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Stillwater, Oklahoma

Stillwater, Oklahoma

While visiting the home of Oklahoma State University, spend a day in the fascinating halls of the city's various museums. There's the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, the only U.S. museum dedicated to amateur and Olympic wrestling. Oklahoma Museum of Higher Education, Old Central, the oldest collegiate building in the state, is also on the OSU campus. Other museums include the Pfeiffer Farm Collection, which houses antique farm equipment, and the Sheerar Cultural and Heritage Museum, which displays a 4,000 piece button collection among its pioneer collections.

Break for lunch or top off your day with cheese fries and a burger at Eskimo Joe's Restaurant and Bar, known worldwide thanks to the popularity of Eskimo Joe's T-shirts.

The Washington Irving Trail Museum southeast of town marks the trip that writer Washington Irving made through Indian Territory in the company of dragoons from Fort Gibson in the 1830s. The museum also notes the Ingalls shortcut, deadlier than the shortcut at the O.K Corral.

The name Stillwater is said to have evolved from cowboys who drove cattle on the Chisholm Trail. As they passed each other on the trail information was traded. In their search for water, they would pass along the word that there was "still water" in the valley we now call Stillwater.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

David Lewis Payne Memorial Monument

A historical monument dedicated to David Lewis Payne, who was known for his efforts to open the unassigned lands to settlement during the 1880s, was dedicated on April 20, 1996

Stillwater, OK Monuments

"Oklahoma Gardening" Studio Grounds

"Oklahoma Gardening" started out small, but now it is one of Stillwater's biggest tourist attraction and a top-rated show on Oklahoma public television. The "Oklahoma Gardening"

Stillwater, OK Botanical Gardens

Historical Markers

Land Runs Boundary Line

The big land runs of 1889 and 1893

Stillwater, OK Historical Markers

Pleasant Valley School

Pleasant Valley School, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is the oldest one room school still in operation in Oklahoma. On September 11, 1899, Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Zuck sold the property on the southeast corner of 19th and Sangre Road to the Board of Education for $5

Stillwater, OK Historic Schoolhouses

Cimarron Trails Golf Course

Cimarron Trails Golf Course is a public 18 hole course with driving range and practice green. This 18

Stillwater, OK Golf Courses

Things to do near Stillwater, OK

Joe B Barnes Regional Park

Playground, pavilion, swimming, tennis - Day use. ...

Hefner Lake Parks

The Stars & Stripes Park has a playground, picnic area, drinking water, grills, and restrooms. Pat Murphy Park offers ...

Firehorse Monument

An unusual monument just inside the gates of the Purcell Hillside Cemetery commemorates the famous fire horses of Purcell, Sa...

WPA Armory

Okemah's WPA Armory was built in the 1930's during the depression as part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's program design...