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Black Point Estate

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Address: 4270 Southland Rd, Lake Geneva, WI
Phone Number: 262 248 1888
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Description: This mansion was once the summer estate of 19th-century beer magnate...
This mansion was once the summer estate of 19th-century beer magnate Conrad Seipp.
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Back to the 1880s's. History at its best.

If you like history you'll love the this place. Be aware that you can only visit by BOAT! You take a Lake Geneva Boat Line trip and you visit Blackpoint as part of it. I have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Madison, Wisconsin
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

If you like history you'll love the this place. Be aware that you can only visit by BOAT! You take a Lake Geneva Boat Line trip and you visit Blackpoint as part of it. I have visited 3 times, and I'm ready to go again. Gorgeous property, high up, with a beautiful view of the lake. You need to climb... More 

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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Black Point is really cool to see. However it is quite the hike up the stairs. I had two meniscus tears (didn't know it at the time) so the stairs were extremely painful. I suggest for those with breathing issues, weight issues to take it nice and slow. Stop along the way and catch your breath. I tried keeping up... More 

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Lake Forest, Illinois
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178 reviews 178 reviews
22 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Get a glimpse of a time long gone by visiting the historic Black Point Estate. Only reachable by water and then a long hike up the stairs to the main house based on an agreement to keep the peace with the neighboring property owners. Great views from the top floors of the house and a real trip back in time.

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wisconsin
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This is an interesting look at how life use to be on Lake Geneva. You take a boat to get to this property. Once there you have to climb many steps. However, the view from the house of the lake is beautiful. The tour guides give a very good description of what life would have been on the lake in... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Black Point is a wonderful opportunity to step back in time and see life on Geneva Lake as it once was in all its grandeur. The home had remained in the same family since it was built in 1888 and was in use by the family until 2005. The home contains much of the original furniture, rugs, paintings etc. The... More 

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Freeport, Illinois
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121 reviews 121 reviews
66 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you can make it up the over 100 stairs from the lake to the house, you will be in for a real treat. The house is wonderful and the grounds are beautiful.

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This was an excellent experience. The guided boat tour of Geneva Lake provided insight to the history of the entire area. Black Pointe was a fascinating tour of an 1880 era home and the family that lived there thru the years. Loads of original artifacts. Knowledgeable docents provided intimate detail. Overall a tremendous experience I would highly recommend.

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Toledo, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is an interesting house and the person who conducted the tour was very knowledgeable and interesting. Most people come on the tour boat but you can arrive by car also.

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Wisconsin
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The house is beautiful, docents so informative and the grounds and view of the lake awesome. The tour is well worth the price. The furnishings and detail to the integrity of the house and period are perfect.

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Wisconsin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Good thing I am in shape! 120 stairs. Someone should describe this when reserving tickets. Fantastic tour. Loved the docent. Boat tour out and back was great. Keep up the good work!

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