St. Croix Valley Guidebook

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St. Croix Valley Guidebook

Food Scene

BP has a surprisingly excellent in-house deli and the best coffee prices in town. Grab your snacks here before heading on a hike.
Cascade BP Deli
97 North Cascade Street
BP has a surprisingly excellent in-house deli and the best coffee prices in town. Grab your snacks here before heading on a hike.
Cascade Nutrition
201 N Cascade St
FINALLY a breakfast contender! …and more coffee Update 6/14/22: temporarily closed
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Dalles Cafe and Coffee House
113 S Washington St
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FINALLY a breakfast contender! …and more coffee Update 6/14/22: temporarily closed
Amazing food and friendly, knowledgeable staff. Relaxing atmosphere
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Dalles Restaurant & Lounge
720 S Vincent St
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Amazing food and friendly, knowledgeable staff. Relaxing atmosphere
Root beer floats + mini golf = classic!
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The Drive In Restaurant
572 Bench St
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Root beer floats + mini golf = classic!
Friendly staff. Closed on Sundays.
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Fiesta Loca
967 WI-35
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Friendly staff. Closed on Sundays.
“Joyful” service, amazing breakfast sandwiches, & unbeatable prices
Joyful Morning
215 WI-35
“Joyful” service, amazing breakfast sandwiches, & unbeatable prices
Ok, so this dive is half an hour away. BUT if you haven’t noticed, there’s not much for breakfast options around here and Kennedy’s kills it. We’re willing to make the drive.
Kennedy's Cafe
260 Main St
Ok, so this dive is half an hour away. BUT if you haven’t noticed, there’s not much for breakfast options around here and Kennedy’s kills it. We’re willing to make the drive.
Lucky Panda
217 North Cascade Street
Weekend breakfast—Not many places in town do breakfast, so the bars step up in true WI fashion.
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Osceola Lanes
104 N Cascade St
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Weekend breakfast—Not many places in town do breakfast, so the bars step up in true WI fashion.
This is where the old folks go, so you know the food and service is good and the prices are even better. Only open until 3pm!
Our Place Cafe
1233 2nd Ave
This is where the old folks go, so you know the food and service is good and the prices are even better. Only open until 3pm!
Similar to Chipotle
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Poco Loco Mexican Grill
2109 US-8
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Similar to Chipotle
Since new ownership in 2019, this place has now made my recommendation list. Better service, prices, and portions. And, of course, we love the lodge theme!
Tippy Canoes
1020 N Cascade St
Since new ownership in 2019, this place has now made my recommendation list. Better service, prices, and portions. And, of course, we love the lodge theme!
Date night favorite
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Stella's On 97
7050 Scandia Trail N
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Date night favorite
Only two blocks away! If you’re gluten free, Theil’s has perfected the gluten free crust.
Thiel's American Pie
444 North Cascade Street
Only two blocks away! If you’re gluten free, Theil’s has perfected the gluten free crust.
Huge portions and down-to-earth owners. Closed Sundays
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Village Pizzeria of Dresser
101 WI-35
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Huge portions and down-to-earth owners. Closed Sundays
Who doesn’t love ice cream and specialty candies?
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Valley Sweets
133 N Washington St
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Who doesn’t love ice cream and specialty candies?
Quaint, local, and fresh. Get here early because donuts frequently sell out. Also, don’t use the drive thru unless you already know their menu.
Uncle Donuts
2071 Glacier Dr
Quaint, local, and fresh. Get here early because donuts frequently sell out. Also, don’t use the drive thru unless you already know their menu.
Most items are locally sourced, meaning from a radius of only 12 miles!
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The Watershed Cafe
99 N Cascade St
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Most items are locally sourced, meaning from a radius of only 12 miles!
There can never be enough coffee recommendations.
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3 Arrows Coffee Company
510 S Vincent St
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There can never be enough coffee recommendations.

Sightseeing

While not as popular as Cascade Falls, but perhaps more rewarding, Buttermilk Falls is tucked away on Buffalo Skull Tract.
Standing Cedars State Natural Area
728 Prospect Avenue
While not as popular as Cascade Falls, but perhaps more rewarding, Buttermilk Falls is tucked away on Buffalo Skull Tract.
Bring bug spray if you’re doing an evening tour.
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Taylors Falls Scenic Boat Tours
220 South St
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Bring bug spray if you’re doing an evening tour.
Waterfall, hiking trails, St. Croix River view Update 6/14/22: Stairs to Cascade Falls are temporarily closed. You can still access Cascade Falls via Eagle Bluff Trail (advanced hike) or paddle across the river from Osceola Landing.
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Wilke Glen and Cascade Falls
101 N Cascade St
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Waterfall, hiking trails, St. Croix River view Update 6/14/22: Stairs to Cascade Falls are temporarily closed. You can still access Cascade Falls via Eagle Bluff Trail (advanced hike) or paddle across the river from Osceola Landing.

