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Lake Geneva, It’s Always Been the Place | S35 Ep. 10

February 29, 2024

Lake Geneva, one of Wisconsin’s favorite destinations, has a long and colorful history of attracting visitors from around the world. Join Discover Wisconsin as we explore Lake Geneva by lake, land and sky. You’ll discover why … it’s always been the place.

There are three beautiful lakes in the Lake Geneva area, each with its own charm and attractions. Lake Geneva Cruise Line offers multiple tours of Geneva Lake, and a favorite is the mailboat tour. In this episode, Discover Wisconsin host Josh Casey gets a front row seat on the Walworth and learns about the unique way mail is delivered during the summer season. We also take a tour to Black Point Estate, one of the many beautiful and historic mansions on Geneva Lake. 

On land, host Alex Wehrley takes a walk around the Geneva Lake shore path, which is a public footpath that takes you past some of the most beautiful properties in all of Wisconsin. One part of the path, known as the Miracle Path, delights visitors with art and inspirational quotes. Josh takes us to Safari Lake Geneva, where you can get up-close with a myriad of exotic animals. You can even feed giraffes!

Then we venture to two other lakes: Delavan Lake and Lake Como. Both lakes offer fishing, water recreation, golf, dining and resorts. The Lake Lawn Queen takes visitors on a narrated tour of Delavan Lake, pointing out some of the Frank Lloyd Wright homes and other area attractions. On Lake Como, DW host Eric Paulsen visits the French Country Inn, once a get-away for Chicago gangsters. Then he enjoys dinner at Mars Resort, one of Wisconsin’s favorite supper clubs.

We take to the sky for a different view of Lake Geneva. The Lake Geneva Balloon Company has been offering hot air balloon rides for 20 years! It’s a ride that brings back your sense of wonder, as you quietly float over fields, forests and lakes in beautiful Walworth County. But for an out-of-this-world experience, we stop at Yerkes Observatory, the birthplace of American astrophysics, home of the world’s largest refracting telescope, and school to many of the world’s most brilliant astronomers. Lake Geneva, there’s more to explore!

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