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The Phipps Theater and Center for the Arts

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. Celebrate the creative spirit with us.

The Phipps Center opened in 1983 with a theater and classroom space, due in large part to the generosity of the William H. Phipps Foundation, in tandem with community support.

St. Croix Off Broadway Dinner Theatre

St. Croix Off Broadway Dinner Theatre at Hudson House Grand Hotel is located conveniently off Hwy. 94E in Hudson, Wisconsin only minutes from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. St. Croix Off Broadway Dinner Theatre is one of the few dinner theatres in the nation providing wait staff served dinners to all of our guests. We offer casual fine dining with a variety of entrees. St. Croix Off Broadway Dinner Theatre...

The best the St. Croix Valley has to offer in musical theatre and comedy.

Light up Night

Come kick off the Holiday Season with Santa and the Hudson businesses as we light up the night!

Santa arrives with Elves in town, music in the air, candy canes and much more. With a wave of his hand, Santa turns the dark of night into the festive glow of the holiday lights. A sparkling evening in Downtown Hudson for kids of all ages.

Candlelight Stroll

Carriage rides down Old Toll Bridge Road and the streets are aglow with luminary candles to set the mood for this holiday event. Festively decorated shops and bistros will greet you with the sights and sounds of the season.Tasty treats tempt your senses while restaurants showcase the best of Holiday dining.

Hudson Businesses

Pier 500

Located in the heart of the historic St. Croix River Valley, Pier Five Hundred will tempt you with a chef driven, house-made menu of classic American fare. Pier 500 is owned and operated by a local, for the locals since 2005!

Whether you enjoy casual outdoor dining when the weather’s warm, or a comfy cozy fireside booth in fall and winter, Pier 500 has an ambience that’s sure to please.

We offer stunning views of the St. Croix River and the historic Hudson Pier as well as a spacious private dining area that can accommodate parties up to 30 people.


RESCO provides personalized B2B marketing and sales support services, specializing in the foodservice industry. From concept to completion, you can count on us to deliver successful campaigns, printing and fulfillment solutions, and qualified sales leads, RESCO does it all. Let us handle the details so you can focus on the bigger picture.


Phillips-Medisize is a global-leader in outsource design, development and technology-driven manufacturing. With unparalleled experience in advanced molding and assembly, Phillips-Medisize has become a dominant force in the medical device and diagnostics, drug delivery, primary pharmaceutical packaging, and commercial markets. The company has annual sales of over $600 million with 80% of the total revenue coming from drug delivery, medical device and diagnostic products, such as: disposable insulin pens, glucose meters, specialty inhalation drug delivery devices, single-use surgical devices and consumable diagnostic components.

Phillips-Medisize Corporation features a list of blue chip medical device, pharmaceutical and commercial customers. The company partners with its customers to provide design and development services, which accelerate speed to market of innovative products and then work with its customers to deploy advanced automated assembly and quality control technologies, which reduce manufacturing cost while improving quality.

Phillips-Medisize Corporation is headquartered in Hudson, WI and employs over 3,400 people in 14 locations throughout the United States, Europe, Mexico and China. The company also has design centers in Wisconsin, California, and The Netherlands.

Knoke’s Chocolates

After absorbing Hudson’s historic and cultural offerings you ought pay a visit to Knoke’s Chocolates. MPR News photographer Jeff Thompson described the chocolates at Knoke’s as “mighty.” There are more than 70 handmade truffles made on site to seduce your taste buds. The caramels are impressive. Try the sea salted dark caramels. If paradise has a taste, this could be it. Knoke’s also features old time nostalgic candies and ice cream.

History of Hudson

Hudson was settled in the summer of 1840 by Louis Massey and his brother in-law, Peter Bouchea. William Steets arrived at about the same time. Later that same year, Joseph Sauperson (commonly known as Joe LaGrue) took up residence. These four are considered Hudson's original inhabitants. Massey and Bouchea settled at the mouth of the Willow River, near the present-day First and St. Croix Streets. They had been part of the group who lived for some time along the river below Fort Snelling, which appears on some old maps as "Massey's Landing". The 1840s saw a few settlers making their appearance here — Captain John Page, the Nobles brothers, Dr. Philip Aldrich, Ammah Andrews, Moses Perrin, Colonel James Hughes, Daniel Anderson, and others.

Hudson was originally called Willow River. It was later named Buena Vista by Judge Joel Foster, founder of River Falls, after returning from the Mexican War where he fought in the Battle of Buena Vista. In 1852, Almon Day Gray, Hudson's first mayor, petitioned to change the name of the city to "Hudson", because the bluffs along the St. Croix reminded him of the Hudson River in his native New York.

A large number of settlers arrived in the 1850s and 1860s, many of whom were ancestors of today's residents. The lumber industry was the prime attraction of the area, and over time sawmills were established throughout the St. Croix Valley.

U.S. Highway 12 once crossed the St. Croix River on a toll bridge between Wisconsin and Minnesota, which provided revenue for the town. With the construction of Interstate 94, the toll bridge was removed, though the long causeway extending to the former bridge location is now open to the public as a pedestrian walkway.

Hudson has grown as a tourist destination in recent years with shops and restaurants on the St. Croix in its historic downtown, along with hotels and other businesses that serve traffic on Interstate Highway 94.

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