ALMA Wisconsin
19th Century River Town | National Historic District

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
in Alma Wisconsin!
Bald Eagles On The River, Migrating Birds, Lilacs Blooming In Alma's Local Gardens make Alma, Wisconsin a beautiful place to visit in the spring.  After Winter's snow, Alma is starting to come to life and getting ready for lots of 2018 visitors.  Events include Spring Fling, 100 Mile Garage Sale, World Migratory Bird Day, June Bloom Wine, and It's the "quiet" season with discounted lodging and about half of our main street shops open at unique local galleries & shops. 

All of this makes ALMA, Wisconsin the getaway destination of Buffalo County.
VISIT Alma's Tourism Website at "ExploreAlma.com" For More Information
EVENTS IN TOWN

TODAY     
CURRENT CRITTERS | Art Exhibit
Now Through May 11th
Sponsor & Location:  Wings Over Alma Nature & Art Center

SPRING FLOOD RUN
April 21st

THE FLAG MEMORIAL
April 22nd, 1pm
Sponsor:  The Flag Memorial
Location:  Wings Over Alma Nature & Art Center
Orlin Brommer is presenting the flag memorial maintained in Cochrane

LIVE AT THE BIG RIVER THEATRE
April 28th, 7pm
Guests: Patchouli & Terra Guitarra
Location & Sponsor:  Big River Theatre

"ALMA'S GOING TO THE BIRDS"
Entire Month Of May
Sponsor:  Alma Area Chamber of Commerce
Help Us Celebrate Spring Migration and World Migratory Bird Day All Month Long!

100 MILE GARAGE SALE
May 3rd-May 6th
Sponsor:  Alma Area Chamber of Commerce
Annual event along the Mississippi River, Alma's a great place to set up your headquarters!

SPRING BIRDING BY MINI TRAIN
May 5th
Sponsor: Wings Over Alma Nature & Art Center, Reservation Required

WORLD MIGRATORY BIRD DAY, GREAT RIVER BIRDING FESTIVAL
May 12th
Sponsor:  Alma Area Chamber of Commerce

BIRD WATCHING FIELD TRIP, GREAT RIVER BIRDING FESTIVAL
May 12th, 8:30am
Join Carol & Jerry Knabe (experienced birders and nature photographers) as guides. 
Location:  Rieck's Lake Park, Hwy 35, Alma
Sponsor:  Alma Area Chamber of Commerce

LIVE BIRD PROGRAM, GREAT RIVER BIRDING FESTIVAL 
Hosted By River Valley Raptors
May 12th, 1pm
Location:  Wings Over Alma Nature & Art Center
Sponsor:  Alma Area Chamber of Commerce

MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
May 28th
Sponsor:  Alma American Legion Post #224 & Auxiliary

FIRE IN THE SHIRE
June 10th
Sponsor:  Castlerock Arms & Armor Museum
100 MILE GARAGE SALE
May 4th-7th
LIVE MUSIC IN ALMA
April 29th, 7:30pm
Guitarist: Hiroya Tsukamoto
Location:  Big River Theatre
GERMAN DINNER FUNDRAISER
October 14th, 11am to 7pm
Location:  Alma American Legion Hall
Sponsor:  Alma Lions Club
GERMAN DINNER FUNDRAISER
October 14th, 11am to 7pm
Location:  Alma American Legion Hall
Sponsor:  Alma Lions Club

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 ALMA'S REVIEWS ON TRIP ADVISOR
ALMA is well known as a Wisconsin birding hot spot.
Spring brings the annual bird migration up the Mississippi Flyway.
Alma is celebrating Great River Birding Month throughout May.
  
Bald Eagles, Tundra Swans, White Egrets, Great Blue Herons & 
American White Pelicans are abundant during spring and fall migration.
Rieck's Lake offers opportunities to view migrating birds and waterfowl.
The Mississippi River and backwaters provide lots of viewing opportunities.

TRAVELING WISCONSIN'S GREAT RIVER ROAD

Alma, Wisconsin is located on Wisconsin State Highway 35, better known as the Wisconsin Great River Road and Wisconsin's only National Scenic Byway.  September is "Drive The Great River Road Month"!


Whether you are cruising the Great River Road in your favorite car or motorcycle ... or just taking time to travel the Road and checking out the scenery, small historic river towns and views ... we want you to enjoy the ride and explore Alma!
IN THE NEWS
BEST OF THE MIDWEST TRAVEL
For the 5th year, Alma Wisconsin was included in Midwest Living's
 "Best Of The Midwest Travel" as part of their feature on the
Wisconsin Great River Road.  Several local businesses were highlighted.
Buffalo County Visitor Guide
Alma Earns "Bird City Wisconsin" Designation 
The Alma Area Chamber of Commerce working with the City of Alma applied for and received designation in 2017 as a Bird City and we are the 103rd city in Wisconsin to receive this designation since the inception of Bird City Wisconsin in 2010. 

Bird City especially commended the City of Alma for its numerous areas of wildlife habitat and the truly impressive number of activities in our community that focus on birds, conservation & education. 

Actions like these benefit wildlife and help build a connection to nature that will show current and future decision makers just how important it is to protect the natural world.
Discover Wisconsin's "Water Trails Of The Driftless" Features Buffalo County 
ALMA, Wisconsin is located directly on the Mississippi River 
and the Upper Mississippi River National Fish & Wildlife Refuge.  
This episode of Discover Wisconsin shows a fleet of kayaks maneuvering 
through Lock #4 in Alma as part of the "Great River Rumble" in 2016.  
 FUN IN ALMA!

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 or the pavilion at Danzinger Vineyard you can enjoy a glass of award winning wine and the view of the Upper Mississippi River Valley. 2013 Wisconsin "winery of the year".   True "local" wine ... growing their own grapes ... making their own wine!


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 with 20+ 

shops located on Main Street.




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.

See Medieval Arms & Armor
Many are surprised that Alma has a museum with a world-class collection of authentic arms & armor.  Castlerock Museum is open afternoons, Friday-Sunday.




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!


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 open water season.