About Galena IL
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Things To Do

  • Historic Sites and Attractions
  • Guided Tours
  • Mississippi River
  • Music, Drama & The Arts
  • Churches
  • Weddings
  • Alpine Slide
  • Balloon Rides
  • Bicycling
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gardens
  • Go-Carts
  • Golfing
  • Hiking Trails
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horse-Drawn Rides
  • Hunting & Fishing
  • Carriage Rides
  • Miniature Golf Courses
  • Skiing, Sledding & Skating
  • Parks & Pools
  • Scenic Drives
  • Snowmobiling
  • The Best Restaurants

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Fully 85% of Galena is a National Register Historic District. Here you will find examples of 19th Century architecture, including Federal, Italiante, Greek Revival, Queen Anne, Gothic Revival, Second Empire, Romanesque Revival and Galena Vernacular. Many of the buildings bear zinc plaques explaining their history. Beautiful and romantic best describe Galena's landscape and architecture.
Our downtown district is beyond compare when it comes to quaintness and antiquity. You have to see it to believe it!

April
Grant's Birthday Celebration
Period Fashion Show, Ball and more

May
Annual Triathlon & Duathlon
Music on Main-Dancin in the Streets

June
Annual Tour of Historic Homes
The Stillman Inn was one of the 4 featured homes in 2001!

July
Garden Walk

August
Sidewalk Sale Days
Civil War Days
Featuring Encampments and reenactments

September
Music on Main

October
Country Fair Weekend
The busiest weekend of them all!
Great fall colors

December
Mistletoe Ball
80% of the people dress up in period ball gowns they
have been working on all year.
Enjoy watching them dance to the orchestra!
Luminaria
Thousands of candle bags light up the pathways of Galena

There is nothing more romantic than seeing
Galena all decorated for the Holidays. 
This is something you will not want to miss!

Our Returning Guests enjoy a 10% discount!
Make Galena a regular vacation-consider us your home away from home!

 

Frequently Requested Links

Galena Area Chamber of Commerce:
For the most up-to-date Calendar of Events, area information, and restaurant menus.

Jack's Carriage Rides:
Carriage rides on Main Street.

Galena Trolleys:
A great way to get an overview of Galena.

Iowa Wine Tours Inc.:
Great for wine lovers! Tour area wineries. Excellent value.

Oscar H Hanson House Bed & Breakfast:
Where your hosts go when they need a break! Located in Cambridge, WI

Fried Green Tomatos:
One of the most frequently requested restaurants in Galena.

Vinny Vanucchi's Little Italy:
Another frequently visited restaurant on Main Street.

111 Main:
A terrific new restaurant in Galena.

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U.S. Grant's Galena Il Home

General Grant's Home located across the street
from Bernadine's Stillman Inn

downtown galena illinois

Beautiful Scenic Drives!
Ask about our special personal driving maps!

old home

Early 1800's site located close to
Bernadine's Stillman Inn

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