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Things To Do In Lake Geneva

Just a short drive from Milwaukee, WI is the charming tourist attraction of downtown Lake Geneva, offering activities, adventures and shopping all year-round. On land and water, Lake Geneva has a plethora of activities for all. Our concierge team is here to answer your questions or to assist in planning your full Lake Geneva getaway.

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Scooter Rentals and Tours

Lake Geneva Scooter Tour and Rentals are one of many Lake Geneva activities and are now available at The Adventure Center at Grand Geneva. Riders are given a full orientation on the operation and rider training of their scooter before they leave. Riding a scooter is very easy! They are lightweight and have a very low seat height. If you can ride a bicycle, you can ride a scooter.

Offering rentals by the hour or day, you can also experience an easy guided tour around Geneva Lake. Come see why Lake Geneva Scooter Rentals is one of the highest-rated outdoor activities in the Geneva Lakes area!

Geneva Lake Museum

Geneva Lake Museum

Geneva Lake Museum discovers and preserves the rich history that hides throughout Geneva Lake and the surrounding communities. The exhibits within the walls are time capsules that capture every essence of Geneva Lake and its people; people with amazing stories that unravel with every scene and every word led by our knowledgeable guides.

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Lake Geneva ziplines & Adventure

Live boldly. Adventure often! Lake Geneva Ziplines & Adventures offers 3 year round adventures with fun for the whole family. Fly through the 100-acre property on a 9-line Zipline Tour, try your hand at 16 different obstacles on the High Ropes Course, or bring the family and climb high on the 4-sided Climbing Tower.  Experience Lake Geneva’s natural beauty from a perspective normally reserved for the birds. Reservations recommended. 

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Lake Geneva Clue Room

Can you escape? Lake Geneva Clue Room is an interactive escape room for groups of 2 to 10 people. You have 60 minutes to work together to solve the puzzles and challenges in order to make your escape. There are three different rooms available everyday–CNW Railroad, Cold War Clash, and Al Capone. Great for families, bachelor/bachelorette parties, groups of friends out for the evening, or team building.

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Lake Geneva Cruise Lines

Choose from a wide variety of unique sightseeing tours that all provide an up-close view of the beautiful estates and mansions that line the shores. Whether you are looking for a historical tour that tells about the famous names that settled in the area or a relaxing sit-down evening dinner cruise, Lake Geneva Cruise Line truly has something for everyone. Don’t miss the world-famous US Mailboat Tour or indulge in a delicious ice cream sundae on the Ice Cream Social Tour. Tours depart from April to November.

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Safari Lake Geneva

Climb aboard one of our customized safari trucks or wagons for a guided tour of rolling savanna featuring animals from around the world. Many of them will approach the vehicles where you may feed them for an up-close experience you won’t forget. Each tour lasts about an hour and you are free to walk amongst some of our smaller animal inhabitants beforehand and afterward.

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Lake Geneva Shore Path

The Geneva Lakeshore path is a public footpath created by early settlers of the region. It provides a glimpse into the rich history of the area and some of the Midwest’s most beautiful homes and gardens. The terrain is meant for walkers and varies from grass to dirt to brick and concrete. The entire shore path is just over 20 miles in length and takes 8 to 10 hours to walk.

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Santa Cruise

Santa Cruise

Embark on a magical Christmas boat cruise to Santa’s North Pole hideaway! Along your lake tour, you will be enchanted by lighted displays that unfold the story of your journey to the North Pole. From the boat, sneak a peek at the shoreline to see Santa’s hideaway and Santa himself as he reads the names of the children on board who are on his “Nice List”. Reservations recommended.

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Big Foot Beach State Park

Big Foot Beach State Park

If you're searching for beaches in Wisconsin, Big Foot Beach State Park in the beautiful Lake Geneva, WI is open year-round! Enjoy miles of hiking trails and a swimming beach with 900 feet of shoreline. Personal watercraft and motor boats are available for rent from a local vendor just south of the park entrance.

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Black Pointe Estate and Gardens

Explore the elegant trappings of this magnificent summer estate built by Chicago beer baron Conrad Seipp in 1888 as a family getaway from the heat and bustle of the city. Today’s guests arrive at Black Point by boat, just as the family did in a bygone era. The Estate is open for tours from May 1 – October 31.

