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Get Familiar with the History of Stillwater

While you’re staying at the Atherton, it’s worth getting to know the historic city of Stillwater that we call home. In addition to your walks around beautiful the OSU campus and weekend ex
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Revisit the Good ‘ole Days on a Father’s Day Weekend to Your Alma Mater

Alumni's love staying at our historic Georgian property, as we’re located in the heart of OSU, steps away from countless memories, hallowed halls and a lively college experience. For dad’s
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O-State Alumni, Revisit Your College Memories This May

For the first of many years to come, the School of Global Studies and Partnerships and the OSU Alumni Association are pairing up to host an international meet-up for Oklahoma State alumni. This year&r
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Engage Your Artistic Side at The 42nd Annual Stillwater Arts Festival

April is the month when spring is in full swing, flowers begin to bloom and creativity blossoms with it. Artists from all around the Stillwater community will come together in historic downtown for a
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It’s the Best Time of Year, Spring Break

What better time to visit Oklahoma State’s beautiful campus than when the students are away? During the week of March 18th, the university becomes a visitor’s playground with easy access t
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Don’t Miss This Years Hall of Famers

Each year, several alumni and former students of Oklahoma State University are honored for their outstanding lifetime achievements with their induction into the OSU Hall of Fame. This honor, considere
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Meet Some Real Cowboys At This Month’s Stock Shows

Ever been to a stock show? Well here’s your chance! On January 19th & 20th, OSU’s Block and Bridle will host their Winter Bonanza. Stockmen from across the state will gather to showcas
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Put Your Arts & Crafts Skills to the Test at The Prairie Arts Center

Through the month of December, the Prairie Arts Center is offering various art classes centered around the holidays.


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Don’t Miss Guest Speaker Terry Crews at OSU’s Speakers Board

It’s hard to picture Terry Crews and not recall his hilarious performance in 2004’s White Chicks: a seemingly macho athlete wholeheartedly belting out the lyrics to Vanessa Carlton&rs
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Centuries of History in Stillwater, Oklahoma

A proud town with a rich cultural heritage, Stillwater is home to some of Oklahoma’s finest museums and galleries.


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Explore a World of Imagination at the OSU Museum of Art

When the elegant redbrick building at 720 South Husband Street opened as a Federal Post Office in 1933, no one could have predicted that eight decades later it would be transformed into one of Oklahoma’s top venues for the exhibition of fine art. 


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Football is Back at OSU

The dog days of summer are officially here, which means the start of Fall semester at Oklahoma State University is right around the corner.


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Fridays, Food Trucks, and Tunes in Downtown Stillwater

At the Atherton Hotel, we’re all about building community. That’s why we love these long, warm days of summer, which afford our guests all sorts of opportunities to get outside and experience firsthand Stillwater’s number 1 asset, its people.


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Stillwater Pays Tribute to an Ancient Sport at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum

When you think of Stillwater, what’s the first sport that comes to mind? If you said football, then you have a pretty good idea of what gets us excited here at OSU. But did you also know that our town is the proud home of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum?


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Yoga at the OSU Botanic Garden

Life in a college town can be very exciting, and if you’re anything like us, excitement can easily and unexpectedly turn into stress. Luckily, for the rest of the month of May, you can join longtime yoga instructor Carol Bender at the OSU Botanic Garden on Wednesday evenings.


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Three Tcheers for Tchaikovsky! with the OSU Symphony Orchestra

As one of the premier purveyors of the arts in Oklahoma, OSU – Stillwater is a vibrant center of musical talent. On Tuesday, April 17, at 7:30 P.M., guests of the Atherton will have the chance to catch the final performance of the OSU Symphony Orchestra’s extraordinarily successful 2017/2108 season. 


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Treat Yourself to the Tuesday Gardening Series at OSU’s Botanic Garden

With spring almost upon us, we’re sure you’re as eager as we are to hang up that winter coat and bask in the natural beauty of the great outdoors.


