ALMA Wisconsin

    19th Century River Town          National Historic District

FISHING, HISTORY, HIKING & FUN

in Alma Wisconsin!

Summer is a beautiful season to visit Buffalo County and Alma, Wisconsin.  Fishing is great, hiking Buena Vista or Mossy Hollow Trails and lots of history as you explore Alma's National Historic District.  All of this makes Alma the summer vacation destination of Buffalo County.

 
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Traveling The Wisconsin Great River Road 

 CURRENT & UPCOMING EVENTS

     TODAY      

    SOUNDS OF MUSIC & MOTION
    Summer Art Exhibit at Wings Over Alma
    Through October 7th

    ART On Main Street -- A "Plein Air" Event
    July 26th
    Artists Painting Scenes of Historic Alma
    Exhibit & Reception, 6pm @ Stumptown Gallery
   
Sponsored by Local Alma Businesses

    CHARCOAL CHICKEN & BRATS |
Fundraiser
    August 2nd, 4pm-7pm
    Sponsored by Alma American Legion Post #224

    SWISS HERITAGE DAYS
    Celebration of Alma's Original Swiss Settlers
    August 8th & 9th
   
Sponsored by Hotel de Ville

    ALMA Fun Walk | Fundraiser
    August 9th
    Sponsored by Beautification Committee,
    Alma Area Chamber of Commerce

    STEPPING INTO ART
    August 9th
    Location:  Alma's Historic Main Street
    Sponsored by River Arts Alma

    DRAFT HORSE PULL
    August 23rd
    Sponsored by Alma Rod & Gun Club

    GRAPE STOMP
    Danzinger Vineyards
    August 30th

    ALMA MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL
    Live Music, Local Art, Great Food, All Day!!!
    August 31st, 10am-6pm
    Location: Alma Beach, Mississippi River
    Sponsored by Festival Committee,
    Alma Area Chamber of Commerce
Great Alma Fishing Float | Alma WI
 MORE INFORMATION

ALMA offers many options for lodging ...

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

 

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


Enjoy The Early River Town Atmosphere

Of 19th Century Alma, Wisconsin!

ALMA
SWISS HERITAGE DAYS
August 8th & 9th
Join the citizens of Alma on August 8th & 9th as they celebrate their original Swiss heritage. Events are planned throughout the weekend. On September 9th enjoy the Alma Fun Walk Fundraiser & Stepping Into Art as well.  MORE INFO ON EVENTS

On August 20, 1848 the original setters arrived at Twelve Mile Bluff (the current location of Alma, Wisconsin) --- Victor Probst and John Wenger.  Both were Swiss immigrants to America traveling up the Mississippi River by steamboat.

Alma's heritage is very diverse with German and Norwegian immigrants following a few years later but it was the Swiss who built the first shanty and set about the task of "getting out" wood for the steamboats.  They began the community of Alma that we know and love today.
ALMA | 2014 BEST OF THE MIDWEST
With a "WOW Moment" for the Wisconsin Great River Road and an "Instant Itinerary" featuring Alma, Wisconsin ... Midwest Living's 2014 Best of the Midwest TRAVEL featured Alma, Wisconsin and several businesses as a perfect travel weekend destination.  History, small river town quaintness and the advantages of the Mississippi River and the Wisconsin Great River Road make Alma a perfect travel getaway.

 

Enjoy The Views 

From Buena Vista 

Enjoy a hike on Buena Vista Trail

 from Main Street to the top of

Alma Bluff & the Buena Vista Overlook.

 

Kayak or Canoe

The Mississippi Backwaters

Working with Riverland Outfitters we've

documented several easy to moderate

paddle trails in the Alma area.

 

 

 

Watch Bald Eagles

You can view Bald Eagles all year long in

Alma, Wisconsin.  Along the Mississippi River,

 in the trees, flying overhead and over the

bluffs you can see them throughout town.

 

 

 

Photograph Birds

Throughout

Buffalo County

Take your camera everywhere,
you never know when you'll come
across a special bird or waterfowl.

 

Fishing Is

A Passion

Alma is situated on the Mississippi River and

the backwaters are prime for fishing.

 

The Great Alma Fishing Float is a favorite

of locals and visitors throughout the season.

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