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What a view

We stopped in a small town called Alma where we had lunch at one of the only places which were... read more

Reviewed February 11, 2019
Vicenza, Italy
Don't miss the view

A great view of the landscape of hills,river, peace and tranquility! We were hoping to see more... read more

Reviewed October 6, 2018
Rolfe, Iowa
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This park, located 500 feet up on a bluff, offers scenic views.
Alma, WI
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Reviewed February 11, 2019

We stopped in a small town called Alma where we had lunch at one of the only places which were open. We were then told by locals to just drive up the hill overlooking the town as we would have a great surprise. We followed...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank thomasozbun
Reviewed November 23, 2018 via mobile

November is a cold month to go here, but the view is amazing. There are many picnic tables available for use during warmer months. Bathroom is available as well.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kim O
Reviewed October 23, 2018

A winding road up to the park but well worth the drive. Beautiful view and areas to picnic and enjoy time with friends and family. Just a short distance from the Danzinger Vineyards. Downside: No safety railings or protection as you look down at the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank IngaRose
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

A great view of the landscape of hills,river, peace and tranquility! We were hoping to see more fall colors, might have been there a week to soon- first week of Oct. If it was a bit warmer we could have enjoyed a picnic!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank denisewasko
Reviewed September 24, 2018

The views from this park are phenomenal! If you can make it for sunset, you won't regret it. You must bring a camera!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gabriel G
Reviewed September 21, 2018

The road is a bit windy, and there's a short hike to the bluff, but well worth the trip! There is a bench at the point to enjoy the view. Also there are many picnic tables in the park. Watch out for silage trucks right...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Maryoke
Reviewed September 2, 2018

Drive to the top short walk to a beautiful view. Picnic tables, grills, well kept park. Don't go through Alma without stopping here!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Schafam
Reviewed September 1, 2018

I"m not a huge fan of heights so I wasn't interested in walking right to the edge as there is no fence or guardrail. But, you can get the full view anyway as there are gently sloped stairs leading down to the scenic viewing area...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank EngelkingCGMN
Reviewed September 1, 2018

From Buena Vista Park you can see the Mississippi River area, lock and dam #4, and scenery. It is free with plenty of parking. I hiked down - about 3/4 of a mile on a nice path. (It was steep - I could have hiked...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bruce W
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Located 500 feet above Alma, Wisconsin, it’s a small city park with a big view of the Mississippi River for several miles to the north and south. According to Better Homes & Gardens magazine, "Buena Vista Park is one of the river valley's finest natural...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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