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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

Sheerar Museum

Dedicated to collecting, preserving, and interpreting Stillwater's rich history, the Sheerar Museum features permanent and changing exhibits focused on a wide variety of historical themes.

Stillwater, OK Museums

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

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

Historical Markers

Land Runs Boundary Line

The big land runs of 1889 and 1893

Stillwater, OK Historical Markers

Kameoka Trail

Dedicated in the name of Stillwater's sister city in Kameoka, Japan, this trial is perfect for walking, jogging, and biking.

Stillwater, OK Hiking Trails

Things to do near Stillwater, OK

National Lighter Museum

Unique collection of thousands of lighters and fire-making devices. ...

The Battle of Round Mountain

Opothleyoholo, the Federal sympathizing Indian chief known as "old Gouge," was on an escape track toward the safety of the Ka...

Old Chicken Houses

Once the largest poultry colony west of the Mississippi; many of its chicken houses still remain. Locations at 11007 Jeffo...