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 With Alma Area Chamber Of Commerce


110 N Main Street, Alma, Wisconsin
608-685-3303 |

in Alma Wisconsin!
Winter is a beautiful time to visit the Buffalo County area and Alma, Wisconsin.  With our warm December weather we still see signs of migration along the Mississippi Flyway.  It's perfect weather to get outside to hike Buena Vista Trail or climb our 13 stair step streets.  Main Street Shopping Weekends provide opportunities to explore & shop along Alma's historic Main Street at unique local galleries & shops.  Ice fishing is a passion on the Mississippi River backwaters.  All of this makes Alma the winter vacation destination of Buffalo County.

Art Exhibit at Wings Over Alma

COMEDY With Rio Hillman

February 12th, 7:30pm at Big River Theatre

WINTERFEST at Merrick State Park

February 13th

Celebrate Merrick State Park in Winter

Scavenger Hunt, Bonfire, Stargazing,

Winter Hike on Torch-Lit Trail

Sponsored by Friends Of Merrick State Park

SOCRATES CAFE @ Big River Theatre
February 19th, 7pm
Open Discussion Group On Various Topics

February 20th, 2pm
Presentation & Discussion by Gene Pelowski
Sponsored by Castlerock Museum

BLUEGRASS With Timbre Junction
February 20th at Big River Theatre


Buffalo County Prairie Management Meeting

February 23rd, Starting at 6pm

Hosted at the Alma Rod & Gun Club

Sponsored by Buffalo County DNR, Buffalo County

NRCS, UW Extension Services, Buffalo County

Land Conservation Dept & Alma Rod & Gun Club

LIVE MUSIC With Lonnie Knight & His Band
March 5th at Big River Theatre

March 19th Vendor & Craft Show at Alma Area Schools

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 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.

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 fall migration.  Rieck's Lake offers opportunities to view migrating birds and waterfowl.  Follow State Hwy 37 along the Buffalo River for outstanding viewing in Buffalo County.  The Mississippi River and backwaters provide lots of viewing opportunitiesMore Info
BEST Of The Midwest
Midwest Living Travel Features Alma WI For 2nd Year
With a "WOW Moment" for the Wisconsin Great River Road and an "Instant Itinerary" featuring Alma, Wisconsin ... Midwest Living's 2015 Best of the Midwest TRAVEL featured Alma, Wisconsin and several businesses as a perfect travel weekend destination.  This is our second year!

History, small river town quaintness and the advantages of the Mississippi River and the Wisconsin Great River Road make Alma a perfect travel getaway.

ALMA offers many options for lodging ...

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


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