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32 rooms, microwave, refrigerator, courtesy coffee in rooms, phones and air conditioning.
Spare Time Lanes (Lena)
Enjoy the fun of bowling.
Freeport Farmers Market
A fabulous variety of locally grown produce, as well as, a scrumptious selection of home-baked treats in a festive market atmosphere. Open May 9th thru October 3rd.
Freeport Canoe Company
Enjoy canoeing from the McConnell Bobtown Landing to McNeil's Damascus Landing or to Tutty's Crossing in downtown Freeport. Groups, individual canoeists, and beginning or seasoned paddlers are welcome. $50 rental per canoe. Ages 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult; ages 18 to 18 must have parental consent form.
48th Annual Willow Folk Festival
Amateur and professional bluegrass, country and spiritual singers perform with acoustic musicians from a hay wagon or on a country church lawn. Homecooked food is available.
Miniature Golf at Chestnut Mountain Resort
Miniature golf overlooking the Mississippi River, eight miles southeast of Galena. Adults $6; children 12 and under $5.
Timber Lake Playhouse
Illinois' oldest continuously-running professional summer stock theatre. Live performances June-August. Reservations required. Children's program July-August.
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.
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.
Woodbine Glass Museum and Gift Shop
Museum displays 4,020 pieces of hand-blown glass, including contemporary and antique work from many countries. Gift shop.
Green Street Tavern & Restaurant at DeSoto House Hotel
Enjoy your favorite cocktails, snacks, sandwiches, salads, dinners in this historic pub. Serving everything from hand-cut steaks to fresh seafood. Enjoy our dining room, tavern and outside patio.
Apple River Canyon State Park - Thompson/Salem Units
This 1,150 acre area allows hunting, fishing; no boating/biking. See postings/fact sheets at registration. Sign in/out at lots #1 or #2. The vegetative cover at the site is a mixture of steep timbered slopes and bluffs with grassland, row crops and hay fields predominate on ridge tops. The topography can be severe especially bordering the Apple River.
Lena Golf Club - Wolf Hollow Golf Course
The Lena Golf Club offers the beautiful Wolf Hollow Course with 18 holes, 71 par, 6,422 yards over wide open, rolling prairies. The club house features a full bar and one of the best short-order menus in the region. Fees: Monday thur Thursday: 9 holes - $16; 18 holes - $25; Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 9 holes - $18; 18 holes - $30; Motorized Cart Rental: (Per Cart/Per Person): 9 holes - $12; 18 holes - $17
Sunset Grille - Chestnut Mountain Resort
Perched high atop a wooded palisade overlooking the Mississippi, the restaurant features a 1,400-square-foot outdoor dining deck and breathtaking views.
Prairie Path Guest House
They offer three rooms where you can sleep comforted by beautiful handmade quilts or lose yourself among the antiques! Wake up to a hearty breakfast of eggs, bacon, homemade breads, fruit, French toast or waffles, ham, and our own jams & jellies. While sitting on the wicker porch swing on the upstairs veranda, enjoy the beautiful countryside and be blessed by the song of the bluebird or call of the mockingbird. Wake up to the smell of coffee and fresh cinnamon rolls baking and make time to bird watch, shop in the small quilt & gift shop or explore the historic community they call home.
Silver Creek & Stephenson Railroad Steam Train Rides, Silvercreek Museum Soup Supper
All aboard the antique steam train as a 36 ton, 1912 Heisler steam locomotive pulls three cabooses, and two passenger flatcars for a four mile ride through farmlands and across a bridge 30 feet above Yellow Creek. Purchase your ticket at the Silver Creek Deport, and browse for novelties in the Freight House. Visit the Silver Creek Museum which offers 25 rooms of early Americana and featuring the 130 ton Cooper Corliss Steam Engine and its over 25' fly wheel. The museum will feature homemade soups, sandwiches and dessert. Train: Adults: $7; Children under 12: $3; Cab Rides: Inquire at the Depot; Museum: Adults: $4; Children under 12: Free.
