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Main Street Galena
Galena's historic Main Street, named "Best Main Street in the Midwest" by Midwest Living magazine, curves past nearly 100 19th-century storefronts. Galena looks much as it did during the time of the Civil War, although now the historic red brick buildings are home to charming boutiques, art galleries and restaurants. Galena is also known for its cozy lodgings, with quaint bed and breakfasts dotting the picturesque hillsides surrounding the town.
Apple River Fort State Historic Site
Apple River Fort State Historic Site, located in Elizabeth, Illinois, is the site of one of the battles fought during the Black Hawk War. Black Hawk and his 200 warriors attacked the hastily erected fort on June 24, 1832. His story and that of the early settlers are told.
Galena Cellars Vineyard
The Lawlor family proudly offers tours and tastings of more than 40 award-winning wines at its Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery. Take a vineyard tour, then kick back with a glass of wine on the veranda. Galena Cellars also has a tasting room on Main Street in Galena, housed in a beautiful brick 1840s grain storehouse with a shaded wine patio.
Timber Lake Resort
Seven cabins open year round. Relax at the cabin, or enjoy the views of scenic Northwestern Illinois. New one and two bedroom cabins, sleep six, full bath, kitchenette, AC, TV, porches.
CITY: Mount Carroll
Night of the Luminaria
Be a part of one of the most beautiful and romantic visions of the year. The streets, steps and sidewalks of Galena come alive with nearly 5,000 candle-lit luminaries at dusk. Take a special luminaria trolley ride, be a part of a pub crawl, or just stroll through the streets for this enchanted view.
The Nest at Palisades Cabins
The Nest at Palisades Cabins offer secluded luxury cabins designed to provide charm, quiet luxury and romance. We’re located on a wooded acreage high above the Mississippi River minutes from Savanna, the Palisades State Park and an easy 20 minute drive to Galena.
Mississippi Explorer Cruises at Chestnut Mountain Resort
Jump aboard Mississippi Explorer's latest 1.5-hour cruise. Experience the magical splendor of Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife & Fish Refuge.
Fried Green Tomatoes
Enjoy a dinner of rustic Italian dishes (and be sure to try the signature tomatoes) at Fried Green Tomatoes, a romantic restaurant housed in a historic downtown Galena building. The restaurant features an award-winning wine list recognized by Wine Spectator. Reservations recommended.
Seven Eagles Cabins
Both cabins have air & heat and each has its own private shower and rest room. Each cabin has a picnic table and fire pit, and best of all - firewood. Linen and towels are included with the rental. One cabin has a Queen Size bed and loft area with table and chairs. The other cabin has a full size and a single bed with a loft area. Our log cabins are nested next to The Great River Bike Path and hundreds of acres of Illinois Fish and Wildlife Reserve that offers excellent fishing, bird watching, hunting, biking, hiking, and wildlife enjoyment.
8th Annual Galena Oktoberfest
Annual German celebration featuring live music, kids games, wiener dog races and lots of food and beverage.
Galena Trolley Tours
City tours of Galena, tour of homes and nightly ghost tour. Group services and charters. Original tour company since 1988.
Ulysses S. Grant Home State Historic Site
This Italianate home was presented to U.S. Grant in 1865 and opened to the public in 1904. Furnishings original.
Miss Kitty's Grape Escape
Located in the heart of downtown Galena, this is a great place to relax and unwind. Enjoy wine, specialty martinis and craft beers. Live music on Fridays and Saturdays, Bloody Mary bar Saturdays and Quiz Show Sundays. Gourmet apps until 1 a.m.
The Cottage On Lake Galena
A spectacular 2-bedroom/2.5-bath lakeside cottage in Galena Territory. Private, romantic, pristine and upscale. Hot tubs, sound systems, three stone fireplaces. Enjoy Eagle Ridge Resort amenities. See our website photos to appreciate.
