Buena Vista attractions

Park in Buena Vista

Buena Vista River Park

Take E Main St to its riverside conclusion and you'll find a park that sprawls for more than 2 miles along the Arkansas River. At its northern end are soccer fields, basketball courts, a tennis court, a humble skate…
Museum in Buena Vista

Buena Vista Heritage Museum

Housed in the 1882 Chaffee County Courthouse, the museum focuses on railroad and mining exhibits (there's a great model railroad of the Arkansas River Valley), a fashion room and school room. The past two years it h…
Lake in Buena Vista

Cottonwood Lake

Tucked up against a stark, moonscape granite wall on one side and into a gorgeous, pine-dappled bowl on the other, this is one of the most picturesque picnic spots in the area. Reachable by car or a strenuous bike r…
Wildlife Reserve in Buena Vista

Love Meadow

Once a pioneer homestead belonging to an impressive local woman, it's now a small wildlife sanctuary. There's no access – you can only view wildlife from the parking area.