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DOWNTOWN & BIKE TRAIL MAPS INSIDE!

2020

LODGING

THINGS TO DO

BOUTIQUE DISTRICT

RESTAURANTS

HISTORIC WALKING TOUR

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EVENTS CALENDAR

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NEW IN 2020 • 20 Room Hotel Addition • Riverview Conference Rooms • Riverside Rooftop Patio

• Historic Pub & Restaurant serving food & drinks since 1890 • Live Irish Music Every Friday & Saturday Night

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WELCOME TO

Stillwater

THE BIRTHPLACE OF MINNESOTA.

DISCOVER THE FUN. DISCOVER THE HISTORY. DISCOVER THE RIVER. We invite you to visit our historic river town located just outside Minneapolis/St. Paul on the Minnesota/Wisconsin border on the St. Croix River. Enjoy colorful panoramic views of the river valley and an abundance of activities, dining, entertainment, and shopping year-round. Stay overnight — feel the nostalgia and creativity alive in this town once full of steamboats and lumber barons. Today, Stillwater perfectly pairs modern trends with historic beauty— you’ll love the new St. Croix Crossing Loop Bike Trail and new hotels & restaurants downtown. Need ideas for planning your personal vacation, wedding or organization’s next gathering? Be inspired by our charming Midwest destination and one of America’s most picturesque towns (USA Today Travel). With over 20 amazing venues, CONTENTS Stillwater, Minnesota has everything you need to host your escape. TRAVEL INFO .................................... 2-3 Browse through this guide to plan your trip. Enjoy your stay!

LODGING ......................................... 4-10 DINING & NIGHT LIFE ................ 11-16 SHOPPING...................................... 17-27

Stillwater/Oak Park Heights Convention and Visitor Bureau

THINGS TO DO ............................. 28-51

Graphic Design by: Studio2 Design + Digital

BIKE TRAIL MAP.......................... 36-37

Publisher/Advertising: Christie Rosckes, Fresh Avenue Marketing 651.351.1717

PHOTO CONTEST........................ 52-53

©2020 Stillwater/Oak Park Heights Convention and Visitor Bureau (CVB).

WEDDINGS/HONEYMOONS ....54-55

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Cover Photo by: Christie Rosckes

Printed using soy-based inks and recycled paper. No part of this publication may be reproduced without permission from the CVB. Every effort has been made to provide up-to-date information at time of publication (12/1/2019). Changes take place during the year and it is recommended that you reconfirm times, dates, or inclusions for final accuracy.

GROUPS/MEETINGS ................. 56-57 HISTORIC WALKING TOUR .... 58-65 4

EVENTS CALENDAR ................... 66-71

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MAP - FOLD OUT SECTION .............72

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TRAVEL INFORMATION HELPFUL FACTS WHILE YOU ARE HERE HISTORY OF STILLWATER Stillwater is considered the historic Birthplace of Minnesota because in 1848 the first territorial convention to establish Minnesota as a state was held on the corner of Myrtle and Main Street. Stillwater is also one of Minnesota’s oldest towns, preceding Minneapolis by years. In 1854, at the time of incorporation as a city, Stillwater was the largest city in the state. The lumber industry made Stillwater famous. At the height of the log boom, Stillwater’s lumber mills were the largest in the country, making Minnesota one of the largest lumber markets in the world. This boom brought wealth, railroads, steamships, gas lights, and grand homes. Today, Stillwater’s rich and vibrant history is celebrated year-round with thousands of visitors from around the world. TRAVEL DISTANCES MN

Stillwater’s historic downtown is…

Stillwater 694

• Located along the St. Croix Scenic Byway – Highway 95 • Situated on a National Scenic Riverway – St. Croix River

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• 30 minutes from Minneapolis, St. Paul, Mall of America, and MSP Airport • On the Minnesota/Wisconsin border Main Street is on the national historic registry and is open YEAR-ROUND, with only a few attractions or shops closing seasonally (MayOctober high season) or on certain weekdays. All 100+ unique shops and restaurants downtown are independently-owned businesses. The majority are open 7 days a week and typically open between 10-11am and close from 5-8pm.

HELPFUL WEBSITES

MINNEAPOLIS

30 MIN

DULUTH

2.5 HRS

ST. CLOUD

1.5 HRS

ROCHESTER

1.5 HRS

EAU CLAIRE

1 HR

MADISON

4 HRS

CHICAGO

6 HRS

LACROSSE

2.5 HRS

GPS Address: 101 Water Street Stillwater, MN 55082 Population of Stillwater: 18,800 Population of Oak Park Heights: 4,795

WEATHER Located in the Midwest, Stillwater experiences all 4 seasons. 72° 60°

Minnesota State Tourism exploreminnesota.com

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City of Stillwater ci.stillwater.mn.us City of Oak Park Heights cityofoakparkheights.com Area Chamber of Commerce greaterstillwaterchamber.com

24°

Main Street Independent Business Association mainstreetstillwaterIBA.com AVERAGE TEMPS

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TRAVEL INFORMATION TRANSPORTATION AIRPORTS

BOAT DOCKS

TRAIN

See outdoor adventure section, page 32.

Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport 612.726.5555 (30 min away) or Lake Elmo private airport 651.777.1399 (15 min away) lakeelmoaero.com

St. Paul Union Depot amtrak.com(20 min away)

SHUTTLE/TAXI/LIMO/TROLLEY Airport Super Shuttle supershuttle.com 800.258.3826

651.373.9941 651.439.9999 Stillwater Trolley 651.430.0352 Private or historic tours Total Luxury Limousine 651.770.5668 TukTuk WooHoo 888.4.tuk.tuk (488.5885) You Drink, We Drive youdrinkwedrive.org 651.338.1425 Hill Valley Taxi Stillwater Taxi

PARKING

Downtown Stillwater has over 1800 parking spots. The majority are FREE. Look for on-street, lots, and a parking RAMP on 2nd St. & Commercial St. (next to Lowell Inn). Refer to MAP in the back of this guide or online. Parking lots FREE Nov. 1 –April 30th.

LIBRARY

EMERGENCY CARE 911 Lakeview Hospital 927 W. Churchill St. 651.439.5330 Stillwater Medical Group 1500 Curve Crest Blvd. 651.439.1234 Health East Stillwater Clinic 2900 Curve Crest Blvd. 651.471.5600 Police 651.351.4900 • Fire 651.351.4950

Carnegie Public Library is well worth a visit to see the rooftop patio view. 224 3rd St. N. 651.275.4338. Stillwaterlibrary.org

CHURCHES Beautiful historic steeples dot the hillside of downtown Stillwater (see map in back). St. Michael Catholic Church 611 South Third Street 651.439.4400 St. Mary’s Catholic Church 423 5th Street South 651.439.1270 Trinity Lutheran Church 115 4th Street North 651.439.7400 St. Paul Lutheran Church (ELCA) 609 5th Street South 651.439.5970 Ascension Episcopal Church 214 North Third Street 651.439.2609

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LODGING

STAY OVERNIGHT IN STILLWATER BED & BREAKFAST INNS Experience the history of Stillwater by staying in a restored lumber baron’s mansion. Stunning architecture, fireplaces, Swedish steam showers, gourmet breakfast service, lovely gardens and warm local hospitality.

DOWNTOWN HOTELS Walk to all the downtown attractions from your guest room. Enjoy 2 new boutique hotels and riverfront hotel expansion. On-site restaurants and pubs, ballroom event centers, and group rates available.

HOTELS Find contemporary rooms close to downtown just off Hwy 36 with family friendly features such as in-room movies, pool, hot tub, continental breakfast, and fitness centers.

SPA RETREAT, LOFT & HOME RENTALS Relax with friends at a spa retreat, whole house rental in town or a loft space downtown —several new properties this year! *V  isit DiscoverStillwater.com/things-to-do/parks-camping for campgrounds nearby

Voted Best MIDWEST SMALL-TOWN GETAWAYS ~Midwest Living Magazine

Voted Best WEEKEND GETAWAY & BEST TWIN CITIES STAYCATION ~City Pages

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# Rooms Kitchenette Breakfast Incl. Pool or Hot Tub Whirlpool Fireplace Room Service Handicap Access Wi-Fi Meeting Space Kids Stay Free Pets Allowed Group/ Weddings River View

LODGING

HOMES & LOFTS 210 Laurel 210 Laurel St 612.414.8596 210Laurel.com

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A Spacious Place 416 2nd St N. 952.836.9184 airbnb.com/rooms/23728634

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*Alesci on St. Croix 308 Chestnut St E. 612.309.6338 vrbo.com/733290

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Art Andes 6337 Paris Ave N. 651.230.0560 vrbo.com/856370

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Cottage in The Alley 2023 Shulenberg Alley 651.485.9704 cottageinthealley.com

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*Downtown Loft Getaway 114 Main St N. airbnb.com/rooms/26630836

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*Durant House 437 2nd St S. DurantHouse.com

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Dutchtown Retreat 300 Willow St E. 612.890.2553 vrbo.com/609140

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*Excelsior Escape 120 N. Main St 612.508.7474 excelsiorescapesuite.com

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*Foxx Bluff Guest House 322 Broadway St S. FoxxBluff.com

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†Just For Me Spa Homes 110 S. Greeley Street 651.439.4662 JustForMeSpa.com Sleeps 4-8 X

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Lookout Haven 6396 Lookout Trail N. vrbo.com/877553

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*Main Street Retreat 114 Main St N. airbnb.com/rooms/28735542

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Meadowlark Cottage 1104 Meadowlark Dr. 651.308.5556 vrbo.com/652326

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Myrtle Jackson House 603 Myrtle St. W. www.airbnb.com/rooms/37913417

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Scenic Overlook Cottage 6315 Peacan Ave. 651.246.1239 vrbo.com/3776764

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So Hill Properties 15033 65th St. N. vrbo.com/685873

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St. Croix Riverview Home 1336 2nd Ave S. 651.283.6945 vrbo.com/587403

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*The Downtown 221 1/2 Chestnut St E. 651.808.8016 vrbo.com/948550

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Private Home on Bike Trail 7919 Neal Ave N. 612.961.4292 airbnb.com/rooms/31121836 Sleeps 7 X

