Hudson, WI

Hudson, WI is on the St. Croix River and Wisconsin’s northwest border, is where historic charm and stunning scenery meet. Bring your friends to explore the eclectic mix of shops and restaurants, tour the local brewery and wineries, visit the historic Octagon House and stay at a charming Bed and Breakfast. Venture to nearby Willow River State Park to see a stunning waterfall and spend quality time in nature with your favorite people. Hudson, WI Real Estate is growing fast! Be apart of the growth, today. 

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This popular park in northwest Wisconsin features spectacular views of Willow Falls and the Willow River Gorge. Prairie remnants, miles of scenic hiking trails, family and group campgrounds, lakeside picnic areas and a nature center are all found within 2,800 acres of rolling countryside. Visitors will also enjoy paddling, fishing and swimming opportunities on Little Falls Lake. Click here to visit their website!

Lakefront Park offers a variety of activities. You will find a boat launch (fee required) with parking area; picnic shelters; playground area with a play structure, swings, and other items; two sand volleyball courts; a beach which has lifeguards on duty in the summer; bandshell that hosts summer concerts as well as other large events; paved trails; and a nice view of the river and river activity. Click here for more information!

For three decades, The Phipps Center for the Arts been a place to explore, host and celebrate the arts. We are a destination for visual art, theater, song, and dance in the St. Croix Valley of eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Click here to learn more about The Phipps Center for the Arts!

Hudson, WI is home to Troy Burne, White Eagle Golf Club, and Badlands Golf Course (technically Roberts, WI, but close enough to enjoy!)!

The Octagon House Museum, also known as the John Moffat House, is a stucco octagonal house in Hudson, in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The home was built in 1855 by John Moffatt and his wife, Nancy Bennet, who had moved to Hudson from Ithaca, New York the previous year with their ten-year-old daughter.



At the Octagon House Museum, they offer guided tours (of the house AND DOWNTOWN HUDSON), self guided tours, living history experiences, and a gift shoppe! Click here to learn more!

Badland’s Snow Park is an outdoor recreational park that was originally opened in Hudson in 1970 by the Kinney family as a means for area families to enjoy affordable winter fun activities such as snow tubing. The park has become the region’s top-rated snow tubing destination, set amidst the landscape of the Hudson Prairie near the regional area known as “The Badlands.

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San Pedro Cafe: culinary-focused Caribbean restaurant in downtown Hudson, opened in 2000 within the city’s historic district within the vintage 1872 Bank of Hudson building. Today, the building has been converted into one of the region’s top foodie destinations, serving up slow-smoked meats, specialty pizzas, and fresh seafood entrees.


The Post – American Eatery: The Postmark is a family-operated restaurant located within Hudson’s restored historic post office. Delicious Italian-American fare is served up throughout the day on the restaurant’s extensive menus, which highlight everything from pizzas and pastas to casual sandwich and wrap options.


Dick’s Bar and Grill: Dick’s Bar and Grill has been operated at its location as a bar and tavern since 1860, known as the St. Croix Tavern, the Lucky Dog Llama Lounge, and Yoerg’s Brewery Saloon throughout its operation. The restaurant gained its current name from its purchase by owner Dick Brunelle in 1955. Dick’s Bar and Grill is known to be Wisconsin’s Longest Running Saloon!


EJ’s Pizzeria: EJ’s Pizzeria was opened in 1987 by the Utech family and moved to its current location in Hudson in 2007. The pizzeria is known for its award-winning pizza sauces, which have been named among the top 10 sauces in the Twin Cities in several prominent area competitions. Specialty pizza options served up throughout the day include Greek-style gyro pizzas, bacon cheeseburger pizzas, chicken alfredo pizzas, and Mexican-style pizzas prepared with taco meat and hot sauce.

Hudson, WI is known for their Breweries and Distilleries. Here are some of our favorites!


Hop and Barrel: Just a few blocks away from the pier of the gorgeous river town of Hudson is Hop and Barrel Brewing, a craft beer brewing company known for their delicious variety of craft beers. From invigorating IPAs to mouthwatering stouts, there are a lot of tried and tested beers to sip on in their 16-tap taproom.


Pitchfork Brewing Company: Pitchfork Brewing Company is a small batch brewery located in Hudson Wisconsin. Their beer is brewed in the classic style using locally sourced ingredients.


Cracked Barrel Winery: Get a taste of the wine country life at a river city when you visit the Cracked Barrel Winery. Located in St. Croix County, Cracked Barrel Winery delivers a refreshing breath of country air from within its alluring and magical vineyard. The winery specializes in vintages made with northern climate grapes and offers a great variety of red and white wines alike.


Lucky Guys Distillery: Lucky Guys Distillery is new to Hudson, WI and opened up in 2022. They specialise in hand crafted cocktails made from their own bottled liqours. They distill their own Bourbon, Vodka, Gin, Ouzo, Consiglio Rosso, Amaro, Whiskey, and more. Many of their bottles are made with locally grown ingredients too!