ALMA Wisconsin
19th Century River Town | National Historic District

Discover Wisconsin Filming On The Backwaters Of The Mississippi River, Alma, Wisconsin
  CHAMBER VISITOR CENTER at WINGS OVER ALMA
110 N Main Street, Alma, Wisconsin 
608-685-3303 | info@almawisconsin.com 

SPRING IS HERE!
Alma, Wisconsin is beautiful in Spring with nature's beauty and Bald Eagles and the annual spring bird migration throughout town.  Alma offers you a place to get away for a short stay in a scenic environment!  We're just a short drive from many Midwest cities.  Enjoy our National Historic District and beautiful historic river town with all of the beauty of spring as you step into history.

Weekends are always a treat with our shops, restaurants and local activities open and ready for you to visit.  Please be aware that many are in the process of shifting from a winter scheduule and may only be open on weekends.  Check out your favorites at our Business Page.

SPRING EVENT SCHEDULE
TODAY
THRU THE EYES OF A CHILD | Art Exhibit
Now Through August 9th
Sponsor & Location:  Wings Over Alma Nature & Art Center

SEASON OPENER | Alma Area Museum
May 25th & 26th, 1-4pm

LIVE MUSIC At Big River Theatre
Entertainer:  Erik Koskinen
May 26th, 7:30pm
Location:  Big River Theatre

ALMA MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
May 27th, 10:30am
Location:  Main Street, Alma WI

SUNDAY SERVICES AT TELL CHURCH
Month of June & 1st Weekend In July
Location:  Tell Church, Hwy 37

LIVE COMEDY At Big River Theatre
Entertainer:  Mary Mack & Tim Harmston
June 6th, 7pm
Location:  Big River Theatre

LIVE MUSIC At Big River Theatre
Entertainer:  Patchouli & Terra Guittara, Duo Specializing In World Musical Styles | An Alma Favorite!
June 8th, 7pm
Location:  Big River Theatre

FIRE IN THE SHIRE 
June 8th, Events Throughout The Day
Location:  Castlerock Museum
Sponsors:  Castlerock Museum, Hotel de Ville

TROUT DAY CELEBRATION
June 8th, Events Through Day
Location:  Trout Creek, S1257 County Road II, Alma
Sponsors:  Barry Johnson & Family Farm, Alma Rod & Gun, Fountain City Rod & Gun, Waumandee Rod & Gun, Clear Waters Trout Unlimited Wisconsin

ALMA "ALL CLASS" REUNION
June 14th
Location:  Main event at Alma Schools

LIVE MUSIC At Big River Theatre
Entertainer:  Bill Miller
June 15th, 7pm
Location:  Big River Theatre

LIVE MUSIC At Big River Theatre
Entertainer:  Jeff Arundel & Bill McLaughlin
June 20th, 7:30pm
Location:  Big River Theatre

CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY
June 21st
Location:  Bank of Alma

BUFFALO COUNTY DAIRY BREAKFAST
June 22nd, Breakfast Served 7am-10am
Location:  Acorn Ridge Dairy Goats, Cochrane Area

LIVE MUSIC At Big River Theatre
Entertainer:  Sleeping Jesus
June 22nd, 7:30pm
Location: Big River Theatre

LIVE MUSIC At Big River Theatre
Entertainer:  Brian Claxton Trio
July 20th, 7pm
Location:  Big River Theatre

ALMA SWISS HERITAGE DAYS
July 26th & 27th
Location:  Main Street Alma 

TELL JAMBOREE
July 27th
Location:  Tell Bar, Highway 37
Sponsor:  Alma Snow Drifters

LIVE DANCE TROUPE At Big River Theatre
Entertainer:  Voice Of The River Through Dance
August 3rd, 7pm
Location:  Big River Theatre

ANNUAL SMELT FEED FUNDRAISER
April 30th, 10am-4pm
Location:  Henderson's Silver Moon
Sponsor:  Alma Lions Club
ANNUAL SMELT FEED FUNDRAISER
April 30th, 10am-4pm
Location:  Henderson's Silver Moon
Sponsor:  Alma Lions Club

ANNUAL SMELT FEED FUNDRAISER
April 30th, 10am-4pm
Location:  Henderson's Silver Moon
Sponsor:  Alma Lions Club

ANNUAL SMELT FEED FUNDRAISER
April 30th, 10am-4pm
Location:  Henderson's Silver Moon
Sponsor:  Alma Lions Club

