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Welcome to picturesque Hudson, Wisconsin. Our Website and Visitor Guides will provide you with ideas for what to do in Hudson and in our surrounding areas. From parks to restaurants, boating to shopping, history to the arts - Hudson has it all!
Dog Days of Hudson
Hudson has a special place in our hearts for dogs. Some of our businesses have water bowls on the sidewalks and others have furry friends working their shops. Throughout our larger community you’ll find evidence that we love to pup it up!
Stay & Play Golf Promotion
Tee up to a perfect Stay & Play Golf Package at Hudson area golf courses and hotels! View the guide below for participating locations & details.
Staycation in Hudson
Many visitors appreciate our local parks and our historic Downtown. That’s just the beginning. We have so much more for you to explore. Check out our ideas below and find something you love to fill a day or two this season. When you’re ready, follow your heart to Hudson!
Family Fun in Hudson
Families have been enjoying our town for generations, whether they’re camping some place picturesque or hitting the hotel pool. Parents like the balance of unplugging in nature to the numerous amenities just moments outside the parks. Kids like the fresh air and just having some fun!
A Walk Around Town is a Walk Back in Time
In the summer of 1840, fur traders Louis Massey and Peter Bouchea founded a settlement at the mouth of the Willow River. At that time the city became known as Willow River and subsequently Buena Vista. In 1852 the city’s first mayor, A.D. Gray, changed the name to Hudson because the St. Croix reminded him of New York’s Hudson River. Since then Hudson has become one of Wisconsin’s fastest-growing communities. But throughout all the growth, there remains a wonderful connection with the past. It is evident in the downtown buildings as well as in the homes in Hudson’s historic district. Take a walk and see it for yourself.
Historic Hudson Guide
Historic charm and stunning scenery are two defining characteristics of Hudson, Wisconsin. Come visit us and experience special attractions, book a private tour, and enjoy walking tours that lead to our historic downtown. Our main street area is full of unique shops and award-winning restaurants. Many downtown buildings were built between 1860 and 1880 and have been restored to their original grandeur. Third Street includes the “grand dames” of Hudson’s historic homes including the historic Octagon House Museum.
Top Five Ways to Enjoy Beer in Hudson
Traditionally, the first Sunday in October marks the end of the festival in Germany. But you can enjoy Bavarian vibes all year long in Hudson, Wisconsin! Enjoy a stein of brew at our top-rated, authentic German Restaurant, a unique draft at one of our breweries, or get a recommendation from our historic beer retailer known for celebrating a legacy of beer. Our small town is packed with options for beer enthusiasts. You may just have to sample them all!
Fall Color Guide
Did you know that Hudson, Wisconsin has been a Tree City USA Community for the past decade? One of the best parts about that is the celebration of color every autumn! If you enjoy the vibrant change in season as much as we do, you’ll love our top five ways to soak in the season.