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Lake Geneva

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Lake Geneva is a city in Walworth County, Wisconsin, USA. The population was 7,651 at the 2010 census. A resort city located on Geneva Lake, it is popular with vacationers from Chicago and Milwaukee areas.HistoryOriginally called "Maunk-suck" for a Potawatomi chief, the city was later named Geneva after the town of Geneva, New York, located on Seneca Lake, to which early settler John Brink saw a resemblance. Geneva, to avoid confusion with the nearby town of Geneva, Illinois, was renamed Lake Geneva; the abutting lake is named Geneva Lake.Railroad access from Chicago made the area a popular summer retreat for the barons of wealth in lumber, cattle, oil, steel, cement, manufacturing, and durable goods, with mansions and large homes such as Stone Manor and Black Point built on the lake from the 1850s, through the heyday of the Roaring 20s, and up to the present day. The city was then known as "The Newport of the West." In the early automobile era, the city hosted the first modern drive-in motel designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, and later during Prohibition smaller lake towns around the area became a haven for Al Capone and other mobsters.
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Popular things to do in Lake Geneva

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Geneva Lake Shore Path
Hiking Trail
Geneva Lake Shore Path
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Geneva Lake ©
Water Body
Geneva Lake
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Black Point Estate ©
Architectural Building
Black Point Estate
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Geneva Lake Museum of History ©
History Museum
Geneva Lake Museum of History
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Lake Geneva

Six Flags Great America ©
Water Park
Six Flags Great America Gurnee
3.5
Duration: 8 hours
Rotary Botanical Gardens ©
Garden
Rotary Botanical Gardens Janesville
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Yerkes Observatory ©
Observatory
Yerkes Observatory Williams Bay
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Anderson Japanese Gardens ©
Garden
Anderson Japanese Gardens Rockford
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Lake Geneva

Riviera Beach
Beach
Riviera Beach
3.3
Duration: 2 hours
Timber Ridge Waterpark ©
Water Park
Timber Ridge Waterpark
3.1
Duration: 2 hours
Safari Lake Geneva (reopens May 1st)
Safari
Safari Lake Geneva (reopens May 1st)
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
Big Foot Beach State Park ©
Beach
Big Foot Beach State Park
1.1
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Lake Geneva

Hawks View Golf Club ©
Golf Course
Hawks View Golf Club
4.6
Duration: 4 hours
Mountain Top at Grand Geneva Resort
Ski Area
Mountain Top at Grand Geneva Resort
2.9
Duration: 2 hours
Galerie Matisse & Matisse Too
Art Gallery
Galerie Matisse & Matisse Too
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Ice Castles ©
Landmark
Ice Castles
3.4
Duration: 1h 30 min

Golf in Lake Geneva

Geneva National Resort & Club ©
Golf Course
Geneva National Resort & Club
4.6
Duration: 4 hours

Theme Parks in Lake Geneva

Aerial Adventures
Theme Park
Aerial Adventures
1.0
Duration: 2 hours

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