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

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Beautiful!

The drive to the top of this look out is steep and a bit scary for those that don't like heights. However, the view at the top is superb! There are some swings, I believe a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Winona, Minnesota
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Winona, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The drive to the top of this look out is steep and a bit scary for those that don't like heights. However, the view at the top is superb! There are some swings, I believe a grill or two also. Worth a trip!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Amazing view to watch the sunset. Don't miss it! The drive up the hill is fun and looking down on the small town of Alma and seeing the Mississippi and all it's backwaters is very neat,

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Baldwin, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

LOVE the view and stunning beauty of this location! Peaceful and lovely. I have been there a few times both in the summer and fall. I am a photographer and would so love to shoot a wedding there!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This is another family favorite. The view of Alma and the mighty Mississippi River are breathtaking and especially beautiful when the sun is setting. My family and many friends are so fond of this amazing place. The swings were a big hit with my close friends from Medford, since we are all retirees and remembered how much fun swinging was... More 

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Minneapolis
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Definitely stop here if you're in the area. The view is great. Spectacular. But that's about it. 5 minutes and you're done.

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Zhuhai, China
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37 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Went there today on a cold autumn day, but still worth braving the cold wind. Fantastic views, 500 feet up the bluff, took many pictures. I can imagine, summertime and BBQ's, we went there on a cold day, so that shows the effort worth taking at any time of the year.

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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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53 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The city of Alma is an interesting town built on the hillside next to the Mississippi River. The park is 1153 ft up, up, up! A short walk from the parking lot gives you an incredible view. You can see for miles. If you bring small children -- do NOT let them run ahead, there are no fences.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This was an amazing way to start the day! It was absolutely beautiful to watch the sunrise lighting up the river valley. Access to overlook is so easy that it's perfect for many. The hiking trail down to second street also had a great views, and was not at all as steep as one would expect. Beautiful area and so... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

A great park for families, lots of picnic spaces but the real highlight here is the amazing views overlooking the town of Alma and the big river. A great spot for snapping photos, picnicking and hiking down to the town from atop the bluff. I would have given it an excellent rating, but the toilets were so foul you could... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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82 attraction reviews
496 helpful votes 496 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This is a must do if you are in the area. It's a short drive up to the parking lot from the town of Alma and the path to the overlook is well maintained and even. The view from the vantage point is spectacular. We had.come from Wabasha and it was neat to look back towards there. We were fortunate... More 

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