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Yerkes Observatory
Yerkes Observatory(Williams Bay)
Owner description: Yerkes Observatory is owned and operated by the University Chicago, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, and located in Williams Bay, Wisconsin. Built between 1895 and 1897... more Owner description: Yerkes Observatory is owned and operated by the University Chicago, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, and located in Williams Bay, Wisconsin. Built between 1895 and 1897 in the classic Romanesque style, Yerkes is home to the largest refracting (lens-type) telescope in the world and two other research-grade reflecting (mirror-type) telescopes. The building is beautifully preserved and ornamented with Roman brick and terra cotta, has three telescope domes (the largest is 90 feet in diameter and 10 stories in height), and is situated on 77 acres in a park-like setting. Tours of the building and the refractor are available Monday through Saturday. The cost is $10 per person age 18+ and $8 per person age 6 - 17. Weekday and Saturday hours vary by season. Consult the website for the most current tour schedule. Saturday tours are held for the public at 10 and 11 am, and 12Noon (11 am and 12Noon only from January 1 to mid-March). Reservations are not required. Saturday visitors are asked for a donation of $10 per person for adults and $8 per person for ages 6 - 17. The grounds are open every day, during daylight hours, for self-guided walking tours, free of charge. Photography is permitted. Professional photographers are required to contact the Observatory in advance during weekday hours to obtain permission for any photo shoot. The staff also hosts public observing sessions with the 40-inch refractor and the 24-inch reflecting telescopes many evenings throughout the year. Reservations are required and there is a charge for participation. Visit the Yerkes website for more information. The Observatory contains a lovely museum, many interesting displays concerning its construction, history, architecture and the science of astronomy, and a beautiful new gift shop with many unique items. less
Attraction type: Observatories & Planetariums
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Apple Barn Orchard and Winery
Apple Barn Orchard and Winery(Elkhorn)
Owner description: The Apple Barn Orchard & Winery is an attraction fit for all ages. Bring the kids for strawberry picking in June, apple and pumpkin picking in autumn, or leave the kids at home... more Owner description: The Apple Barn Orchard & Winery is an attraction fit for all ages. Bring the kids for strawberry picking in June, apple and pumpkin picking in autumn, or leave the kids at home and come sample some of our award-winning fruit wines! If that's not enough, our bakery is consistently utilizing our seasonal fruits in scrumptious goodies like apple cider donuts, strawberry/rhubarb pies, and much more. Wine not come and see us? We're just off the beaten path, right where you wanna be! less
Attraction type: Farms; Wineries & Vineyards
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Alpine Valley Music Theatre
Alpine Valley Music Theatre(Elkhorn)
Attraction type: Arenas & Stadiums
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Royal Oak Farm Orchard
Royal Oak Farm Orchard(Harvard)
Famous for apple picking, hay rides, pumpkins, train rides, carousel, bakeshop, petting zoo
Attraction type: Farms
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Alpine Valley Resort(Elkhorn)
Attraction type: Ski & Snowboard Areas
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Chuck's Tavern
Chuck's Tavern
Ranked #1 of 9 Restaurants in Fontana
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
Good for: Kids, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
240 West
240 West
Ranked #2 of 9 Restaurants in Fontana
Cuisines: American
Good for: Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
The Coffee Mill
The Coffee Mill
Ranked #3 of 9 Restaurants in Fontana
Cuisines: Cafe, American
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Gordy's Boat House Bar & Restaurant
Gordy's Boat House Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 9 Restaurants in Fontana
Price: US$5 - US$25
Cuisines: American, Bar
Good for: Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Pie High Pizza
Pie High Pizza
Ranked #6 of 9 Restaurants in Fontana
Price: US$3 - US$24
Cuisines: Pizza, Italian
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Fontana Village Inn
2.0 of 5
Fontana Village Inn
US$65 - US$137
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Fontana
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Harbor View Inn
Harbor View Inn
US$60 - US$190
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Williams Bay
Mill Creek Hotel
2.5 of 5
Mill Creek Hotel
US$95 - US$256
Ranked #2 of 15 Hotels in Lake Geneva
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

The Abbey Resort & Avani Spa
3.5 of 5
The Abbey Resort & Avani Spa
US$122 - US$222
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Fontana
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Lazy Cloud Lodge Bed and Breakfast
Lazy Cloud Lodge Bed and Breakfast
US$105 - US$215
Ranked #1 of 1 Fontana B&B and Inns

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Lake Lawn Resort
3.5 of 5
Lake Lawn Resort
US$106 - US$224
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Delavan
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
4.0 of 5
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
US$145 - US$289
Ranked #5 of 15 Hotels in Lake Geneva
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