There are ten artists in town creating unique gifts and attire. Most live above their small shops and 3 more shops selling hand crafted items made by regional artists. Take the Alma Art Walk which is outlined in a brochure found in many of the artists shops.
The Big River Theatre is hosting a full schedule of live event and great movies. Youd have to go to their website at www.bigrivertheatre.com. some truly great things are happening there like the FLYWAY Film Festival this fall!
Alma has become a great place to eat as well. Pier 4 has been known for its breakfasts for years, however, has added barbecue specialties to the local mix for lunch as well. The Alma Hotel has catered to the locals forever for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The Red Ram, the Dam View, have burgers and more. We cant forget the pizzas that Julie makes at the Fin and Feather. There is truly something for everyone!
You may also enjoy the short drive up the bluff, behind the town, to check out the view from Buena Vista Park - preferably at sunset. While you're there, be sure not to miss Alma's own winery at Danzinger Vineyards & Winery, www.danzingervinyard.com. Last year they pretty much mopped up at the State wine making competitions - congratulations are due.
Kayaking is popular in the area and we have several options including Broken Paddle Guiding Company, http://www.brokenpaddleguiding.com/ and Riverland Outfitters, http://riverlandoutfitters.com/.
Did you know Alma has a history museum? Do you know it has two? The Alma Area Museum has something for everyone to enjoy and learn about.
Castlerock Museum, www.castlerockmuseum.com is a must see, featuring arms and armory from the Roman Empire, Dark Ages, and the Renaissance .It is absolutely a world class collection that you'd expect to find in London or New York, I swear it and I get around!
A short drive up the river will bring you to the Nelson's Creamery which sells cheese and great sandwiches - ok - and ice cream cones too. competitors but we love them. When Jeff died, they sent a plate of cheese and crackers. Some things you never forget.
Up the river to the town of Pepin you will find the Villa Bellezza, www.villabellezza.com