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Live, Local Music at the Modella Art Gallery

The Modella Art Gallery, located just five minutes from the Atherton Hotel at OSU, aims to enhance “appreciation and understanding of art through direct contact with original works of art.” This philosophy applies not only to the visual arts, but to music as well.


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The Oklahoma WONDERtorium: Where Learning Means Playing

It can be tough to keep the little ones entertained through the chillier months of the year, when going outside to play just isn’t an option. Fortunately, the Oklahoma WONDERtorium is the perfect educational indoor playground for children up to age 12.


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Atherton’s Winter Wonderland

Throughout the month of December, downtown Stillwater hosts its annual magical Winter Wonderland every afternoon and evening, right up until January 1. Children and adults alike will be enchanted by tours of Santa’s workshop, visits from the nine flying reindeer, horse-drawn carriage rides, food trucks, and many other festivities. 


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‘Tis the season for turkey & the Stillwater Christmas Parade of Lights

With Thanksgiving only a few weeks away, Americans from coast to coast are loosening their belts in anticipation of green beans, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, turkey, and of course, pumpkin pie. 


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Bill Barrett at the Atherton Hotel: An Intimate Encounter with a Monumental Craftsman

A giant of the contemporary art world, Bill Barrett is acclaimed for his innovative sculptures and paintings, which have been exhibited in galleries from New York, to Reykjavík, to Zurich, to Kyoto. Oklahoma State University is thrilled to announce that, for the next year, a half dozen of Barrett’s cutting-edge art installations will adorn select sites around campus.


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Explore Artistic Innovation at the OSU Museum of Art

Originally established as a Federal Post Office in 1933, since January 2014 this stately redbrick building in downtown Stillwater has housed the OSU Museum of Art. As one of Oklahoma’s premier institutions of fine art, the OSU Museum prides itself for being not only the primary exhibit space for Oklahoma State University’s permanent collection, but also a vibrant teaching museum that cultivates artistic aptitude among students in the greater Stillwater community. 


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August Means Game Day at OSU

Though September is the last official month of summer, August 21 marks the first day of fall semester classes at Oklahoma State University here in Stillwater, and the start of a new academic year means just one thing for OSU sports fans: football. 


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Fill Your Fridays with Food Trucks and Tunes

From now through September, downtown Stillwater hosts Fridays, Food Trucks, and Tunes on the third Friday of the month. Located less than a mile from The Atherton Hotel at OSU, this summer festival features an abundance of family-friendly fun.


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The National Wrestling Hall of Fame: An Ancient Sport and a Stillwater Tradition

In a region dominated by the powerhouse athletics of Oklahoma State University, football is probably the first thing most visitors envision when they think of Stillwater and sports. What you may not realize is that Stillwater is also home to the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum.


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A Garden of Serenity

If you’re anything like us, your days are pretty hectic (sometimes even when you’re on vacation), and it can be hard to unwind. Yoga has been a big help to us, and now that spring is once again in full bloom, there’s no better place to enjoy yoga than among the tranquil surroundings of the OSU Botanic Garden.


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April is Stillwater's Literary Month

A string of exciting literary events seem to be popping up in Stillwater, and it makes a lot of sense given that April is National Poetry Month.


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Kids Make a Little Magic in Stillwater

If you squint you might see spring coming up over the horizon.


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Family Fun for Friends of Oklahoma

Have a romantically funny time with twirls and laughs.


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A Steady Pulse to Stillwater's Art

There’s a steady pulse of art and activity in Stillwater, Oklahoma.


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The Ranchers Club

The Ranchers Club

Rich hardwoods, soft leather seating and beautiful original artwork of Oklahoma and Texas ranches define the comfortable elegance of The Ranchers Club.

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our history

Our history

Dubbed the “Waldorf of the West” when it opened in 1950, the Atherton at OSU was the first purpose-built hotel located in a university Student Union.

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Campus

Campus

With picturesque landscaping and Georgian architecture prominent throughout its 700 acres, OSU is one of the most beautiful campuses in the region.

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