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Buena Vista Park

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Address: Alma, WI

This park, located 500 feet up on a bluff, offers scenic views.

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The winding car ride up to the top of the cliffs in itself is beautiful, it twists and turns and all of a sudden you are there with ample parking. As soon as you disembark from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Minnetonka, Minnesota
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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The winding car ride up to the top of the cliffs in itself is beautiful, it twists and turns and all of a sudden you are there with ample parking. As soon as you disembark from your vehicle you can already see the vista ahead is going to be spectacular. There are picnic tables, and many large shade trees, a... More 

Thank MarilynG61
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This has a beautiful view of the river but we got in right at sunset and missed it. Darn it. Nice place for a picnic and a small swing set for the kids

Thank rollinsthomas
Titusville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A short drive out of the way will treat you to an absolutely sensational overlook of the Mississippi River and one of its locks. Short walk from the parking lot provides spectacular views.

Thank Bobanddiane M
Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful park! After exploring the lovely Main Street of Alma, we drove up the winding, peaceful road to the bluff. Such a nice respite, Picnic tables. A nice walk to the bluff's edge where one finds spectacular views of the Mississippi River. Ample parking. Family friendly. Restrooms available but quite needing attention. A lovely park! Well manicured lawn, pruned... More 

Thank lmsgroup
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the one overlook you DO NOT want to miss on your trip on the down the Mississippi great river road. My wife and I have traveled from Michigan several times just to enjoy this view,its captivating with rail,dam, islands, town, river. just so scenic. A wonderful spot to have a picnic and enjoy nature at its finest.

Thank Brian S
Chaska, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were not able to spend as much time as we wanted to because of weather conditions but we will definitely return. The views of the Mississippi River and dam are awesome. You could have a picnic there if you wanted.

Thank dllrschll
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

We didn't spend much time in the park because the weather wasn't cooperative, but the view of the Mississippi River valley is worth the drive up there. I highly recommend it. I hope to visit there again in the fall to enjoy the leaf colors.

Thank Louise K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

What a fabulous look out - the scenery is spectacular- bathrooms were clean and park would be a nice place for a hike or picnic lunch.

Thank Marj V
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

This is a free and beautiful area to get away for a time. There are picnic tables and grills to spend the day picnicking. The views are great and very relaxing. There are bathrooms but they are not modern. There is a large area of grass for kids to run around and play. There is a nice parking lot and... More 

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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Great views of Alma and the Mississippi River. Hiked up the road to the park, then discovered there was a trail from 2nd street in Alma to the park. Would certainly recommend taking the trail over walking the road. Good hike.

Thank Brault J

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