Welcome to Downtown Stillwater, MN

The town where it all began

"The town where it all began"

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A little about Stillwater

Stillwater is a popular day trip for tourists from the Twin Cities who enjoy the historic downtown's used bookstores, antique shops, restaurants, bed and breakfasts, historical sites and the scenic St. Croix River valley. Stillwater has a remarkable large selection of store, galleries, restaurants and attractions.

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The history of Stillwater

On July 29 and September 29, 1837, treaties were signed between the US government and the local Ojibwa and Dakota nations that allowed settlement in the St. Croix Valley. The town was founded by settlers drawn by the area's then-abundant lumber and river traffic, making it one of Minnesota's oldest towns, predating Minneapolis by several years. Stillwater was officially incorporated as a city March 4, 1854 (the same day as St. Paul). Across the street from the Courthouse, the Veterans' Memorial for local veterans. Stillwater is often referred to as the birthplace of Minnesota.In 1848, a territorial convention that began the process of establishing Minnesota as a state was held in Stillwater at the corner of Myrtle and Main Streets. Minnesota officially became a territory in 1849 and became a state in 1858.

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Businesses in Stillwater, Minnesota

Here is a collection of downtown Stillwater, Minnesota businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.


Gallery 310


An array of fine art and American crafts


Stillwater Art Guild Gallery


A gallery for artists by artists for the public


Ann Bean Mansion


Grand historic Victorian mansion with modern comfort


Aurora Staples Inn


1892 Queen Anne Victorian with views of the St. Croix River


Elephant Walk Bed and Breakfast


Each Room Done in a Different Country


Lady Goodwood Bed and Breakfast


Rest and Relaxation at the Romantic Lady Goodwood Bed & Breakfast


Lowell Inn


On the Historic Registry, 35 well appointed rooms


Rivertown Inn


European-style elegance and the ultimate in luxury


Water Street Inn


Intimate Victorian charm with historic elegance


William Sauntry Mansion


National Register and calming and romantic


Brine's Restaurant and Bar


Great burgers, brats, ruebens and malts


Dock Cafe


Great food and wine at the river's edge


Domacin's Restaurant and Wine Bar


Travel and Leisure Magazine: America's 25 Best Wine Bars


Freight House


The premiere hot spot in Stillwater


Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter


Serving award winning German specialties


Leo's Grill and Malt Shop


Burgers, great shakes and malts


Osaka Sushi and Hibachi


Authentic Japanese cuisine


The Green Room


The Green room specializes in world cuisine


45 Degrees


Specialty outdoor gear and apparel shop


American Gothic Antiques


Filled with antiques,collectibles and contemporary pieces


Angels 2 Divas


We carry unique products for Men, Women, teens, girls & boys


Camy Couture


Camy Couture your very own trendy spot


Finney Fox


Stillwater's first exclusive, retro and vintage apparel shop


Let There Be Light Antiques


The finest selection of antique lighting in the valley


Our Anitiques


Top quality fine antiques, we welcome your visit!


Rose Mille


A vintage French style fashion, home decor and crafts shop


Staple Mills Antiques


Staples Mill Antiques is a multi-dealer shopping experience


Urban Violet Boutique


Amazing handbags and beautiful blouses