*Union Alley Escape 210 Main St S. 612.802.4123 airbnb.com/rooms/18941650

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HISTORIC BED & BREAKFASTS

# Rooms Restaurant Kitchenette Breakfast Incl. Pool or Hot Tub Whirlpool Fireplace Room Service Handicap Access Wi-Fi Meeting Space Kids Stay Free Pets Allowed Group/Weddings River View

LODGING

Ann Bean Mansion 319 W Pine St 651.430.0355 annbeanmansion.com

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†Aurora Staples Inn 303 N 4th St 651.351.1187 aurorastaplesinn.com

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Cover Park Manor 15330 58th St N 651.430.9292 coverpark.com

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Lady Goodwood 704 First St S 651.439.3771 ladygoodwood.com

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†James Mulvey Inn 807 Harriet St S 651.430.8008 jamesmulveyinn.com

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†Rivertown Inn 306 W Olive St 651.430.2955 rivertowninn.com

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William Sauntry Mansion 626 N Fourth St 651.430.2653 sauntrymansion.com

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HOTELS & HISTORIC INNS America’s Best Value Inn 1750W Frntg. Rd 651.430.1300 americasbestvalueinn.com 59

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AmericInn Lodge & Suites 13025 60th St 651.275.0980 hotelstillwater.com

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Asteria Inn & Suites 2190 Frontage Rd 651.430.3990 asteriastillwater.com

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Comfort Inn & Suites 2000 Washington Ave S 651.275.1401 choicehotels.com

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GrandStay Hotel & Suites 2200W Frontage Rd 651.430.2699 grandstayhospitality.com

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*Hotel Crosby 232 Main St N 651.967.7100 hotelcrosby.com

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*Lora 402 S Main St 651.571.3500 lorahotel.com

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*Lowell Inn 102 N Second St 651.439.1100 lowellinn.com (See ad on back map)

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*Water Street Inn 101 Water St 651.439.6000 waterstreetinn.us (See ad on front cover)

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An invitation into the unknown.

Use discount code DISCOVER when you book direct at lorahotel.com.

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DINING & NIGHT LIFE

RESTAURANTS SERVING FOOD FROM AROUND THE WORLD Stillwater is a culinary traveler’s delight with 30 restaurants and pubs downtown featuring a variety of fare and atmospheres. Enjoy the river views or people watching with most restaurants offering outdoor patios or rooftops. American burgers to sushi to Italian to Mexican — you’ll find your favorites easily!

DISCOVER THE VIBRANT DOWNTOWN SCENE Find dining and entertainment in downtown Stillwater year-round, all within walking distance. Check out the online events calendar for live music and special events. Host a party in Stillwater! Holiday gatherings or special occasions. Private spaces available for rent, too!

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Breakfast/Brunch Lunch Dinner Bar / Alcohol Outdoor Dining Groups Nightlife (live music, pool, darts, etc.) Gluten Free or Vegan options

DINING & NIGHTLIFE

DINING & NIGHTLIFE 3rd Street Post 103 3rd St. S. 651.439.1435 3rdstpost.com

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Brick & Bourbon 215 Main St. S. 651.432.0777 brickandbourbon.com

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Brian’s Bar & Grill 219 Main St. S. 651.571.3132 facebook.com/briansstillwater Charlie’s Restaurant & Irish Pub 101 Water St. S. 651.439.6000 charliesrestaurant.us Dock Cafe 425 E. Nelson St. 651.430.3770 dockcafe.com

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Domacin Wine Bar 102 S. Second St. 651.439.1352 domacinwinebar.com

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Feller 402 Main St. S. 651.571.3500 lorahotel.com

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Freight House Restaurant 305 Water St. S. 651.439.5718 thefreighthouse.com

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Grand Pizza 301 Second St. S. 651.351.1262 thegrandpizza.com

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Joseph Wolf Brewery + Cafe 220 Commercial St. josephwolfbrewing.com

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Leo’s Grill & Malt Shop 131 Main St S. 651.351.3943 leosgrill.com

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Lift Bridge Brewery 1900 Tower Dr. W. 888.430.2337 liftbridgebrewery.com

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LOLO American Kitchen 233 Main St. 651.342.2461 loloamericankitchen.com/stillwater

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Lolito Cantina / Carlito Tequilaria 112 Main St. N 651.342.0972 lolitostillwater.com

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Lowell Inn 102 N. Second St. 651.439.1100 lowellinn.com Mad Capper Saloon/Eatery 224 Main St. S. 651.430.3710 madcapper.biz Main Cafe 108 S. Main St. 651.430.2319 themaincafe.wixsite.com/maincafe

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Maple Island Brewing 225 Main St. N. 651.430.0044 mapleislandbrewing.com

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Marx Fusion Bistro 241 Main St. S. 651.439.8333 marxfusionbistro.com

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MatchStick 232 N Main St. 651.571.0111 matchstickgrill.com

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Nacho Mama’s 312 Main St. S. 651.439.9544 nachomamasmn.com

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No Neck Tony's 231 Myrtle 651.342.1261 nonecktonys.com Oasis Cafe 806 Main St. 651.439.0928 oasiscafemn.com

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Osaka Sushi and Hibachi 108 Main St. N. 651.342.0285 osakatogo.com

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PD Pappy’s 422 Mulberry St. E. 651.430.1147 pdpappysonline.com

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Portside 317 Main St. S. 651.342.1502 portsidestillwater.com

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Quickfire Pizza 116 Main St. S. 651.439.7009 quickfirepizza.com

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Rusty Mile 218 Main St. (opening in spring)

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The Lumberjack Axe Throwing Bar 123 2nd St. N. 651.308.3552 thelumberjackmn.com

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The Long Goodbye 402 Main St. S. 651.571.3500 lorahotel.com

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Tilted Tiki 324 Main St. S. 651.247.1815 tiltedtiki.com

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Tin Bins 413 E. Nelson St. 651.342.0799 facebook.com/tinbins The Velveteen Speakeasy 123 N. 2nd St. thevelveteenspeakeasy.com

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Victoriano’s NY Style Pizza 402 Main St N 651.430.3700 victorianospizza.com

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Whiteys Saloon 302 S. Main St. 651.439.9902 whiteyssaloon.com

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Ziggy’s 132 Main St S 651.342.1773 ziggysmn.com

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DINING AROUND TOWN

HEY FOODIES…

Acapulco 1240 W Frontage Rd 651.351.9462

Can't decide where to eat? Take a culinary walking tour of downtown restaurants, pubs or specialty Carbone’s Pizzeria 5988 Osgood Ave N 651.439.0004 shops with foodiesonfootmn.com! Dine on the Chilkoot Cafe & Cyclery 826 4th St S 651.342.0429 water, literally. Take a scenic paddlewheel lunch or dinner cruise. stillwaterriverboats.com! Cozzie’s Tavern & Grill 11154 60th St N 651.342.0447 Love cooking or want to learn how? Take a Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter 8390 Lofton Ave 651.439.7128 culinary class or book a team-building experience Joseph’s Family Restaurant 14608 60th St N 651.439.3336 for your group outing. Professional chefs lead Meisters Bar & Grill 901 4th Street South 651.439.986 interactive classes in gourmet kitchens at two Phil’s Tara Hideaway 021 60th St N 651.439.9850 locations in Stillwater: Patriot’s Tavern 145 New England Pl 651.342.1472 Cooks of Crocus Hill, 324 S. Main 651.351.1144, Thai Basil 1180 Frontage Rd W 651.439.4033 cooksofcrocushill.com or Rivertown Inn, COFFEE, ICE CREAM & QUICK BITES 306 W. Olive St. 651.430.2955, rivertowninn.com Enjoy a picnic in a park or in the garden of your B&B. Barbara Ann’s Fudge Shop 317 Main St S 651.430.2071 Stop by the summer Farmer’s Market on Saturdays Candyland 212 Main St 651.430.8004 across from the historic courthouse for local produce, or pop into the River Market Co-op on Main Street Cherry Berry 125 N Main St 651.342.0128 for local organic goods and deli service. Pair your Daily Grind Espresso Cafe 217 N Main St 651.430.3207 picnic with local wines, beers or treats! Greenbridge Coffee Shop 209 Main St S 651.342.1914 Brine’s Market & Deli 1790 Washington Ave 651.439.1862

Leo’s Grill & Malt Shop 131 Main St S 651.351.3943 Made Coffee 402 Main St S 651.571.3500 Mai Little Cakes 223 Main St S 651.342.2014 Mon Petit Chéri Bakery 310 Main St 651.342.1528 MN Nice Cream 308 Chestnut St E. 651-571-3199 Nelson’s Ice Cream 920 Olive St W 651.430.1103 Revival Coffee/Something Pasta 317 S Main St 651.342.1520 River Market Food Co-op 221 N Main St 651.439.0366 Tin Bins 413 Nelson St E 651.342.0799 Tremblay's Candy Shop 308 Main St 651.430.0087

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Your perfect Stillwater experience awaits in the historic Brick Alley building. Find a unique gift or treasure at one of the many shops, get a massage, or find a new hobby. Start your Stillwater getaway at the Alley.

SHOP|PLAY|RELAX 421 Main St S, Stillwater, MN 55082

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SHOPPING

SHOPPING IN MAIN STREET BOUTIQUE DISTRICT Take your time…meander through downtown side streets. Delight in the architecture and the diversity of our unique shops and restaurants. Discover OVER 50 locally ownedoperated shops who welcome you. Enjoy special shopping during Shop Small Saturday in November, "Hometown for Holidays" in December and Ladies' Night Out events.

Ultimate Shop-Small Business Destination Year-Round

BEST SHOPPING HOODS ~ Mpls / St. Paul Magazine

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SHOPPING

Boutiques: Clothing, fashion accessories,

jewelry, home décor, furniture, toys, gifts, books, consignment, and more! Find gifts for anyone and a little something for yourself.

Specialty Shops: Everything from spices, to

teas, cookware, candy, yarn, beads, olive oils or imports.

Art Galleries: Many art galleries showcase

original local fine art in multiple mediums from paintings, to pottery, textiles, or sculpture. Add to your art collection or find a special piece for a gift.

Antiques: Several antique shops and multi-

level dealer malls offer vintage coins, clothing, jewelry, furniture, glassware, art, books, and light fixtures. From the 1800’s to retro 1960’s, industrial to mid-century, you’re sure to find it in Stillwater.