Robert F. Apple - Fishing Guide
Fishing guide - muskies, walleyes; all equipment furnished.
Silver Creek and Stephenson Railroad Antique Steam Train
All aboard, as a 36-ton, 1912 Heisler steam locomotive pulls three cabooses, including an antique red caboose reported to be the oldest in the state, for a four-mile ride through farmlands. Purchase your ticket at the Silver Creek Depot, a turn-of-the-century replica filled with railroad artifacts, and browse the Freight House Gift Shop and visit the Silvercreek Museum across the street. Open: May thru October on selected holiday and weekends; 1 am - 4 pm. Train departs on the hour.
Lincoln The Debater Statue
This famous statue was designed by Leonard Crunelle of Chicago, and was presented to Freeport at the 71st anniversary of the Lincoln-Douglas Debate on August 27, 1929, by local industrialist W. T. Rawleigh. It is located in Taylor Park.
Freeport Art Museum
Explore five permanent galleries: European (19th century paintings, sculpture), Art of the Near and Far East (Egyptian, Chinese, and Southeast Asia), Native American (pots, baskets and Kachina dolls), African and Oceanic Art (masks, ceremonial pieces and textiles), and Contemporary (prints and paintings). Two galleries feature new exhibitions every 8-12 weeks and are devoted to regional art or national exhibitions. A student gallery features aspiring young artists from local schools. The museum also offers educational programs, performances, and special events. Open: Tuesday thru Friday: 10 am - 5 pm; Saturday: Noon - 5 pm. Free admission, but donations are appreciated.
Featuring local and Illinois made gifts, foods, and specialties. Enjoy specialty coffees, muffins, desserts and other goodies in their historic building built in 1906 which boasts the original art deco soda fountain from the 30's.
Galena Area Rentals, LLC
Illinois premier vacation homes, Eagle's Nest & Retreat House, near Eagle Ridge Resort, are close to plenty of attractions and activities; including golfing, fishing, hiking, bicycling, wine tastings and shopping.
Cedarville Historical Museum
This museum is located in an 1889 school building and features a permanent exhibit honoring Jane Addams, who was born and raised in Cedarville. Miss Addams was an internationally famous humanitarian and social work pioneer who founded Chicago's Hull House and won the Nobel Peace Prize. Museum exhibits include personal items and memorabilia from her life and the life of her family. There are also changing exhibits on topics of local historical interest and a research center and a research center. Open: May thru October: Saturday and Sunday: 1 pm - 4 pm; or by appointment.
The Country English Cottages
Cottage gardens, hiking trails, lavish candlelight dinners, delivered gourmet breakfast, all-natural farm, gorgeously English countryside surroundings, hot stone therapy massage and exquisite amenities create the perfect pampered experience.
The Civil War Soldiers Monument, on the southwest corner of the Stephenson County Courthouse, is inscribed with the names of those soldiers from Stephenson County who lost their lives in the Civil War. On the southeast corner is the Stephenson County Vietnam Era Veterans Memorial, which is a bronze statue of a full-sized M-16 with a bayonet stuck in the ground and a helmet on top.
Immersed in the sights and sounds of nature, Tierra Linda's two charming guest rooms offer peace and relaxation. Dog and pet-friendly, swimming, fishing, hiking, stargazing, bonfires, bird watching. No noisy roads.
The Corner Stone
Galena's hottest nightlife! Great place to relax with friendly staff and locals. Featuring live music Wednesday – Sunday all year! Full bar with more than 60 different beers, plus wine, martinis and cocktails.
Brierwreath Manor Bed & Breakfast
Elegant Queen Anne with wraparound porch located one block from Main Street. Antique furnishings, queen and twin beds, hot/cold drink buffet and homemade chocolate chip cookies for your comfort.
