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This is a guide to places to go and things to do in the city of Stillwater, Minnesota.

Stillwater attractions and events are the focus of this category.

Art galleries in Stillwater are among the topics that are appropriate for this category. The city has a long history of support for the arts. While the lumber industry was in decline and the prison was moving south, the Stillwater Art Colony was in the upswing, and remained active until the mid-20th century. Losing its focus during World War II, the SAC closed in the summer of 1950.

Nevertheless, the Stillwater community's continued interest in the arts is reflected in a number of art galleries and studios, such as the Alchemy Arts Studio, Art Reach St. Croix, Galeria Saro, and the Stillwater Art Guild Gallery.

Other topics that can be found here include local libraries, museums, and historic places. There is, of course, the Stillwater Public Library, situated near the river.

As one of the oldest communities in Minnesota, Stillwater has a lot of history, and some of this can be found in the Washington County Courthouse Museum and the Warden's House Museum. Constructed in 1853 as a residence for the warden of the Minnesota Territorial Prison, the building was next to the original location of the prison. There is also the Arcola Mills Historic Site, representing the milling industry from before the Civil War.

A number of arranged historic tours are offered, including ghost walks through various locations in downtown Stillwater.

Stillwater hosts several parks, green spaces, and recreational areas, many of which feature sports fields, skating rinks, skateboarding, and other amenities. Golfers might be interested in Applewood Hills Golf Club, Logger's Trail Golf Course, Oak Glen Golf Course, Stillwater Oaks Golf Course, or in one of its golf clubs.

Located along the shores of the Saint Croix River, the Zephyr Theatre offers dance, music, and theatrical performances. Movie theaters in Stillwater might also be listed in this category.

Festivals and events in Stillwater are also suitable for this category. These might include art fairs, bicycle races, car shows, music concerts, and holiday celebrations. The multi-day Washington County Fair is one example.

These, and other attractions and events in Stillwater, Minnesota are the focus of this category. These may include local art galleries, libraries, theaters, museums, or historical places, as well as concerts, festivals, and other events. Parks and recreational areas may be included here, along with sports programs, facilities, or teams, whether supported by the city, the schools, the community, or privately funded.

 

 

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