TOP 10 BEST ANTIQUING TOWNS IN THE COUNTRY! ~ 2015 Fodor's Travel

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SHOPPING DOWNTOWN RETAILERS 45 Degrees

Luya Shoes & Other Fine Things

Alfresco Casual Living

Magnolias Clothing & Textiles

Allure by Greations Jewelers

Midtown Antiques

American Gothic Antiques

Minnesota Made

Art n Soul

Modern Roots

Barbara Ann's Fudge Shoppe

Peek a Baby Boutique

Betty June's

Pinch n' Rub Spice & Tea Hub

Black Letter Books

Reclaiming Beautiful

Britta's Boutique

River City Antiques

Candyland

River Jeans

Collaborations Boutique 129 1/2 S. Main St. (2nd floor)

River Market Co-op

Cooks of Crocus Hill

Riverway Gifts & Flower Shop

Darn Knit Anyway

Rose Mille

Downtown Divas

Scandinavian North

Enchante'

Shop in the City

Forget Me Not

Simply Chic

Galeria Saro

Smith & Trade Mercantile

GullyWubbles

Staples Mill Antique

Images of the Past

Stillwater Antiques Mall

Johnny's TV

Stillwater Art Guild Gallery

Johnson Jewelers

Stillwater Olive Oil Company

Jori & June

The Shirt Factory

Kathe Wohlfahrt Christmas Store

Trembleys Sweet Shop

KatyDid's Boutique/Stokes Jewelry

Uncommon Cents

Kenzington Boutique

Valley Bookseller

Let There Be Light Antiques

West Marine

Lil' Tulips

When Pigs Flew - Resale and New

229 S. Main St 45-degrees.com

317 S. Main St ShopLuya.com

321 S. Main St AlfrescoCasualLiving.com

402 N. Main St MagnoliasPaulette.com

421 S. Main St AllurebyGreatons.com

301 S. Main St MidtownAntiques.com 220 E. Chestnut St MinnesotaMadeApparel.com

236 South Main St.

202 S. Main St Facebook.com/ArtnSoul.StillwaterBeads

324 Main St S., Suite 9 PeekaBabyBoutique.com

317 Main St S.

421 S. Main St Facebook.com/BettyJunesStillwater 102 S. Main St BlackLetterBook.com

119 S. Main St Facebook.com/RiverCityAntiquesMN

212 N. Main St CandylandStore.com

118 N. Main St RiverJeans.com

Squareup.com/store/Collaborations-Boutique 324 S. Main St CooksOfCrocusHill.com

215 William St. N. Rosemille.com

216 Main St S. Dtdivas.com

317 S. Main St ScandinavianNorth.com

317 S. Main St ShopEnchante.com

317 S. Main St ShopinTheCity.com

102 N. Main St. ForgetMeNotInStillwater.com

421 S. Main St SimplyChicStillwater.com

213 S. Main St GaleriaSaroStillwater.com

229 Main St SmithandTrade.com

112 Main St GullyWubbles.com

410 N. Main St StaplesMillAntiques.com

222 Commercial St ImagesofThePast.com

101 S. Main St StillwaterAntiquesMall.com

242 N. Main St JohnnysTVMn.com

402 N. Main St ArtGuildGallery.com

210 S. Main St JohnsonJewelersStl.com

208 S. Main St StillwaterOliveOil.com

226 S. Main St. JoriandJune.com

232 S. Main St Stillwater123456weebly.com

129 S. Main St ChristmasFromGermany.com

308 S. Main St TremblaysSweetShop.com

113 S. Main St Facebook.com/KatydidsStillwater 324 S. Main St Facebook.com/kenzingtonboutique

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221 Main St. N. RiverMarket.coop 402 N. Main S. (2nd floor)

423 S. Main St DarnKnitAnyway.com

216 Myrtle St LilTulips.com

212 S. Main St MySpiceandTeaCo.com 216 Myrtle St Facebook.com/ReclaimingBeautiful

204 S. Main St Facebook.com/BrittasBoutique

220 Commercial St BeLightMn.com

126 N. Main St. ModernRoots.com

126 S. Main St UncommonCentsMn.com 217 N. Main St ValleyBookseller.com 575 N Main St. WestMarine.com 226 Chestnut St WpfResale.com

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HISTORIC TOURS & HISTORIC TOURS & SIGHTSEEING St. Croix Scenic Byway – Drive on Highway 95, which brings you right through Stillwater’s Main Street, to view miles of historic river towns and heritage sites in a legendary natural and scenic valley. Running from Hastings past Hinckley, Minnesota, view rolling hills, gorgeous scenery, rugged rocks, cliffs, and woods. Don’t miss the stretch from Stillwater north 45 minutes to Taylor’s Falls. View maps at stcroixscenicbyway.org. Historic Main Street – Several blocks of architecturally unique buildings downtown–home to boutique shops, restaurants, inns, and pubs. On the National Register of Historic Places. One block from the St. Croix River. Stroll through charming Main Street to imagine a bygone era. DiscoverStillwater.com/Shopping Historic Lift Bridge – The lift bridge spans the St. Croix River between Stillwater, MN and Houlton, WI. An icon of Stillwater, the bridge is enjoyed as a bike and pedestrian-only loop trail after a 2-year renovation.

HISTORIC TOURS & SIGHTSEEING.... 28-31 OUTDOOR ADVENTURE.......................32-38 BIKE TRAIL MAP....................................... 36-37 GIRLFRIEND GETAWAYS...................... 38-39 THE ARTS......................................................40-42 WINTER WONDERLAND......................42-43 BREWERIES & WINERIES....................44-47 ROMANTIC ESCAPES.............................48-49 FAMILY FUN..................................................50-51

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Explore 14 historic sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places and 18 homes with a self-guided walking tour of Stillwater. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America’s historic and archaeological resources.

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THINGS TO DO Historic Stillwater Library – The original 1901 design made possible by Andrew Carnegie. Renovated and expanded with stunning rooftop terrace, stained glass windows, and wrought iron shelving. 224 3rd St. N. stillwaterlibrary.org Historic Homes – Named one of “America’s Prettiest Painted Places,” Stillwater is home to many beautifully restored historic lumber baron mansions. Stroll the streets on a self-guided tour (pg. 58) or stay in one of the B&Bs to admire the stunning detail, craftsmanship, and architectural styles of these 1800s homes. Many feature intricate woodwork, fireplaces, stained glass windows, and beautiful gardens. Historic Stillwater Stairs – Much like San Francisco, Stillwater is built on steep hills. Climb the five sets of historic stairs built as early as 1871 for great exercise and views from the top! Explore Pioneer Park, Main Street, Triangle Park, and South Hill. (See locations on back cover map). St. Croix Boom Site – River site of the log boom from 1856 –1914 where timber from up river was sorted and stored before going to downstream sawmills. Located N. of Downtown on Hwy. 95 Wayside

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THINGS TO DO TOUR OPTIONS Stillwater Trolley – Daily 45 minute narrated trolley tours through historic districts. Learn all the local folklore that made the Birthplace of Minnesota famous and ride through the residential hills of beautiful historic neighborhoods. May-Oct. Private rental also available. (See ad on back cover) 400 E. Nelson St. 651.430.0352 stillwatertrolley.com St. Croix Boat & Packet – 1880’s era authentic paddlewheel cruises on the scenic St. Croix River. Daily lunch or dinner cruises. Best way to see natural beauty of Stillwater. May-Oct. Private charters as well. (See ad on map foldout) 525 S. Main St. 651.430.1234 stillwaterriverboats.com Gondola Romantica– Cruise the river in an authentic Venetian gondola for two. (See ad on back cover).Ticket booth on Nelson St. 651.439.1783 gondolaromantica.com

Biercycle Adventures – Pedal the riverfront and streets of downtown on a motorized cycle holding 10 peddlers and 3 riders. Tours, transfers, and group rentals are available (See ad on pg. 45) 651.300.2202 biercycleadventures.com Segway Tours – Training, helmets, and guides provided for safety. Seasonal. (See ads page 29 & 30) Hot Air Balloon Rides – Get the best view of the St. Croix Valley. Year-round, yet weather dependent. Aamodts’s Hot Air Balloons 651.351.0101 aamodtsballoons.com OR Stillwater Balloons 651.439.1800 stillwaterballoons.com Historic Courthouse & Old Jail – Minnesota’s oldest standing courthouse offering guided tours April-September. Self-guided tours year-round. Italianate style courthouse built in 1870 on a bluff overlooking downtown and river. (See ad on pg. 57) 101 W. Pine St. 651.275.7075 co.washington.mn.us Warden’s House Museum – 1853 home of Minnesota’s first territorial prison warden decorated and furnished with period pieces and historic artifacts. See remnants of original prison. Thurs-Sun tours May–Oct. Group tours available year-round. 602 N. Main St. 651.439.5956 (see ad page 57) wchsmn.org/museums/wardens-house-museum

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OUTDOOR ADVENTURE BOATING & FISHING Cruise the St. Croix River on your own yacht or rent a boat. Several nearby marinas offer slip rental, docks, and boat launches. Find great information on fish species and tips for fishing online at dnr.state.mn.us — search ‘St. Croix’ or visit CroixSippi.com. Note: Check the Historic Lift Bridge Schedule at 651.234.7110 before you leave the dock.

DNR Boat Launch Boomsite Marina 9369 St. Croix Trail N. 651.275.0229 Wolf Marina St. Croix Boomsite 514 Alder St. E. 651.439.2341 Ole Sawmill Marina 2009 Lake St. 651.231.2025 Boat Rentals Stillwater Marina 422 Mulberry St. E. 651.439.5658 Lift Bridge Stillwater FREE Public Docks 325 S. Main St.. 651.430.1234 Swimming Beach Lakeside Port Sunnyside Marina in Bayside 6413 St. Croix Trail 651.430.2119

AREA PARKS Afton State Park: 6959 Pellar Ave S. Hastings, MN

(trails, beach, campground) dnr.state.mn.us

Downtown Stillwater: Lowell Park, Pioneer Park,

Teddy Bear Park, St. Croix Boom Site (See back cover map) Lake Elmo Park Reserve: 1515 Keats Ave N. Lake

Elmo, MN (trails, beach, playground, lighted cross-country ski trails, camping) co.washington.mn.us 651.430.8368 Pine Point Regional Park: 11900 Norell Ave N,

Stillwater, MN (Gateway Bike Trail, cross-country skiing, horse trails) co.washington.mn.us Oak Park Heights City Parks: 5 parks, mountain bike

trails, disc golf, playgrounds. cityofoakparkheights.com

Square Lake Park: 1545 Square Lake Trail N. Stillwater,

MN (boat launch, beach, scuba diving) 651.430.8200 co.washington.mn.us

William O’Brien State Park: 16821 O’Brien Trail N

Marine on St. Croix, MN (trails, canoeing, campground, cross-country ski) 651.433.0500 dnr.state.mn.us

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KAYAKS AND STAND-UP PADDLE BOARDS Just north of downtown Stillwater, the St. Croix River is a calm national scenic riverway, and the St. Croix Islands recreation area are perfect for exploring. Nearby Lake Elmo, Square Lake or Big Marine are also popular spots. Bring your own gear or rent nearby. DiscoverStillwater.com/things-to-do/onthewater

PARKS Make Stillwater your base as you explore nature in the scenic St. Croix River Valley. Visit Minnesota or Wisconsin State Parks, Washington County Parks, or Stillwater and Oak Park Heights City Parks to play in the Midwest landscape.