High on the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River, these uniquely built log cabins can sleep six and are situated right next to the Mississippi Palisades State Park with nature trails connecting the two. Cabins have 1 or 2 lofts and are open year round.
Galena On The Fly, Inc.
Hot air balloon rides sunrise and sunset daily. Reservations required. Gift certificates available. Groups welcome. Call for pricing and information.
One Eleven Main
Great chefs working with local producers to provide the flavor of Galena's culinary past, present and future. Local flavor cuisine.
Chicago Great Western Railway Depot Museum
Experience railroading during its glory days at a former link for the Chicago Great Western Railway from Chicago, Illinois to Oelwein, Iowa by taking a tour through our extensive collection of railway memorabilia. See a full-size caboose, both G-scale and HO-scale operating model railroads and artifacts of northwestern Illinois railroads.
Mississippi Palisades State Park
The Mississippi Palisades State Park, located near the confluence of the Mississippi and Apple rivers in northwestern Illinois is known for its steep cliffs and interesting rock formations, as well as its beautiful trails that lead you to some of those awe-inspiring giant boulders. One such trail is the Sentinel, clocking at over 1.3 miles it’s the longest trail in the park and leads you smack dab into Sentinel Rock, where you can take a turn at trying to conquer this monolith.
Fever River Outfitters
From kayaking and biking to scooter rentals, Fever River Outfitters has everything you need to add a little adventure to your Galena getaway. The staff here knows the area well and offers excursions that take care of every detail—whether you’re kayaking to an island picnic or taking a scooter to a vineyard for an afternoon wine tasting. Want to explore on your own? Simply rent or purchase outdoor gear and set off on your own adventure along the many biking paths, waterways and winding roads of this scenic part of northwest Illinois.
Galena Brewing Company
Bringing back Galena's historic brewing history, the Galena Brewing Company is serving up several standard brews as well as seasonal varieties. The restaurant focuses on their beer tastings, tapas dishes, soups and sandwiches. Before, or after, you dine participate in a brewery tour or stick around for live music at night.
The Galena Farmhouse
Experience country life in this large, updated country farmhouse on 8 acres; six bedrooms, three baths. Perfect for family gatherings or a romantic weekend getaway. All bedding, towels, dishes provided. Weber grill. Big screen/HD satellite TVs. Internet access. Minutes from Galena.
Enchanting Linmar Gardens is nestled in a hillside overlooking the historic town of Galena. The secluded 3.5-acre garden is situated on natural outcroppings which have been enhanced with hand-built terraces. Meander on a guided tour along paths through a collection vibrant annual and perennial flowers including hostas, viburnums, conifers, grasses and daylilies.
Black Hawk Lodge
A beautiful vacation home located on a wooded lot with great views in the Galena Territory. Sleeps 10 (one king, four queens, one queen sofa sleeper, two twin futons), satellite TV, game room with electronic darts, foosball, arcade video game.
The Galena Antique Mall
More than 55 dealers: antiques, collectibles, jewelry, furniture, old toys. Two miles east of Galena.
Lena Lions Park
Lions Park, at over 20 acres, features Splash Land Family Aquatic Center with a 180' waterslide, zero depth entry, many shade shelters, wet sand play area, water features and drop slide. The Splash Land Mini-Golf offers one of the nicest 18 hole miniature golf courses in the Midwest. It has over 275 plant varieties, 4000+ square feet of water areas, three waterfalls and challenges that the entire family will enjoy. The course is ADA compliant. Quench your thirst and your appetite at the Splash Land Food Court. Full restaurant offering sandwiches to soft serve and smoothies to salads - a true family food court. The park also offers picnic and playground areas, flower gardens, shelter house, a concession stand, volleyball and basketball courts, lighted ball diamond, batting cages and restrooms. A 110x110' ice rink is available in season.
