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Address: Lake Geneva, WI
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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 Lake

This is one of the most beautiful lakes I've ever seen. Very clean, spectacular views and, oh yes, those mansions. Love, love, love Geneva Lake and the town of Lake Geneva in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Roselle, Illinois
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Roselle, Illinois
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is one of the most beautiful lakes I've ever seen. Very clean, spectacular views and, oh yes, those mansions. Love, love, love Geneva Lake and the town of Lake Geneva in general.

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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in Chicago and were looking to get away from the city and found this great little place after spending some time in Milwaukee thanks to the trip advisor app. It was a very quaint little town and the houses were beautiful to look at.Only about an hour and a half from the city but well worth the drive... More 

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Thank Cori F
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58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Cool beach. Lots of people travel from Chicago to go there. You can rent boats and jet skis. There are some shops for food there, as well as some little shops. You can ride on the large paddle boats, or fish off the pier. I like this place.

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Thank Andrea T
Illinois
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Very convenient to the hotel which is right on the lake. Hotel is in walking distance to downtown Lake Geneva.

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Elmhurst, Illinois
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

We went to lake Geneva for the day. We looked around a bit, drove around the lake a bit, and looked at all the expensive houses along the lake. Snake Road is a Rustuic road that doesnt down along the Lake Geneva just west of Lake Geneva. We took Snake Road, if you go, Go slow on Snake Road! Lake... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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158 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

I loved spending a day on Geneva Lake in October. The fall colors were stunning, and the lake itself is beautiful. We took a boat tour and still talk about how much fun we had.

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Thank pinkvalise
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

forget it in summer time, very busy with traffic, alot of bars, and people walking about after visiting drinking establishments, food in the down town area, are all over priced and offer nothing to brag about.shops too are over priced, alot of items you can buy for half the price or better, on line or discount stores, they do have... More 

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Thank andyroo15
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

we rented a boat right across the street from Bella vista where we stayed ...it was a blast be carefull on weekends ..very crowded

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Stitzer, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

We were so happy that one of the boats was still operating. The ride was very smooth, and the captain did an excellent job telling about the history of the region and the owners of the various mansions and camps around the lake.

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Thank Elaine K
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

The wife and I like Lake Geneva a lot for the sight seeing, shopping and the choices of restaurants to eat in. The Lake it self is absolutely beautiful and enjoyable for all of the boaters and water skiers. If you are looking for a place to people watch, Lake Geneva is the place. We witness a beautiful wedding on... More 

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