300 East Main Street
Lake Geneva, WI 53147
Phone: (262) 248-2300
Fax: (262) 248-4300
Arts & Museums
Take a tour of the Geneva Lake Area Museum of History and learn about the area's rich and interesting history.
The Spinning Top & Yo-Yo Museum houses a collection of tops and yo-yos. The museum also undertakes spy hunts and makes live presentations to crowds. All the tours and programs conducted at the museum involves active participation from the visitors and winners are rewarded with prizes. They also house a gift shop inside the museum. Spinning Top & Yo-Yo Museum is a very interesting place to visit, especially with kids.
The Challenger Learning Center is an interactive learning center that enhances mathematics, science and technology education as participants work together to accomplish a mission. A circular orientation room with a "Galaxy" dome ceiling, a replica of NASA's Johnson Space Center Mission Control room, a transport corridor with an airlock, International Space Station simulator, and interactive exhibt area all add to the experience. School-based missions, public programs, summer camps, birthday missions, family missions, and corporate missions are offered.
Jailhouse Potters gallery is housed in in the lower level of the Sheriff's House. You can still see some of the old cell structures in the shop, from when criminals were held there, around the turn of the century. The shop displays the work of local potters, whose techniques and designs provide a variety of pieces to choose from. Jailhouse Potters also features alternatively fired (i.e. Raku or Pit fired) pieces. Pottery classes are also offered.
The Old Court House Arts Center is a consignment gallery showing contemporary artists from Illinois and Wisconsin. There are five large gallery rooms used for rotating exhibits, as well as full time artists whose works show in both the shop and the main galleries. A variety of media is shown including: jewelry, wearable and useable art (such as purses and scarves) ceramics, paintings (in all media), sculptures, dolls, drawings and mixed media pieces.
Visit the Chester Gould-Dick Tracy Museum, where the work, achievements and the life of Chester Gould (1900-1985), creator of the "Dick Tracy" comic strip and character are displayed, promoted and honored. The museum also preserves the legacy of Dick Tracy and the heritage of the comic strip. The museum features Chester Gould's original artwork, correspondence, photographs, memorabilia, and drawing board and chair. The "Crimestopper Club Room," is filled with child-friendly hands-on exhibits including forensics, identification measures and drawing techniques.
The Volo Auto Museum was founded in 1960, and as the name suggests it is dedicated to cars. From Hollywood to vintage, the entire range is on display at this museum. The unique thing about the museum is that it also dabbles in car dealership.