ALMA Wisconsin
19th Century River Town | National Historic District

Winter View From Buena Vista City Park & Overlook in Alma, Wisconsin
  CHAMBER VISITOR CENTER at WINGS OVER ALMA
110 N Main Street, Alma, Wisconsin 
608-685-3303 | info@almawisconsin.com 

SPRING IS HERE!
Alma, Wisconsin offers you a place to get away for a short stay in a scenic environment.  We're just a short drive from many Midwest cities.  The combination of Bald Eagles, the Driftless Area and the Mississippi River are a real treat.  Enjoy our National Historic District and beautiful historic river town in the midst of spring as you step into history.

Plan your spring travel around our upcoming events and the spring bird migration along the Mississippi Flyway.  Alma and the backwaters of the Upper Mississippi River are a great stopover and often home to many migrating birds.   


SPRING EVENT SCHEDULE
TODAY
ACCOLA * DUNLAP * DAY | Art Exhibit
Now Through May 10th
Sponsor & Location:  Wings Over Alma Nature & Art Center

"SPRING FLING" NEW WINE RELEASE At The Winery
Weekends In April
Location:  Danzinger Vineyard
Sponsor:  Great River Road Wine Trail

SPRING FLOOD RUN
April 20th, Along The Wisconsin Great River Road

LIVE MUSIC At Big River Theatre
Entertainer:  Hiroyo Tsukamoto, International composer, guitarist, singer/songwriter from Kyoto Japan
April 20th, 7pm
Location:  Big River Theatre

PORK CHOP OR CATFISH FUNDRAISER
April 27th, 4-7pm
Location:  Alma American Legion Hall
Sponsor:  Alma Knights Of Columbus

SMELT FEED FUNDRAISER
April 28th, 10am-4pm
Location:  Alma Rod & Gun Club
Sponsor:  Alma Lions Club

100 MILE GARAGE SALE
May 2nd-5th, Madness!!!
Location:  Alma Main Street and local area
Sponsor:  Mississippi Valley Partners & Alma Area Chamber of Commerce

WORLD MIGRATORY BIRD DAY -- BIRD'S THE WORD
May 4th, Events Throughout The Day
 7am-Noon  Birding Train #1
 1-5pm  Birding Train #2
 1pm  Buffalo Co Birding, Importance of Native Habitat
 2:30  River Raptors (live birds of prey)
Location:  Wings Over Alma Nature & Art Center
Sponsors:  Wings Over Alma, Alma Area Chamber Of Commerce, City of Alma

LIVE MUSIC At Big River Theatre
Entertainer:  Vicky Emerson
May 9th, 7pm
Location:  Big River Theatre

LIVE COMEDY At Big River Theatre
Entertainer:  Tom & Steph Clark
May 13th, 7pm
Location:  Big River Theatre

BIG RIVER RADIO WAVE At Big River Theatre
Recording Of Radio Show For Wisconsin Public Radio
May 19th, Two Shows (5pm & 7pm)
Location:  Big River Theatre

LIVE MUSIC At Big River Theatre
Entertainer:  Patchouli & Terra Guittara, Duo Specialiing In World Musical Styles | An Alma Favorite!
June 8th, 7pm
Location:  Big River Theatre

FIRE IN THE SHIRE 
June 8th, Events Throughout The Day
Location:  Castlerock Museum
Sponsors:  Castlerock Museum

LIVE MUSIC At Big River Theatre
Entertainer:  Bill Miller
June 15th, 7pm
Location:  Big River Theatre

LIVE MUSIC At Big River Theatre
Entertainer:  Jeff Arundel & Bill McLaughlin
June 20th, 7:30pm
Location:  Big River Theatre

LIVE DANCE At Big River Theatre
Entertainer:  Voice Of The River Through Dance
August 3rd, 7pm
Location:  Big River Theatre
MAYHEM ON THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER ICE FISHING TOURNAMENT
January 19th
Location:  Spring Lake, Buffalo City
Sponsor:  Rutting Ridge Foundation

EAGLES ON ICE FUNDRAISER
January 19th, 11am-4pm
Celebrating Alma's Bald Eagle Population
Location & Sponsor:  Wings Over Alma Nature & Art Center

PANCAKE BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER
February (Date To Be Announced)
Location:  Alma American Legion Hall
Sponsor:  Alma Lions Club

ALMA SPRING FLING Vendor & Craft Show
March 23rd, 9am-2pm
Location:  Alma Area Schools
Sponsor:  Alma Booster Club

100 MILE GARAGE SALE
May 2nd-5th
Location:  Alma Main Street and local area
Sponsor:  Mississippi Valley Partners & Alma Area Chamber of Commerce
MAYHEM ON THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER ICE FISHING TOURNAMENT
January 19th
Location:  Spring Lake, Buffalo City
Sponsor:  Rutting Ridge Foundation

EAGLES ON ICE FUNDRAISER
January 19th, 11am-2pm
Celebrating Alma's Bald Eagle Population
Location & Sponsor:  Wings Over Alma Nature & Art Center

PANCAKE BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER
February (Date To Be Announced)
Location:  Alma American Legion Hall
Sponsor:  Alma Lions Club

ALMA SPRING FLING Vendor & Craft Show
March 23rd, 9am-2pm
Location:  Alma Area Schools
Sponsor:  Alma Booster Club

100 MILE GARAGE SALE
May 2nd-5th
Location:  Alma Main Street and local area
Sponsor:  Mississippi Valley Partners & Alma Area Chamber of Commerce


MAYHEM ON THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER ICE FISHING TOURNAMENT
January 19th
Location:  Spring Lake, Buffalo City
Sponsor:  Rutting Ridge Foundation

