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Famous for its unique Red Dirt music – which takes its name from Oklahoma's iconic rusty red soil – a visit to Stillwater never fails to hit the right note. You can't walk down a street in this city without hearing the sound of twanging banjo and amplified guitar spilling out from busy bars, saloons, and dancehalls, as locals gather to soak up the sounds and share a drink. With art festivals adding a splash of color throughout the year, and plenty of sporting passion running through the city's veins, there's always a new experience to throw yourself into.

Things to see

Get swept away by the fervor of the crowd, as the Oklahoma State Cowboys sink another 3-pointer at the Gallagher-Iba Arena, or wince at the crunch of a bone-shuddering tackle, while catching some college football at Boone Pickens Stadium. Afterwards, you can grapple with the history of wrestling at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum - which has exhibitions dating all the way back to Olympic sport's early Greek origins. For a break from the full-blooded sporting action, try Boomer Lake. Wander the park on a sunny day to see anglers landing whale-like fish from the still lake, students floating frisbees through the air to each other, and golfers carefully chipping shots onto perfectly trimmed greens at Lakeside Golf Course. Or, if you have young kids, head to the Wondertorium. The exhibits ignite young imaginations, giving kids chance to crack open smooth geode rocks to reveal the jade-colored crystals hidden within, and the freedom to get messy - and discover their inner Monet - at the museum's painting station.

Hotels in Stillwater

You can’t help but catch the sporting bug in Stillwater, so it's nice to have somewhere relaxing to wind down each night. A welcoming smile is guaranteed, and finding comfortable accommodation - with soft beds, free WiFi access, and powerful jet showers to jolt you awake in the morning - couldn't be easier. Make the most of your time in a cheap Stillwater hotel by enjoying a delicious cooked breakfast, before working up a sweat on a treadmill, or parting the shimmering waters of an outdoor pool, under the glow of the southern sun.

Where to stay

Downtown Stillwater is where most visitors choose to stay, as it's conveniently close to the college campus, and the city's boutique shopping areas - where collections of hand carved necklaces, and works of art so fresh their brushstrokes are still drying, await. Night owls will love the atmosphere along The Strip, where revelers dance and chink glasses, as live music swirls around them. West 6th Avenue is also lined with hotels, and staying there will leave you well placed to visit Stillwater's large Farmer's Market - which runs every Saturday. Farming plays a crucial role in Oklahoma life, and you can taste the fruits of the labor for yourself, taking home crusty bread - still warm from the oven - and thick chops of buffalo meat.

How to get to Stillwater

Stillwater does have its own airport, but it's rarely used for passenger flights. Instead, you'll need to fly to Oklahoma City's Will Rogers World Airport, or the airport in Tulsa. Both are around an hour's drive from Stillwater, and car rental is easy to arrange. If you don't want to drive, a bus also runs from Oklahoma City to Stillwater on a daily basis. Most of Stillwater's places of interest are centrally located, so you can choose to get around by foot, or take the cheap and efficient local bus service instead.