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.
Choose from a wide variety of unique sight seeing 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 April to November.
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 afterwards.
The Geneva Lake shore 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Daytime tours provide a fascinating overview of the Observatory’s history, architectural detail, astronomical research, and a look inside the 90-foot dome at the 40-inch refractor, still the largest lens-type telescope in the world. Evening observing tours are conducted with either the 40-inch refractor or the 24-inch reflector (mirror-type) telescopes.