GOLF Just a few miles from downtown Stillwater are public golf courses offering championship greens, fairways, friendly club houses, restaurants, and tournaments.

PUBLIC GOLF COURSES Applewood Golf Course 651.439.7276

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Logger’s Trail 651.439.7862 LoggersTrail.com Oak Glen Golf Course family foot golf and Golf

Board Rental too! 651.439.6981 oakglengolf.com

Royal Golf Club 11455 20th St. N. royalclubmn.org Stillwater Oaks Golf Course 651.439.0212

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StoneRidge Golf Club 651.436.GOLF stoneridgegc.com

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NEW TRAILS, NEW VIEWS The new St. Croix Crossing bridge spanning the St. Croix River from MN to WI opened August 2018 as of 2020 restoration of the historic lift bridge downtown is now complete! As part of this project, there is a new Loop Trail connecting both bridges for a beautiful nearly five mile bike ride or walk along the river. The Loop Trail also connects through downtown to the Brown's Creek State Bike trail on the north end of Main Street. This trail takes you along the old railroad line into the forest and prairies for 6.4 miles, then connects with the Gateway State Bike Trail. Bring your bikes, stop by the self-rental station downtown, rent an e-bike or book a segway tour over the bridge. See Dot.state.mn.us/stcroixcrossing and GatewayBrownsCreekTrail.org

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GIRLFRIEND GETAWAYS Have a blast with friends in Stillwater! What would a vacation be without a little self care or pampering? Enjoy some spa services, a hot yoga class or an hour-long walk together up and down the historic steps of the city. Do something new and fun together – Stillwater has many creative DIY workshops popping up, so sign up to cook, knit, paint and fuse glass. Thinking of ink — Stillwater Tattoo Co. is fun too! Or create personalized jewelry or wood home décor with power tools together! For the outdoor adventure crew there’s the bike trail, Segway tours, SUP boards, or Biercycle. Later on, let loose at your choice of wineries, breweries, and pubs or maybe even get your palm or Tarot Cards read by JoAnne’s Psychic Shop at 111 Main St. S. Walk-ins or by appointment 612.559.0782. Start planning by booking a great place to stay! Of course, the weekend wouldn’t be complete without boutique browsing and a wardrobe upgrade during time spent on Main Street exploring our 50+ shops.

Complete list of spas, salons, and fitness studios

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THE ARTS Creatives seek the quaint vibe of a small town in natural surroundings yet near the culture of a metropolitan area. Stillwater is a proud home of a diverse and unique arts community. All year long you’ll find live music throughout the community. Check out the Night Life section on page 12 online at DisvoverStillwater.com/livemusic

THEATER & DANCE Stillwater Zephyr Theatre – We are thrilled to have a new live performance theater right downtown next to the St. Croix River. Offering live events year-round. The theater is in the old train depot on Main Street and adjacent to the Brown's Creek bike trail. A three-story 330-seat auditorium renovation is planned for the future too! 651.373.7026 stillwaterzephyrtheatere.org Look for performances by St.Croix Valley Symphony Orchestra, St. Croix Ballet or events like Opera on the River on DisvoverStillwater.com/events.

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CREATE YOUR OWN ART Discover your hidden talents by working with beads, yarn, fabric, paints, and wood. Alchemy Arts Studio – glass fusing and metal clay jewelry classes and gallery alchemyartstudio.com Art n’ Soul – see their huge inventory of beads and take a beaded jewelry class (See ad on pg. 21) Darn Knit Anyway – take classes on how to knit, crochet, sew, spin, or felt (See ad on pg. 17) Kari’s Create & Paint Studio – paint your own pottery or canvas, fun for all ages (See ad on pg. 51) Marquess Studios – repurposed vintage jewelry, gifts and studio for classes/events marquessstudios.com Gullywubbles – kids craft studio & gift boutique gullywubbles.com Sawdust Savvy – wood crafting with power tools, paint and stain. sawdustsavvy.com (See ad on pg. 38) Smith + Trade Mercantile – classes from local artisans (See ad on pg. 26) Stillwater Art Guild Gallery – classes in pottery, painting, or photography (See ad on pg. 26)

Find additional DIY workshops for painting furniture, jewelry making, and more at DiscoverStillwater.com/things-to-do/art-music-dance/ or look at the online events calendar.

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ART EVENTS IN STILLWATER ALL YEAR

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River City Sculpture Tour – year round display of public art throughout downtown rivercitysculptures.com St. Croix Valley Studio Tour – artopener.com St. Croix Valley Potter’s Tour – minnesotapotters.com Take Me to the River – festival of art fairs along the St. Croix artreachstcroix.org Rivertown Fall Art Festival – rivertownfallartfestival.com

 RT GALLERIES A Stop by several art galleries in Stillwater! Original fine art in multiple mediums from paintings, to pottery, textiles, sculpture, or jewelry. Find more at antique shops, too! Find new and established artist works in galleries or open studio events year-round. Art Reach St. Croix – non-profit connecting the St.

Croix Valley community to visual, literacy and performing arts. Rotating gallery exhibit open to the public. 224 N. 4th St.. 651.439.1465 ArtReachStCroix.org Galeria Saro 324 S. Main St. 612.719.5184

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Smith & Trade Mercantile

229 Main St SmithandTrade.com (See ad on pg. 26) Stillwater Art Guild Gallery 402 N. Main St.

651.689.0149 (See ad on pg. 26)

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WINTER WONDERLAND Come into the warmth of the Main Street shops filled with treasures. Fill your soul with comfort food, a local brew, or a spa treatment. Nightlife and events are still thriving in the winter, so come stay & play. Snuggle by a historic mansion fireplace or soak in a hot tub with a book. Plan your winter retreat!

SKIING & SNOWBOARDING Afton Alps of Vail Resorts – Hastings, 16 miles south 651.436.5245 AftonAlps.com Wild Mountain – Taylors Falls, 36 miles north 651.465.6365 WildMountain.com Trollhaugen Recreation – Dresser, WI, 28 miles northeast 651.433.5141 Trollhaugen.com

SNOW TUBING/SNOWMOBILING Green Acres Recreation Area – Just off Hwy 36 & Hwy. 13 651.770.6060 GreenAcresRec.com Snowmobile Trails – Visit StarTrail.org for info.

ICE SKATING/ICE FISHING St. Croix Valley Recreation Center (indoor & outdoor rinks) 1675 Market Drive 651.430.2601 StCroixRecCenter.com Welcome anglers to the St. Croix River. StCroixRiverFishing.org

WINTER EVENTS Hometown for the Holidays – month long celebration from Black Friday through New Year’s Winter Fest – community-wide celebration of the season Valentine’s Day – FREE horse-drawn carriage rides downtown Winter Ice Cream Social – historic tradition in January with bonfire, ice skating, and period costumes Romantic Getaways – cozy lodging, great dining, live music, cooking classes, warm spas, and boutiques DiscoverStillwater.com

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THINGS TO DO BREWERIES & WINERIES Stillwater produces award-winning wines and is home to several Microbreweries. Get an authentic travel experience with a tour of local brews and grapes. Look for events on our calender or online at DiscoverStillwater.com.

TAP ROOMS Joseph Wolf Brewery - Original 1868 local Stillwater beer ended production during prohibition. Today, Joseph Wolf ’s great-granddaughters have relaunched the family brewery legacy. josephwolfbrewing.com 210 Main St. N. Lift Bridge Brewing Company - 1900 Tower Drive 888.430.BEER Minnesota's 7th largest craft brewery; local tap room, tours, events, growlers and merchandise. Sample their well-known flagship beers – Farm Girl Saison® and Hop Dish® IPA – or a seasonal specialty. liftbridgebrewery.com Maple Island Brewing - 225 Main St. N. 651.430.0044 Located downtown with views of the river, outdoor seating, beer flights. Wheat, Bock, Stouts and more. mapleislandbrewing.com St. Croix Brewing Co. - 114 Chestnut St. E. 651.387.0708. stcroixbeer.com Opening in 2020!

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WINERIES Saint Croix Vineyards - 6428 Manning Ave N. 651.430.3310 scvwines.com Stroll the vineyards just a few minutes from downtown. Grapestomping competitions & live music outdoor events. 7 Vines Vineyard - 101 hwy 96 East Dellwood, 651.478.6300 7vinesvineyard.com Nestled in the city of Dellwood 7 Vines is a true destination. Acres of rolling vines and a state of the art winery welcome you to explore the grape to wine process and savor hand crafted wines with Midwest charm. Domacin Wine Bar & Wine Shop - 102 S. 2nd St. 651.439.1352 Featured in Travel+Leisure Magazine: America’s 25 Best Wine Bars. Thor's Hard Cider - 6428 Manning Ave. 651.439.3127 thorshardcider.com Try at the tasting room of Aamodt's Apple Farm. The Stills - Whiskey and wine tasting room. 217 2nd St., located behind Hotel Crosby.

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DISTILLERY

Proper Distillery 227 S. Main St. coming in 2020! Stay tuned.... For more information check DiscoverStillwater.com/winerybrewery-tours

DOWNTOWN LIQUOR STORE

City Sliquors - 118 Chestnut St. E. 651.439.7595

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THINGS TO DO ROMANTIC ESCAPE SURPRISE SOMEONE YOU

Love

You’ll feel the romance the moment you enter this riverfront village. Here are a few ideas for experiencing romance in Stillwater:

Step 1: Select the perfect place to stay. Riverfront balcony, rainfall shower, secret lookout tower, king-

sized bed chamber, garden patio, fireplace, hot tub, privacy, contemporary style or breakfast in bed. With 7 Bed & Breakfasts, 4 Downtown Inns, 5 hotels, and many home rentals—you’ll find a special retreat for two.

