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Flying into the area? The Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport, www.mspairport.com, is only 30 minutes away and our nearby Lake Elmo Airport is just minutes away for those of you coming in on private planes. www.airnav.com/airport/21D
Lutheran:Trinity Lutheran Church - www.trinitylc.org
115 4th Street North, Stillwater 651-439-7400
Our Savior's Lutheran Church (ELCA) - www.oslcstillwater.org
Salem Lutheran Church and School - www.salemlutheran.org
St. Paul Lutheran Church (ELCA) - www.stpaullc.org
St. Michael Catholic Church - www.stillwatercatholics.org
St. Mary's Catholic Church - www.stmarysstillwater.org
First United Methodist Church - www.fumcstillwater.com
Stillwater Evangelical Free Church - www.stillwaterefc.org
Bethany Evangelical Covenant Church - www.bethanystillwater.org
Ascension Episcopal Church - www.ae-church.org
First Presbyterian Church of Stillwater - www.fpc-stillwater.org
Crosswinds Community Church - www.northlakes.org
CONTACT US For more Stillwater Visitor Information:
Stillwater Visitors Bureau - 651-351-1717 email@example.com
To order a guidebook or Stillwater map, click here.
Stillwater Chamber of Commerce - www.ilovestillwater.com - 651-439-4001
Washington County - www.co.washington.mn.us
Historic Court House - www.co.washington.mn.us - 101 Pine Street W.
Paws and Claws Pet Care provides Doggie Day Care, Overnights.
Located at 1709 S. Greeley. Phone: 651-380-2879 Web: www.pawsclawspa.com
Washington County Fairgrounds are located a short distance form downtown Stillwater in Lake Elmo.
Stillwater is referred to as the "Birthplace of Minnesota" established in 1848. It held the first territorial convention, to begin the process of establishing Minnesota as a state, on the corner of Myrtle and Main Streets. Minnesota became a territory in 1849 and a state in 1858. Stillwater was chosen for the territory's first prison, which opened in 1853. Today, you can tour the old Warden's House, located where the original prison was built. In 1837, treaties were signed between the US government and local Ojibwa and Dakota nations that allowed for settlement in the St. Croix river valley. Stillwater became a city in 1854.
Stillwater's main industry was lumbering until the second half of the 19th century. Logs were sent downstream and collected at the St. Croix Boom Site and processed in Stillwater's sawmills. Lumber barons built their intricate Victorian mansions amidst Stillwater's hills overlooking the river. Today, many of those mansions have been restored to their original grandeur and are now historic Bed & Breakfast Inns. The St. Croix River was also home to many steamboats which were used until about 1890 as a major means of transportation. Stillwater still has colorful steamboats for tourists to enjoy. Historic downtown still boasts many shops, boutiques, restaurants, historic hotels, parks and festivals.
HISTORIC LIFT BRIDGE
The historic lift bridge crossing the St. Croix River between Stillwater and Houlton, WI is used by approximately 18,000 vehicles each day. The lift is one of three still remaining today, built in 1931 to replace a swing bridge, it is still used to allow boats to pass periodically under the bridge. Plans are underway to build a new bridge in another location and use the current bridge and a walking/biking bridge. The bridge is on the National Register of Historic Places. For more information about the bridge, go to www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/liftbridge
To make your Stillwater vacation planning easier, we have several ITINERARIES for you to select from including Romance, Outdoor, Family Fun, Historic, Taste Arts, Girlfriend Getaways, and Wine Tours. Check there itineraries out by clicking HERE.
The Stillwater Library, www.stillwaterlibrary.org, is well worth a visit. Located at 224 Third Street North in downtown Stillwater, the library boasts an incredible rooftop venue that is available for weddings and special events. The view is incredible from the rooftop where you will see the historic church spires, the winding river and our historic river town. Check the website for library hours or call 651-275-4338.
MARINAS & BOAT RENTALS:
Spend some time cruisin’ the beautiful St. Croix River by launching your own boat or renting a boat or pontoon. Then stay the night for dining and entertainment, followed by a great stay at one of Stillwater's lodging options.
Stillwater Marina Services & Boat Rentals - www.stillwatermarineservices.com - 651-439-0350
Sunnyside Marina - www.sunnysidemarina.com - 651-439-2118
Stillwater Marina and Yacht Club - www.stillwateryachtclub.com - 651-430-9503
Stillwater Boat Rentals - www.stillwaterboatrentals.com - 651-439-9000
Wolf Marine - www.wolfmarine.com - 651-439-2341
Stillwater is rich in history and historic architecture for all you history buffs!
Stillwater offers both paid and free parking spaces. the map below outlines parking options.
Stillwater Taxi - 651-439-9999
Stillwater Rickshaw Taxi & Tour - 651-705-1212
Shuttle Service from the Twin Cities run Tuesdays and Saturdays - Call Absolute Advantage 612-822-6102
Fareshark - Flat rate airport taxi service from Stillwater to the airport. : http://www.fareshark.com
Stillwater Trolley - Take a 45 minute guided tour of the area, www.stillwatertrolley.com - 651-430-0352
TRAVEL DISTANCES TO STILLWATER, MINNESOTA:
Stillwater is close than you think - and definitely a place to stay more than one day!
In fact, we have Itineraries to help you make your plans. Here are a few approximate mileages:
Mall of America - 30 minutes
Weather in Stillwater varies greatly with the four seasons. Summers along the river can be warm and balmy, and that is why there are so many festivals happening in Stillwater during the summer months. Fall is a great time to vacation in Stillwater as the fall foliage colors are so dramatic. During winter, beauty abounds in our winter wonderland, and you can enjoy cross-country ski trails, shopping and sitting in front of a fireplace at one of our historic B&Bs. Spring comes alive along the river... time to start hiking, biking, golfing and more! View Current Conditions »