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“Neat old place !”
Review of Black Point Estate

Black Point Estate
Ranked #7 of 42 things to do in Lake Geneva
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This mansion was once the summer estate of 19th-century beer magnate Conrad Seipp.
lake county,illinois
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Neat old place !”
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 see what the REEEALLY rich people had for a summer house that they only stayed in about 3 months a year !!! Caution ! feels like about 2 million steps from the dock up to the house,LOL

Visited August 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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71 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great visit to the Lake Geneva of 1900”
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 for what Lake Geneva was like in the 1890's.

Visited July 2014
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New York City, New York
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1,635 reviews
627 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 392 helpful votes
“A jewel around the lake”
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.

Visited August 2013
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Wonderful trip back in time”
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 it though. The beauty you see in the house is amazing, and to think when the family moved in back in the day there were no moving vans, everything was moved and brought into the house by hand.
It is a beautiful estate and well worth the trip. It's a must see when visiting the area.

Visited August 2013
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Hartland, Wisconsin
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81 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Very interesting and wonderful estate and tour”
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.

Visited June 2014
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