Step 2: Dine Together. Select an intimate table for two at one of many fine restaurants downtown with river views, outdoor dining, fireplaces, cozy booths, live music, wine/cocktail lists, and even a speakeasy. Browse the dining section of this guide or DiscoverStillwater.com for 30+ locations.

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Gondola Romantica (See ad on back cover)

Step 3: Impress with fun Things to Do. Are you foodies, nature lovers, fitness buffs, boutique browsers, art fanatics, live music enthusiasts, DIY crafters, cyclists, winery/ brewery explorers, or history hounds? Explore this guide and our website for great ideas.

One unique treasure we must point out is that Stillwater is home to an authentic Venetian Gondola. Pack a picnic, wine or order a special package and set sail for a private view of Stillwater. What a great way to tell someone you love them or celebrate an anniversary! Celebrate Valentine’s Day downtown with free horse-drawn carriage rides. Walk the streets hand-in-hand to take in the various landscape views — climb the steps, cross the lift bridge, or walk up the new Brown’s Creek state trail on the north end of Main Street. Relax together with a couples massage...

Step 4: Give a sweet local gift —

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FAMILY FUN Kids love Stillwater. Set their imaginations free with a little historic river town exploration.

FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENTS • Summer: July 4th Fireworks, Summer Tuesdays movies in the park, Cruisin’ on the Croix car show, Lumberjack Days • Fall: Harvest Fest with Giant Pumpkins, Trick or Treating on Main Street, Apple Picking, Corn Mazes • Winter: Hometown for the Holidays with Santa, Reindeer, a Twinkle Party and Horse-drawn rides, Ice Cream Social • Parks Galore: Visit one of our great parks—three right in the downtown area. ci.stillwater.mn.us and cityofoakparkheights.org 1. Teddy Bear Park: Located on the corner of 2nd St. and Nelson St. (just a block off Main St.). Exploratory playground ideal for kids up to age seven. Giant teddy bear, train, tree house slide, sand pit, and amphitheater for educational programming. Seasonal. 2. Pioneer Park: Huge playground structure, swings, and a perfect spot for a picnic with a view. 3. Lowell Park: Watch boats go by while on the Riverwalk, or see the Historic Lift Bridge raise for boaters.

FUN STUFF TO DO Riverboat Cruise

Swim at Bayport’s Lakeside Park Beach

Stillwater Trolley tour

Walk Main Street, historic stairs and Riverwalk

Kari’s Create & Paint Studio

Shop at toy stores

Segway tours (min age 13)

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SCENES OF STILLWATER PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS

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Congratulations to the 2019 Discover Stillwater photo contest winners! You can enter this annual summer contest featuring year-round images. See official rules & prizes at DiscoverStillwater.com/ photo-contest.

1ST PLACE - Kelley Brenner

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2ND PLACE - Rick Schmolke

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2019 PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS

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3RD PLACE - Bill Donovan

POPULAR VOTE - Kelly Perry

HONORABLE MENTION - Daniel Kalusche

HONORABLE MENTION - Dale Peterson

HONORABLE MENTION - Kelley Brenner

Capture Your Visit! STILLWATER PHOTO CONTEST ENTER THE ANNUAL

Be your own artist with your camera, capturing the scenic beauty and historic architecture of Stillwater. Learn more and enter online: DiscoverStillwater.com/photo-contest

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WEDDINGS/HONEYMOON

CREATE A DESTINATION WEDDING RIGHT HERE IN MINNESOTA! Stillwater is just minutes from the Twin Cities on the Scenic St. Croix River providing stunning valley views and historic charm.

Over 20 Ceremony & Reception Venues — Romantic honeymoon suites and 500+ guest rooms — — Beautiful Year-Round Weddings —

BEST Small Town Charm WEDDING DESTINATION ~ MN Bride Magazine ONE OF THE TOP 10 Prettiest Small Towns IN AMERICA ~ Forbes

Grand Ballrooms. Hip Lofts. Rustic Retreats. Enchanting Gardens. Rooftop River views. Classic Elegance. Salons and Spas. Florists. Videographers. Photographers. Trolley Rentals. Bridal Shower Ideas. Bachelorette Parties. Grooms Dinners. Event Planners. Caterers. DJs & Bands. Picturesque natural backdrops. Honeymoons. Minimoons. Anniversary Celebrations. Proposal Locations. Stillwater is a top Minnesota wedding destination and celebrates marriage equality. Book early and consider Friday/Sunday or winter weddings! Have a date in mind? Email info@discoverstillwater. com to request their FREE wedding referral service to see which venues have your date(s) available.

View a complete list of venues & local wedding services at DISCOVERSTILLWATER.COM/WEDDINGS

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GROUP TOURS, EVENTS & MEETINGS The 1848 Birthplace of Minnesota welcomes: motor coach tours, company outings, club meetings, group travel clubs, executive retreats, association conferences — groups large & small. Inspire your attendees by choosing a destination town ­— not just a venue. Stillwater is a fresh, dynamic setting without expensive travel as it is located only 30 minutes from Minneapolis/St. Paul, Mall of America, and the MSP airport. Stillwater is just north of Interstate 94 on the Wisconsin border. The riverfront district has distinct meeting spaces, from creative lofts to rich boardrooms, as well as lodging, exquisite local chefs, amusing one of a kind experiences, and team building activities for all ages to try. Easy logistics — business and fun all within walking distance.

PLANNERS TAKE NOTE: Many of the restaurants (page 12 ) and lodging choices (page 5 + 6) offer event spaces for private rental, but for a complete list of all venues, visit DiscoverStillwater.com/ meetings. All venues are wi-fi enabled. FOR A LIST OF 50 GROUP EXPERIENCE IDEAS VISIT DiscoverStillwater.com/groups. Need planning help? The Stillwater/OPH Visitor Bureau is here to assist you in planning a successful Stillwater event. Call to talk over your options or join us on our annual familiarization tour to get acquainted with Stillwater. Contact us at 651.351.1717 or info@DiscoverStillwater.com.

STILLWATER HAS Something Special FOR EVERYONE! ~ MN Meeting Professionals Int’l Member

VOTED Best Small Convention & Visitor Bureau IN MINNESOTA ~ MN Meetings & Events, 2015, 2016 & 2017

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The DOWNTOWN and SOUTH HILL HISTORIC HOME tours bring together story and place, using new technology to offer self-guided audio/visual walking tours of Stillwater.

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This 14 stop tour explores the stories of Stillwater, from the lumberjack era to today. From Lowell Park to the Lumberman’s Exchange, you’ll get a rich view into the birthplace of Minnesota.

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Explore STILLWATER’S PAST Stillwater, Minnesota, is a city filled with historic buildings and great stories. This tour takes you to some of its most interesting sites and introduces you to a few of the city’s most colorful characters. On this tour, you can . . . Trace the rise and fall of the lumber industry in, and follow the men and women who made it happen. Find out about the Vaudeville Act that turned the Lowell Inn into one of the Midwest’s great hotels. Learn about the old state prison and its most infamous inmates — the Younger gang.

THE STORY OF STILLWATER In 1837 the United States entered into a treaty with several bands of Ojibwe and Dakota Indians. Under the terms, the Indians ceded the northern third of presentday Wisconsin and more than three million acres of land between the St. Croix and Mississippi rivers. Soon after, Joseph R. Brown, a colorful Indian trader and promoter, opened a small warehouse at the head of Lake St. Croix to supply his upriver fur trading operations. A new mill opened just south of Brown’s warehouse, and it soon became the preferred location for new arrivals looking for work. John Allen and his family were the first to settle in the new village of Stillwater. By 1846 the town had around ten families and twenty single men.

BIRTHPLACE OF MINNESOTA Wisconsin became a state in 1848 with its western boundary set at the St. Croix River. This left the people who lived in Wisconsin Territory in the delta between the Mississippi and St. Croix rivers uncertain about their government. A convention met in Stillwater in August 1848 and elected Henry Hastings Sibley to take a petition to Congress to Stillwater in 1870 create a new territory, earning Stillwater its title as the birthplace of Minnesota. Sibley was successful and Minnesota became a territory on March 3, 1849. The first Minnesota Territorial Legislature named the city as the seat of Washington County. In 1851 Stillwater was awarded a political plum when it was chosen as the site of the territorial prison.

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HISTORIC WALKING TOUR LUMBER The town was platted in 1848 with 600 residents “of whom nearly all of the men were lumbermen,” as one historian wrote. It was lumber that drove Stillwater’s economy in the nineteenth century taking advantage of the river that carried timber from the pine forests to the north down to a log-holding boom just upriver from Stillwater. Steam mills sprang up on the St. Croix in the 1850s, and wood finishing industries followed. Products included shingles, windows, doors, furniture and flooring. Excellent transportation helped the city prosper. The river carried goods between Stillwater and river ports to the south, and early stage roads connected the city to St. Paul and Point Douglas. Railroads arrived in the early 1870s, expanding markets for timber and manufactured goods.

The Lowell Inn, advertised as “The Mount Vernon of the West,” opened in 1927.

THE GOLDEN AGE By the late nineteenth century, Stillwater had entered a golden age that produced one of the largest opera houses west of Chicago, the elegant mansions of the lumber barons, and many brick commercial buildings on Main Street. The first electric street railway in Minnesota began operation in Stillwater in June 1889. By 1900 the lumber was giving out and the mills closed. The last lumber raft leaving Lake St. Croix took place in 1914, the same year that the state prison moved to South Stillwater. As the jobs left, Stillwater’s population declined from a high of more than 13,000 in the 1880s to a low of around 7,000 in 1940.

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STILLWATER TODAY However, the city began to recover after World War II when good roads and automobiles put residents in commuting range of the Twin Cities. Stillwater began to reinvent itself as a tourist destination, highlighting its outstanding historic buildings. In 1992 the downtown commercial district was listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The Freight House, Washington County Courthouse, Warden’s House, and Staples Mill, all part of this tour, are also found in the National Register. Old mansions received new life as bed and breakfasts. Restaurants opened in the caves and the freight house, shops in old utility buildings, and a hotel in the Lumberman’s Exchange. In its third century, Stillwater is a bustling community boasting a variety of industry and business.

