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Geneva Lake

Lake Geneva, WI
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Ranked #2 of 16 attractions in Lake Geneva
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Fishing, Motor-boating, Swimming, Walking
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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." « less
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Madison, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Lake Geneva is a resort town with a variety of local and national restaurants and shops. The lake is in a beautiful setting near the southeast border of Wisconsin so it attracts many families from Illinois. Unfortunately, most of the properties around the lake are privately owned, so getting access to or even a glimpse of the lake by car... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We loved getting the kids on Waverunners and speed boat rentals for tubing. For your best experience we suggest going on a weekday to avoid the weekend crowds.

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Gurnee, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We were within walking distance of everything. Kids love walking to KFC Burger KIng and McDonalds. Many other restaurants and stores were just around the corner.

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Livonia, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This lake was beautiful and we had a great time renting a speed boat on the water with the entire family. Nice sightseeing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

What a lovely little town! We had such a wonderful day on the mail tour around the lake, they gave us tons of history and the mail girls jumping on and off the boat was quite the show!!! The restaurants were great and the shops were lovely!

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Toledo, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Expensive to stay but fairly reasonable to eat, and the boat rental are nice too. Can walk forever and always see something new, water is chilly because lake is spring fed but very clean.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We took a beautiful and informative boat ride on Lake Geneva aboard the Lady of the Lake. Great time and beautiful way to see the massive homes on the lake. You will regret it if you don't take a boat tour of Geneva Lake

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Yorkville, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Lake Geneva, WI is a great town to visit. Tons and tons of shopping and dining, with really good prices at a lot of the stores (not all , but a lot). I just have to give a shout out to a wonderful little store called Be'Jeweled. As you guessed it, they sell jewelry, necklaces, earrings, ect, ect, ect. with... More

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Zionsville, Indiana
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91 reviews 91 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Water is still pretty cold in early June, but the beach is nice for sunny days. There is a fee for the public beaches. Take a boat tour or rent a boat to explore the lake properties.

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DuPage County, IL
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The lake is only 90 minutes from home, so it's an easy day trip. Absolutely beautiful water with 3 wonderful towns on its shores...Fontana, Williams Bay and, of course, Lake Geneva. SO many things to do in the area and so much midwest history. I've been boating and fishing on the lake...and it can be REALLY crowded on the weekends,... More

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