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Address: Lake Geneva, WI
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Activities: Fishing, Motor-boating, Swimming, Walking
Description: 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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Great destination for food

We go to Jimmy Johns everyday from Burlington. Great food all around as they have everything. For Pizza you must go to Gino's East. The lake is one of the best for Bass fishing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We go to Jimmy Johns everyday from Burlington. Great food all around as they have everything. For Pizza you must go to Gino's East. The lake is one of the best for Bass fishing all summer long.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We recently (February 2015) spent a weekend at a hotel with a balcony overlooking the lake. Watching the activity on the lake provided entertainment as people were driving trucks and cars on the lake, others were cross country skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, and just walking on the ice.

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Burlington, Wisconsin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We enjoy everything about Lake Geneva. We have walked the entire lake path, zip-lined, taken most of the boat tours, enjoyed Grand Geneva Christmas displays inside & out and have attended many of the weekend events. Lots of wonderful food choices as well!!! This past summer we brought our great grandchildren to the beach to swim and they as we....can't... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The view of the lake from the room was so calming and beautiful! Definitely recommend to request when you stay here. :)

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Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

It is a lake with much to do all year round. Whether it be summer boating adventures or ice sculptures being made in winter, it is a nice place to hang out. It is fun for the whole family.

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Lake Forest, Illinois
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131 reviews 131 reviews
14 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

No need to travel to the East Coast with Lake Geneva less than two hours northwest of Chicago. Enjoy sailing on the lake, the free shore path walk, a round of golf or the many wonderful restaurants. A great family or couples vacation spot. While the summer is beautiful, late Spring or Early Fall exhibit Lake Geneva at its best... More 

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Beloit, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I have used a lot of guides in the Geneva lakes area and I'll be coming back to fish with Scott . We wanted to mainly catch smallmouth on Lake Geneva, although I am sure he can help with any freshwater species. We caught 7 keepers and many others in 4 hours. Scott is friendly, explained what he was looking... More 

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Love that this lake is an easy drive from where we live. Its just a straight drive up IL Route 47, an hour drive up to and hour and a half in heavier traffic coming home. It is a beautiful lake town with plenty of restaurants, little shops and hotels for different budgets. It has enough activities to suit most... More 

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Marion, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Beautiful lake. Small shops, lots of history. Enjoyed the restaurants. We went off season it was quiet. Took a very relaxing boat cruise around the lake. Carriage ride around town.

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117 reviews 117 reviews
49 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This is a gem of a lake and surrounding area. So much to do and something for everyone. Besides lake activities the town has a great vibe to explore with theater and museum and great restaurants too!

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