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Great view

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
RedBird66
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Beautiful views!

A short walk to the overlook. Stunning views of the River, the Lock and Dam and the town of Alma... read more

Reviewed July 13, 2018
Juergens558
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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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"mississippi river"
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"miles and miles"
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"picnic tables and grills"
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"stunning beauty"
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"take your breath away"
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"nice hike"
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"beautiful area"
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"sunny day"
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"buena vista"
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"winding road"
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"hiking trails"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

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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.

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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
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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

Thank Linda G
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Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

A must see destination to enjoy the beauty of the Mississippi River and overlook Lock & Dam 4! During the fall the river valley is exploding with beautiful color 🍁

Thank Dawn B
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Reviewed August 8, 2017

This park is easy access from the parking lot down to the Mississippi overlook view. There is a shelter, a few picnic tables and grills. Paths are well maintained. In the summer months you will need bug spray. You can walk right to the very...More

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Reviewed August 1, 2017 via mobile

Lovely park with great view of the River. Worth the visit. You can see for miles and miles and it is very peaceful.

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Reviewed July 18, 2017 via mobile

This is by far the best view of the area!! Much better than La Crosse... a wonderful view! No need to walk far for this view!

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Reviewed July 15, 2017

This is an excellent location to overlook Alma and the River. Photographers flock to this location for obvious reasons.

Thank Daniel M
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

If you're passing through Alma, take the time to drive to the top of the bluff. You'll be rewarded for an incredible view of the Mississippi River, the town of Alma, barges, the lock and dam, and the view across the valley into Minnesota and...More

1  Thank Tim D
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