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Black Point Estate

4270 Southland Rd, Lake Geneva, WI
262 248 1888
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Ranked #5 of 15 attractions in Lake Geneva
Type: Architectural Buildings
Description: This mansion was once the summer estate of 19th-century beer magnate Conrad Seipp.
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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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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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Island Lake, Illinois, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We were in town for just two days and took the lake tour that included this tour. While the home was interesting the tour was longer than it needed to be, 2 1/2 hours. We were also disappointed that you can't go up to the look out tower because of state laws about exits, my husband chose this tour mostly... More

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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

The boat trip around the shores of the lake were very informative. Was a beautiful day for a boat ride. The home is outstanding and not to be missed on your trip to Lake Geneva. However, those steps can be killers. There are other ways to get there as I overheard several of the staff talking in the gift shop... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This is great for learning some history of Lake Geneva Wisconsin. A nice guided boat tour takes you to the 100+ steps to the mansion! Must be in good physical health to get up those steps. Loved the boat ride and the mansion tour! Very informative. Plan about 2 and half hours. Small gift shop at end of tour at... More

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Palatine, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

The history of the tour is outstanding! The 45 minute boat tour there and the 45 minute tour back was most informative. The problem was the 90 minutes at Black Point was a little too long, especially in light of the high heat levels of the day. A couple people in our tour felt ill and went back to the... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Very nice "time capsule" of days gone by. Beautifully maintained. Could use an alternate method of arrival besides the 120-step stairs to the top! Guide was very informative. Loved the boat ride to the place, too. Very nice experience.

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