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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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Breath taking views of the Mississippi River Valley and the quaint little town of Alma, Wi

This was a great place to view the River and the Lock and Dam and just absorb the beauty of this wonderful, peaceful, area.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
yvonne w
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great place to view the River and the Lock and Dam and just absorb the beauty of this wonderful, peaceful, area.

Thank yvonne w
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Buena Vista Park is a gently-sloping grassy park on top of a bluff. You can walk to the edge where there is a rocky platform and see a good view of Alma (the town below), the Mississippi, and barges passing through. This is a good option for people with limited mobility. Note that there is NOT a guardrail or fence... More 

Thank Mary P
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We always take the time to come up to this Vista. Gorgeous! We travel this area every fall on motorcycle and enjoy every minute.

Thank Les W
Rochester, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Easy access from Alma, this park is such a great place for a picnic and enjoy the views. Plenty or green space to run or relax. Picnic tables available, benches to relax and watch the barges on the Mississippi. Spend a few minutes, or few hours. Great park!

Thank RGTravelIng
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Fun drive up a winding road. This is farm country and we did get behind a tractor, but the colors were great! The view at the top was well worth it.

Thank Mary P
Edina, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Very natural setting. Peaceful place. Can see for miles and miles and view Wabasha. No entrance fee. No commercial businesses around it. Beautiful approach to it. Surrounded by farms and corn fields. We saw a wild turkey and deer. Two horses on farm on way up to it. Benches to sit on to take in the view. Picnic tables available.... More 

Thank 565j1944
Eagan, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Exploring the Alma area and happened on this jewel. Short hike, about a block, to the vista. Spectacular view of the river and Lock #4 on the Mississippi.

1 Thank Al H
West Allis, Wisconsin
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Awesome river view, only downside is the horse tour that uses the same road- Doesn't look like anyone cleans it up. Not a big deal if your in a car but kind of sucks dodging the doo doo piles on a motorcycle.

Thank Hella2010
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

This is definitely worth the drive up to see. The view is quite amazing! If it is not a clear, sunny day I would wait and go a different day, if you have the option.

Thank Brad L
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

I have been to Buena Vista Park before, but it still amazes me the beautiful site of the river that you get from there. Simply gorgeous!

Thank Carla T

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