March 28, 2023

The Family-Friendly Side of Lake Geneva

Get ready for a one-of-a-kind family adventure in Lake Geneva, WI!

Planning a family vacation can be stressful, but Lake Geneva offers something for everyone! From water activities to exciting amusement parks, there is something for every member of your family. 

Enjoy the scenic views on a boat tour of the lake or take an adventure through rolling hills and rural countryside. With great restaurants, hotels, and shopping options, you’re sure to find something to make your trip unforgettable! So, read on to see some of the great activities this town has to offer

Plan a Safari

From Alpacas & Bison to Giraffes & Zebras, take your family on a wild ride to Safari Lake Geneva. Located 5 miles from downtown Lake Geneva, you can see wild animals up close and personal from the comfort of your own vehicle. Safari Lake Geneva

This unique wildlife preserve is unlike any petting zoo or park you’ve experienced. See animals from different parts of the world in the most unlikely setting of Wisconsin. The Safari is the brainchild of “Jungle” Jay Christie, creating a refuge for these animals to roam free across the private acreage and interact with other animals.

Grand Horseback Riding

If you’re looking for a different animal interaction, then take the family on a scenic horseback ride at the Dan Patch Stables of Grand Geneva.

Open 7 days a week, depending on the weather, you and your family can go for a trail ride across the sprawling Grand Geneva grounds. These trails go through woods, up and down hills, and over bridges experiencing the scenic beauty of Lake Geneva. Each ride lasts approximately 45 minutes aboard their gentle and experienced horses led by one of the Grand’s staffed tour guides. 

Thrill Seekers Wanted


Lake Geneva Zip Lines

For the adrenaline seekers of your group, try zipping over trees on Lake Geneva Ziplines & Adventures. From Zip Lines to High Ropes Courses and climbing walls, this unique experience captures the beautiful outdoor thrills that any adventurer seeks.

See Lake Geneva from an aerial view like no other that is open year-round! From their site here are some property facts about what they offer: 

  • Acreage: 100
  • Number of Ziplines on the Full Zipline Tour: 9
  • Longest Zipline in the tree canopy: 841 feet (The Beast)
  • Highest Speed: 45mph (on the Dual Racing Zip Line)
  • Number of Sky Bridges: 5
  • Number of Spiral Stairways: 4
  • Number of Platforms: 18
  • Duration of Full Tour: 2 – 2.5 Hours
  • Longest Sky Bridge: 240 feet
  • Height of One-of-a-Kind Double Helix Stairway: 40 feet

With various different tours, zip lines, and other high-wire thrills, you’ll be sure to fulfill your adventurous nature.

Take a Dip Into Fun

Whether looking to cool off in Summer or beat the cold of Winter, the waterpark at Timber Ridge Lodge offers fun for kids of all ages. 

The 50,000-square-foot indoor & outdoor water park of Lake Geneva stays at a balmy 86 degrees year-round. The 35-foot-high slides lead to an epic 300-foot adventure of twists and turns landing in a warm, heated pool. There’s also time to unwind in the 500-foot-long Lazy River for those looking for a more tame ride.

Family-Friendly Golf


Barn Hollow in Lake Geneva, WI

Known as one of the toughest games to play, Golf has frustrated and challenged all who take up the sport. Yet, Hawk’s View Golf Club offers the area’s only family-friendly golf course in Barn Hollow, our unique Par 3 course. With 18 holes of Par 3 golf, you can take the family out on the links in Lake Geneva and enjoy a scenic day playing one of the world’s most beloved sports.

Whether you’re a seasoned golfer looking to refine your short game or you’re a first-time player trying out a new game, Barn Hollow is the perfect course to enjoy “the greatest game ever played.”

Stay and Play

With various lodging and hotel accommodations, there are plenty of options when looking to stay in Lake Geneva. One of our favorites is located downtown with a perfect lake view at Harbor Shores.

Harbor Shores Hotel in Lake Geneva, WI

With different packages available, including being our partner for a stay-and-play package, you can start your Lake Geneva adventure right in the heart of town. Attached to Gino’s East and located right next door to many eateries like Lake City Social and Magpies Lake Geneva, Harbor Shores is ideally located for your next family vacation.


Discover Your Next Family Adventure in Lake Geneva

Lake Geneva is the perfect destination for a family adventure. Whether you’re looking for an adrenaline-filled day at the waterpark, a relaxing day at the golf course, or a chance to get up close and personal with wild animals, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Plus, with its stunning natural beauty and plenty of activities for all ages, your family will be sure to make lasting memories in this breathtaking location.

Lake Geneva offers plenty of charm, lake life, adventure, and of course Golf for visitors of all ages. Come see what this town has to offer for a day, weekend, or week-long trip. Oh, and be sure to bring the clubs with you.


*We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite hotels, restaurants, attractions, and other Lake Geneva Golf Courses*