FOR MORE INFORMATION To learn more about Stillwater’s past, visit the Washington County Historical Society, 602 Main St. North, Stillwater www.wchsmn.org. Historic photographs are used with permission of the Minnesota Historical Society and the Washington County Historical Society. Stillwater Heritage Preservation Commission www.ci.stillwater.mn.us

The activity that is the subject of this brochure has been financed in part with Federal funds from the National Park Service, U. S. Department of the Interior. However, the contents and opinions do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of the Interior, nor does the mention of trade names or commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation by the Department of the Interior. This program receives Federal financial assistance for identification and protection of historic properties.

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Self-Guided HISTORIC WALKING TOUR OF DOWNTOWN Reference map and interactive resources on page 58.

1 LOWELL PARK - Chestnut Street Inspired by the City Beautiful movement, and supported by a donation from businessman Elmore Lowell, the city worked to improve its riverfront in 1909, hiring landscape architect William Finklenburg to design a new park on the levee. A few years later, after the railroad turned over land on the north side of Chestnut Street, nationally known landscape architects Morell and Nichols created the plan for that section of the park. The pavilion was built in 1923. 2 LIFT BRIDGE - Chestnut Street Stillwater’s first bridge across the St. Croix opened in 1876. The lift bridge was completed in 1931, and is one of the three remaining vertical-lift highway bridges built in Minnesota and Wisconsin prior to World War II. This style of lift bridge is commonly known as a Waddell and Harrington vertical lift. The span is raised and lowered by steel cables passing over sheaths at the top of steel towers mounted on the span’s piers. 3 FREIGHT HOUSE - 233 Water Street From the date of its construction in 1883 until recently the commerce of Stillwater centered on the railroads. The Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railroad freight house and depot served virtually every commercial interest in the city. The builders used heavy mill timber for framing, laid two foot thick limestone walls as the foundation, and constructed eighteen inch exterior walls. Flooring four inches wide and one inch thick were milled from the maples found on the river islands nearby. Finally, the heavy ceiling trusses were placed, carrying the full weight of a slate roof. The depot was finished in January 1883, and during its heyday, handled as many as seventy rail cars a day while housing the area’s telegraph office. In 1970 the Milwaukee Road Railroad closed the agency and the building was sold. 4 COMMANDER MILL - 413 Nelson Street The Commander Elevator is one of the most visible buildings on Stillwater’s skyline. The elevator, built in 1898 by the Woodworth Elevator Company, was originally located at the corner of Main and Nelson Streets. Just six years later the elevator was moved to its present site, making way for a new flour mill, with both operated by the Minnesota Flour Mill Company until 1908.The mill passed through many hands over the next eleven years. The Commander Company purchased the elevator in 1919 and operated it until 1961 when G.T.A. bought out all Commander elevators. The name “Commander” stuck with the elevator, and the building is still known by that name. DiscoverStillwater.com

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HISTORIC WALKING TOUR 5 HISTORIC CAVES - 402 Main Street South In 1868 Martin Wolf established a brewery in Stillwater. Three years later, his brother, Joseph Wolf, along with Joseph Tanner, purchased the site. In 1873 they opened the first steam powered brewery in Minnesota. Wolf became the sole proprietor in 1876 with new name, the Empire Brewery. The caves were completed in 1880, and the brewery produced more than 5,000 barrels of beer that year. The name changed to the Joseph Wolf Brewing Company in 1896. For the next two decades, the company flourished, but with the advent of prohibition in 1919, Wolf ’s production ceased and the company converted operations to bottled water, soda, and sparkling water. In 1921, at age 89, Joseph Wolf died suddenly and the family blamed Prohibition, claiming it had broken his heart. In 1925 the company shut down and the buildings were rented. 6 WASHINGTON COUNTY COURTHOUSE - 101 Pine Street West The Washington County Courthouse is the oldest courthouse in Minnesota. It was designed in the Italianate style by Augustus Knight of St. Paul. When it opened in 1870, the lumber industry was booming in the county. The courthouse reflected the county’s wealth and overlooked the city from atop Zion’s Hill. When the county offices were moved to the new Washington County Government Center in 1975, efforts began to reuse the structure. The historic courthouse is still in operation and serves as a venue for community and private events. 7 NATIONAL GUARD ARMORY - 107 Chestnut Street The National Guard Armory was built in 1922. Stillwater has a long tradition with the National Guard, and after World War I, the city pressed for a new building. Oscar Lang, a well-known Minneapolis architect, designed the hall. It was used not just for military training, but also for public events, sports, and concerts. 8 BRUNSWICK HOUSE - 114 Chestnut Street East Known as the Brunswick House, this building was constructed by William C. Penny, a carpenter by trade, about 1848 — the same year in which Stillwater was platted as a town and the year the territorial convention took place. In 1849 the first meeting of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.) in Minnesota took place in the upstairs of the house. The Pennys sold the house in 1863 to Julius Brunswick. Brunswick, from Switzerland, worked in the mercantile trade and was a wellrespected citizen of the community. He and his wife, Margaret, raised a family with seven children here. Their daughters, Anna, Emily and Mollie, remained in the house until the last sister, Mollie, died in 1968. 9 POST OFFICE - 220 Myrtle Street Stillwater’s post office moved between several locations during the nineteenth century. Designed by James Knox Taylor, Supervising Architect of the Treasury Department, and built with Bedford stone, it opened its doors in 1905. A newspaper editorial declared, “It is an ornament to the city.” It remained in use until 1967. DiscoverStillwater.com

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HISTORIC WALKING TOUR 10 LOWELL INN - 102 2nd Street N. The Lowell Inn, named for Stillwater entrepreneur Elmore Lowell, was built in 1927, designed by architect William Ingemann in the Colonial Revival style.. The inn was run for many years by Arthur and Nelle Palmer, former vaudevillians, who made the inn nationally famous for its unique furnishings and excellent food. When critic Duncan Hines reviewed the inn in 1938, he wrote, “Through it all could be seen the fine hand of a woman of extremely good taste.” A portrait of Nelle hangs in the George Washington Room. 11 STAPLES SAWMILL - 402 Main Street North This mill was built in 1853 by Seth Sawyer and Alvah Heaton. It was purchased in 1869 by Isaac Staples. He was a powerful lumber baron in the St. Croix River Valley during the logging boom of the late nineteenth century. Staples arrived in Stillwater, from Maine in 1853 as a representative of eastern investors. Hersey, Staples and Co. became the largest single owners of timberland in the St. Croix valley. Aside from his massive holdings and operations in timber, sawmills, and the St. Croix Boom Company, Staples was also the region’s most successful farmer and an important banker. 12 WARDEN’S HOUSE - 602 Main Street North The Minnesota Territorial Prison, later known as the Minnesota State Prison, operated from 1853 to 1914. Construction of the prison began in 1851, shortly after Minnesota became a territory. The first warden, Francis Delano, moved into this house, one of the oldest homes in the state, on April 4, 1853. The prison was well-known because it once housed the Younger Brothers (Cole, Bob, and Jim) following their failed attempt to rob the First National Bank in Northfield. The Warden’s House is now the home of the Washington County Historical Society. 13 TERRITORIAL CONVENTION SITE - Myrtle & Main Street When Wisconsin became a state in 1848, there was uncertainty about the legal status of the lands between the St. Croix and Mississippi Rivers. On August 26, 1848, a gathering was held at John McKusick’s store in Stillwater. This convention elected Henry Sibley to represent their interests in Congress with the goal being the establishment of the Minnesota Territory. The following year, Congress formally approved organization of the new territory, extending from the new state of Wisconsin on the east to the Missouri River on the west. 14 LUMBERMAN’S EXCHANGE - 101 Water Street South The Lumberman’s Exchange Building was constructed in 1890 during the boom years of logging on the St. Croix River. It was built as the first business block in the city and equipped with modern heating, plumbing, electricity, and even an elevator, one of the first in the state. Its early tenants included logging and lumbering firms. DiscoverStillwater.com

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2020 FESTIVALS CALENDAR Check out our online calendar at DiscoverStillwater.com/events and ‘What’s New’ tab on the website for updates and many more events! Event dates and details subject to change, so please check websites to verify accuracy. Follow us on social media or join our e-newsletter for the latest!

Live Events Calendar

JANUARY 18-19 25 23-26

FROZEN FLANNEL • Sat - Sun Outdoor Curling & Bonspiel– Minnesota Winter Experience on Lily Lake WINTER ICE CREAM SOCIAL • Sat, Noon-4pm. Lowell Park. Celebrate Minnesota winter!

Bonfire & Music. Historic Tradition. FREE ice cream & coffee. — wchsmn.org

WINTERFEST AND WINTER GAMES • A Community-wide celebration of winter and Stillwater!

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FEBRUARY 14 22

PAINT THE TOWN RED FOR VALENTINE’S DAY • Bring on the romance with red hot shopping &

dining deals downtown. FREE horse-drawn carriage rides along the river, 4-7pm.

FROZEN OUTDOOR BOCCE BALL TOURNAMENT • Brian's Bar & Grill, 219 S. Main St.

Check Facebook for times and details.— facebook.com/briansstillwater

MARCH 7 14,15 +17

IRISH COFFEE STOUT RELEASE PARTY • Sat, 3pm-10pm. Lift Bridge Brewing Company, 1900 Tower

Drive West. Live music, bagpipes, Irish dancers. — liftbridgebrewery.com

ST. PATRICK’S DAY • Charlies Irish Pub at the Water Street Inn, 101 Water Street. Celebrate at an Irish Pub! Stay

Downtown Stillwater! Time for a Guinness. Irish music on two stages, prizes, fun, and food & drink specials!

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LADIES’ NIGHT OUT • Thurs, 5-8:30pm. Main Street. Shopping specials, appetizers, specialty drinks, fashion

tips, decorating ideas & prizes! — mainstreetstillwateriba.com

MANGO BLONDE RELEASE PARTY • Sat, 3pm-10pm. Lift Bridge Brewing Company, 1900 Tower Drive

West. Bands, food, and games. Fun for the whole family. — liftbridgebrewery.com

VICTORIAN TEA AT THE HISTORIC COURTHOUSE • Sat, Noon-2pm, Historic Courthouse,

101 W. Pine St. Multi-course tea and entertaining program. Tickets Required. — co.washington.mn.us/hc CHEESE AND CHOCOLATE • Sat & Sun at Saint Croix Vineyards, 6428 Manning Ave N. — scvwines.com WARDEN’S HOUSE MUSEUM ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE • Sun, Noon-4pm. 602 N. Main St.

