Stillwater is the home to Oklahoma State University, a comprehensive research university attracting more than $495 million annually in research and other sponsored programs. OSU is also the home to Oklahoma Special Olympics State Games. Is the Largest Land Grant University Agricultural School in the state. The Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education is headquartered here. It is the only state agency headquartered outside of Oklahoma City. Meridian Technology Center serves ten high school districts, and Adult Education, as well as serving the needs of area business and industry.
Medical services in Stillwater are among the best anywhere! Stillwater Medical Center serves patients in a six county area and has many specialized programs, including medical oncology, comprehensive diagnostic cardiology services, computerized topography, family-centered maternity care, intensive care unit, 24 hour physician staffed emergency department, laparoscopic surgery, accredited mammography services and same day surgery. Some of the most talented doctors, specialists and medical technicians reside and practice in Stillwater, ensuring the finest quality healthcare for all.
Splashin’ in the Sun…. For outdoor recreation, Stillwater offers over 7,000 acres of water for fishing, swimming, skiing, boating and more. Most lakes feature camping, R. V. Hookups, cabins, picnic areas or various kinds of recreational trails, bird watching, sailing, mountain bicycling, and waterfowl hunting. The outdoor enthusiast can also look forward to spending time at the municipal pool, Skate Park, tennis courts, Frisbee golf course and much more. In addition to the lakes, there is over 1,200 acres of parks throughout our community for all ages to enjoy.
We have 5 outstanding golf courses within 15 minutes of downtown Stillwater. Karsten Creek Golf course, just west of Stillwater was named a “Five Star” facility, Golf Digest. And just down the road south 9 miles you will find another well kept secret Cimarron Trails Golf Course, located in Perkins. Also located on the outskirts of town is the Stillwater Country Club. The other two being Lakeside Golf Course est. in 1945 and the newest course is being The Links est. in 2005. There are 60 more courses with a 75-mile radius.
Some of Stillwater’s claim to fame is the “America’s Greatest Homecoming Celebration”…for Oklahoma State University, it has become a timeless tradition every October since it began in 1921. It starts with the “Walk around” the night before the OSU homecoming game, then the cowboy fans head over to Boone Pickens Stadium for the “Cowboy Craze” pep rally. Preceding the game, the entire family will want to join the huge crowd of over 25, 000 spectators at the “Sea of Orange” parade down Main Street.
Stillwater holds many annual events that the local population looks forward to year after year and also attracts people from all over the region. These include the Stillwater Home Builders Association Home & Garden Show, Celebrate Stillwater-Run for the Arts Fine Art & Music Festival, Tumbleweed Calf Fry, Oklahoma Special Olympics State Games, Boomer Blast 4th of July Celebration, Eskimo Joe’s Birthday Bash, “Krazy Daze” sidewalk sale, the Payne County Free Fair and so much more….. So come home to Stillwater.