The beautiful state of Wisconsin brings together everything that people love about the American Midwest: gorgeous forests, rich wildlife, friendly people, and charming towns. Nowhere is this more evident than in Lake Geneva, one of the state's true gems. A popular resort town, Lake Geneva boasts beautiful scenery in every direction, and one of the most popular attractions for tourists and locals alike is the Lake Geneva zip line. CDC information for travelers. Hours/availability may have changed.
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Lake Geneva Zip Line, Wisconsin
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More Ideas in Lake Geneva: Yerkes Observatory
The Yerkes Observatory was founded on Geneva Lake in the year 1897 in Williams Bay, Wisconsin. The observatory is a part of the University of Chicago’s Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, and until the middle of the 1960’s, was the home of all of the activities of the Department. Today, the park-like, 77-acre site located in southeastern Wisconsin offers laboratory space, as well as access to different telescopes for education and research.
The Yerkes Observatory resides within a unique niche in the scientific and the educational community. It serves as a bridge for many significant perspectives in informal and formal education. The history of astrophysics and astronomy at the observatory acts as a good foundation for the introduction of all the topics that are important in current research, along with the observational astronomy practice.
A massive range of learning opportunities exist. Due to the historical context of the Yerkes Observatory, the world-wide communities of student and professional astronomy educators and astronomers are draw to this observatory. These people learn from each other, create programs, and build relationships, resulting in learning opportunities and enriched experiences for the diverse, young members of society.
Visitors can join a public tour of the Yerkes Observatory any Saturday during the entire year. The University of Chicago’s observatory is open every Saturday to the public, with the exception of Christmas or New Year’s Day. The entertaining, engaging, and educational tour of the observatory offers an interesting program that covers the history, astronomical research, and architectural detail of the observatory. Visitors on the tour also get to see inside the ninety-foot dome and view the forty-inch refractor inside. This refractor still remains as the world’s largest lens-type telescope.
The inside of the Yerkes Observatory’s ninety-foot dome isn’t temperature controlled, so visitors are advised to dress for the tour as they would for an outdoor activity the day of their visit. After the tour, guests are welcome to look around the gift shop, where visitors can find postcards, photographs from the archives of the observatory, apparel, books, rocks, meteorites, jewelry, items for children, and several other unique, beautiful, and unusual items that can only be found at the Yerkes Observatory. Before the tour, guests can take a look at the timeline display situated within the main floor that describes the construction of the observatory and its early history. It’s also decorated with numerous photos from the 1890’s from the observatory’s archives. Visitors can also explore displays about the galaxies, the death of stars, and nebulae.
The Yerkes Observatory also consists of a museum that is maintained and developed by a number of talented and hardworking volunteers interested in the preservation of local history. Personal effects and artifacts on display in the observatory’s museum provide insight into the lives of several of the most famous astronomers of the Yerkes Observatory, people who have profoundly affected both the scientific community and the character and residents of Williams Bay, Wisconsin. The museum is only open during the hours of the public tours on Saturdays.
373 West Geneva Street, Williams Bay, Wisconsin, Phone: 262-248-6060
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More Ideas in Lake Geneva: Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark
Resting on the banks of picturesque Lake Geneva within the grounds of Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark is surrounded by postcard-perfect country scenery, lush valleys and rolling meadows, championship golf courses and the tranquil lake. Conveniently situated between the major cities of Madison, Milwaukee and Chicago, the lodge features a 50,000 square-foot indoor/outdoor water park with a variety of fun activities for the whole family.
Established in 1968, the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa is a luxurious year-round vacation destination with beautifully appointed accommodations, stunning gardens and landscapes, a family-friendly indoor/outdoor waterpark, an exclusive spa and wellness center and two championship golf courses.
Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark is a family-friendly all-suite hotel that features 225 guest suites that have been designed and decorated to create a comfortable home-away-from-home appeal combined with the luxuries of a world-class hotel. Spacious suites have fully-equipped kitchens with full sized refrigerators, double sinks, stove top burners and dishwashers, as well as all the essentials and utensils needed for a stress-free holiday. Bedrooms are bright and airy with plush bedding and en suite bathrooms with whirlpool baths, and living areas are roomy with large sofas, fireplaces and covered balconies boasting beautiful views.
All suites feature standard amenities, including kitchens with full sized refrigerators, stove top burners, microwaves, coffee makers with coffee, toasters and kitchen utensils, private bathrooms with whirlpool baths, fireplaces and covered balconies or patios. Guest services include complimentary wireless Internet, a daily newspaper and various concierge services.
Timber Ridge's one-bedroom suites can sleep up to four people and feature spacious living rooms with queen size pull-out sleeper sofas, large fireplaces, two flat screen televisions and DVD players. Covered balconies and patios lead off the living room, bedrooms have king size beds with plush linens, and an en suite bathroom offers a separate shower and whirlpool bath. Guests staying in the one-bedroom suites are provided with four Moose Mountain Falls Waterpark Admissions.
Two-bedroom suites can accommodate up to six people with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a spacious living and dining room with covered balcony. Master bedrooms have king size beds with beautiful linens and en suite bathrooms with showers and whirlpool baths, while second bedrooms are located on the upper level of the suite and feature queen size beds, flat screen televisions and en suite bathrooms with showers and baths. Living and dining rooms are situated on the first floor of the suite and boast comfortable sofas, including pull-out queen size sleeper sofas, fireplaces, two flat screen televisions and access to covered balconies. Guests staying in the two-bedroom suites are provided with six Moose Mountain Falls Waterpark Admissions.
Timber Ridge Lodge offers a selection of family-friendly dining establishments serving a range of cuisine from fresh seafood to hot-off-the-coals barbecue, as well as a wealth of other restaurants, cafés, bars and eateries at the nearby Grand Geneva Resort & Spa.
Smokey’s Bar-B-Que House offers casual dining with a menu of all-American fare such as chicken wings, brisket and fish tacos, along with weekly specials and selection of beverages.
Conveniently situated next to Moose Mountain Falls Waterpark, Hungry Moose Food Court is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and serves a range of food from on-the-go snacks and drinks, to full course meals of American-inspired cuisine – hotdogs, hamburgers, sandwiches, salads and drinks.
The Grand Geneva Resort & Spa offers a larger choice of restaurants and eateries ranging from casual fare to fine dining spots, which can be easily visited by hopping on the complimentary trolley that runs between the Timber Ridge Lodge and the Resort.
The Geneva Chophouse serves fresh locally caught seafood, thick-cut steaks and seasonal vegetables, created from locally sourced ingredients and presented with passion and flair in an elegant and stylish environment. The adjoining outdoor Embers Terrace is an ideal place to enjoy pre-dinner cocktails or post-dinner drinks and dessert in front of the crackling fire.
Ristorante Brissago specializes in authentic Italian cuisine and presents the rich, robust flavors of Italy in a menu of traditional Italian dishes and an exceptional wine list while the Grand Café serves contemporary farm-to-table American cuisine made from fresh hand-selected ingredients. Friday and Saturday nights see an indulgent prime rib and seafood buffet and decadent breakfast buffets are served every morning.
Grab a specialty coffee shop, regular Starbucks® Brew or delicious homemade ice cream from the Gelato Café, or sip refreshing cocktails and snack on a light menu of tapas at the Cool Water Cucumber Pool Bar.
Links Bar and Grill offers a casual atmosphere to enjoy sandwiches, snacks and cocktails in the spectacular setting of Grand Geneva’s magnificent golf courses. Open seasonally, the Links Bar and Grill serves a full breakfast menu and an all-day menu of sandwiches, burgers, salads and desserts accompanied by drinks on the patio or by the fire in the evening.
