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Black Point Estate

4270 Southland Rd, Lake Geneva, WI
262 248 1888
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Ranked #4 of 16 attractions in Lake Geneva
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings
Description: This mansion was once the summer estate of 19th-century beer magnate Conrad Seipp.
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New York City, New York
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182 reviews 182 reviews
49 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This was a focal point of a previous visit to the lake. After a wonderful boat ride we arrived at a dock and way up high is this estate. An amazing sight and even better when you visit the house. THis was the summer playground of the rich and famous of Chicago and it shows.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

What a beautiful old home! It starts with a boat ride where a guide explains all the rich history of Lake Geneva, Next come the steps to get up to the estate, so be prepared and in good shape because there are a lot! What you see when you get to the top after catching your breath is well worth... More

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Hartland, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A pleasant and interesting short boat ride/tour from the riviera docks. The tour was interesting and a beautiful estate/grounds.

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CARY
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

What a treat! Getting to the estate also requires a boat tour of Lake Geneva. It is 45 min out and 45 min back with the tour of Black Point taking about two hours. It is the perfect way to spend an afternoon. The estate was recently donated to the State of Wisconsin in its entirety, furnishing and all. It... More

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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

It's like stepping back into the 1880s with authentic period pieces and narration of the Conrad Seipp saga - one of Chicago's top beer moguls.

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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Go by boat to see a real house in an historical context. A famous land mark on Lake Geneva owned by only one family for many generations

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Madison, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Went to see this estate on Sunday Sept 29, 2013. Went via the boat tour. This mansion was well worth the trip. Built in 1888 and all the furnishings inside are the originals. Tour guide was very knowledgeable. Totally interesting if you are interested in hearing about another era.

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Plain, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

A friend and I took this tour on one of the warm days in September. The boat ride was both relaxing and very informative - lots of history of the area around the Lake. We were on the 10:30 tour during the week - so we brought a sack lunch to eat before we got to the house. They do... More

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Frankfort, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Seeing all the homes around Geneva Lake and going inside the mansion was very informative and spectacular.

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visitor70
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

As the title says, we enjoyed the boat ride there and back as the commentator gave us an idea of all the mansions along the lake. That was fun an interesting but the 1 1/2 hour long estate tour was WAY too long. Some of us just went out, sat on the patio and enjoyed the nice quite surrounding. I... More

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