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unbelieveable view

This is a hard to get to location so be careful. Alma is one of many small towns that cling to the... read more

Reviewed December 22, 2017
tim s
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Alpine, California
Lives up to its name

Spectacular, uninterrupted views of the Great River from a bluff high above the little town of Alma... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2017
Linda G
,
Stirling, United Kingdom
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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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"lock and dam"
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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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"bluff"
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"minnesota"
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"shelter"
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"lookout"
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"winery"
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Reviewed 22 December 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 14 October 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 17 September 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 🍁

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Reviewed 8 August 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 2 August 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.

Thank donih
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Reviewed 19 July 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 16 July 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 10 July 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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Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

After visiting the Danzinger Winery in Alma, WI we saw the signs for Buena Vista Park. We decided to check it out. It's a small park with a pavillion and plenty of room to picnic. However the best part is to walk to the edge...More

1  Thank Roland K
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

We found this park by accident today. It has views overlooking the river including the locks and dams. Hiking trails and picnic areas are nice, too.

1  Thank Jl201504
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