Murder Mystery Show. Order tickets online or call to speak to a detective. Our themes change several times a year for new crimes to solve!

North Hill Massage & Wellness

116 East Chestnut Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.955.8065

Book a massage in the relaxing space at Compass Center for Healing Arts in downtown Stillwater and or on site at your hotel or event.

NORTHERN VINEYARDS WINERY

223 N. Main Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.430.1032

Located on Main Street in Downtown Stillwater and open year-round for wine tasting. Open every day with river view deck open May- October. Great for small groups and individuals. Private tastings available by reservation. Award-winning wines made at our winery in Stillwater using grapes grown here in Minnesota and western Wisconsin by the members of the Minnesota Winegrowers Cooperative.

OAK GLEN GOLF COURSE

1599 McKusick Rd
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.439.6981

Awarded the 2014 Midwest Course of the Year by the Midwest Golf Course Owners Association and has been nominated for National Course of the Year by the National Golf Course Owners Association. Oak Glen Golf Course features 27 holes of bent grass fairways and greens. The 18 hole Championship course has hosted the 1991 MGA Four-Ball Championship and will host the 2015 MGA Mixed Team Championship, 2015 MWPGA Public Links Championship, 2016 MGA Senior Four-Ball Championship and the 2017 MGA Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship. The Executive Course (par 29) nine hole course earns the same meticulous care from our grounds crew and is fun for all abilities.

PHD Salon

904 4th St. S.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.342.2982

PHD is a collaboration of several talented and caring professionals lead by Gloria Marianna. Featuring customized hair cutting, natural organic coloring, perm treatments and hair styling for the whole family as well as additional services. The location was chosen with great care to provide easy access to the salon, while being on a vibrant and hip corner of the South Hill of Stillwater. The historic space has been completely renovated to a new clean and fresh space.

Pioneer Park

515 North 2nd St.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.430.8837

Stop by for one of the best view of Stillwater as the park is perched on a bluff on the northern side of downtown. Playground, shelter, BBQ, private rental spaces for weddings and events. Pioneer Park is maintained by the City of Stillwater. Voted Best View in 2016 by City Pages!

Private Golf Clubs in Stillwater

Stillwater Country Club 1421 N. 4th St. Stillwater, MN 55082  651.439.7979
Indian Hills Golf Club 6667 Keats Ave N. Stillwater, MN 55082  651.770.2301

Remix Wellness Center

118 Chestnut St. E.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
612.365.2557

Remix Wellness Center’s retreats bring together providers from all areas of wellness, to give you a self-care experience where you can recharge and find community and new modalities.

River City Sculpture Tour

Stillwater’s historic district downtown will feature a year-long outdoor exhibit of free public art as multiple art sculptures by Midwest artists will be on display as part of a multi-city tour in the the St. Croix and Mississippi River Valleys.  Stroll downtown to see what you can find, snap a photo and don’t forget to #DiscoverStillwater! Here is a Map of all 10 exhibits.

RIVERTOWN INN COOKING CLASSES

306 W. Olive Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.430.2955

Take a cooking class at the Rivertown Inn while enjoying the meal you learn to prepare. Small class sizes. Hands-on instruction from our chef’s gourmet kitchen located in a 19th century historic mansion. Courses provide plentiful food and wine samplings and a take home recipe booklet of the days’ menu. Reservations are required. Check out their online schedule to find a variety of options from steakhouse DIY to crepes, stews, tapas, southern cooking, Julia Child inspired ideas and more!

Royal Golf Club

11455 20th St. N.
Lake Elmo, MN 55042 (view map)
651.505.9050

Poised to become the St. Croix River Valley’s next great golf community, The Royal Club gives you the vibrant, active and connected lifestyle you’ve been dreaming of. In addition to a championship-caliber golf course, The Royal Club offers you luxury residences, world-class amenities, and state-of-the-art facilities, all built into scenic woodlands that have been preserved for decades. There’s no other place like it, and now’s your chance to call it home.

