ALMA Wisconsin

    19th Century River Town          National Historic District

MISSISSIPPI RIVER, FESTIVALHISTORY

in Alma Wisconsin!


Summer is a beautiful season to visit Buffalo County and Alma, Wisconsin.  Swim in the Mississippi River in the safety of the Alma Beach, hike Buena Vista Trail or climb our 13 stairstep streets. Enjoy Swiss Heritage Days on August 7th & 8th and the traditional Alma Music & Art Festival on September 6th. Explore & shop along Alma's historic Main Street at unique local galleries & shops.  All of this makes Alma the summer vacation destination of Buffalo County.

SPECIAL POINTS OF INTEREST
Alma Beach & Swimming Area
Buena Vista Park, Overlook & Hiking Trail
Mossy Hollow Hiking Trail
Rieck's Lake Park & Campground
Lock & Dam #4 & Railroad Bridge
National Historic District Main Street Walk
Danzinger Vineyard & Winery
Great Alma Fishing Float
Castlerock Arms & Armor Museum
Alma Area Museum


Traveling The Wisconsin Great River Road 

YOU CAN DO IT!
Drive the 9 miles from Nelson to Alma.
Enjoy a drive along the Wisconsin Great River Road.
Experience our historic river town.  
You won't be disappointed!

 CURRENT & UPCOMING EVENTS

    TODAY      
    TOWN LIFE
    Summer Art Exhibit at Wings Over Alma
   
Now Through October 13th, 11am-4pm

    REEL-FUN FISHING LEAGUE

    Every Wednesday, Now Through August 26th

    Great Alma Fishing Float

    Ages 8 to 17 years old

    Meet at Shuttle Dock at 4:30pm


    ALMA OUTDOOR MARKET on Main Street

    Every Friday, Now Through September 11th

    Opens at 8am

    Location: City Lot across from City Hall

    Veggies, fruits, jams & jellies, baked goods

    Books, jewelry, scarves, wind chimes & surprise items

   

    ALMA MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL

    September 6th, 11am to 6pm

    At The Alma Beach, Alma WI

    Live music all day, children's activities

    Storytelling by Kenny Salwey

    Local artisans and great food


    QUILTING BY THE RIVER

    October 17th & 18th, 10am to 4pm

    At The Alma Area School, Alma WI

    Sponsored by the Alma Historical Society


    ALL THINGS GERMAN

    October 17th

    Fundraiser Dinner at Alma Lions Hall, Alma WI
    Sponsored by the Alma Lions Club


    SPAGHETTI ON THE BLUFF

    October 18th

    Annual Fundraiser at Danzinger Vineyard, Alma WI

    Sponsored by Wings Over Alma Nature & Art Center


2014 & 2015 BEST OF THE MIDWEST
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.
  WEATHER

ALMA Wisconsin is the heart of the 250-mile Wisconsin Great River Road. The perfect place to base your road trip with lots of unique historic lodging, local food options, Mississippi River access and nature experiences.   

Come stay with us in 2015!

 FUN IN ALMA

 

Enjoy The Views 

From Buena Vista 

Enjoy a hike on Buena Vista Trail

 from Main Street to the top of

Alma Bluff & Buena Vista Overlook.

 

 

 

Watch Bald Eagles

View Bald Eagles all year in Alma ...

  along the Mississippi River, in the

trees, flying overhead & above

the towering bluffs.





Explore Quaint Shops & Galleries

Explore quaint shops & galleries

for that one-of-a-kind gift or treasure.

Antiques, collectibles and items

produced by local & regional artisans.

 

 

 

Photograph Birds

Throughout

Buffalo County

Take your camera everywhere,
you never know when you'll come
across a special bird or waterfowl.

 

Kayak or Canoe

The Mississippi Backwaters

Working with Riverland Outfitters we've

documented several easy to moderate

paddle trails in the Alma area.

 

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 season.

Great Alma Fishing Float | Alma WI


Enjoy The Early

River Town Atmosphere

Of 19th Century Alma, Wisconsin!