Galena Main Street Walking Tours with General Grant
Partake in an one-hour tour with one of Galena's most notable citizens, General Ulysses S. Grant, and explore the historic highlights of this award-winning Main Street. The tour also features the 'Field of Dreams' movie locations that were captured in downtown Galena. Reservations are not required to join in the tour.
Adventure Creek Alpaca & Goldendoodle Farm
The Netzel's will show you their prized alpaca farm. Their alpacas are quiet, stately, regal animals that are friendly to people - especially to smaller children. While there, make sure to meet Quincy, a TV star. Take one of the alpacas for a walk or learn about their lives. Or come down to the farm just to say hello to the alpacas and goldendoodles.
Walnut Hill House
Beautiful 3-bedroom/3-bath home on the North Course at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa. Gorgeous views, huge deck, screened porch, four TVs, access to semi-private Walnut Hill pool.
The Birds Nest
The Birds Nest is a newer vacation home in The Galena Territory; three bedrooms/three bathrooms, pull-out couch and futon. Stargazing area, two decks, screened porch, washer/dryer. Multi-night discounts.
Best Western Designer Inn and Suites
Standard rooms have spacious living areas, microwaves and refrigerators. Most rooms have private balconies or patios, some have fireplaces. Whirlpool and theme rooms available. Indoor/year-round outdoor pool and hot tub.
This park features a pavilion with tables, a gazebo, fountain, a play lot, basketball court, historic cannons and monuments, and a walk bridge across the Galena River to Galena's downtown historic shopping district.
Elihu B. Washburne House State Historic Site
Washburne was a popular congressman/friend of Lincoln and Grant. Grant's election news was received in the library via telegraph.
Blackhawk War Monument
This monument is located on the site of Kellogg's Grove, an early settlement established in 1827 on a mail route between Peoria and Galena, and now on the National Register of Historic Places. It honors those killed in the Blackhawk War, including in the final Illinois Battle which occurred at this grove in June, 1832. Abraham Lincoln, a member of the Illinois militia, helped bury five of the slain men. The remaining soldiers were originally buried throughout the area at the spots at which they fell. Fifty years after the war, local farmers collected the remains and buried them in one enclosure on top of this hill overlooking the Yellow Creek Valley. The 34-foot high monument was dedicated in 1886.
Pinder Pottery Inc.
Unique hand-thrown stoneware pottery. See website for class schedule and show listings. Open by appointment.
Mt. Carroll Garden Walk
Stroll the brick streets and enjoy unique historic architecture while viewing beautiful flower, perennial and water gardens. Garden vendors and a farmer's market will be stationed in the Courthouse Square.
CITY: Mount Carroll
Galena Cellars Vineyard Lodging
Galena Cellars offers a one-bedroom suite and a two-bedroom house overlooking their vineyard. Come visit this unique country setting in 'The Napa Valley of the Midwest.'
Galena Clay Works
You'll find handmade functional wares and sculptural forms at Galena Clay Works. Pottery is made and sold at this funky two-story studio - from Cups to crazyware, sculpture and Galena pottery.
Beautiful 3-bedroom/3-bath townhome within walking distance of Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa. Two family rooms, each with a fireplace; two decks; fully-equipped kitchen; access to pool. Two-night minimum.
Scenic Bluff Ranch
Situated in the majestic hills of Savanna on more than 350 acres with access to over 24 miles of trails, Scenic Bluff Ranch is a fun and friendly haven, with a caring atmosphere, which makes riding horses a pleasure. Established in 1997 and designed with horse and rider in mind, we cater to all disciplines and breeds and we have plenty to offer everyone; from the inexperienced to the seasoned rider. Ride our trails with your horse or rent our facility for your event.
2013 Bald Eagle Bus Tours
Guided, four-hour tours of bald eagle, wintering communities. View and learn about the bald eagle's habits, life history, preservation efforts and threats to its future. Reservations required. Bus departs from Stoney Creek Inn.
