"Stillwater, Minnesota" Stillwater by gregoryr1m

Stillwater Travel Guide: 36 reviews and 57 photos

The town of Stillwater is itself on the National Registry of Historic Places. Hundred-year-old brick and limestone buildings that once housed merchants of the old logging town now are home to a host of antique shops, rare book dealers, world-class restaurants, bed & breakfast inns, historic trains, trolleys, and paddlewheel boats.

Stillwater is at it's best from early Spring to late Autumn. There's nothing like spendin the evening at The Freighhouse, on their deck, cocktail in hand, and over looking The St. Croix Rover watching the boats go by.

Stillwater's Web Site

The Minnesota Zephyr

I love trains, especially Zephyrs. They're so romantic. It reminds me of a song by Johnny Mercer:

I took a trip on a train,
And I thought about you.
I passed the shadowy lanes,
And I thought about you.

Two or three cars,
Parked under the stars,
A winding stream.

All the big bands performed that song during WWII and the ambiance on The MN Zephyr is
that* of a dinning car from that period. See my must see activities for more information.

What else to do while you're in Stillwater?

Antique shopping of course. This is an antiquers paradise and Stillwater is saturated with antique shops but they're aren't inexpensive.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Great town
  • Cons:Can get crowded on Summer Weekends
  • In a nutshell:Spend part of the day there, have dinner, go shopping
  • Intro Updated Aug 25, 2004
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  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Nov 9, 2006 at 9:19 AM

    Great page Greg. Lovely photographs and appreciate the information too! Happy Trails!

  • Tugboatguy's Profile Photo
    Sep 30, 2005 at 7:57 PM

    Good, varied tips and suggestions. Have a nephew living in Stillwater. It is pretty during indian summer. Doug

  • DaDrifter's Profile Photo
    Jul 9, 2005 at 1:55 AM

    Nice little town! Lovely opening picture ... Minnesota Zephyr and some homemade fudge sound interesting :)

  • yooperprof's Profile Photo
    May 24, 2005 at 7:43 PM

    Such a cute town! Does Jessica Lange still have a house here?

  • Tourtech's Profile Photo
    Apr 3, 2005 at 11:44 AM

    That is a great picture of the train! Stillwater looks like a great town to visit. Safe travels from the travelling Canadians!!!

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Feb 8, 2005 at 3:00 PM

    Wonderful travelogue and the pages on this little gem of a town are also wonderful. Paddle boat cruise looks great as does the Zephyr dinner tour. I would enjoy the apple farm, but mostly, I would love the antique shops and the ambience of the place.

  • shivan's Profile Photo
    Sep 14, 2004 at 7:17 AM

    nice page with lovely pictures

  • Stephen-KarenConn's Profile Photo
    Sep 13, 2004 at 4:58 AM

    Hi Gregolry, Excellent job on these pages. I would love to take a ride on the Minnesota Zephyr, and take along a box of that yummy homemade fudge. Stillwater looks like a town we would really enjoy. Stephen

  • bugalugs's Profile Photo
    Sep 6, 2004 at 1:50 PM

    A nice page and pics and I like the sound of the paddle boat ride

  • radz's Profile Photo
    May 3, 2004 at 4:17 AM

    Homemade Fudge ,ah sounds mouthwatering.Nice Page Greg.


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