it's cabin time™ in Stillwater
Discover Stillwater, the 1848 Birthplace of Minnesota located on the scenic St. Croix River. Stillwater is a place where authentic paddlewheel riverboats and gondolas glide the waters. Historic Main Street shopping, dining, lodging and entertainment are yours when you visit this charming river town where time stands still. Enjoy Stillwater tourism in winter, spring, and fall. The robust colors of the bluffs in the fall and crisp flavors of winery and brewery harvests, winter days showcasing holiday boutique shopping, ski trails, romantic winter escapes, and warm days near the river. Stillwater is located just minutes from the border of Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Wisconsin border and is the perfect destination for a getaway.
Stillwater, Minnesota has been voted as: America’s Most Picturesque Small Towns, Best American Towns for Fall Colors, Best U.S. Towns for Antiquing, Best Twin Cities Day Trips, Best Minnesota Weekend Getaway, America’s Prettiest Painted Places, and Most Romantic Cities. Stillwater is also located on the National Scenic St. Croix Riverway, St. Croix Scenic Byway, and National Register of Historic Places.
Stillwater was voted a “Top 5 Midwest Town to Visit Now” and is rated as one of the top 10 “Prettiest Towns in America” by Forbes Magazine. Stillwater is continuously voted as a favorite getaway in Minnesota and nationwide. The reason for these significant designations is that the setting is truly unique and Stillwater has so much to offer every type of visitor year-round.
Experience the natural beauty of the St. Croix River, bluffs, and historic architecture while cruising on a boat, taking a trolley tour, or exploring on foot or by bike. Spend a day shopping at one of the hundreds of independently owned shops and restaurants along historic Main Street, or try one of many group experiences and classes from candle making to kayaking.
Be sure to stop by Nelson's Drive Inn Dairy Store to try over 44 flavors of delicious homemade ice cream. With giant scoops and several choices, you won’t be disappointed! At Leo’s Grill and Malt Shop, be sure to try the cheese curds made with cheddar from the cheese capital of the world! After your cheese curds and ice cream, spend the afternoon playing with your kids at Teddy Bear Bike, featuring free parking and plenty of photo opportunities for an unforgettable afternoon. Visit Stillwater for a weekend of fun and plenty of choices for everyone in your family!
• St. Croix River
• Historic Main Street
• Nelson's Drive Inn Dairy Store
• Leo's Grill and Malt Shop
• Teddy Bear Bike