Woodlands Restaurant & Lounge at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa
Open Table's Diner's Choice 2012 Winner, Woodlands features Midwestern regional favorites in a comfortable room with spectacular lake views. Enjoy fresh seafood, aged steaks, pastas.
The Galena Lake House
A spectacular 6-bedroom/6-bath lakeside home in Galena Territory. Spacious and private. Sound systems, 28-by-30 conference room, ping-pong, two stone fireplaces. Enjoy Eagle Ridge Resort amenities. See our Web site photos to appreciate.
Canyon Log Enterprises/Carriage House
Experience log home living at Apple Canyon Lake. Great couple's getaway, one bedroom suite, full kitchen, all linens provided. Access to amenities, lake, golf, restaurant. Call for extended stay rates.
CITY: Apple River
Cogan's Valley Ridge
Seven acres of peace and privacy, long valley views, affordable for up to eight people, near Territory homeowners' club, new pool and fitness center; new furniture, TV and gas barbecue.
Stone House Pottery & Gallery
Stone House Pottery & Gallery has much to offer visitors. Gallery openings, demonstrations and 2-day Glaze & Graze classes are bound to keep participants entertained. Functional and decorative pottery, tiles, figurative bronzes, featuring area artists work, as well.
Historic pub with family atmosphere for 26 years. Kids’ menu. Private banquet room for rehearsal dinners, family reunions, small weddings.
Located in a beautiful wooded area, this vacation home sleeps eight with three full baths. Hot tub, billiards, stone fireplace. Satellite TV/VCR/DVD, deck, gas grill and screened room. Access to pool, trails, golf, stable, lake and skiing.
The Old Blacksmith Shop
Authentic 1897 blacksmith shop with working forges. Original tools/equipment and an on-site historian. Gift shop: Galena-forged items.
65 artists selling and demonstrating artwork. Jewelry, pottery, stained glass, paintings, photography, wooden toys/pens, purses, more! Events, demonstrations & classes.
The Palace Campground is the oldest campground in the state of Illinois. Located just 2 miles west of Galena in 50 quiet, wooded acres. Sixteen full hookups, 46 water/electric, 30 electric, seven cabins. Heated pool, outdoor movies, hay rides. Thirty acres for tent camping.
Gallery Guest Suite
Private 3-room suite in the heart of Galena's historic district. Private parking. Living room, private bath, one bedroom, kitchenette and deck. Period furnishings. Elevator to Main Street. Central A/C.
Images of Nature
Located on Galena's historic Main Street, this gallery features the award-winning nature photography of Thomas D. Mangelsen, limited edition photographs, posters, books, art cards, puzzles and calendars.
Longhollow Point Condominiums
Fully furnished studio and one-bedroom condos featured at a private vacation resort equipped with an indoor pool, spa/hot tub, exercise facility, game room.
Apple River Canyon Photography
Photographer Larry Backe specializes in families, pets and seniors. Commercial also available. Visit his studio and gallery. Portraits by appointment.
CITY: Apple River
Field of Dreams - DeSoto House Hotel
An Iowa farmer is inspired to build a baseball field on his farm after he hears a voice that tells him, "If you build it, he will come." Once built, the field is visited by the ghosts of Shoeless Joe Jackson and other Chicago Black Sox players who were banned from the game for throwing the 1919 World Series. A nighttime street scene was filmed in Illinois in front of the historic DeSoto House Hotel in Galena, which dates back to 1855 and served as the presidential campaign headquarters for Ulysses S. Grant.
Huff's Miniature Horses
Observe a small herd of miniature horses, and even groom the patient ones. Be sure to call and make a reservation.
CITY: Mount Carroll
Galena/Jo Daviess County Historical Society
A qualified museum guide will board your group's motorcoach and take you through Galena, with stops that can include the Galena/Jo Daviess History Museum, Ulysses S. Grant Home and Old Market House.
Galena Artisan Center
Mix of jewelry, photography, pottery, stained glass and items made by 60+ local/Midwest artists. Tapestry and table runners too.