Parks & Nature

The Copper Mine Trail
1124 County Road S
This side of Interstate Park is best for rock climbing, hiking, & discovering glacial potholes.
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Interstate State Park
307 Milltown Rd
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This side of Interstate Park is best for rock climbing, hiking, & discovering glacial potholes.
easy trout fishing Many village events are hosted here.
Mill Pond Park
202 1st Ave
easy trout fishing Many village events are hosted here.
Only a block away! If the Braves are playing in town, head over to watch our city league.
Oakey Park
6th Avenue
Only a block away! If the Braves are playing in town, head over to watch our city league.
Osceola Bedrock Glades State Natural Area
County Road S
Easy boat access and vast picnicking area Update: 6/14/22 picnicking area closed for the season due to construction.
Osceola Landing
Easy boat access and vast picnicking area Update: 6/14/22 picnicking area closed for the season due to construction.
Handicap accessible park on OMC grounds—especially great for little tikes who aren’t ready to explore regular playgrounds on their own.
Osceola Medical Center
2600 65th Ave
Handicap accessible park on OMC grounds—especially great for little tikes who aren’t ready to explore regular playgrounds on their own.
Includes my favorite swimming beach along with hiking, climbing, and excellent views of the St. Croix Riverway Fun Fact: This is Wisconsin’s oldest state park, but is still newer than our home.
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Wisconsin Interstate State Park
1275 WI-35
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Includes my favorite swimming beach along with hiking, climbing, and excellent views of the St. Croix Riverway Fun Fact: This is Wisconsin’s oldest state park, but is still newer than our home.
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Willow River State Park
1034 Co Hwy A
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Shopping

Run by volunteers & supports hospice care. Bring cash for small purchases.
Adoray's Treasures From The Heart
120 N Cascade St
Run by volunteers & supports hospice care. Bring cash for small purchases.
The Chocolate Gnome
201 3rd Ave
Most items sold are from local vendors. This is what Osceola is all about.
Coming Home
206 N Cascade St
Most items sold are from local vendors. This is what Osceola is all about.
Croixland Leather Works
208 2nd Ave
The best milk you’ll ever taste. Period. You can also tour the facility to see how such deliciousness gets inside their glass bottles.
Crystal Ball Farms Organic
527 WI-35
The best milk you’ll ever taste. Period. You can also tour the facility to see how such deliciousness gets inside their glass bottles.
Antiques AND ice cream
The Looking Glass
117 N Cascade St
Antiques AND ice cream
Treat for you: Pie Treat for the kids: Free petting zoo
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Pure-n-Simple Farm House Foods
867 US-8
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Treat for you: Pie Treat for the kids: Free petting zoo
Open on Saturdays when the weather is nice (Mayish-Octoberish). You never know what you’ll find!
Pea Pickin Flea Market
1977 U.S. 8
Open on Saturdays when the weather is nice (Mayish-Octoberish). You never know what you’ll find!
Support a local ranch and get all your Western wear and gear here!
R M Tack & Apparel
1671 Co Rd I
Support a local ranch and get all your Western wear and gear here!
For the hippy in you
Red Bird Music Store
211 N Cascade St
For the hippy in you
Warm, welcoming owners with a beautiful gift shop, seasonal activities, & free year-round maple syrup tastings. No one does flavor infused maple syrups better than the Slattengrens!
Slattengren Farms
Warm, welcoming owners with a beautiful gift shop, seasonal activities, & free year-round maple syrup tastings. No one does flavor infused maple syrups better than the Slattengrens!
Cutsie children’s boutique
The Sleepy Thicket
113 N Cascade St
Cutsie children’s boutique
I don’t think there’s any better service downtown than here.
Style Escape LLC
207 N Cascade St
I don’t think there’s any better service downtown than here.
Named as a nod to the past, The Staple offers gifts, printing, and customization.
The Staple
102 2nd Ave
Named as a nod to the past, The Staple offers gifts, printing, and customization.
Lives up to it’s name. Only open on occasion
Treasure Alley
116 N Cascade St
Lives up to it’s name. Only open on occasion
Florist & boutique
The Wild Violette
Florist & boutique