Saint Croix Vineyards

6428 Manning Ave
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.430.3310

Founded in 1992, Saint Croix Vineyards has grown to become one of Minnesota’s largest and best known wineries. Try wines and take a stroll through the picturesque vineyards. Our rustic tasting room in a restored century-old barn is open each year from mid-April to December. You are also welcome to pack a picnic lunch and enjoy it at our picnic tables overlooking a quiet pond.Our award-winning Minnesota wines range from the dark, intense, oak-aged Frontenac to the semi-sweet Vignoles, reminiscent of a fine German Riesling. Just a short five minute drive from downtown. September offers a Grape Stompin’ competition and year-round events that feature art and music. Located next door is Aamodt’s Apple Farms and Aamodt’s Hot Air Balloons.  Great for groups or individuals.

Sawdust Savvy

324 S. Main Street, Suite 7
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.705.6614

Sawdust Savvy offers wood crafting experiences with power tools, paint and stain- build-it-yourself workshops are fun! Bring your group 8 or more make your custom creation. By appointment only. Located in downtown Stillwater now in the historic Grand Garage building.

Scenic Drives

Hwy. 95
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)

Stillwater is located on the St. Croix Scenic Byway (State Hwy. 95 which runs through historic downtown Main Street) and is not far off the path of one of America’s Byways called the Great River Road in MN or WI that runs along the Mississippi River from Canada all the way to the Gulf of Mexico (from hwy 61 in Hastings, MN head north on Hwy 95) . Take the scenic drive listed on MotorcycleRoads.us (Hwy 95/Saint Croix Trail north from downtown Stillwater) for great ride from Stillwater to Taylor’s Falls, MN. More about Minnesota Scenic Byways.

Seven Vines Vineyard

101 Highway 96 East
Dellwood, MN 55110 (view map)
651.478.6300

Acres of rolling vines and a state of the art winery welcome you to explore the grape to wine process and savor hand crafted wines with midwest charm. The interior design of the winery boasts beautiful, hand crafted woodwork with a modern, rustic flair, large windows with gorgeous views of the rolling vineyard and preserve. A one of a kind catwalk showcases steel holding tanks used during the fermentation process. The winery also features a large tasting bar, two stone fireplaces, a barrel room and full bottling facility. Hospitality and retail are on site.

Snow Tubing

Thrill seekers and families unite! Race down the snowy hill on an inner tube – classic Minnesota fun! Nearby snow tubing hill with tow ropes and rentals: Green Acres Recreation Area: www.greenacresrec.com 651.770.6060 Lake Elmo, MN

Snowmobiling

Check out the Washington County snowmobile club website for maps and trail ideas: www.StarTrail.org.

Snowshoeing

Minnesota winters are more enjoyable if you get into the white nature! Try snowshoeing through the woods on trails in Stillwater’s bluff country. Bring your own or rent from 45 Degrees downtown Stillwater: 651.430.3609, William O’Brien State Park or hire an expert to lead your group: Wahoo Adventures 651.280.7299 and DIRO Outdoors 651.233.6059

Lake Elmo Park Reserve – snowshoe lessons and rentals hosted by a naturalist during winter at their Nordic Center.
William O’Brien State Park  – snowshoeing on Riverside Trail.
Afton State Park – Park maintains 4 miles of snowshoe trail
Willow River State Park – multi-use trails welcome snowshoes.

St. Croix Ballet

5701 Stillwater Blvd N
Oak Park Heights, MN (view map)
651.439.2820

St. Croix Ballet…one of the Twin Cities top ballet training programs. Dancers present two full-length classical ballets each year — The Nutcracker and a spring show (past shows have included Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Coppelia) held at the Stillwater high school auditorium as well as a Summer Gala performance in Stillwater’s picturesque Pioneer Park.

ST. CROIX BOAT & PACKET CO. RIVER CRUISES

525 South Main Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.430.1234

Welcome to St. Croix Boat & Packet! We offer daily public lunch and dinner cruises on board our Paddlewheel Boats on the scenic St. Croix River.   Our private charters can accommodate groups of 25 to 675. Contact us today and we would be happy to assist you in planning your excursion. Seasonal business typically May-October.

St. Croix Segway Tours

8312 Neal Ave N
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.508.1448

Choose from four Tours in Stillwater: 1hr Gateway Jr., 2hr Gateway Glide, 3hr Taste of Stillwater (food included on the 3hr tour), or St. Croix River Bridge Crossing tour.  Join the fun May-October. Ages 14+.

St. Croix Stand Up Paddleboard Co.


