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255 Mill St, Lake Geneva, WI 53147 MoreLess Info
Geneva Lake Museum of History is dedicated to taking visitors back in time to experience the unique heritage of the region in the late 19th century. Explore the Blacksmith shop, school room, General Store, and more, this is a must see for history buffs.
86% 7 votes
151 Wrigley Drive, Lake Geneva, WI 53147 MoreLess Info
With direct access to Geneva Bay, Leatherlips Watersports Jet Ski Rental offers visitors a variety of watercraft rentals, from wave runners to speedboats. Visitors can take any of the 35 boats available out on the waters of Lake Geneva.
Family-friendly entertainment is available year-round at Dan Patch Stables in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Choose from a variety of guided-tours, special themed sleigh or wagon rides, visit the petting zoo or let the little ones ride a pony, you'll be glad you came.
75% 52 votes
7036 Grand Geneva Way at Hys 50 E & 12, Lake Geneva, WI 53147 MoreLess Info
Ideal for beginners through expert-levels, Mountain Top at Grand Geneva Resort, is the winter enthusiasts choice for skiing and snowboarding. Featuring luxurious accommodations, 15 slopes, a half-pipe for boarders and fun park for the kids.
Pure Magic Live offers live magic show performances that are also humorous, inclusive, and feature both storytelling and music. The magician is also willing to perform at private parties, day cares, and fundraisers.