Entertainment & Activities

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FAWN-DOE-ROSA Wildlife Educational Park
2131 US-8
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It’s free!
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Franconia Sculpture Park
29836 St Croix Trail N
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It’s free!
If you can’t make a seasonal event, still drop by for locally made and Wisconsin favorite novelties. The Glenna family will even be happy to give you a tour.
Glenna Farms
1333 120th St
If you can’t make a seasonal event, still drop by for locally made and Wisconsin favorite novelties. The Glenna family will even be happy to give you a tour.
Only 5 minutes away!
Krooked Kreek Golf Course
2448 75th Ave
Only 5 minutes away!
Neumann Farms
2277 40th Avenue
Enjoy the countryside (especially in autumn) and learn about the area’s history.
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Osceola & St. Croix Valley Railway
114 Depot Rd
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Enjoy the countryside (especially in autumn) and learn about the area’s history.
Good ol' fashioned bowling
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Osceola Lanes
104 N Cascade St
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Good ol' fashioned bowling
Call ahead! Open on Saturday and Sundays.
Osceola State Fish Hatchery
River Street
Call ahead! Open on Saturday and Sundays.
Pick your own strawberries and apples
Pleasant Valley Orchard
17325 Pleasant Valley Rd
Pick your own strawberries and apples
Featured in Discover Wisconsin! Also the only canoe and kayak rental in the area that will be waiting for you on the beach as you finish paddling. Top notch service!
Riverwood Canoe & Kayak Rental
254 S Cascade St
Featured in Discover Wisconsin! Also the only canoe and kayak rental in the area that will be waiting for you on the beach as you finish paddling. Top notch service!
Puts on fantastic shows!
St Croix Artbarn
1040 Oak Ridge Dr
Puts on fantastic shows!
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St, Croix Falls Mini Golf & Go-Karts
1971 US-8
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St Croix Valley Golf Course
2200 US-8
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Skiing, snowboarding, tubing, and zip lining—open year round!
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Trollhaugenin ulkoilualue
2232 100th Ave
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Skiing, snowboarding, tubing, and zip lining—open year round!
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Wild Mountain
37200 Wild Mountain Rd
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Drinks & Nightlife

Local tip: serves breakfast on the weekends
Cascade Nutrition
201 N Cascade St
Local tip: serves breakfast on the weekends
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Chateau St Croix Winery
1998 WI-87
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Dancing Dragonfly Winery
2013 120th Ave
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Deer Lake Winery
1721 US Highway 8
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They have the best cheese curds and mini donuts around plus a military discount.
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Loggers Bar & Grill
2071 Glacier Dr
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They have the best cheese curds and mini donuts around plus a military discount.
There’s nothing more WI than eating bar food in “Little Lambeau.”
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Osceola Lanes
104 N Cascade St
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There’s nothing more WI than eating bar food in “Little Lambeau.”
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Rustic Roots Winery
20168 St Croix Trail N
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Patio has a great view of Cascade Falls
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P Y's Bar
109 N Cascade St
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Patio has a great view of Cascade Falls
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Winehaven Winery
10020 Deer Garden Ln
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Woodhill Bar & Grill

Essentials

Bill's Ace Hardware
202 Chieftain St
Closest place to get your specialty coffee...and liquor. Plus, check out the cheese section if you want Wisconsin cheese without traveling to Grantsburg to get it.
Dick's Fresh Market
112 Chieftain St
Closest place to get your specialty coffee...and liquor. Plus, check out the cheese section if you want Wisconsin cheese without traveling to Grantsburg to get it.
Offers cleaning, alterations, and mending with a quick turnaround time.
Osceola Cleaners
Offers cleaning, alterations, and mending with a quick turnaround time.
Stop in for a quick tanning session, hair style, or to pet Hank, the town’s favorite dog.
Total Image
206 2nd Ave
Stop in for a quick tanning session, hair style, or to pet Hank, the town’s favorite dog.
Studio A Salon Spa
213 1st Ave
Valley Spirits
209 Chieftain St
Offers same day laundry service, DIY laundry, and car wash & vacuums
Valley Spirits
209 Chieftain St
Offers same day laundry service, DIY laundry, and car wash & vacuums
Wild River Fitness
2630 65th Ave