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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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Des Moines, Iowa
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76 reviews 76 reviews
31 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

120 steps up, then 120 steps back down. That said, plenty of places to stop along the way. The original antiques are amazing, and docents very knowledgable. The boat tour there and back was narrated by our great Captain. In hindsight, I would have pre-ordered the sandwich or salad for the trip back. They offer youth and adult friendly beverages... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We got the black point boating tour package which includes tour around the lake and will stop by this beautiful house. The tour guide will give you education about the history of the house and also building structures and materials. Very interesting and you should definitely visit !

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Winfield, Illinois, USA
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5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Access is only from the lakeside dock. Many stairs to navigate to reach the house, but well worth it. The home hasn't been modernized and you can see how summers were enjoyed here a century ago. The boat trip to the house was pleasant.

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lake county,illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is a really interesting tour. Much of this huge " summer cottage " is original,built in the 1880s. Reached by one of the boat tours it is almost 2 hours at the house tour alone. Tour guides are museum volunteers that tell you a lot about this house and you get to go in many of the rooms and... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The visit is a wonderful combination of a boat tour of the lakeside and a visit to this beautiful historic home. We bought lunch and ate it on the boat. Black Point is a beautiful house, and the docent was very knowledgeable and entertaining. The house has many original family furnishings, pictures, etc. This visit gave me a real feeling... More

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New York City, New York
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306 reviews 306 reviews
79 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
3 attraction reviews
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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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