Stillwater Trip Guide | Midwest Living

Stillwater Trip Guide

Along the wild and scenic St. Croix River and 28 miles northeast of the Twin Cities, Stillwater (population: 18,226) combines a historic downtown with contemporary dining, shopping and lodging.
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    Waterfront. Photo courtesy of Stillwater CVB.
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    Rivertown Inn
    Rivertown Inn.
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    Bridge at night. Photo courtesy of Stillwater CVB.
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    Courthouse. Photo courtesy of Stillwater CVB.
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    Downtown. Photo courtesy of Stillwater CVB.

What to do

Franconia Sculpture Park Visitors take in a delightful 20-acre park with a rotating colection of contemporary sculpture 25 miles north of Stillwater. Free. See reviews and ratings. (651) 257-6688; franconia.org

Kathe Wohlfahrt of America Superior old-world craftsmanship goes into each creation, whether it's a music box or a hand-carved nutcracker. See reviews and ratings. (651) 275-1236; christmasfromgermany.com

Midtown Antique Mall Stillwater’s 30,000-square-foot mall includes vintage toys and sporting goods. (651) 430-0808; midtownantiques.com 

Where to eat

The Bikery This local bike-themed coffeehouse happens to be a vintage shop, too. Separate areas make it easy to find a nook to enjoy a fresh-baked treat. See reviews and ratings. (651) 439-3834; thebikeryshop.com

Phil’s Tara Hideaway Bar and Restaurant Join the locals for walleye, pastas or Greek dishes. Located off of State-36. (651) 439-9850; tarahideaway.com 

Where to stay

Ann Bean Mansion Enjoy a romantic stay with a gourmet breakfast just a few blocks from Main Street. See reviews and ratings. (877) 837-4400; annbeanmansion.com

The Outing Lodge at Pine Point The 1858 Georgian premises in the heart of 300-acre Pine Point County Park is known for sumptuous theme dinners. See reviews and ratings. (651) 439-9747; outinglodge.com

Rivertown Inn Guests sip wine in the evenings before retiring to opulent yet welcoming rooms named for Victorian novelists. See reviews and ratings. (651) 430-2955; rivertowninn.com

Water Street Inn Each room in this historical inn has period furniture and a whirlpool tub; all but five have a gas fireplace. See reviews and ratings. (651) 439-6000; waterstreetinn.us

For information: Stillwater/Oak Park Heights Convention and Visitors Bureau (651) 351-1717; discoverstillwater.com

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