ALMA Wisconsin
19th Century River Town | National Historic District

View From Buena Vista City Park & Overlook in Alma, Wisconsin
Shared by Jeremy Dale of Mississippi Million With Alma Area Chamber Of Commerce


118 N Main Street, Alma, Wisconsin
608-685-3303 |


in Alma Wisconsin!

Fall is a beautiful time to visit the Buffalo County area and Alma, Wisconsin.  Migration along the Mississippi Flyway continues.  This year we're experiencing a warm autumn and it's perfect weather to hike Buena Vista Trail or climb our 13 stairstep streets. Explore & shop along Alma's historic Main Street at unique local galleries & shops with several Main Street Shopping Weekends in November & December.  Make plans to shop in Alma the weekend of November 27th through 29th in support of Shop Small Saturday, make a silent auction bid at the Festival Of Trees decorated by local Alma businesses from November 14th through December 5th and attend the annual Holiday House Walk on December 5th, a long time favorite you won't want to miss.  All of this makes Alma the vacation destination of Buffalo County.

 FARM LIFE. Art Exhibit at Wings Over Alma
 Now Through The End Of The Year, 11am-4pm



 Now Through December 5th

 Silent Auction of Christmas trees designed by

    local Alma businesses

 Sponsored by Alma Area Chamber of Commerce

 LAUGH With Tim Harmston & Mary Mack

 December 4th, 7:30pm

 Live Comedy at the Theatre in Alma

 Location: Big River Theatre | Tickets $15 at the Door


 December 5th

 Sponsored by St Johns Lutheran Church


 December 5th

 Historic building and local homes

 Sponsored by Alma Area Chamber of Commerce

 CHRISTMAS SHOW | Big River Radio Wave

 December 5th, Shows at 6pm and 8pm

 Live taping for Wisconsin Public Radio

 Location: Big River Theatre | Tickets $12

 CHRISTMAS IN ALMA | 100 Miles of Christmas

 December 5th & 6th

 Main Street Shopping Specials, Festival of Trees

 Sponsored by Mississippi Valley Partners


 December 6th, 1:30PM

 Storyteller:  Kenny Salwey

 Music: Dumpy Jug Bumpers Band

 Location: Big River Theatre: 

 Tickets $10 suggested donation


 December 6th

 Sponsored by Enhance Alma


 December 12th

 Sponsored by St Lawrence Catholic Church


 December 13th

 Sponsored by the Alma Churches

 Hosted In 2015 At St Lawrence Catholic Church


Enjoy The Views From Buena Vista 

Hike on Buena Vista Trail from Main Street to the top of Alma Bluff & Buena Vista Overlook.

Glass Of Wine With A View

From the outside patio at Danzinger Vineyard you can enjoy a glass of award winning wine and the view of the Upper Mississippi River Valley.  Danzinger Vineyard was Wisconsin's "winery of the year" in 2013. 

Explore Quaint Shops & Galleries

For that one-of-a-kind gift or treasure

explore Alma's Main Street.  Art, antiques,

collectibles and items produced by

local & regional artisans.

Watch Bald Eagles

View Bald Eagles all year in Alma ... along the

Mississippi River, in the trees, flying overhead &

above the towering bluffs of Buffalo County.

Paddle The Mississippi Backwaters

We've documented several easy to moderate paddle trails in the Alma area, enjoy!

Welcome To The Mississippi Flyway!

Take your camera everywhere, you never know when you'll come across a special bird or waterfowl.  The Mississippi Flyway is awesome and you'll find excellent birdwatching throughout Buffalo County.

Fishing Is A Passion

Alma is situated on the Mississippi River and the backwaters are prime for fishing.


Ice fishing the backwaters bring many to alma for hard water fishing.

The Great Alma Fishing Float is a favorite of locals and visitors throughout the open water season.


Tundra Swans Arrived On The Buffalo River November 22nd
ALMA is well known as a Wisconsin birding hot spot.  Bald Eagles, Tundra Swans, White Egrets, Great Blue Herons & American White Pelicans are abundant during fall migration.  Rieck's Lake offers opportunities to view migrating birds and waterfowl.  Follow State Hwy 37 along the Buffalo River for outstanding viewing in Buffalo County.  The Mississippi River and backwaters provide lots of viewing opportunitiesMore Info
Photo Courtesy of Buffalo County Outfitters/Facebook
WHITETAIL DEER bring hunters from around the country each season to Buffalo County.  It's not hype, the statistics prove out that this area has produced twice as many record-book whitetail deer as the next region.  A long-standing tradition of deer hunting continues today.
BEST Of The Midwest
Midwest Living Travel Features Alma WI For 2nd Year
With a "WOW Moment" for the Wisconsin Great River Road and an "Instant Itinerary" featuring Alma, Wisconsin ... Midwest Living's 2015 Best of the Midwest TRAVEL featured Alma, Wisconsin and several businesses as a perfect travel weekend destination.  This is our second year!

History, small river town quaintness and the advantages of the Mississippi River and the Wisconsin Great River Road make Alma a perfect travel getaway.

ALMA offers many options for lodging ...

bed & breakfast ... restored victorians ... cottages ... roadside motels & cabins.  


For lodging info, call the CHAMBER Visitor Center at 608-685-3303 or choose an option from our website at Lodging Options/Business Directory.