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Black Point Estate

The Black Point Estate, built by beer baron Conrad Seipp in 1888, is one of the oldest of its type on the lake and the only one open for tours from mid-May through October.

Location: Black Point Estate W4270 Southland Road Lake Geneva, WI 53147

Phone: 262-248-6206

Toll Free: 800-558-5911

Geneva Lake Museum

The museum’s 19th century era stores and businesses, brick street, Potawatomi Indian artifacts, Andy Gump, lakeshore residences, stagecoach and nautical vessels are but a few of the features to be explored at the Geneva Lake Museum.

Location: 255 Mill St, Lake Geneva WI 53147

Phone: (262) 248-6060

East Troy Electric Railroad

The East Troy Electric Railroad offers scenic rides aboard 15 vintage trolleys through Southeast Wisconsin’s beautiful Kettle Moraine State Forest. This landmark nonprofit, volunteer-run railroad operates 10-mile round trips from its East Troy depot and museum to the turn of the century-styled depot at the Elegant Farmer in Mukwonago. Riders can detrain to enjoy this full service farmer’s market with delicious foods before returning to East Troy. For those wanting to know more about this yesteryear 19th and 20th century mode of travel, the depot features a memorabilia museum, fully running model railroad lay-out and gift shop. In addition, the trolley barn is open for public viewing during operation hours. In the barn, visitors can view the extensive renovation efforts being executed by a fleet of dedicated volunteers at this historical preservation museum.

Location: 2002 Church Street East Troy, WI 53120

Phone: (262) 642-3263

Yerkes Observatory

Largest refracting telescope in the world. Tours Saturday only: 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. or Noon.

Location: 373 W Geneva St, Williams Bay WI 53191

Phone: (262) 245-5555