The town of Stillwater, and Minnesota in general are actually quite safe, and friendly places to visit with the whole family. The state of Minnesota is well below the national average for violent crime, and the town of Stillwater has a generally low crime rate.
As with traveling anywhere a certain amount of caution should always be maintained, especially at night. Women can generally visit the town alone, and not feel unsafe, but some extra caution should still be maintained. Visitors are reminded to use common sense. Don’t flash large sums of money, and keep an eye on your possessions while on the go. Photocopies of travel documents and credit cards should be kept separate from the originals and key telephone numbers maintained to contact banks if credit cards are stolen or lost.If you’re using a rental car make sure to lock the doors while visiting tourist attractions, or the various museums, restaurants and attractions around Stillwater. The roads in rural Minnesota are well-maintained but outside of the town there are not a lot of street lights or lamp posts so you should be aware of this when driving late at night. Be aware of sudden rural stop signs and watch for animals that can dart suddenly onto the road as well.