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 

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

Plan your winter travel around predicted weather events and you will find the travel easy.  The City of Alma and Buffalo County keep our roads clear and every day life goes on as we get our children to school and milk to market from the local dairy farms.


WINTER EVENT SCHEDULE
TODAY
"MEMBERS" OPEN EXHIBIT | Art Exhibit
Now Through February 8th
Sponsor & Location:  Wings Over Alma Nature & Art Center

SINGLE 8 BALL TOURNAMENT
February 23rd & 24th
Location:  Red Ram Saloon

BINGO At The Winery
February 23rd, 1pm
Sponsor & Location:  Danzinger Vineyards

LIVE MUSIC At Big River Theatre
Entertainer:  Vicki Emerson, Americana singer/songwriter
March 9th, 7pm
Location:  Big River Theatre

LIVE MUSIC At Big River Theatre
Entertainer:  Todd Albright, Blues Guitartist
March 15th, 7:30pm
Location:  Big River Theatre

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

MEET THE VIKINGS
March 23rd, Noon
Location & Sponsor:  Castlerock Museum

LIVE MUSIC At Big River Theatre
Entertainer:  Zach Pietrini Band, Final Stop Of The March Tour For This Americana Band
March 30th, 7:30pm
Location:  Big River Theatre

"SPRING FLING" NEW WINE RELEASE At The Winery
April 6th & 7th
Location:  Danzinger Vineyard
Sponsor:  Great River Road Wine Trail

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

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
May 4th, Events Throughout The Day
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:  Patchouli & Terra Guittara, Duo Specialiing In World Musical Styles | An Alma Favorite!
June 8th, 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 winter shopping venues are listed below.  Our seasonal shops will reopen in the Spring.

ALMA BLOOMS
ALMA GENERAL STORE
ALMA LEATHER
BURLINGTON HOTEL & QUILT SHOP
THE COMMERCIAL
ETTA'S PLACE 
JUNK MARKET
WATER LILY GIFTS
WHOLE HEART
WINGS OVER ALMA NATURE & ART CENTER

  
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
  
WINTER SCENES In Alma
Photography in winter provides perfect light, beautiful scenery and fantastic sunsets.  Here are a few Alma scenes, many away from Main Street, to give you a different photo perspective.  Most were taken after a snowfall.  No Photoshop techniques used, all photos were taken with point & shoot cameras by amateur photographers.

Average Climate In Alma, Wisconsin

Day Time Temps Are Well Above Average This Season

We've Received Just A Dusting Of Snow, Well Below Average


             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
  
We embrace winter in Alma, Wisconsin!  You'll find great views of wintering Bald Eagles, cross country skiing at Merrick State Park, a winter hike up Buena Vista Trail, snowmobiling on the ridge and lots of photo ops.  Enjoy Alma's National Historic District in the peace of winter and the beautiful historic buildings and scenes of every day life coated in snow.
LIVE MUSIC 
UPCOMING SHOWS At Big River Theatre
March 9th  Vicky Emerson
March 15th  Todd Albright
March 30th  Zach Pietrini Band
April 12th  Barbaro
April 20th  Hiroyo Tsukomoto
June 9th  Patchouli & Terra Guitarra
BALD EAGLE SEASON
Bald Eagles are prolific in Alma WI during the winter.  In addition to our own Bald Eagle population we host many migrating eagles from Canada through March.  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 winter eateries are listed below.  Seasonal eateries will reopen in the spring.

ALFRESCO PIZZERIA
ALMA HOTEL
BILL'S TALK OF THE TOWN
BURLINGTON HOTEL WINE BAR
DAM VIEW BAR & GRILL
RED RAM SALOON
TELL BAR & GRILL
  
WINTER LODGING
Winter View Of Hotel de'Ville
ALMA offers many options for winter lodging ... hotels, cottages, roadside motels & cabins.  Our seasonal lodging will reopen in the spring.  More Lodging Info

ALMA HOMESTYLE LODGING
BLUE DOOR INN ALMA
BURLINGTON HOTEL & QUILT SHOP
HOTEL DE'VILLE
THE MANOR
Blue Door Inn offers a $60 Winter Rate through March 31st
  
WINTER ACTIVITIES
Viewing Bald Eagles in the wild is a favorite winter activity in Alma.  In addition to our local resident bald eagles we have many Canadian bald eagles migrating to Alma for the open water below Lock & Dam #4 and a ready winter food source.
Cross County Skiing is popular at Merrick State Park.  Lots of trails and Mississippi River views.  State park pass required.  Bring your own skis.

WISCONSIN SNOW CONDITIONS | Cross Country Skiing
Ice Fishing continues to satisfy the angler's need to fish.  Many Mississippi River backwater spots are available ... just follow the trail of parked cars alongside the road.  You will need a Wisconsin fishing license.
Snowmobiling is fabulous in Buffalo County with access to ridge tops and deep valleys.  Views are incredible.  State trail passes are required for both residents and non-residents.  Snowmobile rentals are not available, you will have to trailer your own.  Snowmobile info available at Buffalo County Snowmobile Association.

WISCONSIN SNOW CONDITIONS | Snowmobiling
Snowshoe up Mossy Hollow Trail, at Buena Vista Park or Merrick State Park for great views.  Bring your own showshoes.  If you snowshoe at Merrick State Park you will need to purchase a State Park Pass.