Preview the newest exhibits of 1800s prison warden’s home. 651-439-5956 — wchsmn.org

MAY 1-3 8-10 14 23

THE ST. CROIX VALLEY ART OPENER STUDIO TOUR • Fri, Sat & Sun, 10am-5pm.

See where art happens. — artopener.com

THE ST. CROIX VALLEY ANNUAL POTTERY STUDIO TOUR AND SALE • Fri & Sat 10-6pm, Sun

10-5pm. Self-drive 50+ potters, seven pottery studios. — minnesotapotters.com

LADIES’ NIGHT OUT • Thurs, 5-8:30pm. Main Street. Shopping specials, appetizers, specialty drinks, fashion

tips, decorating ideas & prizes! — mainstreetstillwateriba.com

STILLWATER HALF MARATHON • Sat. — runstillwater.com

JUNE Select Weds 13 30 Varies

CRUISIN’ ON THE CROIX - HOT ROD & VINTAGE CAR SHOW • 3-8pm. Lowell Park. Admire the

vintage cars and retro rides. Vendors, festivities, live 50’s music. FREE. — cruisinonthecroix.com

FOOD TRUCK EXTRAVAGANZA • Sat, 11am-8pm. Washington County Fairgrounds. Over 30 food trucks,

marketplace, business expo, military row, and kids activities. — foodtruckextravaganza.com

SUMMER TUESDAYS • 5pm Market, 6pm Music. Lowell Park, riverfront. Live dusk outdoor movies,

bring blankets/chairs or view from your boat— summertuesdays.com FREE family event!

SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK • Outdoors overlooking the St. Croix River at Pioneer Park produced by

Zephyr Theatre 651-342-1542 — stillwaterzephy rtheatre.org

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JULY Select Wed 4 7, 14, 21, 28 11-12 16 17-19 18 25

CRUISIN’ ON THE CROIX - HOT ROD & VINTAGE CAR SHOW • 3-8pm. Lowell Park. Admire the vintage

cars and retro rides. Vendors, Civil War cannon display, festivities, live 50’s music. FREE.— cruisinonthecroix.com

FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS! • Spend the day in Lowell Park. Civil War cannon on display. Largest

Fireworks in MN set to music at the waterfront at 10pm. Jazz Orchestra 7-9pm and great views up at Pioneer Park, too!

SUMMER TUESDAYS • 5pm Market, 6pm Music. Lowell Park, riverfront. Live dusk outdoor movies,

bring blankets/chairs or view from your boat— summertuesdays.com FREE family event!

WINE MEETS ART FESTIVAL • Sat, 11-6pm & Sun 11-5pm. 20+ local artist in vineyard. St. Croix Vineyards ICE CREAM SOCIAL • Thur, 5-8pm. Historic Courthouse 101 W. Pine.

Old-fashioned ice cream social. Family fun. Amateur talent show. 651-275-7075 — co.washington.mn.us/hc STILLWATER LUMBERJACK DAYS • Fri, Sat, Sun, Event times vary. Lowell Park. Stillwater’s Summer Festival for

family fun. Parade, live music, vendors, contests, kids activities, Down Hill Derby and more! — lumberjackdays.org VINTAGE BASEBALL EXHIBITION • Sat, 11-5pm. Old Athletic field. FREE.

ST. CROIX CROSSING HALF-MARATHON • Sat. First time on the new loop trail. Over both the Historic

Lift Bridge and the new bridge — runstillwater.com

AUGUST Every Sun

MUSIC IN THE MEADOW • 3-6pm. Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter 8390 Lofton Ave N. Live music on Sundays.

Select Wed

CRUISIN’ ON THE CROIX - HOT ROD & VINTAGE CAR SHOW • 3-8pm. Lowell Park. Admire the

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OPERA ON THE RIVER • Sat. Free outdoor live opera. Lowell Park, riverfront. — operatunitytheatre.org

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GOPHER TO BADGER HALF MARATHON • Run from Stillwater to Hudson, WI — runstillwater.com

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(651) 439-7128. FREE — gasthausbavarianhunter.com

vintage cars and retro rides. Vendors, festivities, live 50’s music. FREE— cruisinonthecroix.com

SUMMER TUESDAYS • 5pm Market, 6pm Music. Lowell Park, riverfront. Live dusk outdoor movies,

bring blankets/chairs or view from your boat. FREE family event — summertuesdays.com

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AAMODT’S APPLE FARM FEST • 6428 Manning Ave. Pick your own apples, hay wagon rides, John Deere

tractor trikes, Thor’s hard cider tasting. — aamodtsapplefarm.com

WALDFEST • Noon - 6pm, Labor Day. Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter 8390 Lofton Ave N. Music, brats & beer.

FREE admission. — gasthausbavarianhunter.com

GRAPE STOMP FESTIVAL • Sat-Sun, Noon-5pm. St. Croix Vineyards 6428 Manning Competition, prizes,

live music. FREE tours. 651-430-3310 — scvwines.com

TAKE ME TO THE RIVER • Sat-Sun Noon - 5pm. A dozen St. Croix river towns will host over 50 arts events.

Powered by Art Reach St. Croix. — TakeMeToTheRiver.info

LADIES’ NIGHT OUT • Thurs, 5-8:30pm. Main Street. Shopping specials, appetizers, specialty drinks, fashion

tips, decorating ideas & prizes! — mainstreetstillwateriba.com

OKTOBERFEST AT THE GASTHAUS • Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter 8390 Lofton Ave N. Six day huge tent

festival, German food, beer, dancing and Oompa music. Sundays are family day. — gasthausbavarianhunter.com STILLWATER BOOM SITE LOG RUN • 10 mile, 12k or 5k — runstillwater.com

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AAMODT’S APPLE FARM FEST • 6428 Manning Ave. Pick your own apples (until supplies last), hay wagon

rides, John Deere Tractor Trikes, Hay Bale Maze. 651-439-3127 — aamodtsapplefarm.com

RIVERTOWN FALL ART FESTIVAL • Sat, 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-4pm. Art fair and live music festival.

RivertownFallArtFestival.com

STILLWATER HISTORIC HOMES TOUR • Sun, noon-5pm. Tour very distinct homes that span more than

half a century. — wchsmn.org

LADIES’ NIGHT OUT • Thurs, 5-8:30pm. Main Street. Shopping specials, appetizers, specialty drinks, fashion

tips, decorating ideas & prizes! — mainstreetstillwateriba.com

HARVEST FEST & GIANT PUMPKIN WEIGH-OFF • Sat-Sun. Lowell Park. Record-breaking giant

pumpkins, chili cook-off, pumpkin carvers, kid games, bluegrass music, a pumpkin drop and a pumpkin regatta on the river. FREE two-day event.— harvestfeststillwater.com COURTHOUSE BY CANDLELIGHT TOURS • Thur, 7pm-9pm. Historic Courthouse 101 W. Pine St. —

co.washington.mn.us/hc

HAUNTED HISTORY TROLLEY TOURS • Halloween Experience with Zephyr Theatre (Age 12+)

Tickets at mywahooadventures.com

TRICK OR TREAT FOR KIDS ON MAIN STREET • Sat, Noon-4pm.

NOVEMBER 14-15

CHEESE & CHOCOLATE WEEKEND • Sat-Sun, Noon-5pm. — scvwines.com CHRISTMAS AT THE COURTHOUSE • Gala Fundraiser (tickets required): Sip, savor, shop and support

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local history. Fri 6:30-8:30pm, Holiday Bazaar Sat 10am-4pm & Sun 11am-3pm. Historic Courthouse 101 W. Pine St. Vendors dressed in period costume, live music, decorations, Santa photos, jail tours, food/drink, door prizes. For tickets call 651-275-7075 — co.washington.mn.us/hc BLACK/PLAID FRIDAY • Sleepyhead deals on Main Street starting at 9am. The official kick-off of Hometown

for the Holidays. — mainstreetstillwateriba.com

SHOP SMALL SATURDAY • National day to shop our 100+ locally-owned independent businesses downtown.

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DECEMBER HOMETOWN FOR THE HOLIDAYS - EXPERIENCE CHRISTMAS LIKE YOU REMEMBER 1-31

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All along Main Street enjoy the decorations, dazzling lights, shopping specials, Victorian Carolers, Santa sightings and FREE horse-drawn wagonette rides, live reindeer, Victorian Teas, and more. STILLWATER TWINKLE PARTY • Sat, 4-5:30pm. Lowell Park. Official tree lighting, Teddy Bear Band and

fireworks. Wear light up fun and dress warm.

WARDEN’S HOUSE MUSEUM HOLIDAY EVENT • Sat, 10-2pm. 602 N Main St. First prison Warden’s

1800s home. Open House. Holiday music, decorations, local book sale. 651-439-5956 — wchsmn.org

CHRISTMAS EVE & DAY BUFFET BRUNCH OR DINNER AT THE LOWELL INN • 11-2pm brunch

5-7pm dinner. Reservations only. 651-439-1100 — lowellinn.com

HOLIDAY TEAS AT THE HISTORIC LOWELL INN • Sat, 2-4 pm. 102 N. Second St. Enjoy a leisurely tea

time at the historic Lowell Inn. 651-439-1100 — lowellinn.com

BIERCYCLE CAROLING TOURS • Main Street. Sing & pedal during Caroling Tours in decked out Biercycle.

Private tours also available. 651-300-2202 — Biercycleadventures.com

FUN WITH SANTA • Santa Brunch at Water Street Inn. Bring the kids! 651-439-6000 — waterstreetinn.us • Santa Lunch at the Dock Cafe 651-430-3770. First two Saturdays in December. Reservations Required. dockcafe.com IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE • The Zephyr Theatre. 601 Main St. Annual Holiday Production

651-342-1542 — stillwaterzephyrtheatre.org

SING IN THE NEW YEAR • Ring in the New Year with live opera and dancing at the after party —

operatunitytheatre.org

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Three Overnight Destination Homes Specializing in Large Groups Full-Service Spa & Salon Himalayan Salt Cave Sanctuary

Ancient Healing Mineral Pool 651.439.4662

justformespa.com 110 S. Greeley St.


