Outdoor play knows no bounds in Galena Country. From waterways and byways to unbeaten paths for the whole family, Galena Country offers a thrill-seeker’s dream. Bikes, boats, balloons, birds and bluegill are in abundance during the warmer seasons. Grab a pair of skis, lace up your skates, sled down a hill and more for winter fun!
You’ll understand the phrase “shop ’til you drop” once you hit the streets of Galena Country. You’ll love browsing through Galena’s 19th-century downtown with over 100 stores of clothing, jewelry, collectibles, specialty items, gifts and more. You also don’t want to overlook the charming shops scattered throughout nearby villages and the scenic countryside.
With as much history as Galena and Jo Daviess County has rooted in its streets, it’s not surprising that we have a scary ghost legend or two. You can take a guided ghost tour by foot or by shuttle for a little history and mystery while exploring three haunted locations.
With tastes from around the world, artisan-inspired dishes from Italy, Japan, Greece and France are featured at every corner. Farm-to-table hotspots serve local flavors and made-from-scratch dishes. Cozy bistros are the perfect spot for fresh, gourmet brews and mouth-watering soups, sandwiches and pastries. Plus, we have a host of upscale, fine dining establishments where the chef comes out and greets you at your table.
Galena Country has outstanding overnight accommodations. Choose from a cozy B&B, a historic hotel (ghost stories optional), a luxury resort with opportunities for relaxation and recreation, private vacation homes and more.