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“See the Lake by Boat”
Review of Geneva Lake

Geneva Lake
Ranked #5 of 49 things to do in Lake Geneva
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Owner description: 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."
Reviewed August 14, 2017

IT's well worth the time and money to see the homes on Lake Geneva by Tour Boat. Most impressive of course are the Wriggly Estates, 6 or 7 of them in total. The History of Lake Geneva is very interesting and your tour guide will keep you asking questions all along the way. Don't miss the opportunity to see this attraction sometime in your travels.

Thank Tom B
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Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

Very expensive to rent boats, wave riders, etc
Not much beach space.
Parking was a pain.
But our kids enjoyed it, swam in lake, etc.

Thank luv2trava
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Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

Watch your speed on the way into Lake Geneva, speed traps everywhere !!!!! I found free parking on the side streets corner of main st and madison or main st and Warren both are passed the geneva library. The library is a cool place to see and take pics. It is a historical library. I think the ghost busters been there before .
I say had over to kilwins ice scream shop get an ice scream and walk over to the lake and find a bench to sit. The lake front is a nice place to walk and people watch. You can also bring your dog by the lake. ( FYI. There is a beach area to swim and to have a picnic.) Regards to food, there isn't really anything different to try besides american style food hamburgers, pizza and hotdogs. Unless you try wisconsin cheese kurds.
There are boats and wave runners to rent. This is also a boat cruise with dinner. There are also many small shops to look around and see different types of items. Off of Main st is where you basically want to walk around. I say it is a GO . GO HAVE AN ICE SCREAM AND A SMILE. I personally wouldn't stay there for more than one day.

Thank imjustlivinglife
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Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

We had such a great time here. Hike around the lake, take a boat tour, rent jet skis or kayaks, eat some ice cream, have a bloody Mary overlooking the lake.....a lot to do here. Nice hotels and B&Bs can be expensive in the summer. We stayed at 1810 Emerson House in Beloit...about 35 min from lake. Definitely worth the drive.

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Reviewed August 5, 2017

My husband and I have a time share and are using to go to areas that we have never been before. Neither one of us had ever been to WI so we picked Lake Geneva. Our resort wasn't on the lake, but it was within minutes away. On our first day we took the Mail Boat tour. I highly recommend this. It is a fantastic way to see the entire lake and all the beautiful houses and property. We will definitely be back! We want to try the walk around the lake!

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