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Buena Vista Park

Alma, WI
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Alma
Type: Parks
Description: This park, located 500 feet up on a bluff, offers scenic views.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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338 reviews 338 reviews
79 attraction reviews
474 helpful votes 474 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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Northfield, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Mother nature at it's best. A beautiful view and a beautiful drive to get there. This area of the country including the river roads in both WI and MN are some of the best sights you will ever see. Bluffs are amazing.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Buena Vista is a must-visit when in Alma! My favorite way to get to the top and see the beautiful views is from the hiking trail off of 2nd street. It is about a 1 mile hike from 2nd Street up to the park on a nice trail - not too steep, and there are benches along the trail just... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Very well kept park, nice overlook of Alma and the surrounding area of the Mississippi. Like standing on top of the world.

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Otsego, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

It's hard to beat the view we had from Buena Vista Park. We were fortunate the day was clear without much haze. It provided a great view of the Mississippi, the lock and dam, the town of Alma and the Wisconsin and Minnesota countryside. The park itself appears very well kept and the shelter must be available for family events.... More

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Stillwater, Minnesota
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

If you are on a motorcycle or in a convertible the trip to the park is a gas but in any event the view is as the namesake implies...Buena Vista...

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Alma, Wisconsin
11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

From the park, you are 525' or more above the river. On a clear day, you can see 20 miles, from Lake Pepin in the north to nearly Fountain City in the south! We live about 15 miles from the park and visit frequently.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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92 reviews 92 reviews
23 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Was driving through Alma and stopped to take a look at the views. It was quite spectacular! You could see for miles and miles. It was still a little snowy and muddy so be careful walking down to the cliffs as it does not appear that they clear the paths. Other than that, this would be a nice place to... More

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Sparta, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Take hwy. 35 to Alma WI then County Rd E up to Buena Vista Park/Overlook. It is 500' above the Mississippi River & Alma-the view is breathtaking-bring camera.

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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

This is one of the most beautiful spots overlooking Alma and the Great Mississippi River. Lots of space, picnic areas ,and a trail to town.

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