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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

Gardiner Art Gallery

The departmental art gallery first opened in 1965

Stillwater, OK Arts

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

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

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

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

Things to do near Stillwater, OK

Rock Island Depot / Transportation Museum

Headquartered in the restored Rock Island Depot, The Chickasha Antique Auto Club maintains a transportation museum to the pre...

Lake McMurty

Operated by the City of Stillwater, the 1,155 acre lake with 28 miles of shoreline offers a swimming area, fishing plus an en...