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PLEASE DONATE: Lake Geneva’s Visitor Center VISIT Lake Geneva HELPS WISCONSIN BUNDLE UP THIS WINTER SEASON The #BigBundleUp is here! We’ve joined forces with @TravelWisconsin to warm up Wisconsin residents this winter. Donate hats, scarves, mittens or other cold weather necessities to help those in need.  The Big Bundle Up is a statewide collection program running Nov. 17, 2016 – Jan. 2, 2017. This is the sixth year of The Big Bundle Up. To date, the program has collected more than 71,800 warm winter items to help families in need. In addition to VISIT Lake Geneva, other collection sites, including…

Photo Credit: https://books.google.com/books Chicago North Western Railroad Lake Geneva ALL ABOARD FOR LAKE GENEVA! 1871: The two most significant events that helped propagate what Lake Geneva is today, were the first train service to enter the area and the Great Chicago Fire on Oct. 8 – Oct. 10, 1871.  Both ironically took place the very same year, exactly three months apart. On July 20, 1871, the first locomotive entered into Lake Geneva, WI stopping at the now historic Lake Geneva Depot railway site located on downtown’s Sage St. 1850:  The first train service to enter into Lake Geneva was from Elgin, Illinois making…

Every year, the Fall Color Report issued by the Wisconsin Department of Tourism predicts when trees will hit their peak of color in cities across the state. Yet, due to a little known secret, Lake Geneva has always been the place for the most dramatic, longest lasting autumn display. The next time you take a drive in Lake Geneva in the fall, you can thank America’s foremost landscape architects for the spectacular view. When many of Chicago’s elite built estates on Lake Geneva beginning in the late 1800’s, they didn’t stop with just their mansions. Several went on to hire…

  Time to binge on the “back to school” excitement of shopping for new fall clothes! Why leave all the fall fun to the kids? Start this fall with a new pair of shoes or boots, a new haircut and…

Pack your swimsuits and hiking boots and get ready to feel the sun on your face. Lake Geneva offers a failsafe way to get your beach and nature fix. With several public beaches and parks that are easily accessible to visitors, out-of-towners have endless options on how to spend their days. From kayaking along the lake, to diving off a dock, to hiking along a trail, here’s your guide to the area’s best beaches and parks. Beaches Name: Riviera Beach Location: Wrigley Drive in Lake Geneva. Best for: Families, Riviera Beach is a designated kid-friendly area where alcoholic beverages are…

Tuesday, April 19 marks the debut of the 1st Annual Walworth Country Business EXPO and Career Fair.  Held at the Forum at the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, this event offers networking opportunities for businesses, educational opportunities from the Seminar…

Whether you’re looking for a weekend getaway with your girlfriends, a romantic rendezvous or a family vacation, Lake Geneva is a smart choice. Located less than two hours north of Chicago in Wisconsin, Lake Geneva, known as a popular summer lake…