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Clear Water Outdoor

Are you ready to get out on Geneva Lake and stand up paddleboard or kayak in Lake Geneva? Stop by Clear Water Outdoor or reserve online, we will get you set up in one of our many kayaks, stand-up paddle boards or canoes. We handle everything!

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Resort Activities

Located away from the noise, but not too far from home, Grand Geneva's Adventure Center is full of activities for the whole group. With games such as mountain bike riding, sand volleyball, disc golf, archery, rock climbing, and more, you'll have plenty of things to keep you busy throughout your stay.

As a year-round vacation resort, we also have seasonal activities, like skiing on our very own Mountain Top during the cold Wisconsin winter months, and outdoor pools to cool you down during beautiful Lake Geneva Summers. Come experience all that Grand Geneva has to offer.

Hiking and Biking Trails

White River Hiking Trails

White River Hiking trails

The White River State Trail is composed of two segments: a 12-mile stretch that runs between Elkhorn and just west of Burlington in Walworth County, and a 7-mile section that connects Kansasville near Eagle Lake to downtown Burlington in Racine County. 

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Kettle Moraine State Park

Kettle Moraine State Forest

With more than 22,000 acres of glacial hills, kettles, lakes and prairie restoration sites, pine woods and hardwood forests, Kettle Moraine State Forest - Southern Unit, offers a wide variety of recreation opportunities. From hiking and biking to fishing and horseback riding. 


White River Bike Trail

White River biking trails

White River Bike Trail is an 11.4 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Lake Geneva. It features beautiful wildflowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April-October.  Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail. 


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Tristan Crist Magic Theatre

Lake Geneva’s original magic theatre! The Tristan Crist Magic Theatre features magic, comedy and illusions in an entertaining 60-minute performance starring award-winning illusionist, Tristan Crist. Rated Lake Geneva’s Top Attraction and #1 Show on TripAdvisor.

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Riviera Fascade

The Riviera

Located on the beautiful shores of Geneva Lake, the Riviera Lakefront Facilities can offer you the prestige, nostalgic memories of a bygone era and the scenic beauty of the lakefront in Lake Geneva. Stop by for memorable photos by the fountain or walk through the shops while taking in the beauty of Geneva Lake and the beach.

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Studio Winery

Explore the only winery in Lake Geneva! Enjoy a wine tasting, sit and relax while sipping a glass of wine or a local beer while listening to music, or stop in for a bottle or two of wine to take home for dinner at this Urban Winery. Featuring an art gallery, recording lounge, indoor & outdoor seating, and even live music every Saturday.

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Dancing Horse Show

Dancing Horses Theatre

Experience the beauty of The Dancing Horses, as they take you on a magical journey. Experience the pageantry, and elaborate glitter and rhinestone costumes of The Dancing Horses show. Experience what guests describe as amazing, breath taking, inspiring – and a must see, one of a kind performance!

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Downtown Lake Geneva Shopping

Lake Geneva has one-of-a-kind shops and stores for all kinds of shoppers! Find that unique gift, stir a memory from the lake or create the perfect accent in your home. Explore the area’s antique shops for that home item you’ve been looking for. So many stores to explore just a couple miles away.

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Geneva Lake Brewing Company

Founded by father-son duo, Pat and Jon McIntosh, Geneva Lake Brewing Company is proud to be on tap at several local restaurants. Next time you are in the mood for a refreshing beer stop by the tap room and try Narrows (Kolsch), Black Point Oatmeal Stout, Cedar Point Amber, Weekender Wheat, and the famous No Wake IPA.

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Milwaukee Attractions

American Family Baseball Field

American Family Field

Cheer on the Milwaukee Brewers at a good ole' American baseball game. Attending a game at American Family Field is a unique and exciting entertainment experience. Perfectly situated and centrally located just minutes from Downtown Milwaukee, General Mitchell International Airport and the surrounding Milwaukee suburbs, Miller Park is one of the Midwest's most unique venues. 

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Harley Davidson Museum

Located on a 20-acre campus in downtown Milwaukee, the Harley-Davidson Museum brings a taste of rebellion and classic American culture to both the “wild” and “mild” with interactive exhibits. This museum is the only Harley-Davidson Museum in the world, and whether you’re a devoted biker or just interested in learning more about an American institution, you’ll find plenty to explore.

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