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Downtown Geneva Historic Shopping District

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Address: 3rd and State Streets, Geneva, IL 60134
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+1 630-232-6060

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A different afternoon

It was a interesting place to visit. A lot of fun things to do. It is nice to just walk around and get away to a place like this

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

It was a interesting place to visit. A lot of fun things to do. It is nice to just walk around and get away to a place like this

Thank bowesally85
Graham, North Carolina
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185 reviews
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

This is a very interesting place to visit. with a lot of shops, bars and very good restaurants, which we have already reviewed. We highly recommend visiting it if you are in the area. There is a little something for everyone.

Thank Mikeslots
Ottawa, Canada
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252 reviews
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Reviewed 21 December 2016

Lake Geneva is a real gem and the historic shopping district is most enjoyable. We visited in November and parking was free (all meters were covered up) and easy to find this time of year, There is a great variety of shops and service is friendly.

Thank Subielover
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35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

People come by the bus loads to this quaint town of Geneva just to shop in this historic area. The entire area is full of ALL types of stores, shops, restaurants, markets. Near the train station. Be prepared to walk for hours and you still won't see everything. A MUST SEE!!

Thank Donna F
papillion, ne
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

After having breakfast we decided to just walk around historic downtown and see what we would find. Meeting my niece and her husband there, my wife and I had a enjoyable time looking into all the different shops and tasting some of the wine and treats Geneva has to offer. Local wine flights were a surprise and we had to... More 

Thank Tom01
Taichung, Taiwan
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200 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

You could spend a day, going from shop to shop and exploring Geneva. It's a beautiful little town with lots of things to look at. You could just window shop or buy something from one of the many shops. Of course, there are plenty of food options, even for vegans. I recommend Sweet Natalie's.

Thank ExpattyCake
Geneva, IL
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Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

You can't beat the downtown Geneva shopping district. Third St. shopping in downtown Geneva first came to be renowned in the 1930's with the advent of Mrs. Kate Raftery's Little Traveler, a rambling collection of Victorian era buildings which still provide thriving shopping Mecca with a longtime (but still great) little café. Be sure to leisurely stroll down and shop... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

Geneva Antique Market covers the entire floor of the lower level of the Berry House on Franklin and Third right in the middle of Geneva's wonderful 3rd Street Shopping District. The treasures abound in this lovely vintage Shop, Step into the past and enjoy their lovely vignettes. Primitives, books, vinyl albums, kitchenware, glassware. I just love this shop, don't leave... More 

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Wellington, Florida
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Reviewed 7 August 2016

It is definitely worth parking at one end or the other of 3rd street and taking a walk up and down. There are so many cute and original shops to visit! There are also several very good restaurants and ice cream shops. It is a fun time for sure!

Thank bigkey66
Algonquin, Illinois
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

Walking down 3rd street gives you the feeling of a small town feeling with several places to go. We enjoyed stopping in for a wine tasting, had a chocolate fondue and went to a restaurant/bar for snacks and drinks. If you are near Geneva or passing through, this is the place to stop.

1 Thank laura10252016

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