Stillwater is a friendly, university town with an agricultural and industrial economy. Home to Oklahoma State University (OSU), the city, population 42,000, is a state education center and a meeting and convention destination.
OSU sports teams, cultural events, and a large Homecoming celebration draw crowds to Stillwater year round. The campus, with its pink and red brick, Georgian-style architecture is a popular scenic walking destination for visitors to downtown Stillwater. Campus Corner caters to the college crowd with restaurants, entertainment, and shopping near the university and "The Strip" provides bars and venues for other late night outings. Eskimo Joe's is a popular hangout and restaurant famous for its t-shirts. Tumbleweed Dance Hall provides the area's best live entertainment and dance floors.
A renovated downtown area features shopping and dining in historic settings. Five buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The city has several art galleries and museums including the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and the historic Sheerar Museum, which showcases Stillwater's past.
Stillwater is known for its top rated golf courses including Karsten Creek and Lakeside. OSU's Lake Carl Blackwell recreation area supplies 19,364 acres for boating, skiing, sailing, fishing, and camping. Nearby, Lake McMurtry offers excellent bass fishing and a network of hiking and mountain biking trails. Motorcross and off-road vehicle enthusiasts can watch races at Cooperland Raceway, or hit the trails at Area 51 Motorcross Park and Stillwater Motorcycle Park.
Stillwater is located 67 miles northeast of Oklahoma City and 70 miles west of Tulsa. It is accessible via U.S. Highway 177. Lodging options include: hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, cabins, and campgrounds.