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I N D O W N T O W N S T I L LWAT E R

525 S. Main Street

651-430-1234 | info@stillwaterriverboats.com stillwaterriverboats.com Cruise on the St. Croix in a beautiful riverboat! Private charters from groups of 25–500. Public excursions daily May–October. Book online: stillwaterriverboats.com

Photo by - Kelley Brenner

102 N. 2nd Street

651-439-1100, info@lowellinn.com lowellinn.com Classic Inn built in 1927 located downtown with 35 hotel rooms, stately dining rooms (accommodating 6–225 guests) and banquet center. Indoor and outdoor wedding ceremonies offered on site.

301 S. 2nd Street

651-430-1235 | info@stillwaterriverboats.com grandbanquethall.com Celebrate in style at The Grand! Our banquet hall is perfect for any event from 75 –380 guests. Ballroom features stained glass décor, dance floor and antique bar.


Aurora Staples Inn Bed and Breakfast

In any season, find romance in the Victorian era. Sip a glass of wine, relax in a whirlpool tub, sleep in Victorian Splendor and wake to an incredible breakfast. You’ll be back again and again.

303 North 4th Street, Stillwater 651.351.1187 aurorastaplesinn.com

James Mulvey Inn

Carriage House Like a cottage in England’s Cotswolds, this historic stone inn rests on a secluded wooded lot in the center of historic Stillwater. From beginning to end, a private journey for you and your loved one.

807 Harriet Street South, Stillwater 651.430.8008 jamesmulveyinn.com Lic. No. 2017-10

Rivertown Inn

A boutique-style bed and breakfast Now available for private events.

Voted Best Luxury Bed & Breakfast in Minnesota

306 West Olive Street, Stillwater 651.430.2955 rivertowninn.com


MAP – DIRECTORY OF ADVERTISERS LODGING 7 America’s Best Value Inn 4 AmericInn 6 Asteria Inn & Suites 85 Aurora Staples Inn 8 Comfort Inn & Suites 1 Cover Park Manor 54 Hotel Crosby 49 Durant House 44 Excelsior Escape 74 Historic Lowell Inn 16 James Mulvey Inn Carriage House 19 Just for Me Spa Homes 3 Lora 88 Main Street Retreat & Downtown Loft Getaway 21 Rivertown Inn 68 Water Street Inn BOUTIQUES, ANTIQUES & GALLERIES 24 Allure Jewelry 58 Art n Soul 43 Barbara Ann’s Fudge Shoppe 38 Enchanté 27 Betty June’s 82 Candyland 34 Cooks of Crocus Hill 23 Darn Knit Anyway 76 Forget Me Not 37 Galeria Saro 62 Images of the Past 63 Jori & June 67 Käthe Wohlfahrt Christmas Store 47 Let There be Light 73 Lil Tulip’s 50 Luya Shoes 59 Magnolias Clothing & Textiles 60 ModernRoots Natural Soaps & Body Care 44 Midtown Antiques 42 Scandinavian North 33 Shop In The City 28 Simply Chic 25 Smith & Trade Mercantile 66 Staples Mill Antiques 55 Stillwater Olive Oil Company 87 Stillwater Art Guild Gallery 81 Valley Bookseller Over 1800 Parking Spots! FREE and Paid On-street, lots & parking ramp. All lots FREE Nov.1-April 30

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Cemetery

Public Restrooms Churches

Historic Walking Tour Stop:

Downtown

South Hill Historic Homes

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DINING/NIGHTLIFE 52 Brick & Bourbon 69 Charlie’s Irish Pub & Restaurant 31 Dock Café 96 Feller 12 Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter 45 Grand Pizza 14 Greenbridge Coffee Shop 35 Lolito Cantina 65 Leo’s Grill & Malt Shop 48 LOLO American Kitchen 75 Lowell Inn 51 Mad Capper Saloon & Eatery 70 MatchStick 77 P.D. Pappy’s 39 Portside 54 Revival Coffee & Deli 36 The Tilted Tiki 64 Ziggy’s THINGS TO DO 2 Afton Alps 57 A’Salonna Salon & Spa 79 BierCycle Adventures 26 Brick Alley Massage Studio 91 DIRO Outdoors 94 Gateway Trailside 30 Gondola Romantica 17 Historic Courthouse 71 JJ Nail & Massage 20 Just for Me Spa 56 Kari’s Create & Paint Studio 5 Logger’s Trail Golf Course 13 Mike’s Electric Bikes 41 RM Realty 32 Sawdust Savvy 22 Stillwater River Boats 80 St. Croix Valley Segway 89 Stillwater Boat Club & Rentals 93 Stillwater Escape Company 53 Stillwater Ghost Walks 95 Stillwater Segway 40 Stillwater Trolley 61 The Lumberjack Axe Throwing 92 Uptown Curl 18 Valley Tours 90 Wahoo Adventures 83 Warden’s House Museum 86 Zephyr Theatre WINERIES & BREWERIES 15 Lift Bridge Brewery 72 Joesph Wolf Brewing 84 Maple Island Brewing 10 Saint Croix Vineyards WEDDINGS 46 Grand Banquet Hall 78 Just Cuz Beauty 9 The Outing Lodge 11 Trellis Wedding Ceremonies

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4th ST. S.

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57th ST. N.

49 TEDDY BEAR PARK

Located in Grand Garage

BROADWAY ST. S.

SOUTH HILL NEIGHBORHOOD

3

SCENIC OVERLOOK

BAYPORT NEW BRIDGE!

51

55

64

58

VIEW RIDGE

PARK

93

88 44

NORTH HILL NEIGHBORHOOD

2nd ST. S. 24 hr PAY RAMP

STAPLES SAWMILL

47

Located in Brick Alley

31

48 25 37 52 14

44

67

WATER ST. S. 3 hr All Day

LUMBERMAN’S EXCHANGE

69

3 hr

71

13

Located in Shops @ 317

40

65

68

82

4 hr

?

81 3 hr

91

80

70

59

54

87

66

95

MAIN STREET (HWY. 95 N.)

79 BIKE RENTAL

PIONEER PARK

62 72

76 35 92 41 60

83

?

84

LOWELL PARK

Oversized vehicle & Trailer Parking 24 hr

24 hr BROWN’S CREEK TRAILHEAD

NATURAL AMPITHEATER

M BLOOMER WAY

SA

NOW OPEN

4.6 mile Pedestrian & Bike Trail to Wisconsin SEE TRAILS MAP PAGES 36-37

TO WISCONSIN

86 94

77

90 89

RIVERWALK GAZEBO

WARDEN’S HOUSE MUSEUM

MARINE ON ST. CROIX TAYLORS FALLS

TOUR BUS LOADING

LOWELL PARK

FREE PUBLIC BOAT DOCKS B

ST. CROIX CROSSING LOOP TRAIL

TERRITORIAL CONVENTION SITE

57 63

COMMANDER MILL THE FREIGHT HOUSE

ST. CROIX CROSSING LOOP TRAIL

22

ST. CROIX CROSSING LOOP TRAIL

2

WISCONSIN

L

DISCOVERSTILLWATER.COM STILLWATER/OAK PARK HEIGHTS CVB

2nd ST. S.

PEDESTRIAN PLAZA

LOOKOUT TRAI

PELLER AVE.

26 53

30

TOUR BUS PARKING

56

78 61

UNION ALLEY

HISTORIC LIFT BRIDGE

All Day

34 36 38 43 50 42 33 54 39

27 28

23 24

HISTORIC POST OFFICE

46

32

NELSON ST. E.

Stillwater Historic Downtown District

BANK

MAIN STREET S. ‹ › MAIN STREET N.

96

HISTORIC CAVES

45

MYRTLE ST. E.

TRIANGLE PARK

FRONTAGE RD./60th ST. N.

1

4th ST. S.

RAMP (248 Spaces) 24 hr - daily fee applies

LOWELL INN

COMMERCIAL ST.

ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC 4th ST. S.

2nd ST. S.

OLIVE ST. E.

OSGOOD AVE./ 4th ST. S.

5th ST. S.

BRUNSWICK HOUSE

74 75 CHILKOOT HILL (CLOSED IN THE WINTER)

21

4 hr

NELSON ALLEY

OSGOOD AVE.

6th ST. S.

OAK ST. W.

FAIRVIEW CEMETERY

OAK PARK HEIGHTS CITY HALL

HOLCOLME ST. S

MYRTLE ST. W.

15

4 hr

FIRST UNITED METHODIST

CHESTNUT ST. W.

GREELEY ST. S.

HARRIET ST. S

OLIVE ST. W.

OAKGREEN AVE. N.

GREELEY ST. S.

CHURCHILL ST. W

7

TOWER DR.

WASHINGTON AVE.

ARMORY

19 20

PINE ST. E.

4)

MAP CALLOUT - B

PINE ST. W.

WI L L A RD S T. E.

wy .1

OAK PARK HEIGHTS NORRELL AVE. N.

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LIBRARY

3rd ST. S. MULBERRY ST. E.

RB

3rd ST. S.

ST. MICHAEL CATHOLIC

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MAP CALLOUT - A

ASCENSION EPISCOPAL

CHESTNUT ST. E.

4

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Weekend Parking

HISTORIC COURTHOUSE

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ST

VETERANS’ MEMORIAL

18

ted M

(Alternate Route To Dowtown via Hwy. 96)

24 hr

17

85 TRINITY LUTHERAN

MYRTLE ST. W.

MANNING AVE. (Hwy. 15)

(To Lake Elmo)

4th ST. S.

OLIVE ST. W.

9

CITY HALL

POLICE DEPT.

FIRE DEPT.

OAK ST. W.

12

WALNUT ST. E.

10

POST OFFICE

4th ST. S.

24 hr

5

73

TO MANNING AVE.

FOR ABOVE SEE MAP CALLOUT - B

ST. PAUL LUTHERAN

CHERRY ST. E.

MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL

MULBERRY POINT

St.CroixRiver

U.S. National Scenic Riverway

FOLLOW HWY. 95 ST. CROIX BOOMSITE PUBLIC BOAT LAUNCH & MORE MARINAS WILLIAM O’BRIEN STATE PARK

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