Blanding Landing Recreation Area
Located on Mississippi River. Camping, fishing/boating accessibility, playground, potable water, showers, flush toilets. Class A campground, 50-amp electric. Reservations accepted.
Frank Fritz Finds
Located in the Pulford Opera House Antique Mall, Frank Fritz Finds showcases some of the unusual and unique collectibles and antiques offered for sale by Frank Fritz, co-star of American Pickers on the History Channel.
Indian Springs Lodge Ltd.
This log cabin getaway is cradled by nature. Delighted guests fish from the pedal boat and canoe across the pond to the tepee. Star-gaze, listen to the woods' silence, be at peace.
A gallery of handmade pottery and art by local artists and the studio of Adrienne Seagraves and Stephanie O'Shaughnessy.
The Milagro Studio
Contemporary gold/silver jewelry, precious/semi-precious stones, hand wrought on premises.
Centrally located in The Galena Territory, this vacation home sleeps eight: one king, two queens and two twins. TVs in all rooms. Enjoy the huge in-home Jacuzzi and our new upgrades.
Tri-State Market Pumpkin Barn
Open-air market offering fresh produce, honey, jams, veggies. October family fun: pumpkins, apples, bounce house, corn maze, hay rides, farm animals and food.
CITY: East Dubuque
Carl Johnson's Gallery
I paint on-site...and travel. Come see my original watercolors and etchings. Galena, Chicago...wherever. Ballparks, flowers, reproductions...commissions, too.
Unique, one-of-a-kind handmade crafts & gifts by Galena artists. Handmade jewelry, home & garden décor, Galena treasures and more.
Robert Johnson Rentals, LLC
Three spectacular getaways, builder owned and maintained. Custom designed, wooded lots. Fully furnished and equipped. Beautifully decorated. Year-round hot tubs. Pool tables. Resort amenities. Complimentary Welcome Basket, coffee/tea.
Affordable Fine Art of Galena
An artist studio and gallery exhibiting more than 80 contemporary original paintings. Artists were "Chicago Artists of the Year" 2009-2011.
Lakewood Resort and Gardens
Sportsman's paradise. Permanent wooded seasonal sites, tent camping. Acres of remote backpacking. Guided deer hunting (archery only), turkey hunt.
Full service florist with lots more. Stuffed animals, candles, angels, home decor, photo frames, plants, balloons, and custom designs.
CITY: Mount Carroll
Country Palmer House
This 1911 home is nestled on a farm in Northwest Illinois. Take pleasure in our rolling hills, open spaces & country hospitality. Featuring a full country breakfast, seasonal fruits & vegetables from our garden. Hike, bike, bird watch, hunt or just relax.
CITY: Mount Carroll
Visit this vintage saloon filled with 'local color.' Coldest tap beer in town.
CITY: Apple River
Lake Le-Aqua-Na State Park Campground
This undiscovered, comfortable, and family oriented campground in Lake Le-Aqua-Na State Park offers 183 camping sites. Electrical hook-up is offered at 132 sites. Also available are 12 hydrants for water, a trailer dump station; flush toilets and showers are available from May 1 to October 31. An equestrian campground and trails are available from April 15 to November 15 - weather permitting. Pets and campfires are allowed. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited. Reservations seven days in advance of arrival my be made at www.reserveamerica.com. Rates: Electric Sites: $20 (Non Holiday Weekends) $30 (Holiday weekends - Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day) Non Electric Sites: $10. Illinois residents 62 and over receive a $5 discount Monday thru Thursday.
My pottery is simple, elegant, functional red stoneware utilizing glazed and unglazed surfaces for a visual and tactile contrast.
Skidmore Art Gallery
Skidmore Art Gallery original artwork by professional artist Mark Skidmore. See artists at work. Art classes for all ages.
Christmas on the North Side Craft Show
This 11th annual craft show over 25 crafters offering primatives, jewelery, basket weaving, loom weaving, quilted items, florals, wreaths, painting and more.
