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Buena Vista Park

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Address: Alma, WI
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This park, located 500 feet up on a bluff, offers scenic views.

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Breath taking view

This is a beautifully well maintained site. This is for visitor's from all over and all ages. Tiny park, just swings for the kids but does have a few picnic tables and bathroom... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
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Alma
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We live in Alma and went to Buena Vista for a quick hike down the bluff. I dropped the kids off @ the park & met them in Alma about 10 minutes later as they hiked down the bluff for a lottle exercise. There are several benches along the way and some nice views on the trail.

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Thank Matt G
Buffalo City
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is a beautifully well maintained site. This is for visitor's from all over and all ages. Tiny park, just swings for the kids but does have a few picnic tables and bathroom facility. Nice hike up the nature trail about one mile from the bottom if you like. Easy well kept trail. Not for handicapped tho. There are many... More 

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Thank X4482GFsusanm
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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67 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Took a short detour off the Great River Road to drive up here. Given the time of year it was deserted except for myself, two squirrels and a very busy woodpecker. The views from the bluff are spectacular. There are several benches and picnic tables and a bathroom. Definitely worth a visit

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Thank Robert S
Downsville, Wisconsin
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36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviewed 23 January 2017

This is a great overlook of the Mississippi River and the little town of Alma. I've been here multiple times and it's still great everytime.

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Thank Mike7473
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
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189 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

We hadn't planned on going to this park but noticed the signs when driving through Alma after visiting the Lock and Dam and decided to drive up so glad we did. If we ever make it back again we would definitely bring a picnic the views are amazing and there's a picnic tables in the perfect locations to enjoy the... More 

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Thank mimi1971
Apple Valley, Minnesota
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67 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Buena Vista Overlook is a perennial stop for any of our Motorcycle trips that takes us through Alma. Regardless of the time of they year....the view and vistas are breathtaking! Has picnic tables as well as a rustic restroom. Its the largest natural balcony overlooking the Mississippi River. You can watch barges traveling up the river and locking through Lock... More 

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Thank Joe P
Germantown, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

A short, beautiful drive from the town of Alma sits this tiny, rolling hill park featuring a spectacular view of the Mississippi River and valleys about 600 ft above. Can't beat the view.

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Thank havenj63
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

It is quite a view from up there! Don't miss seeing this if you are in Alma. It is quite impressive.

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Thank cuTRis
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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84 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We trekked up to the Buena Vista Park overlook in mid-October. The hike from main street Alma is roughly one mile long with a couple of easy switchbacks. The park is expansive with picnic tables and grills. The overlook provides expansive views of the Mississippi River. We saw a couple of Bald Eagles gliding along the bluffs and trees. Definitely... More 

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Thank Chuck G
Neenah, Wisconsin
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108 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Absolutely beautiful view. It's a bit of a climb up the bluff on a narrow road to get there, but well worth it. The view is breathtaking. Please be cautious, there is no railing!

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