Saint Croix Falls Things to Do
The Saint Croix Festival Theatre occupies a grand old showplace near the center of town. It was was built in 1917 as a venue for traveling Vaudeville shows and opera performances and later used as a motion picture theater.
The historic facility, with 250 worn red velvet seats, is now a non-profit community theater which offers a wide array of comedys, musicals, concerts and more. Click the web link below for a current schedule.Related to:
- Theater Travel
- Historical Travel
- Arts and Culture
This old mill stone is all that remains of the Thompson-Boughton Mill which operated from 1878through 1914. The mill was located about a half mile south of Saint Croix Falls beside a stream that tumbles down a steep slope to the river, at the boundary of the Wisconsin Interstate Park.The water powered mill was used to grind locally grown wheat into flour.
The mill stone is composed of pieces of chert, a hard quartzlike rock mined in Germany, tightly secured by a metal band. The stone is about four feet in diameter and weights approximately 1,500 pounds.Related to:
- Historical Travel
On the north side of the highway running through St. Croix Falls you will see the St. Croix Falls Dam and Hydropower Plant. This is the only existing dam on the St. Croix River, and was completed in 1907, before the St. Croix was designated a National Scenic River.
The hydro-electric plant provides power to nearby areas including the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul. Minnesota. A distinctive feature of this dam is its S-shaped spillway. The spillway had to be constructed as a curve to increase its crest area, because the river at the site forms a gorge through which a very large volume of water passes.
Above the dam is a parking lot and viewing area, along with an interpretative display.
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Saint Croix Falls Off The Beaten Path
The City of Saint Croix Falls is the gateway to the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway. This National Park site consists of both the Saint Croix and the Namekagon Rivers for a combined distance of 252 miles. For much of its distance the Saint Croix River forms the state line between Wisconsin and Minnesota.
This unusually clean and beatuful riverway is a popular venue for boating, fishing and camping along the banks. Visitors will enjoy scenic views of lush green forest, wooded bluffs and northwoods wildlife habitat as well as historic towns. Easy, Class I, rapids encourage both beginning and novice canoeists to get out and explore. Most campsites along the river can be reached only by water.
At the Visitor Center in Saint Croix Falls there are exhibits, an information desk, handouts and maps to help you get the most out of your visit.
Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway Visitor Center
401 North Hamilton Street
Saint Croix Falls, Wisconsin 54024Related to:
- National/State Park
- Hiking and Walking
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