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Geneva Lake

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Address: Lake Geneva, WI

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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A very scenic view

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... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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 3 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,

Thank 74chab33
Charlotte, North Carolina
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545 reviews
132 attraction reviews
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.

Thank Bowmanator22
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Kris1728
Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

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

Thank Amee78
Rochelle, Illinois
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64 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 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.

Thank GmaJean
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40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 

Thank 777sherip
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 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!

Thank sanchemx
Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

I love Lake Geneva no matter the season. It is beautiful and peaceful. The beach is great in the summer and the winter! I'm always happy when I go here!

Thank jjbml67
Des Moines, Iowa
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138 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We have visited so often that we now have a routine. From shopping, to eating, to activities, to the beac, to the lake walk, there is always something to do.

Thank J0yLady

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