Fisherman's Cabin at Rocky Waters Vineyard & Winery
Walk in the vineyard, swim in the lake or just come and relax in the peace and quiet of the log home, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Mt. Carroll Walking Tour
Take a self-guided walking tour through Mt. Carroll's historic district, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Richland Creek Trailhead
The Richland Creek Trailhead serves as the main trailhead for the northern end of the Jane Addmas Recreation Trail. It features parking, a large shelter house with electricity, lights and picnic tables, a restroom, water and a primitive campground area.
Stockton Heritage Museum
Stockton Heritage Museum is a not-for-profit entity dedicated to the preservation and teaching of Stockton area history. Discover exhibits on the Chicago Great Western Railroad, model trains, history of Kraft Foods, and Stockton-area history exhibits.
Winslow Historical Society Museum
Discover the history of Winslow. Featuring displays relating to discovery of cream cheese, which had its beginnings in Winslow and later made famous as Philadelphia Cream Cheese. Also see the history of Doc Carver's Wild West Show. Each open date will also feature a brat stand and a farmers market. Open: April thru October: Second Saturday of each month: 10 am 3 pm.
Angeline's Horizon House
Popular Territory rental home on secluded ridge near all amenities. Home includes six-person spa w/view, three decks, barbecue, large eat-in kitchen, home theater, six TVs/VCRs/DVDs, game arcade w/darts/shuffleboard/foosball/video games/skee ball.
Apple Canyon Lake Golf Course
Scenic, challenging nine-hole course carved into the Jo Daviess County hills. Full-service pro shop, bar, grill. Call for tee time.
Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill in The Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel
Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill in The Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel is Galena's premier live entertainment venue. The rich interior, handcrafted in Ireland, embraces an earlier time. The expanded pub menu includes classic dishes and modern twists using traditional ingredients. Hand-cut steaks/chops, salmon, shepherd's pie, traditional fish 'n' chips. Outstanding wine selection; great draft beers.
Art in the Park
Join the Freeport Park District and the Freeport Art Museum as they welcome back the 8th annual, award winning, Art in the Park. Come out to Krape Park and enjoy the sights and sounds at this free community event. Cruise the walks and view the fine art on display by local and regional artists. Purchase a wonderful new piece of artwork to take home with you. Listen as local performing artists take the stage throughout the day. Partake in creative hands-on activities with the kids. Don't miss out on this enjoyable event. For information on presenting as a artist, please call the Freeport Park District. Visit www.artintheparkfreeport.com for more information. Food will be available. 10 am - 5 pm.
The Courtyard Restaurant at DeSoto House Hotel
Lovely four-story atrium serving breakfast daily. Join us for lunch (Sat. & Sun.) and for our wonderful brunch on Sunday.
Zealous Art Studio
This exceptional art gallery features local artists - paintings, photography, ceramics, woodworking and much more. Also offered are children's art classes as well as pottery classes. Open: Monday thru Saturday: 10 am - 7 pm.
A Charming Galena Vacation Home Rental
Nestled along a secluded ridge, this inviting Galena Territory home provides luxury accommodations for up to 12 guests. Enjoy panoramic views, plasma TVs, billiards, foosball, designer kitchen and spacious decks.
Seven Eagles Motel and Campground
Relax in our comfortable rooms. Our rooms include a microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, patio & grill. Be sure to enjoy the heated outdoor pool and new theater room. Laundry facilities.
Offers picnic & playground areas, sand volleyball courts, soccer field, basketball court.
9 East Coffee
Coffee house and cafe specializing in espresso-based drinks, homemade desserts, pastries, soups and sandwiches, plus daily specials to accompany a superb cup of coffee. Free internet access, outdoor dining, and entertainment. Look for 9 East on Facebook. Credit Cards accepted. Open: Monday thru Friday: 7 am - 3 pm; Saturday;: 7 am - 2 pm.
