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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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Lights, Parades, and Cookies!

After unwrapping gifts and un-stuffing stockings, throw on an overcoat because the streets of Stillwater are bustling with holiday cheer! 


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Wreaths, Turkey, and Tough Trivia

As leaves change and begin to dapple our sidewalks and parks there are some events on the horizon sure to kindle friendships, just in time for the holiday season.


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Pies, Pancakes and Pumpkins - Oh My!

The classic tastes of pumpkin and buttermilk are set to collide this October.


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Yoga, Farmers Markets, and Festivals for Fall

Oklahoma's local growers make it easy to pick out a weekend meal and savor a craft beer while you browse. 


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Root for the Home Team

In Northeastern Oklahoma a little game called football takes pride of place among local and international fans alike, and that includes the supportive community of Stillwater.


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Fridays, Food Trucks & Tunes

There are plenty of reasons to be in Stillwater with your family, whether you’re visiting a student at Oklahoma State University or just enjoying the scene. While the weather is nice this year, there will be Fridays, Food Trucks & Tunes offered the third Friday of each month through October, and the festivities are less than a mile away from Atherton OSU.


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Get Centered in the Garden at OSU

There’s no better way to de-stress and re-center than some yoga, and there’s no better place to do yoga in Stillwater than among the blooms and beauty of OSU’s Botanic Garden.


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Help a Habitat

If you’re looking for a fun evening for a great cause while you’re visiting our Stillwater hotel, this April, visitors can take part in the Stillwater Habitat for Humanity’s 4th Annual FUNdraiser, which helps build homes and shelters as well as supply donated furniture, building supplies and household appliances.


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Wine and Dine

Are you a fan of a good vintage? Maybe fancy yourself an amateur sommelier? Then you’ll definitely want to be apart of the Food and Wine Series at The Rancher’s Club, Stillwater’s only fine dining restaurant! 


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A Walk in the Park

If you’re looking for a brief respite into nature, look no further than Lake McMurtry Park, located just outside of Stillwater, about twenty minutes from the Atherton. 


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Take It to The Net

While college football season may be drawing to a close, there’s still exciting sports going on at Oklahoma State, with the convenient added bonus of being just steps away from our Stillwater hotel! OSU’s division one basketball team, the Cowboys, are currently competing in the Big 12 Conference and carrying on a rich and lengthy tradition of men’s basketball at the school. 


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Light Up the Night!

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, but in Stillwater we're already looking ahead to December and the annual Christmas Parade of Lights! Located in downtown, just a few minutes from our Stillwater hotel, on December 3rd, visitors are invited to bundle up and head out to see the parade, complete with massive, Christmas-themed balloons, like Frosty the Snowman and the Gingerbread Man.
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Delicious Steak, Just a Click Away

Everyone knows that The Rancher’s Club is Stillwater’s favorite steak house – and with good reason, especially with their new taster selection flights of impeccable Australian wines.
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Ready for Some Football

Classes have begun at Oklahoma State University, and that means that college football season is only a few weeks away, and it's time for the OSU Cowboys to spring back into action.
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Walk with the Animals

Want to get up close and personal with some lemurs, deer, ostriches or emu? Check out the Lost Creek Safari, a reservation-only walk-through zoo that lets visitors feed, pet and interact with a wide variety of exotic animals, including Capuchin monkeys, kangaroos, potbelly pigs and peacocks to name a few.
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Don't Wrestle Over this Decision

Stillwater is the home of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, America's shrine to the history and heritage of wrestling, as well as a venue to celebrate new achievements in the sport.
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Oklahoma Eskimos

Less than a ten minute walk from our Stillwater campus hotel is the beloved local institution Eskimo Joe's. Renowned as one of the top ranked college hangouts in the country and also for having some of the most collectable t-shirts, Eskimo Joe's has been serving up smiles (and world-famous cheese-fries) for forty years.
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Breeze into a Beautiful Botanic Garden

Not far from your Stillwater campus hotel, you can enjoy the fruits of the hard work and horticultural know-how of the staff and students at Oklahoma State's extensive Botanic Garden. Whether you visi
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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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