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Geneva Lake

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Address: Lake Geneva, WI
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Get this straight: The city is Lake Geneva, the lake is Geneva Lake. Hop...

Get this straight: The city is Lake Geneva, the lake is Geneva Lake. Hop aboard a classic yacht for a cruise around the second deepest lake in Wisconsin (135 feet deep and 21 miles around) which is the focal point of a popular resort area also known as "the Newport of the West."

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Midday Lake Day

Had a hour or so to kill for lunch while working in Harvard, IL so decided to take a quick drive over to lake and relax for a while. The scenery is beautiful and the water looks... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
GoodTimeSmitty
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North Carolina
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a hour or so to kill for lunch while working in Harvard, IL so decided to take a quick drive over to lake and relax for a while. The scenery is beautiful and the water looks gorgeous. It was a beautiful day and this place was definitely worth but trip. Would have loved to do one of the boat... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love to come up to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin and spend time there, especially doing some of the water things with the grandkids, i.e. the tour boats, or the play areas at the beaches. Besides the City of Lake Geneva, Geneva Lake also has the villages of Fontana-on-Geneva-Lake, and Williams Bay. Geneva Lake is about 7 1/2 miles long and... More 

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Thank Allen21096
Wisconsin
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42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to relax after the long day of walking around the town, Geneva Lake is a great spot. It has a very wonderful view of the Victorian houses and boats aside from the lake. There are benches where you could sit and relax-- people watch or even wait for the boats to dock from a tour around the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Geneva Lake is so peaceful and relaxing! There are strips of restaurants and stores all around. If you want to stay over night make sure to do your reservation before hand because it gets packed quickly,

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Thank 74chab33
Charlotte, North Carolina
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546 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Geneva Lake is a gorgeous lake in southern Wisconsin. There are many things to do for the outdoorsy type, but simply driving around and taking photos is a worthwhile.

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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

Lake Geneva is very much a tourist destination in the summer months and becomes crowded with out of state travels from Illinois; many of whom have summer homes on the lake. There are plenty of opportunity to check out the many small stores that are near the lake, walk the lake path, or get something to eat in the Lake... More 

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Thank Kris1728
Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Great views, clean lakefront. Pretty fountain and picturesque property. Was chilly but peaceful before high season!

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Rochelle, Illinois
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

We didn't get to see as much of the lake as we had hoped but we drove around the area and saw many of the sites. Beautiful ice sculptures.

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Thank GmaJean
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40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

Nice place for walks around the lake in summer, and winter activities in the cold months (ice fishing, ice skating, etc). Can be a little crazy downtown during the summer, but worth it. Don't expect world class food, but good local eats (bereft of any international cuisine). Steaks, chops, brats, burgers, and bar food OK. Great for young families, and... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

We saw "boat skating" , people skating, people walking from one side of the lake to the other and animals on the lake was fun. We finally got on the frozen lake and had out own fun. Scary, yet exciting!

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