GERMAN DINNER

  
  
  
  
  
  

October 14, 2017

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  

American Legion Hall | Alma, Wisconsin

FASHION SHOW FUNDRAISER
October 19th
Location & Sponsor:  Etta's Place, 200 S Main Street
FASHION SHOW FUNDRAISER
October 19th
Location & Sponsor:  Etta's Place, 200 S Main Street
FASHION SHOW FUNDRAISER
October 19th
Location & Sponsor:  Etta's Place, 200 S Main Street
FLYWAY FILM FESTIVAL
October 19th-21st
Location:  Big River Theatre and other locations in Pepin, Stockholm & Red Wing
FIRE IN THE SHIRE
June 10th
Sponsor:  Castlerock Arms & Armor Museum
FIRE IN THE SHIRE
June 10th
Sponsor:  Castlerock Arms & Armor Museum
BIG RIVER RADIO WAVE at Big River Theatre
May 18th, Shows at 6pm & 8pm
Taped show will be broadcast on Wisconsin Public Radio
Tickets: $12

MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
CHURCH SERVICES At Historic Tell Church
Every Sunday in June
Location:  Tell Church, WI State Hwy 37, 4 miles out of Alma WI
CHURCH SERVICES At Historic Tell Church
Every Sunday in June
Location:  Tell Church, WI State Hwy 37, 4 miles out of Alma WI
CHURCH SERVICES At Historic Tell Church
Every Sunday in June
Location:  WI State Hwy 37, 4 miles out of Alma WI
LOCK & DAM 4 OPEN HOUSE
July 27th, 10am-2pm
Location:  Lock & Dam 4, Alma WI
Sponsor:  US Army Corps Of Engineers

BUFFALO COUNTY AGRICULTURAL FAIR
August 2nd-5th
Location:  Buffalo County Fairgrounds, Mondovi
Sponsor:  Buffalo County Agricultural Fair Association

MARIA MULDAUR LIVE At Big River Theatre
October 28th, 7pm
Artist:  Maria Muldaur--Naughty, Bawdy Blues of Blue Lu Barker
Location & Sponsor: Big River Theatre
CHRISTMAS HOUSE WALK
December 1st, 3pm-7pm
Locations:  3 historic homes/businesses in Alma
Sponsor:  Alma Area Chamber of Commerce
CHRISTMAS HOUSE WALK
December 1st, 3pm-7pm
Locations:  3 historic homes/businesses in Alma
Sponsor:  Alma Area Chamber of Commerce
THE SEEGER BOYS BLUEGRASS HOLIDAY
December 8th, 7pm-8:30pm
Location & Sponsor:  Big River Theatre
THE SEEGER BOYS BLUEGRASS HOLIDAY
December 8th, 7pm-8:30pm
Location & Sponsor:  Big River Theatre
FIRE IN THE SHIRE 
June 8th, Events Throughout The Day
Location:  Castlerock Museum
Sponsors:  Castlerock Museum
FIRE IN THE SHIRE 
June 8th, Events Throughout The Day
Location:  Castlerock Museum
Sponsors:  Castlerock Museum
LIVE MUSIC At Big River Theatre
Entertainer:  Bill Miller
June 15th, 7pm
Location:  Big River Theatre

LIVE MUSIC At Big River Theatre
Entertainer:  Jeff Arundel & Bill McLaughlin
June 20th, 7:30pm
Location:  Big River Theatre

LIVE MUSIC At Big River Theatre
Entertainer:  Voice Of The River Through Dance
August 3rd, 7pm
Location:  Big River Theatre
LIVE MUSIC At Big River Theatre
Entertainer:  Bill Miller
June 15th, 7pm
Location:  Big River Theatre

LIVE MUSIC At Big River Theatre
Entertainer:  Jeff Arundel & Bill McLaughlin
June 20th, 7:30pm
Location:  Big River Theatre

LIVE MUSIC At Big River Theatre
Entertainer:  Voice Of The River Through Dance
August 3rd, 7pm
Location:  Big River Theatre
LIVE COMEDY At Big River Theatre
Entertainer:  Mary Mack & Tim Harmon
June 6th, 7pm
Location:  Big River Theatre
LIVE COMEDY At Big River Theatre
Entertainer:  Mary Mack & Tim Harmon
June 6th, 7pm
Location:  Big River Theatre
ALMA "ALL CLASS" REUNION
June 14th-16th
Location:  Main event at Alma Schools
ALMA "ALL CLASS" REUNION
June 14th-16th
Location:  Main event at Alma Schools
  
SHOP ALMA | 20+ Shops In 1 Mile!
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 shopping venues are listed below.   Shops are usually open for an extended weekend (Thursday-Sunday) and many are also open weekdays.

