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  • COVID-19 MN Updates - ALERT: Business hours and operations may be slightly different due to COVID-19, so please check directly with your hotel, restaurant, bar, shop, event, or attraction before traveling.Restaurants, Retail Shops, Salons, & Hotels ARE OPEN in Minnesota! Masks are required when indoors and not eating/drinking at this time. KEY LINKS: 12 "Stay Safe" Activities in Stillwater,… Continue Reading
  • When do Seasonal Attractions Open? - Spring is here and summer is coming soon, so here's a reminder of all the warm weather attractions now open (or soon to be) for the 2021 season in Stillwater, Minnesota! Tours Stillwater Trolley: Book tours online or stop by in person at their kiosk on Nelson St.. Enjoy the traditional 45 minute narrated history… Continue Reading
  • Earth Day in Stillwater - With life's recent pause, we hope you are able to be reminded of the value of nature. Immerse yourself in it! Feel its importance, it's simplicity and its power to heal. Fun Fact: Earth Day Started Near Stillwater Gaylord Nelson, who was the founder of Earth Day , grew up in Clear Lake, Wisconsin, which… Continue Reading
  • Green Huron St Croix River Special spots to see wildlife near Stillwater - Contributed by Greg Seitz of St. Croix 360 The St. Croix Valley is home to many fascinating plants and animals, and great parks and preserves where you can see them. Make Stillwater your base camp for nature exploration. The only species that might love the St. Croix Valley more than humans are birds. The area… Continue Reading
  • Twin Cities Ice Sculpture Exploration Event Includes Stillwater - ICE SCULPTURE EXPLORATION: FEB. 19-28 A great winter adventures awaits! GetKnit Events and Minnesota Ice Sculptures have partnered together and are hiding 25+ ice sculptures throughout the greater Twin Cities at various local businesses, beautiful parks, and in iconic neighborhoods! Gather up your fellow scouts and set out on a great expedition to locate these… Continue Reading
  • Valentine’s Ideas in Stillwater - We hope you are able to celebrate the special connections in your life this Valentine's Day! We have one important word for you this year, though - "Reservations"! Don't wait until last minute as COVID safety precautions limit capacity and RESERVATIONS are required so make your plans now to getaway to one of Minnesota's most… Continue Reading
  • America’s Coolest Towns: Stillwater, MN - Have you heard? Stillwater made the list of The 25 Coolest Towns in America to Visit in 2021! We were chosen by the editorial team at Matador Network, the world's largest independent travel media website. Note: towns are listed in No particular order. https://matadornetwork.com/read/coolest-towns-america-visit-2021/?fbclid=IwAR1LhvhQJJc-TmTW-lb82F_5_Vzv8yd1efmY1y2Dp0FPJui4q0SUNQY_ifY Continue Reading
  • Map of Antique Shops: Time to Treasure Hunt - Did you know?Stillwater has one of the largest antique stores in the Midwest with over 65 dealers and that is just 1 of several shops. Perhaps the pandemic has given you extra time to treasure hunt or you'd love to find a unique gift. Mask up and discover all the great finds in multiple stores… Continue Reading
  • The Gift of Experience - Perhaps you are struggling to find a gift, so let us recommend you redirect your efforts to an experience instead. We are all cooped up and wanting to get out into the world to live big again, so consider picking up gift cards for a nice dinner out, a spa service, a wine tasting, a… Continue Reading
  • Wintertime in Stillwater: Lights & New Events! - Winter welcomes you to Stillwater's warm historic district glimmering with ambiance and seasonal charm. In a year when we all need a little cheer, the community has come together to add lots of twinkle to downtown Stillwater as well as winter events! The entire mile of Main Street's shopping and dining district is lined with… Continue Reading
  • Holiday Gift Guide - Downtown Stillwater is full of holiday nostalgia and joy during November & December! And, did you know that downtown Stillwater, Minnesota has 50 independently owned boutiques, shops and art galleries making it the ultimate Shop Small, Shop Local destination for all your holiday gift giving needs (and your personal wish list)! The tourism bureau wants… Continue Reading
  • Black Friday & Shop Small Business Saturday - Stillwater is the Ultimate Shop Small Destination in Minnesota and one of America's Most Picturesque Towns.Choose a charming scene with no big crowds and plenty of fresh air for shopping! RETAIL IS OPEN!! We have 40+ shops that are ALL locally owned. Our celebration of the season has begun with more twinkle than ever on Main Street. Mask up and… Continue Reading
  • Win a Night Stay - Win $300 Lodging Voucher for Stillwater, MN Escape to the Scenic St. Croix River Valley and one of America's most picturesque towns whose charm twinkles during the winter months.  Enter to win a stay this winter in Stillwater, Minnesota!  The historic Main Street welcomes winter visitors with new places to stay, new wintertime decor & events, salt cave spa, live music, art & vintage galleries and 40+ locally… Continue Reading
  • Educational Day Trip Ideas for Kids in Stillwater, MN - For those seeking distance learning field trip opportunities for your family during this home school, hybrid, online education season we are here to offer a few ideas, many of which are free. You can certainly turn a visit to Stillwater into an educational one! Minnesota's health officials are still in a "Stay Safe" recommendation during… Continue Reading
  • 360 Tours of Stillwater Venues - CELEBRATIONS will always be important. AND You can never replace the power of IN-PERSON MEETINGS. When you are ready to plan, gather & safely meet in person again, consider Stillwater's 20+ unique venues. Need a place to host a meeting or party in Stillwater? You can tour venues right from your desk! Originally launched in… Continue Reading
  • Fall Shopping Finds Downtown Stillwater MN - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7Olpi3u9_Q Hello from Main Street shops on this beautiful October day! Retail therapy is here. Get out of the house, pack your mask, and feel proud you are supporting all locally owned businesses! We decided to shop for you, so here's a few peeks all the variety of wonderful quality merchandise all for sale RIGHT… Continue Reading

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