Hudson is a lovely city located in St. Croix County, Wisconsin, United States of America. With a population of almost 13.000 people, Hudson is the second largest city of the Minneapolis - St. Paul area, after River Falls. Hudson was established in 1840 by Louis Massey and Peter Bouchea and at the end of the year, into the area also moved William Steets and Joe LaGrue, so the four men are considered the settlers of Hudson. The first name of the city was Willow River, after that Buena Vista and only later it was called Hudson in honor of the Hudson River of New York. If you want to visit Hudson, remember to stop by the next several locations.
Top Attractions within Hudson
John S. Moffat House or the Octagon House Museum was built in 1855 by John and Nancy Bennet, husband and wife, who moved to Hudson a year before they built the house. In present, the house is a museum dedicated to the heritage of the town and is furnished with antique furniture.
Phipps Center for the Arts is another great attraction of the city. This is mainly a theater where you can watch plays put together by local actors, but the place is awesome also because kids can take acting lessons here with the local actors.
Willow River State Park is a great park within the city, where you can admire a wonderful waterfall. For a day in the middle of the nature without even leaving Hudson, this is the perfect place. You can just walk or go birdwatching, because the view is spectacular.
Knoke's Chocolates is one of the greatest shops in town. The family business became an important attraction after more and more people fell in love with the best chocolate in the world, as some locals consider the chocolate from Knoke's.