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10 Fun Stops with the Kids Before or After Ice Castles MN:

1) Gammy& Gumpy’s Toy Store and Kids Oasis adjoining indoor creative play space. 2) Leo’s Grill & Malt Shop – 1950s americana and cozy booths 3) Kari’s Create & Paint Studio – walk-ins welcome to paint your own pottery or canvas 4) Learn about history. Take a self-guided tour at Minnesota’s oldest Washington County Historic Courthouse or hold your smart phone in front of one […]

#OnlyinMN Monument Visits Stillwater for January

Legend has it the #OnlyinMN monument was hand-carved by Paul Bunyan himself: whittled from ancient Minnesota hardwoods into the massive, 40-foot span we see today. And though we’re not sure if the stories are true, we’re proud to say it’s never been easier to find your next #OnlyinMN destination. Literally. Always on the go, the […]


A popular, icy attraction in Stillwater, Minnesota is just one week away from opening to the public. Ice Castles will open its icicle-adorned archways to the public onFriday, January 5, 2018. Tickets will go on sale on the attractions’ website on Friday, December 29, 2017: The Utah-based company is currently building ice castles in an unprecedented six locations […]

New Year’s Eve in Stillwater!

Ring in 2018 downtown Stillwater! Restaurants, Pubs, Breweries, Winery, Speakeasy, Live Music and FREE horse-drawn carriage rides from 4-7pm. Make reservations for dinner and enjoy the night walking to other establishments. List of Restaurants & Nightlife Locations Events Calendar Lodging Happy New Year! 12/29/2017 UPDATE: Mother Nature has cast a cold spell on Stillwater for […]

Minnesota Hosts Super Bowl 52

Minnesota is hosting the 2018 Super Bowl Football game in neighboring Minneapolis this winter. Hundreds of thousands of people will be visiting our wonderful state, so here’s what you need to know about the big event including 4 reasons (there are so many, but hey we had to narrow down for you a bit) why […]

Holiday Store Hours

We know you have a big list to tackle for holiday gifts, so here’s the full list of our 50+ boutiques along with posted holiday hours for each. Go ahead, take the 1 mile long snowflake trail to find presents for everyone! (to find holiday events all month long!) Note…the construction you see […]

Holiday Gift Guide

Hello fellow holiday gift givers…we know it’s tough to find something special for everyone on your list, so let us help you! Follow along on our Facebook or Instagram pages @DiscoverStillwater as we post gift ideas from every shop downtown Stillwater. There’s 100+ independently owned shops & restaurants so there’s a bundle of sidewalks to […]

Holiday Events Schedule Announced!

Experience the holidays like you remember. Historic Main Street Stillwater is alive with Christmas decorations, lights, and traditional events and celebrations from November to New Year’s Eve. Get in the old-fashioned holiday spirit! Downtown Stillwater’s independently owned unique boutiques and restaurants welcome you. Shop small and local throughout the season to support local businesses and Minnesota-made gifts. Find […]

Why November is Awesome

The cool air is rolling in, but saying good-bye to October and hello to November is great news for a few reasons: 1. As of November 1st, parking in lots downtown Stillwater are FREE! Enjoy this perk until May 31st. 2. Stay an Extra Day lodging deals have begun, so go ahead, get out of […]

Photo Contest Winners Announced!

Discover Stillwater’s 5th annual summer photo contest has announced the winners. There were 350 entries (see all here) this year showcasing a variety of stunning scenes of the Stillwater area. The Stillwater/Oak Park Heights Convention & Visitors Bureau Board of Directors selected the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners: Kelley Brenner won first place with […]

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