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

  CHAMBER VISITOR CENTER at WINGS OVER ALMA
110 N Main Street, Alma, Wisconsin 
608-685-3303 | info@almawisconsin.com 

LATE AUTUMN
in Alma Wisconsin!
LATE AUTUMN is a beautiful time to visit the Buffalo County area and Alma, Wisconsin. Main Street Shopping provides opportunities to explore & shop along Alma's historic Main Street at unique local galleries & shops. Look for Christmas Specials & Open Houses throughout November & December. 

November Weather is in the 50's so get outside and hike Buena Vista or Mossy Hollow Trails or climb our 13 stair step streets. Bald Eagles are flying overhead and the Fall Migration has started down the Mississippi River. New Wines are available at Danzinger Vineyards. All of this makes Alma the getaway destination of Buffalo County.
HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
EVENTS IN TOWN

TODAY      
HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE | Bank of Alma
Now through December 16th

BACKWATERS | Exhibiting Now through January 13th
Art Exhibit at Wings Over Alma Nature & Art Center
Featuring works by Janene Nelson, Warren Rivette & Walter Van Blaircomb

CHRISTMAS IN ALMA
Holiday Shopping Weekends, Specials & Open Houses Throughout December
    Dec 3rd,  Christmas Bazaar & Luncheon, St John Lutheran Church
    Dec 3rd,  Shopping Open Houses at 3G Gallery, Alma Leather, Badland
                    Weaving, Bluebird, Burlington Hotel Quilt Shop, The Coffee
                    Wench and Shanty On Main
    Dec 4th,   Big River Radio Wave Christmas Show, Big River Theatre
    Dec 4th,   Lighting Of The Community Christmas Tree & Caroling

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR & LUNCHEON
December 3rd, 10:30am-1pm
Sponsor: St John Luthern Church, Alma WI
Craft Sale, Bake Sale, Lunch & Auctions (Silent & Live)

LIGHTING OF THE COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS TREE
December 4th, 5pm, Orange Street Garden on Main Street
"Lights In Our Lives Reading", Caroling & Refreshments
Sponsor:  Enhance Alma

BIG RIVER RADIO WAVE CHRISTMAS SHOW
December 4th, Two Tapings at 6pm & 8pm
Location:  Big River Theatre, Alma WI
Taping of the 2017 Christmas Show for Wisconsin Public Radio
Radio Show Will Air Christmas Eve & Christmas Day On WPR

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
December 10th, 8am-11:30am
Sponsor & Location:  Pier 4 Cafe & Smokehouse
Come have breakfast & meet Santa!

CHRISTMAS COOKIE WALK
December 10th, 9am-10:30am
Sponsor & Location:  St Lawrence Catholic Church

CHRISTMAS ECUMENICAL TEA
December 11th, 1:30pm
Location:  To Be Announced

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
December 17th, 8am-11:30am
Sponsor & Location:  Pier 4 Cafe & Smokehouse
Come have breakfast & meet Santa!

EVENTS IN THE AREA
TODAY      
FALL GROUP SHOW
Art Exhibit at Red Horse Gallery, Fountain City WI
Featuring works by Richard Gabe, Dan Grimslid, Julia Crozer, Ray Kiihne, Leo Smith, John Durfey & John Sagan

ANNUAL HOLIDAY SHOW | Cochrane-Fountain City WI
December 3rd, 9am-4pm
Location:  CFC School
Sponsor:  CFC PTO
 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 new pavillion 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". 


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.

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 Friday & Saturday afternoons.
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 fishing the "hard" waters during winter.


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

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 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

2016 BEST OF THE MIDWEST TRAVEL
For the 3rd 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.
VISIT Alma's Tourism Website at "ExploreAlma.com" For More Information
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.  


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!

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