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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 choice for day trip or weekend getaway

We visited Lake Geneva as a day trip for Mother's Day and had a great time! Parking is abundant (metered), the downtown area is filed with shops, restaurants and bars and between... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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39 reviews 39 reviews
32 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We visited Lake Geneva as a day trip for Mother's Day and had a great time! Parking is abundant (metered), the downtown area is filed with shops, restaurants and bars and between the shore path, Riviera beach, boat rentals and boat tours Lake Geneva is a great place to visit! There are also plenty of hotel options in and around... More 

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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This is my Father's business and he tries had to like or I should say get along with his clients. I pretty sure we have all had that one person we disliked but had to work with them? So please only positive reviews :)

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Beloit, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Thank you for the great time we all appreciate your effort the past two days and really appreciated your patients with the little one, I handed your card to the owner of our Resort and told him about all the fish we caught and how awesome you were.

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Naperville, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Looking for a pleasant day trip from the Chicago area? Lake Geneva, WI has it all. Restaurants, beach, hiking trails, parks, and boat rentals are all within an easy walk.

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Johnsburg, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We have been coming to Geneva Lake for 30+ years. The lake is the most beautiful lake, very clear turquoise water, very clean and large enough to handle the boat traffic, unlike the Chain O Lakes in nearby northern Illinois.

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Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Lake Geneva is a beautiful, serene, and large lake. There are many golf courses, resorts, and restaurants within just a few miles of the lake itself. Supper clubs dot the surrounding areas, and a genuine Wisconsin experience can be had. However, there are some huge negatives. First off, the locals HATE tourists - (not exclusive to Lake Geneva of course)... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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4 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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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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