Family Memories Are Made in Wisconsin

Lake Geneva, WI has long been a favorite family vacation spot in SouthEastern, WI. From beautiful beaches to hiking adventures and unique attractions like Safari Lake Geneva there’s fun to be had for all interests and ages. Experiences expand if you’re willing to drive an hour or two and head out for the day. Check out area recommendations and ideas for day trips to places like the Wisconsin Dells and Bristol Renaissance Fair from your vacation rental home base in Lake Geneva.

Sun & Rain Day Activities For the Family


Safari Lake Geneva

When: May 1 & October 31, 2019
10 AM – 5 PM
Reservations Highly Recommended!

Where: W1612 Litchfield Road
Lake Geneva, WI 53147

Price: Child (ages 3 – 15) $16.95
Adult (ages 15 and up) $26.95

For families, groups, and animal lovers, Safari Lake Geneva is a unique conservation-focused ranch with a variety of species living in virtually free-range conditions. Nestled into over 800-acres of pristine wildlife habitat and just a short five miles from downtown Lake Geneva, their General Admission includes a one-hour guided safari adventure through a savanna that is home to more than 50 animals from five continents and one cup of animal feed per person.  Safari Lake Geneva is a wildlife expedition like no other.

Tristan Crist Magic Theater

When: Showtimes vary during the week, Fridays 7 PM, Saturdays 3 PM & 7 PM, Sundays 5 PM

Where: 100 N. Edward Blvd. Lake Geneva WI 53147

Price: $35

Rated the number one attraction in Lake Geneva on TripAdvisor, the Tristan Crist Magic Theater delivers world-class illusions and comedy that’s fun for the whole family! Milwaukee native, Tristan Trist is considered a polished showman, mesmerizing the audience with magic and jokes for a full 60 minutes. You’ll hardly believe your eyes when a real helicopter appears on stage. Prepare to be wowed in a big show way in an intimate theater setting. Group and private performances are available.

Animal Gardens Zoo

When: Jun – Aug, Tue – Fri 10 AM – 4 PM,
Sat 10 AM – 7 PM, Sun 10 AM – 4 PM,
Mon – Closed

Where: 5065 Hwy 50, Delavan, Wisconsin, 53115

Price: 3 and up, $8 General Admission,
$15 Zoo Experience Package
$27 Deluxe Package, includes tickets to The Dancing Horses Theater

The Animal Gardens Zoo is a 40-acre scenic park that truly has something for everyone! Delight in a variety of activities and sights for the whole family.  Start by viewing the 16 exotic and over 60 hay-eating animals. Experience the zoo hand-on in the Interactive Baby Animal Barn, the Petting Zoo, and pony rides. Echo the Singing Parrot and her trainer, Sarah Hoeft, have gained some fame as guests on America’s Got Talent, Animal Planet’s Pet Star, and the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Partake in a unique and majestic journey when you watch a show at The Dancing Horses Theater, or simply just sit back and relax on a train ride.


Lake Geneva Clue Room

When: Open 7 Days a Week
10 AM – 10 PM
Reservations Highly Recommended

Where: 772 Main St., 107
Lake Geneva, WI 53147

Price: Clue Room $29
Virtual Reality Room $35

Whether it’s a birthday party, bachelor/bachelorette outing, or simply just a day for something new, Lake Geneva Clue Room is the one and only escape room and virtual reality arcade in Lake Geneva. Spend an hour locked in a room, decoding clues, solving puzzles and unraveling the mystery that will allow you to escape. Leave the experience feeling like a super sleuth or your very own James Bond!

Movie Theaters

Where: Geneva Theater 
244 Broad St, Lake Geneva, WI 53147

The recently renovated theater in downtown Lake Geneva boasts history and past appearances by the Marx Brothers and Will Rogers. Today the modern four theaters offer Sony Ultra HD, 7.1 Dolby surround sound and leather seats with plenty of legroom. Movie goers can order food from the concessions or catering from Sprecher’s restaurant. 

Where: Emagine Geneva Lakes
2562 WI-120 Lake Geneva, WI 53147

Emagine Theater is part of a MidWestern company that values buying local and delivering community items in their theaters. The full service bar serves WI beer on draft. Reclining seats make for a relaxing viewing experience while DINE N’ VIEW allows movie fans to order concession items directly from their seat.


Music By The Lake

When: Check Their Website For Schedule

Where:  George Williams College of Aurora 350 Constance Blvd, Williams Bay, WI 53191

Price: Varies by performance

Located on the beautiful campus of George Williams College in Williams Bay, Music by the Lake boasts performances by local and national talent. Grammy winner Sylvia McNair was the first performer in the newly built Allyn Pavillion in 2001. Other big-time past performers include John Denver, the New York City Opera and Chicago Symphony Orchestra. This summer feature performances include Disney Fantasia performed by the Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra and Dennis DeYoung and the music of Styx.

Day Trips/Excursions

Wisconsin Dells

Drive Time: 1hr 10 mins

Why It’s Worth It: Home to Noah’s Ark, the largest outdoor waterpark in the US, Wisconsin Dells offers exhilarating adventures that the whole family will enjoy.

Bristol Renaissance Fair

Drive Time: 40 mins

Why It’s Worth It: Hailed as the country’s best Renaissance Fair, the Bristol Renfair takes you back into time with comedic performances and jousts.

Old World Wisconsin

Drive Time: 1hr 10 mins

Why It’s Worth It: Get a hands-on experience of what life was like in the 19th century. Do chores, play games and visit an old school house, blacksmith shop and other dweillings.

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