Stillwater, OK

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Stillwater showing a garden

This university town in Oklahoma is the home of Red Dirt music and country singer Garth Brooks, as well as museums and acres of outdoor recreation. 

Stillwater appeals with its large parks and lakes, live music scene and young student population that give the town its energy.

Stillwater is proud of its musical heritage. Numerous musicians started their careers in its bars including country singer Garth Brooks, and Red Dirt music originated from here. The genre is a mixture of blues, country and rock 'n' roll and gets its name from the color of Oklahoma's soil.

Check out the live music on "The Strip" on Washington Street, Stillwater's principle nightspot. Pull up a chair in front of the stage at Willie’s Saloon where Garth Brooks gave his first live public performance. See more original live music at legendary nightspots, The Tumbleweed Ballroom and Stonewall Tavern.

“The Strip” is adjacent to the Oklahoma State University. Follow the crowds of visitors who go on walking and bus tours of the university's extensive grounds. If you are traveling with children take Pistol Pete's Pursuit, a self-guided scavenger hunt through the campus.

Gain insights into Stillwater’s past at the Sheerar Museum. Find out what makes a champion at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum. View trophies, uniforms and sculptures. Read the Wall of Champions inscribed with the names of those who have achieved excellence in the sport. Browse exhibits dedicated to the 1948 Olympic wrestling team and to African American wrestlers.

With more than thousands of acres of parks and several lakes, Stillwater offers an abundance of outdoor activities. Try swimming, boating and other watersports on Stillwater's three principle lakes: Lake McMurty, Lake Carl Blackwell and Boomer Lake. Cycle, jog or walk in the trails around these bodies of water. Lake McMurty features 27 miles (43 kilometers) of hiking and biking trails. Ride dirt bikes at Area 51 Motocross Park and practice your swing on the city's golf courses.

Oklahoma’s humid subtropical climate means the outdoors can be enjoyed year round. Be prepared during tornado season between March and August, as Stillwater is located in an area known as “Tornado Alley” where storms are common. Obey warning systems and ask for your nearest shelter.

Stillwater is located 65 miles (105 kilometers) north of Oklahoma City. Rent a car to enjoy the surrounding lakes.

Wyndham Garden Stillwater
Wyndham Garden Stillwater
2.5 out of 5
600 E Mcelroy Road, Stillwater, OK
The price is $64 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 28
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of National Wrestling Hall of Fame, Boone Pickens Stadium, and Gallagher-Iba Arena. Oklahoma State ...
3.8/5Good! (739 reviews)
"The hotel is at a very convenient location in Stillwater and was a great value for the $. Rooms were also up to date with comfortable beds."

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

Wyndham Garden Stillwater
Best Western Plus Cimarron Hotel & Suites
Best Western Plus Cimarron Hotel & Suites
2.5 out of 5
315 N Husband Street, Stillwater, OK
The price is $89 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 17
Situated in Stillwater, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of National Wrestling Hall of Fame, Gallagher-Iba Arena, and Boone Pickens Stadium. Oklahoma State ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (507 reviews)
"Bathroom faucet dropped and shower took a little bit to warm up. The breakfast was just ok and the juice machine wasn’t working. Close to shopping, dining, and OSU."

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2021

Best Western Plus Cimarron Hotel & Suites
Holiday Inn Stillwater - University West, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Stillwater - University West, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
715 S Country Club Rd, Stillwater, OK
The price is $92 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 18
Located in the heart of Stillwater, this hotel is 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Stillwater Medical Center and within 6 mi (10 km) of Oklahoma State University and Boone ...
4/5Very Good! (505 reviews)
"The pool was open and their beds were super comfy."

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2021

Holiday Inn Stillwater - University West, an IHG Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Home2 Suites by Hilton Stillwater
Home2 Suites by Hilton Stillwater
3 out of 5
306 East Hall of Fame Avenue, Stillwater, OK
The price is $105 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Situated in Stillwater, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of National Wrestling Hall of Fame, Boone Pickens Stadium, and Gallagher-Iba Arena. Oklahoma ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (402 reviews)
"Easy check-in and pleasant person at the front desk. Very well maintained"

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Stillwater
Brand New Guest House/ Studio Apartment Minutes Away from OSU!
Brand New Guest House/ Studio Apartment Minutes Away from OSU!
Stillwater, OK
Located in a rural location, this family-friendly apartment building is within 6 mi (10 km) of National Wrestling Hall of Fame, Oklahoma State University, and ...
5/5Exceptional! (8 reviews)
Nice and new
"We enjoyed our stay. It was clean, nice and had everything you need to cook meals if I wish. A nice view from the patio and just a 10-15 minute drive to Boone Pickens or the strip. We’d stay again!"

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2021

Brand New Guest House/ Studio Apartment Minutes Away from OSU!
Chirping Bird House Property
Chirping Bird House Property
Stillwater, OK
Situated in Stillwater, this vacation home is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Stillwater Medical Center and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Oklahoma State University. Gallagher-Iba ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (11 reviews)
Great stay!
"This was a great location/stay as we moved our daughter on campus. It was nice to have space for our family to relax and prepare meals."

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2021

Chirping Bird House Property
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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