621.271.1643

St. Croix SUP offers stand-up paddleboard and kayak rentals at nearby rivers and lakes with drop-off and pick-up service within the St. Croix Valley (within 10 miles of the 55082 Stillwater, MN zip code). Public boat launches and beaches are the best places to take off. Going to the cabin for the weekend? We have straps and portable racks to transport the boards.

State Parks – Minnesota & Wisconsin

Stillwater is located along the St. Croix River on the border of Minnesota and Wisconsin, so visitors have the benefit of access to both Minnesota (866.857.2757) and Wisconsin (800.372.3607) State Park system.

State Parks closest to Stillwater are:
William O’Brien  16821 O’Brien Trail North Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047  (651.433.0500)
Wild River  39797 Park Trail Center City, MN 55012  (651.583.2125)
Afton State Park  6959 Peller Ave S Hastings, MN 55033  (651.436.5391)
Willow River
  1034 County Hwy A Hudson, WI 54016  (715-386-5931)

 

Stillwater Balloons

PO Box 843
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.439.1800

Whether you are seeking an intimate and romantic excursion, a joy-filled, visually spectacular, once in a life time event, or a gorgeous gravity defying adventure, each flight will embrace your dreams and satisfy your desires. Enjoy the sensational experience of gently drifting over the beautiful and picturesque St. Croix River Valley.

Stillwater Beads

202 S. Main Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.275.0255

Step into the lower level of Art n’ Soul boutique to find a large collection of beads to inspire your own jewelry creations. Classes and events available.

Stillwater Bowl & Indoor Golf Lounge

5862 Omaha Avenue
Oak Park Heights, MN (view map)
651.439.2444

Retro bowling – carpeted walls, old-school bowling shoes, cosmic bowling, pizza and of family fun right in Stillwater. Features 24 lanes, bar, lounge and indoor full-swing golf simulator experience. Open bowling times, moonlight bowling, and karaoke weekly.

Stillwater Escape Room

123 2nd St. N.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.342.1476

Unlock the mystery within the Connolly Shoe Factory by solving puzzles and finding clues to unlock the vault within the office museum. This group mystery solving experience is approximatly 1 hour and with a local history theme. Solve the mystery together for an unforgettable, unique activity for your friends, family, or co-workers! Currently operating one room for up to 10 players (though a max of 8 recommended) with the great hope of expanding to three rooms in 2019. The escape room is located on the North side of downtown Stillwater in the historic Connolly Shoe Factory building home to the new JX Event Venue, 123 Events, Just Cuz Salon, and Velveteen Speakeasy.

Stillwater Ghost Walks

Downtown Stillwater Various Locations
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
stillwaterghosts@gmail.com

Real ghost stories, paranormal experiences, urban legends, and much more! If you’re captivated by local folklore, into legend tripping, a student of history, or interested in sparking your imagination, this guided haunted history walking tour of beautiful downtown Stillwater is for you. Seasonal May-November.

STILLWATER LIBRARY

224 3rd St. North
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.275.4338

The original 1901 design was a one story Renaissance Revival made possible by Andrew Carnegie. Many changes have taken place over the years but much original beauty remains including stained glass windows and wrought iron shelving. The library rooftop deck provides a stunning view of downtown and the St. Croix River.

Stillwater Oaks Golf Course

11177 McKusick Rd N.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.439.0212

Nestled among rolling hills and tree lined fairways. A beautiful setting, a great value and a fun environment sets Stillwater Oaks apart. As it sits today Stillwater Oaks Golf Course is an 18 hole golf course with beautiful rolling hills and breathtaking views. This par 71 course is considered one of the long standing fun places to play in the Stillwater area.

Stillwater Segway Tours

204 Main St N. (next to: Let There Be Light)
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
612.747.7803

Explore the Stillwater area on segway! The only segway tour originating in and licensed by the City of Stillwater. Call 612-747-7803 or use the on-line reservation system.

Stillwater Skin

5525 Memorial Ave N
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.342.1532

Full-service medical spa offering injectibles, facial lasering treatments, laser hair reduction, European facials, and waxing in a discrete location. We offer packages and yearly memberships. We also manufacture and distribute our own skincare line.

