Visit The Friendliest Town In Wisconsin The Next Time You Need A Pick-Me-Up

When you need to escape reality for a few days and are searching for a pick-me-up, there is a small town in Wisconsin that you need to visit — Alma. Not only is this river town gorgeous, home to many excellent businesses and restaurants, and the host to multiple events and festivals throughout the year, but it is also the friendliest town in Wisconsin.

Have you spent time in Alma, Wisconsin? What did you do during your visit? Do you agree this is the friendliest town in Wisconsin? Let us know your thoughts in the comments! And if you’re curious about more things to do in Alma, Wisconsin, check out this YouTube video c/o Nelson Media Company:

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Address: Alma, WI 54610, USA
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Friendliest Town in Wisconsin

March 13, 2023

What are the most charming small towns in Wisconsin?

Alma is known as the friendliest town in Wisconsin, but there are many, many more charming towns in Wisconsin to explore, like:

  • Port Washington. This lakeside community is just north of Milwaukee and it has a gorgeous waterfront. A historic downtown is filled with charming shops and restaurants.
  • Ephraim. In the 1800s, Moravian immigrants settled this little village and it hasn’t lost its lakeside charm. Take in an awesome sunset on the gorgeous and walkable waterfront or stroll a quiet road.
  • New Glarus. When you arrive in this charming Wisconsin hamlet, you might feel like you’ve stepped into the old country. In a way, you have – New Glarus is incredibly proud of its Swiss heritage and it's eager to blow its horn!
  • Platteville. This charming Wisconsin town grew up during the state’s early mining days. While the lead boom is long over, you can still explore mining history here and even climb a giant M just outside of town!
  • Mount Horeb. If you visit Mount Horeb, you’ll have some unusual company downtown. This town is filled with large troll statues, as well as a nice mix of stores and restaurants.
  • Bayfield. For a trip you won’t forget, head to far Northern Wisconsin. The little town of Bayfield has it all – sea caves, offshore islands, apple orchards, art, and more.
  • Pewaukee. Longtime locals remember time when the Pewaukee waterfront wasn’t lined by adorable shops. Live in the now – get an ice cream, and soak up the sun on this walkable stretch of stores and restaurants.
  • Stockholm. Feeling hungry for pie? Head to this charming waterfront town to get your fill of the state’s best pie, as well as a great view of Lake Pepin.


All of these charming towns in Wisconsin make for excellent WI day trips, too! How many of them have you visited recently?