"Stillwater. The perfect day trip." Stillwater by acemj

Stillwater Travel Guide: 36 reviews and 57 photos

Stillwater is a quaint and peaceful town along the banks of the St. Croix River on the Minnesota-Wisconsin border. More importantly, it is the birthplace of Minnesota. On August 26, 1848, the territory of Minnesota was ratified at a the Territorial Convention in Stillwater.

It's a great place for a day excursion from the hustle and bustle of the Twin Cities. You'll discover a lot of history, a charming Main Street and a great riverside location.

If you head outside of town, you'll find some excellent canoeing, hiking and photography opportunities in the St. Croix River Valley region.

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  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Jan 20, 2006 at 2:20 AM

    Mark, an 'oldie' but a nice vignette of life in the mid-west! I like the looks of that old lift-bridge contraption and the small town feel of Stillwater. There are so many interesting spots like this just waiting out there!

  • SUSAMY's Profile Photo
    Nov 20, 2003 at 5:33 PM

    Great tips on Stillwater. Wonderful town!!

  • zrim's Profile Photo
    Oct 31, 2003 at 1:18 PM

    I hate that damn paddleboat. But Stillwater is a lovely place. Doesn't it make you homesick for Minnesota, Mark?

  • mrclay2000's Profile Photo
    Oct 31, 2003 at 12:34 PM

    So this is what the fuss is all about. . .

  • herzog63's Profile Photo
    Oct 4, 2003 at 9:02 AM

    The Grain Elevator is the Great Midwestern Icon! Sort of the Light house of the flatlands! Looks like a cool bit of Americana here!!

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    May 28, 2003 at 10:13 PM

    I love my day trips....peaceful, and when picking the right spot not many tourists around :-)) you picked a fine spot too Mark, thanks for sharing

  • keeweechic's Profile Photo
    May 28, 2003 at 9:50 PM

    This town is wonderfully set in those hills and I love the idea of an ice cream and summer stroll:-) The books store sounds great and I love paddleboats. I'd hate to see things modernised.

  • Maline's Profile Photo
    Mar 21, 2003 at 3:56 AM

    It seems time has stood still in Stillwater. Very pretty pictures!

  • Feb 7, 2003 at 7:55 AM

    You can't remember the name? Are you getting older? Hehe...

  • b1bob's Profile Photo
    Nov 22, 2002 at 8:17 PM

    I say keep the bridge as it is. Change for the sake of change is ridiculous.


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