Felt Manor Guest House
Lovely historic Victorian with distinctive rooms, scenic views, two blocks from the main street. Large porches, lovely gardens, fountain, carriage house, sumptuous breakfast, afternoon wine, elegant parlors/library, wood burning fireplaces. Cable/DVD, Wi-Fi, A/C.
Jane Addams Burial Site
Jane Addams, born and raised in Cedarville, was an internationally famous humanitarian and social work pioneer who founded Chicago's Hull House and won the Nobel Peace Prize. She is buried in this lovely old hillside cemetery.
Ferguson Fine Arts Theatre
Located on the campus of Highland Community College - features a variety of fine arts programming including vocal and music concerts, live theater, special performances, and the popular Summerset Theater Program, a community performing arts theater.
Casual cafe located in the heart of Galena's Main Street serving homestyle food at hometown prices.
Comfortable, luxurious vacation homes located at Apple Canyon Lake. Each home sleeps up to eight people. Some homes are pet friendly. Ideal for large or multiple families. Lake views.
Stella's Café & Catering
Offering excellent ambiance, exceptional food and decadent desserts. Homemade soups, fresh baked bread, serving your catering needs.
SK-8 Skateboard Heaven
This 11,000-sq.-ft. skateboard park features obstacles, ramps, rails, ledges, spines and bowls. Built specifically for skateboards and in-line skates, this facility is popular with both skaters and spectators.
Susan Shire Antiques
Quality primitives antiques shop on historic Peoria-Galena Trail, located behind our restored 1861 limestone house in beautiful Pleasant Valley.
Lincoln/Douglas Debate Ceremony
Annual public ceremony with speakers, marking the anniversary of the historic, 1858 meeting and debate between Stephen A. Douglas and Abraham Lincoln in Freeport, Illinois. The event starts at 7 pm.
Raven's Grin Inn
At this real haunted house, built in 1870, you'll hear about the inn's spooky history on a tour that takes you through the twists and turns of this creepy building.
Old Market House State Historic Site
This 165-year-old building was the center of Galena's community life during the town's Golden Era. The Ulysses S. Grant exhibit features several artifacts from this president and Civil War hero.
Includes picnic and playground areas, a shelter, tennis court and basketball court.
Midwest's leading mattress retailer, including Sealy, Simmons, Stearns & Foster and Tempur-Pedic. Plus furniture and accessorites for the entire home at a price for all budgets. Open: Sunday: 11 am - 5 pm; Monday thru Friday: 9 am - 8 pm; Saturday: 10 am - 5:30 pm.
The Standish House Bed & Breakfast
The Standish House B&B is owned and operated by a direct descendent of Miles Standish and is filled with antiques and collections of Early American history. You’ll enjoy canopy beds, sumptuous breakfasts and more. We’re only minutes from Lake Carroll and are located on a quiet residential street in the quaint community of Lanark.
48th Annual Tour of Historic Homes
Tour five of the many privately owned and beautifully furnished houses in Galena. The tour also includes admission to the Galena & U.S. Grant Museum, housed in the Daniel Barrows Mansion built in 1858, and free shuttle service.
A Bushel & A Peck
Venture out into the country and experience an authentic general store. New and used home décor and furnishings, antiques, local food products, honey, fresh eggs.
Keough Effigy Land & Water Reserve
Explore the past along Keough's hiking trails. Come and see its mining and Native American history.
Hanover Bluff Natural Area
Sixteen-acre public lake located in southern Jo Daviess County. Largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish. No boating. Sign in/out at the visitor parking lot. 350 acres for public hunting.
Phat Quarters, Inc.
A quilt shop offering more than 2,000 bolts of fabric, patterns, notions, classes, Horn cabinets and Bernina sewing machines/products.
McArthurs Reclaimed Treasures Antiques
McArthurs specializes in reclaimed garden treasures and also has a wide variety of antiques, and collectibles on two floors. This wonderful shop is a must for lovers of garden antiques. Open: Sunday, Monday and Wednesday thru Saturday: 10 am - 4:30 pm.
