A Visit to Historic Stillwater, Minnesota

Stillwater is a year-round travel destination, but I have only visited during the summer months. This time is the first that I’ve stayed overnight as a destination.

We stayed at the Rivertown Inn and ended up being the only guests within the facility. The location is great. It’s just off the main street and everything is extremely walkable.

After we got checked in Zack and I explored the town on foot. We grabbed a bite to eat at Smalley’s Caribbean Barbeque. Then we had ice cream at Leo’s Grill & Malt Shop. After desserts we had a couple drinks at No Neck Tony’s. The next morning we followed up by breakfast at the Lumberjack Cafe.

Here are some photos that I took while walking through Stillwater:

Mining Building

Freight House

Madcapper

Nacho Mamas

Stillwater Court House

Stillwater Street Entrance

Stillwater Lift Bridge

Stillwater Minnesota

War Memorial

War Memorial

Stillwater Minnesota is considered the historic birthplace of Minnesota in 1848. The lumber industry made Stillwater famous. Read more about their history at DiscoverStillwater.com.

If you’re interested in visiting more places in Minnesota please check out my other Minnesota posts here.

What’s you favorite place in Minnesota? Let me know in the comments below!

37 Comments

  1. robin rue
    May 29, 2018 / 7:01 pm

    I have never been anywhere in Minnesota before, but Stillwater sounds like a fun place to visit. I sure hope I make it there someday.

  2. May 29, 2018 / 7:01 pm

    Those beautiful pictures make me want to visit. I’ve never been to Minnesota, but if I do, Stillwater is on the list.

  3. May 29, 2018 / 7:16 pm

    Beautiful pictures. I’ve only visited Minneapolis Minnesota & the Mall of America. Stillwater looks beautiful from your pictures.

  4. May 29, 2018 / 7:01 pm

    This brings back so many memories. Still water is a place I’ve been to many times and I always love it. They have such a small town feel and I always feel welcome when I go there. I have not been back there in years and it looks like they have done a lot of new stuff. I am definitely going to have to take a trip up there.

  5. robin rue
    July 6, 2017 / 6:15 am

    I have never been anywhere in Minnesota before, but Stillwater sounds like a fun place to visit. I sure hope I make it there someday.

  6. July 6, 2017 / 7:41 am

    Those beautiful pictures make me want to visit. I’ve never been to Minnesota, but if I do, Stillwater is on the list.

  7. Debra J Hawkins
    May 29, 2018 / 7:01 pm

    I have never been to Minnesota, but it is on my list of places I want to see but probably in the summer! These pictures are amazing, they make me want to dress up my kids and photograph them in these places.

  8. July 6, 2017 / 8:02 am

    Beautiful pictures. I’ve only visited Minneapolis Minnesota & the Mall of America. Stillwater looks beautiful from your pictures.

  9. July 6, 2017 / 8:49 am

    This brings back so many memories. Still water is a place I’ve been to many times and I always love it. They have such a small town feel and I always feel welcome when I go there. I have not been back there in years and it looks like they have done a lot of new stuff. I am definitely going to have to take a trip up there.

  10. May 29, 2018 / 7:16 pm

    Oh wow what an amazing looking place to explore, your photos are fantastic, I would love to just walk through them and explore myself.

  11. Debra J Hawkins
    July 6, 2017 / 11:51 am

    I have never been to Minnesota, but it is on my list of places I want to see but probably in the summer! These pictures are amazing, they make me want to dress up my kids and photograph them in these places.

  12. May 29, 2018 / 7:16 pm

    Oh my gosh, this town is the best. I love your photos. I’d love to explore here. I’ve never been to Minnesota yet.

  13. May 29, 2018 / 7:16 pm

    I have distant relatives in Minnesota but I’ve never been there. It looks like a quiet litttle quaint town.

  14. July 6, 2017 / 1:02 pm

    Oh wow what an amazing looking place to explore, your photos are fantastic, I would love to just walk through them and explore myself.

  15. Pam
    May 29, 2018 / 7:01 pm

    These are great pictures. You really captured the feel of the town, in my opinion. I’ve never been to Minnesota,

  16. May 29, 2018 / 7:01 pm

    What a beautiful American town. My father was born in Minnesota, but I’ve never been there. I love the photos that you took; they really tell a story.