CITY: Pearl City
Paisanos at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa
Serving piping hot pizza, Italian sandwiches and salads. Italian style cafe - eat in or carry out.
Huron Farm Market
This multi-seasonal shop offers a garden center in the spring, a summer produce market, and fall and Halloween items in the autumn. From April thru October, also enjoy a flea market every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Ink & Paper
Unique, fun gifts for all ages and occasions. Located in historic downtown Stockton, five blocks south of US Hwy 20.
Silver Moon Winery
Enjoy a glass of wine by the fireplace and chat with the winemaker, who is always delighted to share his passion for making wine with guests.
Visit this delightful kitchen store full of artisan-quality, handmade, wooden spoons, spatulas, bowls and other kitchen products all made on site.
Glass studio nestled in the hills offers a shopping experience. Local glass artists at work using lampwork and fusing techniques.
Ink & Stamp with Sue
Galena's original paper and ink art store. Rubberstamps, scrapbooking supplies, inspired gifts & art décor. Enjoy classes and free demos.
Janet Checker Studio
Original pastels, oil paintings, note cards, posters. Specializing in figurative art, portraits, land and seascapes. Commissions accepted. Classes, workshops.
Mount Carroll Bowling Center
Join us for bowling -- stay for the fun! Full-service bowling center plus cosmic bowling, leagues and restaurant with daily specials. We can also host birthday parties.
CITY: Mount Carroll
127 Walnut Hill
Located in the in the resort core of the relaxing Galena Territory, 127 Walnut Hill offers plenty of privacy. Home has two bathrooms and sleeps two to four people. Perfect for a romantic getaway or a family vacation.
Eagle Ridge Inn & Resort Golf
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa is home to four award-winning golf courses. As Illinois' largest golf resort, Eagle Ridge has become the premier destination for golfers from throughout the Midwest. The General course, the resort's crowning achievement, is ranked by Golf Digest magazine as one of America's top 100 greatest golf courses. The North Course sports elevated tees, long vistas through the countryside, rolling fairways and large undulating greens. Carved through a heavily wooded valley, a stream and natural rock outcroppings create dramatic views at the South Course. Lastly, an excellent test of accuracy, shot making and putting touch makes the par 34, nine-hole East Course unique.
George Bookless Studio
Your wedding marks a turning point in your lives. Make pictures of the event so you can remember and cherish the moment. Phone for details.
Vel Terra Ranch and Family Campground
Campsites are spacious, shaded or sunny; accommodates tent campers, pop-ups or RVs. Modern bathhouse. Water, 50/30/20 electric, free firewood. Peaceful!
The Blue Bedroom
Four guest rooms with private baths. A full kitchen and living space featuring views of the Mississippi River. Located in the historic district of downtown Savanna with unique shopping, antique motorcycle museum, Great River Bike Trail and the mighty Mississippi all within walking distance. Mississippi Palisades State Park just 5 minutes away!
Located within the Galena Territories is this beautiful six bedroom, five bathroom vacation home. Quietly nestled in the woods, it is a great place to relax with family and/or friends. Quiet setting in the woods, with open deck, screened porch and gas grill. A two-night minimum on weekends.
Red Ruby Inn
This beautiful guest house offers three bedrooms & shared library/sitting room. 1 bedroom with private bath - 2 share a bathroom. Located in a historic brick home 2 blocks from business district offering unique shopping, coffee shops, antique shops & both fine dining & family friendly restaurants.
CITY: Mount Carroll
Andrew's Mill Park
Picnic area, pond for fishing & ice skating with handicap accessible fishing pier, Gerald Strohecker natural area with native woodland, prairie and wetland.
CITY: Pearl City
Lena Water Tower
Built in 1896, the 100-foot-tall tower is believed to be one of only three in Illinois of similar construction, and has become the symbol of the Village of Lena.