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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

Oklahoma Museum of Higher Education

Old Central is on the National Register of Historic Places. The oldest building on campus, several rooms have been restored to look as they did in 1894

Stillwater, OK Museums

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

Eskimo Joe's Restaurant & Clothes World Hdqrtrs.

Eskimo Joe's is the home of the world's best cheese fries and Oklahoma's favorite T-shirt described by the TV program 20/20 as a "World Collection." Most people don't realize that Eskimo Joe's T-shirts are printed in Stillwater in a 15,000

Stillwater, OK Tours

Historical Markers

Land Runs Boundary Line

The big land runs of 1889 and 1893

Stillwater, OK Historical Markers

Gardiner Art Gallery

The departmental art gallery first opened in 1965

Stillwater, OK Arts

Things to do near Stillwater, OK

Carl Hubbell Museum

Carl Hubbell, American baseball player and Hall of Famer was raised in Meeker, OK. Hubbell was born in Carthage, Missouri and...