Alma Area Museum *

Alma Blooms (open daily)

Alma General Store

Alma Leather

Art & Soul Gallery & Gift Shop

Badland Weaving *

Bluebird

Burlington Hotel & Quilt Shop

The Commercial Gallery

Danzinger Vineyard & Winery * (open daily)

The Garden Gate (open May through 4th of July)

Gypsy Wagon Curiosity Shop 

Joyce's Badland Weaving *

Junk Market

Lone Pine Antiques *

Mississippi River Pearl Jewelry Co

Modern Flair Vintage

Stump Town Gallery 

Two Old Crows

Water Lily Gifts (open daily)

Weaving Studio 

Whole Heart

Wings Over Alma Gift Shop


            * Not located on Main Street

  
ENTERTAINMENT
CASTLEROCK MUSEUM Open Weekends
Friday-Saturday 1pm-4pm, Year Round
Sunday, 1pm-4pm, Memorial Day through Labor Day
More Info: www.castlerockmuseum.com
WINGS OVER ALMA NATURE & ART CENTER | Bird Watching
Wednesday-Sunday, 11am-4pm
More Info: www.wingsoveralma.org

BIRD WATCHING ALONG THE MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY 1000s of birds migrate in the Spring and Fall along The Mississippi Flyway.  Alma, Wisconsin is a well known "birding hot spot" and migration stopover point.  Watch for birds while hiking, 
DANZINGER VINEYARD
More Info:  www.danzingervineyard.com
  
  
  
WE LOVE SPRING in Alma, Wisconsin!   You'll find great views, you can still hike up Buena Vista Trail.  Enjoy the spring season.  Watch the Bald Eagles gathering around Alma and Lock & Dam #4.  Photo ops abound! Enjoy Alma's National Historic District amidst the beauty of the season!
LIVE MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT
UPCOMING SHOWS At Big River Theatre
May 26th  Erik Koskinen, Music
June 6th  Mary Mack & Tim Harmston, Comedy
June 8th  Patchouli & Terra Guitarra, Music
June 15th   Bill Miller, Music
June 20th  Brian Claxton Trio, Music
June 22nd  Sleeping Jesus, Music
June 29th  Jeff Arundel & Billy McLaughlin, Music
August 3rd  Relay Of Voices, Dance

LIVE AFTERNOON MUSIC At Danzinger Vineyards
May 25th  Doo Da Day
May 26th  Mac Cherry
June 1st  Doo Da Day
June 2nd  Kaiged Acoustic
June 8th  Empire Night
June 14th  Doo Da Day
June 1`6th  Mac Cherry
June 29th  Doo Da Day
June 30th  Kaiged Acoustic
ANNUAL SMELT FEED FUNDRAISER
April 30th, 10am-4pm
Location:  Henderson's Silver Moon
Sponsor:  Alma Lions Club
ANNUAL SMELT FEED FUNDRAISER
April 30th, 10am-4pm
Location:  Henderson's Silver Moon
Sponsor:  Alma Lions Club

ANNUAL SMELT FEED FUNDRAISER
April 30th, 10am-4pm
Location:  Henderson's Silver Moon
Sponsor:  Alma Lions Club

ANNUAL SMELT FEED FUNDRAISER
April 30th, 10am-4pm
Location:  Henderson's Silver Moon
Sponsor:  Alma Lions Club

GERMAN DINNER

  
  
  
  
  
  

October 14, 2017

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  

American Legion Hall | Alma, Wisconsin

FASHION SHOW FUNDRAISER
October 19th
Location & Sponsor:  Etta's Place, 200 S Main Street
FASHION SHOW FUNDRAISER
October 19th
Location & Sponsor:  Etta's Place, 200 S Main Street
FASHION SHOW FUNDRAISER
October 19th
Location & Sponsor:  Etta's Place, 200 S Main Street
FLYWAY FILM FESTIVAL
October 19th-21st
Location:  Big River Theatre and other locations in Pepin, Stockholm & Red Wing
FIRE IN THE SHIRE
June 10th
Sponsor:  Castlerock Arms & Armor Museum
FIRE IN THE SHIRE
June 10th
Sponsor:  Castlerock Arms & Armor Museum
BIG RIVER RADIO WAVE at Big River Theatre
May 18th, Shows at 6pm & 8pm
Taped show will be broadcast on Wisconsin Public Radio
Tickets: $12

MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
CHURCH SERVICES At Historic Tell Church
Every Sunday in June
Location:  Tell Church, WI State Hwy 37, 4 miles out of Alma WI
CHURCH SERVICES At Historic Tell Church
Every Sunday in June
Location:  Tell Church, WI State Hwy 37, 4 miles out of Alma WI
CHURCH SERVICES At Historic Tell Church
Every Sunday in June
Location:  WI State Hwy 37, 4 miles out of Alma WI
LOCK & DAM 4 OPEN HOUSE
July 27th, 10am-2pm
Location:  Lock & Dam 4, Alma WI
Sponsor:  US Army Corps Of Engineers

BUFFALO COUNTY AGRICULTURAL FAIR
August 2nd-5th
Location:  Buffalo County Fairgrounds, Mondovi
Sponsor:  Buffalo County Agricultural Fair Association

MARIA MULDAUR LIVE At Big River Theatre
October 28th, 7pm
Artist:  Maria Muldaur--Naughty, Bawdy Blues of Blue Lu Barker
Location & Sponsor: Big River Theatre
CHRISTMAS HOUSE WALK
December 1st, 3pm-7pm
Locations:  3 historic homes/businesses in Alma
Sponsor:  Alma Area Chamber of Commerce
CHRISTMAS HOUSE WALK
December 1st, 3pm-7pm
Locations:  3 historic homes/businesses in Alma
Sponsor:  Alma Area Chamber of Commerce
THE SEEGER BOYS BLUEGRASS HOLIDAY
December 8th, 7pm-8:30pm
Location & Sponsor:  Big River Theatre
THE SEEGER BOYS BLUEGRASS HOLIDAY
December 8th, 7pm-8:30pm
Location & Sponsor:  Big River Theatre
FOOD & BEVERAGE
Burgers & a beer?  Friday Fish Fry.  Cafe Specials.  Pizza and more.  Check out Alma's dining and beverage options.  Eateries are listed below.  

Alfresco Pizzeria *

The Alma Hotel & Union House Bar *

Burckhard's Alma Bakery

Dam View Bar *

Danzinger Vineyard & Winery

Fire & Ice

Great Alma Fishing Float

Pier 4 Cafe & Smokehouse

Red Ram Saloon *

Talk Of The Town *

Tell Bar & Grill


* Open All Year



  
LODGING OPTIONS
ALMA offers several lodging options ... hotels, cottages, roadside motels & more.  A great getaway for a short vacation to relax and unwind from every day stresses..  Lodging is listed below!  More Lodging Info

Alma Home Style Lodging *

Alma Hotel (closed for remodeling)

Alma Townhouse

Audrey's Riverview Inn

Blue Door Inn Alma Bed & Breakfast *

The Burlington Hotel *

The Cottage * (Extended Stay Only)

Cottage At Blue Door Inn*

The Dam Good Inn

Felice Patra Inn

Great Alma Fishing Float

Great River Retreat & Guest House

Hillcrest Motel & Lodging 

Hotel De'Ville *

Inn at Big River Theatre *

The Manor *

Morning Mist Villa 

Reidt's Motel & Cabins

Tansy's On Main 

The Tritsch House


* Open All Year

  
SPRING ACTIVITIES
BIRD WATCHING is great in Alma, Wisconsin.   Spring Migration brings an increase in our bird population along the Mississippi Flyway starting in March.  Throughout the month of May, Alma celebrates bird & waterfowl migration along the Mississippi Flyway with World Migratory Bird Day on May 4th.

Wings Over Alma Nature & Art Center offers a great outdoor or indoor viewing opportunity of migration activity on the Mississippi River below Lock & Dam #4.
FISHING FROM THE FLOAT, A DOCK OR A BOAT  So much water, so many opportunities to satisfy the angler's need to fish. 

Many Mississippi River backwater spots are available as well as the Great Alma Fishing Float.  You will need a Wisconsin fishing license.  If you are on the Fishing Float a Minnesota fishing license is valid. Open March through October 31st!
HIKING A TRAIL  Mossy Hollow Trail or Buena Vista Trail are great City trails and offer great views and lots of bird watching.  You won't be disappointed.  Look for warblers when you hike Mossy Hollow in the spring and Peregrine Falcons throughout the summer and fall.