ALMA Wisconsin
19th Century River Town | National Historic District

Winter View From Buena Vista City Park & Overlook in 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 the spring!  Warm temps in February & March brought an early season to Alma with an occasional snow flurry and drop in temps.  
Alma offers you a place to get away for a short stay in a scenic springtime environment.  We're just a short drive from many Midwest cities.  The combination of Bald Eagles and the Mississippi River are a real treat.  Enjoy our National Historic District and beautiful historic river town as the lilacs start blooming and spring flowers emerge.  Step into history and enjoy the wonderful scents of an old-fashioned spring.

Plan your springtime travel around school breaks and the Easter holiday.  Weekends are always a treat with most of our shops, restaurants and local activities open and ready for you to visit.   


SPRING EVENT SCHEDULE
TODAY      
BIRDS OF THE MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY | Art Exhibit
Now Through July 15th
Photography Exhibit by Carol Knabe
Location:  Wings Over Alma Nature & Art Center

ALMA GOES TO THE BIRDS!!!
Great River Birding Month
Entire Month Of May

100 MILE GARAGE SALE
May 4th-7th

GREAT RIVER BIRDING FESTIVAL
International Migratory Bird Day
May 13th
Location:  Main Street, Alma WI

SCREENING OF "WINGED MIGRATION"
May 13th, 4pm at Big River Theatre
Free will donation to support Great River Birding Month
Location:  Big River Theatre

LIVE MUSIC "For The Birds" ON MAIN STREET
May 13th, 1-5pm at 3G Gallery
Musicians:  Squeeze 'n Bass from Gilmanton WI
Fun afternoon of "old time & country" music.  Room to dance in the 3G Gallery parking lot ... get ready to polka!

NATIVE WILDFLOWERS OF BUFFALO COUNTY
Nature Talk at Wings Over Alma
May 21st, 1pm

MEMORIAL DAY MAIN STREET PARADE
May 29th, 10:30am
Parade Route: Lock & Dam #4 to Alma Cemetery
Sponsor:  Alma American Legion
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

  
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 spring shopping venues are listed below.  

3G Gallery (Opening May)

Alma Art Adventures

Alma Blooms

Alma General Store

Alma Leather

Alma Vintage (Opening May)

Art & Soul Gallery & Gift Shop

Badland Weaving *

Bluebird

Burlington Hotel Quilt Shop

The Commercial Gallery

Danzinger Vineyard & Winery *

Etta's Place

The Garden Gate (Opening May)

The Gesell Gallery

Gypsy Wagon Collectibles (Opening May)

Junk Market

Lone Pine Antiques * (Opening May)

Mississippi River Pearl Jewelry (Opening May)

The Raven's Nest

Shanty On Main

Shanty Sip 'N Shop

Siam Traditions (Opening May)

Stump Town Gallery (Opening May)

Water Lily Gifts

Weaving Studio (Opening May)

Wings Over Alma Gift Shop


            * Not located on Main Street


  
ENTERTAINMENT
BIG RIVER THEATRE offers live entertainment in an intimate setting.
More Info:  www.bigrivertheatre.com
CASTLEROCK MUSEUM Open Weekends
Friday & Saturday 1pm-4pm
More Info: www.castlerockmuseum.com
WINGS OVER ALMA NATURE & ART CENTER | Bird Watching
Open Wednesday through Sunday, 11am-4pm
More Info: www.wingsoveralma.org
DANZINGER VINEYARD
Spring Hours: Daily, 11am-5pm
More Info:  www.danzingervineyard.com
  
  
  
We LOVE spring in Alma, Wisconsin!  Around every corner you'll encounter the spring migration of birds and waterfowl up the Mississippi Flyway.  With life on the Mississippi River, the Mississippi backwaters and the Chippewa, Buffalo & Trempealeau Rivers we are blessed to be surrounded by water and the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife & Fish Refuge.  

You'll find great views, hike up Buena Vista Trail or climb historic stairstep streets.  Photo ops abound!  Enjoy Alma's National Historic District amidst the lilacs bloom and spring flowers beginning to pop.
  
FOOD & BEVERAGE
Burgers & a beer?  Prime Rib Wednesday.  Friday Fish Fry.  Cafe Specials.  Pizza and more.  Check out Alma's dining and beverage options.  Our eateries are listed below.  

ALMA HOTEL
BURLINGTON HOTEL WINE BAR
COFFEE WENCH
DAM VIEW BAR & GRILL
EMPIRE ROOM 
HENDERSON'S SILVER MOON
JULIE'S FIN & FEATHER
PIER 4 CAFE & SMOKEHOUSE
RED RAM SALOON
TALK OF THE TOWN (Opening in May)
TELL BAR & GRILL

  
SPRING LODGING
Spring View Of The Blue Door Inn
ALMA offers many options for spring lodging ... hotels, cottages, roadside motels & cabins.    More Lodging Info

ALMA HOMESTYLE LODGING
ALMA TOWNHOUSE
BLUE DOOR INN
FELICE PATRA INN
GREAT RIVER ROADHOUSE & RETREAT
HILLCREST MOTEL & LODGING
HOTEL DE'VILLE
REIDT'S MOTEL & CABINS
RIVERVIEW INN
THE TRITSCH HOUSE
  
SPRING ACTIVITIES
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, 

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.
HIKING A TRAIL  Mossy Hollow Trail or Buena Vista Trail are great City trails and offer great views and lots of bird watcing.  You won't be disappointed!
BACK ROAD DRIVING  Base your ride in Alma WI and venturing out into Buffalo County.  It's a real treat whether you are on a bike or in a car.