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Ice Castles open Friday near Lake Geneva

Published Jan. 27, 2020

After a polar vortex-chilled, six-week run last year on the Riviera Beach in the heart of Lake Geneva, the upcoming Ice Castles frozen and illuminated ice extravaganza will move about seven miles northwest to the edge of Lake Como.

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8 Wisconsin sights you must see

Published Dec. 31, 2019

All around us are beautiful sights and scenes, some popular some exclusive. In this new feature we'll share some of these - through our lens - and hope that you'll join us along the way by sharing your favorite Wisconsin sights too.

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What's familiar is sparkly new again in Lake Geneva

Published Sept. 12, 2019

It's easy to get caught up in the eternal quest for something shiny and new, especially when making return visits to a hometown getaway like Lake Geneva. But sometimes even the classics can be glitzy and fresh, too. On a recent visit, I revisited some gems on and around Geneva Lake and found each one to be shinier than ever.

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First look: Lake Geneva Ice Castles

Published Jan. 29, 2019

In recent years, the renowned Ice Castles have slowly drifted closer to Milwaukee. Now, the incredible ice sculptures you can climb inside have landed on the beach at Lake Geneva, offering you the best chance ever to see these remarkable creations.

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Your guide to a great guys getaway in Lake Geneva

Published July 19, 2018

Lake Geneva, that touristy resort town 50 miles southwest of Milwaukee, is a haven for bachelorette parties and a cherished vacation destination for families. But don't underrate it as a fun getaway for guys. Lake Geneva is for the boys too.

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8 great lakes near Milwaukee that aren't Great Lakes

Published Sept. 21, 2017

While we may not be the land of 10,000 lakes, we prize quality over quantity, and there are some great places for recreation and reflection within a quick drive from Milwaukee. Here are some of our favorites.

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Take time for a perfect weekend in Lake Geneva

Published Nov. 18, 2016

It's been a long time (too long) since I've taken the opportunity to get away for the weekend. But, a recent trip to Lake Geneva - after which I found myself considerably more relaxed - made me seriously consider why I don't do it more often.

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Lake Geneva getaway packs in food, fun, magic and adventure

Published June 10, 2016

Less than an hour from Milwaukee, Lake Geneva is a beautiful vacation destination for a day trip, weekend getaway or full-on family vacation. Whether you're on water or land, there is plenty to do and see in this quaint and historic resort town.

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6 Williams Bay dining gems

Published March 23, 2016

Everyone and his mother has been to Lake Geneva. But its neighbor to the west on the north shore of Geneva Lake deserves attention, too. Williams Bay also has a number of good dining spots - more than I even list here - and here are six of them, plus a bonus two in nearby Lake Geneva to check out while you're in the neighborhood.