Travel journalist and road trip expert Bill Clevlen, author of the popular Bill on the Road travel blog, has included Stillwater on his 2024 list of 25 Amazing Small Towns in America You Need to Visit This Year. Cited for the warmth and friendliness of our people and the wide array of unique attractions and fantastic restaurants found here, Stillwater offers an abundance of experiences to enjoy.

Bill on the Road at Eskimo Joe's

Explore decades worth of wrestling history and memorabilia including Olympic gold medals at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame & Museum, discover visual and performing arts that entertain and inspire in downtown’s Cultural District, catch an exciting Oklahoma State Cowboys or Cowgirls athletic event and enjoy the signature sound of Red Dirt music with a concert at one of several great venues across town.

Since no visit to Stillwater would be complete without indulging in some of our amazing food, make sure to bring your appetite! Bill on the Road recommends both the iconic original Hideaway Pizza and the legendary cheese fries at Eskimo Joe's, but there are also dozens more incredible local eateries to choose from. Enjoy a first-class steak dinner at Freddie Paul’s Steakhouse or the Ranchers Club, a homestyle breakfast at Granny’s Kitchen or Hatch Early Mood Food, and indulge in some creamy gelato and an amazing cup of joe at Blue Spruce.

Jazz up your wardrobe with some new looks from one of several unique boutiques on Campus Corner and around town, head downtown to grab a bite to eat and a drink with friends on The Strip, then dance the night away with a show at the Tumbleweed Dancehall & Saloon. Those in the mood for a little outdoor fun can enjoy everything from fishing and kayaking to mountain biking and disc golf at Lake McMurtry. And, art lovers can soak up some of the aesthetic treasures of our museums and galleries.

So, whether you're seeking cultural experiences, delicious cuisine, or simply a warm welcome from friendly locals, Stillwater is the place to be any time of the year! Come experience the magic of our little slice of paradise for yourself and discover why Bill on the Road and thousands of other visitors from far and wide consider us one of the best small towns in America! Read the original Bill on the Road blog post and plan a visit to Stillwater soon!