  17. May 29, 2018 / 7:01 pm

    I have never been to MInnesota but I do love visiting little towns. It is so interesting to me to explore new places and little towns seem to have everything you need to enjoy yourself while on vacation.

  18. May 29, 2018 / 7:01 pm

    I’ve only been to Minnesota twice but it was so awesome! We went in the fall and it was glorious.
    I love how your photos capture the personable fell of Stillwater.

  19. July 6, 2017 / 4:03 pm

    Oh my gosh, this town is the best. I love your photos. I’d love to explore here. I’ve never been to Minnesota yet.

  20. July 6, 2017 / 4:58 pm

    I have distant relatives in Minnesota but I’ve never been there. It looks like a quiet litttle quaint town.

  21. Pam
    July 6, 2017 / 5:33 pm

    These are great pictures. You really captured the feel of the town, in my opinion. I’ve never been to Minnesota,

  22. July 6, 2017 / 5:47 pm

    What a beautiful American town. My father was born in Minnesota, but I’ve never been there. I love the photos that you took; they really tell a story.

  23. July 6, 2017 / 6:27 pm

    I have never been to MInnesota but I do love visiting little towns. It is so interesting to me to explore new places and little towns seem to have everything you need to enjoy yourself while on vacation.

  24. May 29, 2018 / 7:01 pm

    This is a great place! I haven’t been in Minnesota but I’m glad to see a glimpse of it through your photos.

  25. July 6, 2017 / 7:54 pm

    I’ve only been to Minnesota twice but it was so awesome! We went in the fall and it was glorious.
    I love how your photos capture the personable fell of Stillwater.

  26. July 6, 2017 / 8:25 pm

    I’ve always wanted to visit Minnesota. I get a small town feel from your pictures, which can be a great place to spend a day.

  27. May 29, 2018 / 7:01 pm

    Beautiful photos. I have a cousin who lives in Minnesota and she’s been inviting me to visit. Hopefully, late this year I can go.

  28. Neha
    May 29, 2018 / 7:01 pm

    Hey Katie, all these beautiful visuals and lovely landscapes are luring me into planning a trip off to Minnesota. To be honest, it’s not yet in my trip book, but if I ever get a chance to be there, I’ll definitely pay a visit to Stillwater only because it is simply amazing. Great pics by the way!

  29. July 6, 2017 / 11:18 pm

    This is a great place! I haven’t been in Minnesota but I’m glad to see a glimpse of it through your photos.

  30. May 29, 2018 / 7:01 pm

    I’ve never been to Minnesota before, but Stillwater sounds like a wonderful place to visit! The photos are beautiful – it looks like a place full of charm and history which are two things I love! Thanks for sharing this post!

  31. July 7, 2017 / 1:14 am

    Beautiful photos. I have a cousin who lives in Minnesota and she’s been inviting me to visit. Hopefully, late this year I can go.

  32. Neha
    July 7, 2017 / 1:55 am

    Hey Katie, all these beautiful visuals and lovely landscapes are luring me into planning a trip off to Minnesota. To be honest, it’s not yet in my trip book, but if I ever get a chance to be there, I’ll definitely pay a visit to Stillwater only because it is simply amazing. Great pics by the way!

  33. July 7, 2017 / 5:10 am

    I’ve never been to Minnesota before, but Stillwater sounds like a wonderful place to visit! The photos are beautiful – it looks like a place full of charm and history which are two things I love! Thanks for sharing this post!

  34. May 29, 2018 / 7:01 pm

    I’ve never visited Minnesota, thanks for sharing some insights. We travel to the UP of Michigan frequently may have to continue westward someday.

  35. May 29, 2018 / 7:01 pm

    I have never been to Minnesota but this looks like a lovely destination. I love discovering new places and getting away from the hustle and bustle of the big city.

  36. July 7, 2017 / 12:18 pm

    I’ve never visited Minnesota, thanks for sharing some insights. We travel to the UP of Michigan frequently may have to continue westward someday.

  37. July 7, 2017 / 2:07 pm

    I have never been to Minnesota but this looks like a lovely destination. I love discovering new places and getting away from the hustle and bustle of the big city.

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