Stillwater Trolley

400 Nelson Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.430.0352

Hold on to your seat as you tour the hills and narrow streets of historic Stillwater, Minnesota’s oldest town and the 1848 Birthplace of Minnesota. 45 minute narrated tours run daily typically May through October. Check website for times. New specialty tours – kids story time, progressive craft beer and dinner tours, and tours of the Bed & Breakfasts on Tuesdays. Available for group reservations – perfect for wedding parties and other occasions!

STILLWATER VETERANS MEMORIAL

3rd and Pine St.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)

This memorial, across the street from the Historic Courthouse, was founded to honor and remember all area veterans. The Wall of Honor lists names of residents who lost their lives while on active duty starting with the Civil War. Every Memorial Day there is a ceremony at this site.

STONERIDGE GOLF CLUB

13600 N. Hudson Blvd.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.436.GOLF

Rated #1 public access golf course in the Twin Cities according to Golfweek Magazine. Designed by Bobby Weed, this links style course features rolling bent grass fairways framed by native fescue grass. Large undulating greens and rustic irregular bunkering gives you a sense of playing “across the pond,” in your own Minnesota backyard. Every visit to StoneRidge allows you the opportunity to enjoy the hospitality of a staff dedicated to outstanding customer service. Come for the golf and stay for the food! StoneRidge Golf Club is semi-private and affordable memberships are available.

STUDIO ONE YOGA

402 North Main Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.430.7155

Walk into a positive and energetic atmosphere with music, mindful products and community. Enjoy slow yoga, power vinyasa, tai chi, workshops, events flow, restorative, hot yoga, candlelight, hatha and others. Walk-ins welcome. FIRST WEEK FREE YOGA!

 

Tatts by Zapp

235 E. Chestnut St.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.439.4974

UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP! Tatts by Zapp is the longest standing tattoo shop in the oldest town in Minnesota. Located in the heart of downtown, stop in for inspiration with walls of tattoo artwork and a welcoming professional staff of ink artists!

TEDDY BEAR PARK

S. 2nd St. & Nelson St.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.430.8800

An award-winning urban seasonal park is a paradise for toddlers up to age seven. Kids climb on giant Teddy Bears, a giant train, and a crazy tree house with slides. Parking available across the street. FREE and open to the public 8am-8pm mid-April through mid-October. Adjacent building available for private rental. Teddy Bear Park is maintained by the City of Stillwater. Voted one of the Best Playgrounds in Minnesota by WCCO!

The Hair Tailor

402 Main Street N., 3rd Floor #360
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.342.0879

The Hair Tailor was designed to give our guests, a boutique like feel. Clean lines make our space very inviting. We provide the best quality beauty care and the highest level of service to ensure your satisfaction. From comprehensive hair care to our additional spa services, our staff of industry leading professionals is ready to make your experience as rewarding as it is relaxing.  We pay homage to the craft at its core with traditional skills, while staying ahead of the curve through continued education in the latest techniques.

The Hairdressers

1060 Curve Crest Blvd. #104
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.276.8220

Our salon’s focus is on your hair providing you with a style you can recreate at home using eco-friendly products with respect for your health and the health of the environment. We are proud to be a Davines exclusive hair salon as they share our view on making “sustainable beauty”. Our location is very convenient to access with dedicated parking. We are proud to have staff with extraordinary professional hair salon experience in haircuts, styling, coloring and foils. Other services include waxing and extensions.

The Outing Lodge

11661 Myeron Road North
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.439.9747

Look for themed dinners or book open art studio classes at this historic site. The culinary experiences are unique in our fast modern world – from Russia to Italy to Paris, France. A feeling of harmony flows from flavor to flavor, mixes in the conversation, the good company, the candlelight, and the music. The dinners follow recipes from European culinary schools. Menus include warm baguettes, pastureland creams and butters, extra virgin olive oil, organic produce and fresh meats. Loose teas & European Roasterie coffees accompany the desserts.  Let the countryside inspire your creativity with open studio art classes on drawing and painting – by reservation only for groups 2-25. Custom designed experiences for your special occasions also available. Find events on our calendar.

Thor’s Hard Cider

6428 Manning Avenue
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.439.3127

Thor’s Hard Cider is authentically made from fresh-pressed, full-strength, locally-grown apples with no preservatives. The entire process happens at our Stillwater, MN orchard. The apples are grown, harvested, pressed and brewed at Aamodt’s Apple Farm, a fourth-generation apple farm. This first cider is named after our our great-grandfather and founder of Aamodt’s Apple Farm.

