313 Bauer Parkway
Delavan, WI 53115
Phone: (262) 740-1000
Fax: (262) 740-2510
Yerkes Observatory is a facility built for the Department of astronomy and astrophysics in Chicago University. The observatory is known to be the base of several ground breaking discoveries and theories in the field of astronomy and astrophysics. Additionally, many topics of current research in this field have been sparked off through the findings in this observatory. The facility houses a few state-of-the-art equipment as well as the world's largest refracting telescope. Also having a collection of over 150,000 photographic plates, Yerkes Observatory can justifiably be referred to as the foundation of modern astronomy.
Guest enjoy a unique experience Watson's Wild West Museum including a 19th century general store, guided tours with a cowboy character, cowboy poetr,y and more.
Built in 1888 as a summer home for beer tycoon Conrad Seipp, this estate on the southern shore of Geneva Lake is listed on the National Register of Historic places. The mansion has a post civil war era decor and even has a four story nautical observation tower visible from many points on the lake. You can book your visit to the mansion and a cruise that takes you there as well. They have a museum store selling memorabilia, a restaurant on the mansion grounds, as well as a 620-foot (188-meter) long shore line. Check their website for tickets, timings and various upcoming events.
Covenant Harbor is a faith based camp and retreat center committed to excellent facilities and programs since 1947. Their programs include: summer camps, day camps, family camps, service teams, fall & winter retreats, adventure trips, parent/child retreats, men & women's retreats, senior retreats, and snake road adventure ropes courses.
Big Foot State Beach Park is a popular destination in the area for camping and recreation. The park contains Lake Geneva, which is popular for swimming, fishing and canoeing. In addition, there are facilities for camping, archery and picnic areas.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and part of the National Park Service Underground Railroad Network to Freedom and the Wisconsin Heritage Sign Program, the Milton House is a National Historic Landmark that is a former stagecoach inn and an Underground Railroad passage. "The first building in the United States constructed of lime mortar in a method that preceded the discovery and use of Portland cement by several decades," the Milton House is "one of only two remaining hexagonal buildings from the 19th century."
Come and play at Bounces R Us, an indoor inflatable party and play center for all ages. A variety of different types of moonwalks are featured, including a 40
The flamboyant Rotary Botanical Garden is one of the most spectacular botanical gardens in Wisconsin. Themed-gardens like English Cottage, French and so forth further add to its beauty. Apart from that, it also boasts of variety of plants, shrubs and vines. For more details, check website.
The Memorial Hall is located at Richmond, Illinois. This historic building was constructed in 1907 with a US$ 10,000 bequest from Charles Dewitt McConnell and was a focal point for community government and recreation. The building was added to the National Registrar of Historic Places on August 19, 1993.
Telfer Park is a convention center, a skate park and a sports facility all rolled into one. The park sees quite a number of public gatherings and events. Entry into the park and the use of skating facilities is free for the public.
See the Single-A farm club of the Brewers.
This historic home offers guests a good representation of upper class life in the 1850's. The house has 26 rooms, fully restored in the true Italian style.