EAGLES ON ICE FUNDRAISER
January 19th, 11am-2pm
Celebrating Alma's Bald Eagle Population
Location & Sponsor:  Wings Over Alma Nature & Art Center

PANCAKE BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER
February (Date To Be Announced)
Location:  Alma American Legion Hall
Sponsor:  Alma Lions Club

ALMA SPRING FLING Vendor & Craft Show
March 23rd, 9am-2pm
Location:  Alma Area Schools
Sponsor:  Alma Booster Club

100 MILE GARAGE SALE
May 2nd-5th
Location:  Alma Main Street and local area
Sponsor:  Mississippi Valley Partners & Alma Area Chamber of Commerce


  
SHOP ALMA
Alma's business community offers a visitor access to original art by local artists and many one-of-a-kind items.  Alpaca weavings & pottery at the Alma General Store.  Nature & art items at Wings Over Alma.  Quilting supplies and fabrics at The Burlington Hotel Quilt Shop.  Home decor and gifts at Water Lily Gifts.  Alma's shopping venues are listed below.  

ALMA AREA MUSEUM GIFT SHOP
ALMA BLOOMS *
ALMA GENERAL STORE *
ALMA LEATHER
ART & SOUL GALLERY & GIFT SHOP
BADLAND WEAVING
BLUEBIRD
BURLINGTON HOTEL & QUILT SHOP *
THE COMMERCIAL GALLERY
DANZINGER VINEYARD & WINERY
THE GARDEN GATE (Open May through July 4th)
GYPSY WAGON CURIOSITY SHOP
JOYCE'S BADLAND WEAVING
JUNK MARKET
LONE PINE ANTIQUES
MISSISSIPPI RIVER PEARL JEWELRY
STUMP TOWN GALLERY
TWO OLD CROWS
WATER LILY GIFTS *
WEAVING STUDIO
WHOLE HEART *
WINGS OVER ALMA GIFT SHOP *

* Open All Year
  
ENTERTAINMENT
BIG RIVER THEATRE offers live entertainment in an intimate setting.
More Info:  www.bigrivertheatre.com
CASTLEROCK MUSEUM Open Weekends
Friday & Saturday 1pm-4pm
More Info: www.castlerockmuseum.com
WINGS OVER ALMA NATURE & ART CENTER | Bald Eagle Viewing
Open Wednesday-Sunday 11am-4pm
More Info: www.wingsoveralma.org
DANZINGER VINEYARD Opens Mid-March 2017 
Winter Hours: Weekdays 11am-4pm  Weekends 10am-5pm
More Info:  www.danzingervineyard.com
  
PHOTO OPS In Alma
Photography in Spring provides perfect light, beautiful scenery and fantastic sunsets.  
We celebrate Spring in Alma, Wisconsin!  You'll find great views of Bald Eagles and migrating birds.  Lots of photo ops!  Great fishing!  Fun events!  Enjoy Alma's National Historic District in the bloom of Spring and the beautiful historic buildings and scenes of every day life in 19th Century Alma, Wisconsin.
SPRING MIGRATION
Bald Eagles are prolific in Alma WI during Spring Migration.  In addition to our own Bald Eagle population we host many migrating eagles from Canada..  Open water below Lock & Dam #4 and the Mississippi River sand islands make for a great habitat with lots of food resources.  

Great photo ops!  Two miles of viewing along Main Street and from Wings Over Alma Nature & Art Center in our small historic downtown..  Rieck's Lake Park and the confluence of the Buffalo River and the Mississippi also make for great views.
FOOD & BEVERAGE
Burgers & a beer, Friday fish fry, cafe specials, pizza and more.  Check out Alma's winter dining and beverage options.  Our local eateries are listed below.  

ALFRESCO PIZZERIA *
ALMA BAKERY *
ALMA HOTEL *
BILL'S TALK OF THE TOWN *
BURLINGTON HOTEL WINE BAR *
DAM VIEW BAR & GRILL *
PIER 4 CAFE & SMOKEHOUSE
RED RAM SALOON *
TELL BAR & GRILL

* Open All Year
LODGING & ACCOMMODATIONS

ALMA offers many options for lodging ... hotels, inns, bed & breakfasts, cottages, roadside motels & cabins.  No chain lodging properties.  .  More Lodging Info

ALMA HOME STYLE LODGING *
ALMA HOTEL (closed for remodeling)
ALMA TOWNHOUSE
AUDREY'S RIVERVIEW INN
BLUE DOOR INN ALMA *
THE BURLINGTON HOTEL *
THE COTTAGE
COTTAGE AT BLUE DOOR INN *
THE DAM GOOD INN
FELICE PATRA INN
GREAT ALMA FISHING FLOAT
GREAT RIVER RETREAT & GUEST HOUSE
HILLCREST MOTEL & LODGING
HOTEL DE VILLE *
INN AT BIG RIVER THEATRE *
THE MANOR
MORNING MIST VILLA
REIDT'S MOTEL & CABINS
TANSYS ON MAIN
THE TRITSCH HOUSE 

* Open All Year

Average Climate In Alma, Wisconsin

Day Time Temps Are Above Average This Season

We May Still Receive A Dusting Of Snow


             JanFebMarAprMayJun
Average high in °F: 26 31 43 59 70 79
Average low in °F: 10 15 26 39 50 59
Av. precipitation in inch: 0.87  0.79  1.69  3.27  4.21 4.88
Average snowfall in inch
10 6 7 1 0 0
             JulAugSepOctNovDec
Average high in °F: 83 80 72 59 43 29
Average low in °F: 64 62 54 42 29 15
Av. precipitation in inch: 4.76  5.04  4.33  2.44  2.17  1.02
Average snowfall in inch
0 0 0 0 2 10