Tuk-Tuk Woo Hoo


888.4TukTuk (885 885)

Minnesota’s first electric Tuk-Tuk is a 3-wheel motorized people moving machine. Be on the look out for this new free service (tip the drivers) downtown. More details, website, and app scheduler coming soon. This is the 2nd time in Minnesota’s history that an electric mode of transportation has started in Stillwater. The first was the same day (June 27th) in 1889 (127 years ago) when Minnesota’s first electric street railway started operations in Stillwater.

ULTIMA BELLEZZA SALON

150 Third St. E
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.439.9022

Welcome! We are a kind, professional team in an atmosphere of positive energy and relaxation offering something for everyone, from natural organic hair care, to trendy styling, stunning color treatments, and the most cutting edge hair cuts for Men, Women and Children by continuing our education all year long. We provide a quality environment for our talented stylists to share their creativity and passion to give you the perfect look you have been dreaming about!

UNCOMMON AGE FITNESS & MOVEMENT STUDIO

450 Main St. N.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.300.0138

Uncommon Age is an award-winning fitness studio offering an integrated approach to fitness that incorporates movement with strength and conditioning, all done from a neurological perspective. We work with your neurology to optimize you! Choose from small group classes or personal coaching and training. Specialties include kettlebells, pilates, massage and bodywork, yoga, GYROTONIC®, and CrossCore®. New student discounts and a free trial class make it easy to see why Uncommon Age is a ‘studio like no other.’

Valentine’s Day

Every year, the Stillwater Visitor’s Bureau sponsors free horse-dawn carriage rides downtown along the river. Snuggle under warm blankets and enjoy time together during the beautiful February winter weather. Dates/times vary so check the events calendar for details. No ticket required. First come first serve.

VALLEY TOURS

101 West Pine St.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.439.6110

Valley Tours offers walking tours for smaller groups, custom motor coach itineraries and walk-on tour guide services. Enhance your Stillwater visit with our knowledgeable, local guides.

Wahoo Adventures

Wahoo! Adventures offers a 90 minute Herons & History kayak Paddle every Friday morning at 8:30am and two unique guided bicycle tours throughout the week. See Stillwater from a new perspective! You can also book your own private/custom kayak, bicycle, or scavenger hunt tour for 2 – 20 people. Enjoy the best the St. Croix Valley has to offer on the river or on the local bicycle trails. In the winter we offer snowshoe events at local venues in the St Croix Valley. We provide all the gear, maps, guidance, and inspiration you may need! No experience necessary. Book all events online at www.MyWahooAdventures.com.

WARDEN’S HOUSE MUSEUM

602 N. Main Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.439.5956

Warden’s House Museum open for tours May through October  Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from Noon to 5pm. The cost is $5 per adult, $1 for children. Built in 1853 as the residence of the Minnesota Territorial Prison warden. Over time there were thirteen wardens that lived in the house until 1914.  This home was built next to the first Stillwater Prison. Group tours arranged year-round.

Washington County Parks

Stillwater is located in Washington County with many nearby large outdoor recreation areas such as:


Lake Elmo Park Reserve (Beach/playground/multi-use trails/camping) 1515 Keats Ave. N. Lake Elmo, MN 651.430.8370
Square Lake Park (beach/fishing) 15450 Square Lake Trail North Stillwater, MN  651.430.8200
Pine Point Park (multi-use trails – Gateway State Bike Trail) 11900 Norell Avenue N. Stillwater, MN
Big Marine Park Reserve (boat launch/beach/playground/trails) 17495 Manning Trail N. Stillwater, MN  651.430.8200

 

Pick up Washington County Parks & Trails Maps at any of the above locations.

Zephyr Studio

Classes for students in grades 1-12 to explore and study drama, comedy, or musical theatre while sharpening your acting skills in our temporary Main Street studio location.  Find class descriptions on our website.

Future plans: As a professional theatre in the St. Croix Valley, The 300-seat Zephyr Theatre at the old train depot will produce productions of the highest quality that are visually, acoustically, and artistically beautiful. We will create and revive classic musicals and plays, while incorporating music, musical cultures, and dance into the live arts in meaningful ways.

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