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Amazing view!

The road is a bit windy, and there's a short hike to the bluff, but well worth the trip! There is a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Maryoke
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Iowa
Can't beat the view

Drive to the top short walk to a beautiful view. Picnic tables, grills, well kept park. Don't go... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Schafam
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Red Wing, Minnesota
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This park, located 500 feet up on a bluff, offers scenic views.
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Alma, WI
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank Maryoke
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Schafam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank EngelkingCGMN
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Bruce W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank BlueDoorInn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took the motorcycles up to overlook the river. The short walk from the parking area to the look out was well kept. The view is beautiful and worth the time to go off the beaten path.

Thank MaWheels
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

This was a fun road with switchbacks leading to the vista. Views are great, nice picnic area and pit toilets.

Thank RedBird66
Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

A short walk to the overlook. Stunning views of the River, the Lock and Dam and the town of Alma. Beautiful in the summer. I can only imagine the beauty of Autumn.

Thank Juergens558
Reviewed December 22, 2017

This is a hard to get to location so be careful. Alma is one of many small towns that cling to the hillside along the Mississippi river, and on the bluffs above the town is Buena VIsta Park. You have to drive up a small...More

Thank tim s
Reviewed October 14, 2017

Spectacular, uninterrupted views of the Great River from a bluff high above the little town of Alma will take your breath away - even if, like me, you can't venture too close to the edge! The overlook - with its unobtrusive panoramic noticeboard to tell...More

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