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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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Beautiful!

Geneva Lake is gorgeous at any time of year. Unfortunately, it seems like everyone on Earth knows this as well. It is crowded beyond belief in the summer. The traffic gets... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Geneva Lake is gorgeous at any time of year. Unfortunately, it seems like everyone on Earth knows this as well. It is crowded beyond belief in the summer. The traffic gets backed up and parking is hard to find. The lake supports lots of water traffic, such as large yachts, sailboats and waverunners. When I paddle boarded the waves from... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

A lake doesn't get much better in the Midwest than Geneva Lake. Access to Chicagoland by train is efficient. By car it is a little over two hours from the city or most suburbs. Tour boats run throughout the season, offering ice cream socials, booze cruises or dinner cruises. Many of the featured home on the tours are fantastic mansions... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

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
9 helpful votes 9 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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167 reviews 167 reviews
21 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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
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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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