- TripBuzz found 126 things to do with kids in or near Stillwater, Minnesota, including 113 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like St. Paul, Minneapolis, Hastings and River Falls.
- From Teddy Bear Park to Stillwater Boat Club & Rentals, the Stillwater area offers 86 different types of family activities, including: History Museums, Amusement Parks (Kids), Other Entertainment and Specialty Museums.
- Located along the St. Croix River is the city of Stillwater. Home to water recreation and natural beauty, the city is a tourist destination for its natural historic park, the St. Croix Boom Site, a scenic outdoor area used for hiking, wildlife watching and river access. Visitors from neighboring areas also travel to the city to visit Nelson's Ice Cream, a famous old fashioned ice cream parlor.
Named for a Vietnam War veteran, Thomas Ryan Memorial Park is a sports complex providing fields for baseball, soccer and football. The park also offers playground equipment, a picnic area and restroom facilities.
Offering boat excursions, Lady of the Lake Cruise travels along Lake Minnetonka in Excelsior. Each public cruise is narrated, additionally, a paddlewheeler can be rented for weddings, receptions or birthday celebrations.
An educational outdoor activity for the entire family, Fur-Ever Wild Wolves & Woods is home to a variety of both wildlife and non-wildlife animals. Guests can visit with the residents while also learning about them. Some animals living there include wolves, cougars, prairies, goats and chickens.
On the grounds of the Temple of ECK, Temple of ECK Contemplation Trails offer meditation strolls through fields of prairie grass and natural forest. Views of nearby Lake Louise are available, and signs with spiritual quotes adorn the path.
With three theaters available, Exclesior Dock Cinema 3 offers the latest films in its historic auditoriums. The concession stand serves popcorn with real butter. The outside of the theater has two large camera sculptures next to the name.
Visitors to Fur-Ever Wild can learn and observe up close North American fur-bearing wildlife such as foxes, bobcats, wolves and cougars. This working agricultural farm offers self-guided walking tours as well as accommodations for groups.
Old Log is a theater for stage productions of contemporary musicals and plays. It produces children's shows during summer and the holiday season. It is one of the longest running theater companies in the country and is known for their quality productions.
Excelsior Commons Beach is a 13 acre beach-side park offering a variety of recreational opportunities as well as being venue to several seasonal special events. Attractions include picnic areas, a playground, a baseball field, public restrooms, and open docks.
An ice skating rink owned and operated by the Red Wing School District, Bergwall Arena is one of two home arenas for the Red Wing Figure Skating Club and the Red Wing Hockey Association. The arena also offers open skating.