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Lake Geneva Area

From carriage rides and rare antiques to lake cruises, Lake Geneva offers a wealth of options. Take a historic walking tour, browse art galleries, find unique gifts, or catch the latest movie in town. The Lake Geneva area features captivating nature preserves, mansions and the crown jewel, sparkling Geneva Lake. Explore it on foot, along the 20-mile path that borders its shores, or on a leisurely cruise. Whenever you visit, our area festivals will help you celebrate the seasons.


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Historic Mansions

Lake Geneva boasts a remarkable number of opulent mansions, both contemporary and historic. Some are on the National Register of Historic Places and include homes once owned by prominent American business names, including the Wrigley, Montgomery Ward and Sears families.

Geneva Lake Cruises

Join the 130-year-old tradition of touring Wisconsin's second largest (and second deepest) lake. Sail aboard Lake Geneva Cruise Line's historic reproductions reminiscent of the steamboats that once traveled this very lake. Take a luncheon cruise or the famous Mail boat Tour, the only mail delivery of its type in the country. Seasonally, for over 130 years, it has departed each morning with an adventurous mail person who leaps off the boat onto residents' piers, deposits mail and grabs outgoing mail, and jumps back aboard. The only catch is, the boat never stops! Visit Lake Geneva Cruise Line for more information.

Music by the Lake

A unique lakeside venue and the perfect setting for some of the most impressive musical offerings in the area. The 2012 season includes Steve Lippia in "Simply Sinatra" and performances by The Four Freshmen and The Letterman, Anderson and Roe, Cheap Trick and more. Visit www.musicbythelake.com for more information.

The Enchanting World of Dancing Horses

Located in the Lake Geneva Animal Gardens venue, you can experience the enchantment of our Dancing Horses. When you see the pageantry and the beautiful blending of skill and communications between horse and human, you will become enthralled with the music and the motion. You will slip into a world of imagination and enchantment...the world of The Dancing Horses. Watch the majesty of these exquisitely trained horses against the backdrop of our state-of-the-art Dancing Waters. The mesmerizing beauty and synchronization of the spectacularly illuminated Dancing Waters will take your breath away! For more information, visit www.thedancinghorses.com.

Lake Geneva Canopy Tours

Lake Geneva Canopy Tours provides year-round, sky high adventure for travelers and residents alike. Built on the site of a fully reclaimed gravel pit, the beautiful 100 acre adventure park is home to deer, fox, turkeys, hawks, eagles and a varirty of other wildlife. With over 80 acres of mature forest, scenice vistas, rugges topography and tranquil Arbor Trails, Lake Geneva Canopy Tours is sure to hold something special for everyone. The canopy tour course features 8 thrilling zip lines in the canopy of the forest, 5 tree-mendous SkyBridges, 2 unbelievable circular stairways in the trees, and a one-of-a-kind double helix stairway that wraps around a beautiful ash tree. The adrenaline pumping, 1,200 ft. long, Dual Racing Zip Line brings you to a high speed finish! For more informatioin please visit www.LakeGenevaCanopyTours.com.

Watson Wild West Museum

Ten minutes from Lake Geneva, you can visit the Wild West - in the Midwest. Visit the general store packed with cowboy memorabilia, drink an ice cold sarsaparilla (root beer) in the saloon, and even pan for gold at this unique General Store. Open from May through October.

East Troy Electric Railroad

A short drive from Lake Geneva, you can ride a historic trolley along Wisconsin's last original electric railroad line. Dining trips, a gift shop and exhibits are also available. Open seasonally from May to October.

Meadowlark Acres Nature & Education Center

Explore walking trails in Burlington, WI which interlace over 50 acres of beautiful Wisconsin countryside, encompassing deciduous woodland, coniferous plantations, grasslands farmland and a pond. Learn more at www.fellowmortals.org.

Yerkes Observatory

Visit the world's largest refracting telescope at this research branch of the University of Chicago 's Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics.

Aerial Adventures

Aerial Adventures is now open in Lake Geneva. This facility features zip lines, climbing towers and a vertical playground boasting 12 different climbs. Open April to October daily. Visit www.aerialadventureslg.com to find out more.

Nature Areas

With beaches, forests and natural wildlife preserves, the Lake Geneva area provides a great deal for outdoor enthusiasts of all interests.

Lake Geneva Fishing Guide Service

Lake Geneva Fishing Guide Service is a group of professional Wisconsin licensed guides, who are not only well educated on the fine sport of fishing, but also have a great deal of knowledge about the history of Geneva Lake. Whether here on business or pleasure, their service will provide you with a quality fishing experience. For more information please visit www.lakegenevafishing.com.

Big Foot Beach State Park

272-acre park with public beach

Duck Lake Natural Area

Known for its excellent bird watching

Fontana Fen

Rare wetlands conservation area

Four Seasons Nature Preserve

66-acre preserve and prairie restoration project

Kettle Moraine State Forest

2,000-acre park with 80 miles of trails

Kishwauketoe Conservancy

Wetlands area named for the Potawatomi Indian word for sparkling water

Lake Geneva Cruise Lines: Mailboat Tours

Join the Lake Geneva Cruise Lines and their mailjumpers mid-June through mid-September as they deliver the mail to nearly 60 lakeside homes. For more information, visit www.cruiselakegeneva.com.



Shopping

Grand Geneva Resort's shops offer additional options including fine fashion, souvenirs and resort logo merchandise. Or visit Trader Jacks at the Timber Ridge Lodge, stocked with family essentials, snacks and souvenirs.

  • Trader Jacks Family Essentials, Snacks & Souvenirs
  • White River for Souvenirs and Gifts
  • Cafe Gelato for Snacks and Sundries
  • Grand Geneva Golf Shop for Ladies'/Men's Golf Equipment & Apparel
  • Timbers

You can also explore the local Lake Geneva area filled with everything from Wisconsin cheese-coated popcorn to hand-thrown pottery and specialty boutiques.

For more information about Lake Geneva , visit the Lake Geneva Area Convention & Visitors Bureau website or call (262) 248-4416.