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Buena Vista Park

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Address: Alma, WI
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This park, located 500 feet up on a bluff, offers scenic views.

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Awesome View of the Mississippi and the Lock and Dam

We hadn't planned on going to this park but noticed the signs when driving through Alma after visiting the Lock and Dam and decided to drive up so glad we did. If we ever make it... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
mimi1971
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Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
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Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We hadn't planned on going to this park but noticed the signs when driving through Alma after visiting the Lock and Dam and decided to drive up so glad we did. If we ever make it back again we would definitely bring a picnic the views are amazing and there's a picnic tables in the perfect locations to enjoy the... More 

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Buena Vista Overlook is a perennial stop for any of our Motorcycle trips that takes us through Alma. Regardless of the time of they year....the view and vistas are breathtaking! Has picnic tables as well as a rustic restroom. Its the largest natural balcony overlooking the Mississippi River. You can watch barges traveling up the river and locking through Lock... More 

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Thank Joe P
Germantown, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

A short, beautiful drive from the town of Alma sits this tiny, rolling hill park featuring a spectacular view of the Mississippi River and valleys about 600 ft above. Can't beat the view.

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Thank havenj63
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

It is quite a view from up there! Don't miss seeing this if you are in Alma. It is quite impressive.

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Thank cuTRis
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We trekked up to the Buena Vista Park overlook in mid-October. The hike from main street Alma is roughly one mile long with a couple of easy switchbacks. The park is expansive with picnic tables and grills. The overlook provides expansive views of the Mississippi River. We saw a couple of Bald Eagles gliding along the bluffs and trees. Definitely... More 

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Thank Chuck G
Neenah, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Absolutely beautiful view. It's a bit of a climb up the bluff on a narrow road to get there, but well worth it. The view is breathtaking. Please be cautious, there is no railing!

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Thank atti2de2002
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Take the trip up the hill and enjoy the beautiful view! You can see for miles and with the fall colors it made a wonderful stop!

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Whitewater
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

If you want to see a great view of Alma, Wi and the Mississippi River take the time to come here. The views are amazing! They also have some picnic tables and grills if you wish to go that route. This is a must see when you go to Alma!

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roxborough
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely views and very romantic. Fall weather was ideal besides the knats. Bring bug spray, they bite!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We hiked up to the park from 2nd Street,. It was cool worth the walk. The park offered beautiful views of the Mississippi River. If you do not want to hike up the hill, you can drive up to the park - there is ample parking. I would recommend adding more signs to the hiking path. We drove around a... More 

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