Leinenkugel's Mountain Top Lodge is situated on the top of Moose Mountain and offers warm respite to skiers in the form of hot drinks and food by the roaring fire.
Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark offers standard hotel facilities and amenities, as well as access to the 50,000 square-foot indoor/outdoor Moose Mountain Falls Waterpark and amenities of the surrounding Grand Geneva Resort & Spa. The indoor waterpark features a wealth of fun-filled activities and adventures for all ages, from large heated swimming pools and 35 foot high slides, to the meandering Canyon River and exhilarating Timber Rapids and Avalanche Falls.
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Other activities at the 1,300 acre resort include a games arcade complete with simulator rides, TV-based games, racing games and more, two 18-hole championship golf courses, practice pitches and putting greens, scenic hiking trails in the gorgeous countryside around the resort, horseback riding lessons and outrides, and tennis on indoor or outdoor courts. A full sized basketball court and 35 foot climbing wall are perfect for rainy days, while hay, sleigh and carriage rides, over eight miles of cycling tracks and mountain biking trails and sand volleyball courts can be enjoyed in the summer months. Winter offers just as much, with 18 ski runs for every level and ability down Moose Mountain, as well as winter and snow sports such as sledding, ice skating, snowshoeing and cross country skiing.
A fully equipped fitness center feature a junior Olympic size swimming pool, aerobics studio, a cardio theater with state-of-the-art machines and equipment, treadmills, ellipticals, recumbent and stationary bikes, rowers, weight machines and a free weights section. The gym also offers separate ladies and mens steam room, sauna and whirlpool.
WELL Spa + Salon is an exclusive spa and salon at the Timber Ridge Lodge and offers guests an indulgent range of massages and spa treatments to nourish the body, mind and soul. The Spa features several elegant treatment rooms, relaxing lounges, soft background music and a blend of aromatic scents to create a haven of serenity.
The spa menu presents over 65 treatments and salon services, ranging from body and massage therapies, manicures, pedicures, hairstyling and makeup application, as well as advanced aesthetics, skin care, and enhancements. WELL Spa + Salon also offers a variety of packages for special occasions, such as Serenity for the Mind Package, which includes a Good-to-Go Massage, Express Facial, Mini Manicure and Mini Pedicure. The signature Complete WELL Spa® Package, which includes a Relax Me Massage, WELL Spa® Facial, Signature Manicure and Pedicure and delicious Spa Lunch.
Timber Ridge Lodge is home to a selection of spacious and detail-oriented spaces meeting and event spaces for every occasion from business conferences and team-building events to weddings, receptions, birthday celebrations and more.
The Cascades Ballroom is 3,500 square-foot in size and can accommodate up to 200 guests in a banquet-style arrangement and is perfect for a destination wedding, however, over 62,000 more square feet of event and meeting space can be customized for any event, large or small. Event and function packages include seating arrangement, pre-function and post-function organization, audio-visual services, video-conferencing, wireless high-speed Internet, catering services and custom-made menus, and a professional events planning team to take care of every detail.
Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark has an exclusive children’s club called the Lil' Splashers Kids Club, which offers a range of services and special events for both kids and parents. Lil' Splashers Kids Club services include a welcome gift on guests’ first visit, 10% off food purchases at Smokey's Bar-B-Que House and 10% off ‘Kids are Grand’ childcare/activities. Additional extras include a 10% discount in Trader Jack's, special rewards and free dessert in Smokey's Bar-B-Que House for kid’s staying during their birthday month, 20% off ski lift tickets and 20% off spa services.
Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark is Wisconsin's first green waterpark and a green-certified hotel. The Lodge is committed to protecting the natural beauty of the landscapes that surround the hotel with a range of green initiatives, including energy-efficient showerheads and toilets, energizer systems in all guest rooms, micro-filtration of cooking oil, protected wetlands and bird and wildlife sanctuaries on the property.
7020 Grand Geneva Way, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, Phone: 866-636-4502
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