300 East Main Street
Lake Geneva, WI 53147
Phone: (262) 248-2300
Fax: (262) 248-4300
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.
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.
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.
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.
Designed in Italianate style by a pioneer architect of Chicago, John M. Van Osdel, the Old Courthouse was established in 1857. It served as a Government building till 1973, after which it was enlisted as a National Historical Place. Today the building is home to an art gallery, a pottery store and Chester Gould-Dick Tracy Museum. Apart from these, two restaurants are also located at this site.
This unusual house was built according to the owners belief in Spiritualism. Built in 1836, the George Stickney House was the abode of George and his wife Sylvia Stickney who were known for their seances and occult practices. It has been a ghost hunter's haunt for a long time with all its history and reports from previous owners. The two story structure has been used as the village hall and is the headquarters of the Bull Valley Police Department. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.