AREA Attractions
ALMA Wisconsin | 19th Century River Town | National Historic District


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

BUENA VISTA PARK & OVERLOOK

Buena Vista Park & Overlook is a natural treasure not to be missed.  Located 500 feet above Alma, it’s a small park with a big view of the Mississippi River for several miles to the north and south. 
 
According to Better Homes & Gardens magazine, "Buena Vista Park is one of the river valley's finest natural balconies."  
 


   








Alma Area Museum  

Open Memorial Day - October 10th

Thursday-Sunday (1-4pm)

505 S 2nd Street

Alma Marina

Just North of Downtown Alma

125 Beach Harbor Road

608-685-3333

Alma Public Beach & Recreation Area

1 Mile North of Alma

Wisconsin State Highway 35 North

608-685-3330

Alma Public Fishing Dock

1 Mile North of Alma

Wisconsin State Highway 35 South

Brekows Landing 

3 Miles North of Alma

Wisconsin State Highway 35 South

Buena Vista Park, Overlook & Hiking Trail

County Hwy E 

608-685-3330

Castlerock Museum  

402 S 2nd Street

608-685-4231

Open Friday & Saturday (1-4pm)

LOCK & DAM #4

Alma boasts viewing at Lock & Dam #4 and throughout our city from Main Street, Buena Vista or the viewing deck at Wings Over Alma Nature & Art Center.  Real time info can be found at www.MarineTraffic.com


Look for riverboats passing through Alma and Lock #4 twice a week during the months of August, September & October.


ALMA AREA ATTRACTIONS

Dairyland Landing

Wisconsin State Highway 35 South

Danzinger Vineyards & Winery  

S2106 Grapeview Road (Off County Hwy E) 

608-685-6000

www.danzingervineyards.com

Great Alma Fishing Float

Fishing, Food & Overnight Stays

Largest fishing float on the Mississippi River

Below Lock & Dam #4 

651-380-7296 

www.almafishingfloat.com

Lock & Dam #4

Barge Traffic, Lock & Dam Operations

Main Street

Merrick State Park

Camping (65 individual campsites)

Between Alma and Fountain City (Off Wisconsin State Highway 35 South)

888-947-2757

www.dnr.state.wi.us/Org/land/parks/specific/merrick/ 

Mossy Hollow Hiking Trails

Cemetery Road (Off Wisconsin State Hwy 35 North)

608-685-3330

NATIONAL HISTORIC DISTRICT

Originally known as Twelve Mile Bluff, Alma was named by riverboat pilots for a prominent rock formation located on the bluff & visible from the mouth of the Chippewa River, 12 miles to the north. 


In 1982, 346 acres and over 200 buildings were included in the designation of the City of Alma as a National Historic District (#82000631) when it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).


  






National Historic District Walking Tour

Over 200 Buildings Included In National Historic District

www.almahistory.org

Railroad Traffic & Bridge

30+ Trains Daily Through Alma

Viewing From Bridge Overlooking Railroad Tracks at Lock & Dam #4

Rieck’s Lake Park & Viewing Deck

3 Miles North Of Alma

Wisconsin State Highway 35 North 

608-685-3330

Tiffany Bottoms State Natural Area

www.dnr.wi.gov/org/land/er/sna/index.asp?SNA=30   

Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife & Fish Refuge

www.fws.gov/midwest/UpperMississippiRiver/ 

Walnut Grove Golf Course

18 hole golf course

8 Miles South of Alma

Wisconsin State Highway 35 North

Cochrane, Wisconsin

608-248-2800

www.walnutgrovegolf.com

Wings Over Alma Nature & Art Center

110 N Main Street  

608-685-3303

www.wingsoveralma.org