Hudson is a convenient “hub and spoke” to cheese factories, wineries, great river town destinations as well as the Twin Cities and the Mall of America. How fun is that?

Did You Know?

The St. Croix River is one of eight rivers protected under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968.

Hudson used to be called Buena Vista because of our beautiful view.

Later, Hudson was renamed because travelers said it reminded them of the Hudson River Valley.

The Historic Octagon House is one of only three left in Wisconsin.

The famous humorist Bill Nye made Hudson his home for a period of time.

Charlotte Mann, niece of the famous educator Horace Mann, was one of Hudson’s first teachers.

Famed gangster John Dillinger once made an escape into Wisconsin via Hudson's former toll bridge.


Come visit the Octagon House!