The Powell House
The recently renovated Powell House is a three-bedroom/two-bath home in The Galena Territory near the Owners' Club. Reasonably priced, sleeps eight and features a fully-equipped kitchen with seating for eight.
Country Crafts & Sports
Located in the old Stanley Theatre, find heritage lace, sports memorabilia, crafts, collectibles, Webkinz, personalized items and many seasonal treasures.
Located within two miles of the Mississippi River, the L&M Motel has been completely remodeled and features 32 theme rooms all with microwaves, refrigerators, courtesy coffee, phones, wireless internet, and air conditioning. We're very biker friendly and only 25 minutes from Galena!
Country View Home
Country home nestled among 80 acres of beautiful wilderness for the ultimate getaway. The perfect natural setting for the entire family or a group of friends.
Uniquely Yours Quilt Shop
Enjoy this store offering over 7000 bolts of the finest quality 100% cotton quilting fabric, quilt books, patterns, supplies and classes. Original designs and patterns plus kits galore. Open: Tuesday thru Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm; Sunday, Monday and Evenings: by appointment.
Slurp & Burp
This is a fun, friendly and family oriented bar and grill located in a scenic area. Daily specials, sandwiches and fish on Fridays. Tenderloin sandwiches are a highlight. Carryouts, alcohol, entertainment.
High quality home furnishings; Lee upholstery, home accessories, Dash and Albert rugs, fine antique furniture and fine art.
Rall Woods State Natural Area
280 acres for public hunting, hiking, nature viewing. Area has native hilltop prairies and views of the Mississippi River.
A Clover On Main Spa
A full-service Aveda salon, day spa, wellness and retail center exclusively featuring a full line of bareMinerals cosmetics.
The Summit - Chestnut Mountain Resort
Enjoy a sandwich, pizza or appetizers while overlooking the Mississippi River! Wide variety of beers. The place for food and fun!
At Harvest Home
Harvest Home is nestled in a secluded area of The Galena Territory, 10 minutes to Galena's historic Main Street. The Territory offers great views, activities, and peace and quiet.
Galena Convention Center
Special events, shows and auctions are held at this convention center that features a large dance floor and antique Art Deco bar.
Located on Main Street with private parking, 305 North provides the best lodging downtown Galena has to offer. Newly-remodeled suites make your stay most enjoyable. Inquire about groups.
We have two guest rooms available now, along with two furnished apartments for extended stays. Our guest rooms do not have private baths -- they share a newly remodeled toilet and shower. The Hotel Glenview was built in 1886 and remained a working hotel until the mid 70's when it fell into disrepair but it is in the process of being refurbished. We are within walking distance for great shopping, dining and night caps. We are only 10 miles from the Great River Trail, and we do offer bicycles sag support. Upon consideration, pets are welcomed. We are strictly non-smoking.
Dakota Nature Trail
The Dakota Nature Trail for biking, hiking, and cross-county skiing links Dakota Park with the Dorothy Wirth Nature Area. The trail surface is crushed limestone and follows a former railroad right-of-way. The trail begins on Main Street in Dakota.
Pottery demonstrations Saturday, 2-4 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-noon. Watch the magic of throwing.
Hellman Guest House
This 1895 Queen Anne Victorian with wraparound porch has breathtaking views of downtown/countryside. Original woodwork, stained/leaded glass windows, A/C, beautiful gardens, bottomless cookie jar. Walk to town. Specials available. Appropriate for older children.
LeFevre Inn & Resort
Romantic country inn 1.5 miles from downtown. Amazing tri-state views and unforgettable sunsets. Eight private rooms, one suite and two cottages. Lake with gazebo, outdoor pool, fireplaces, outdoor fire pit.
Peace Of The Past
Interesting antiques and collectibles surrounded by 30,000 well organized used books, pottery, jewelry, art, albums, primitives, advertising, more. Huge inventory.
Wall of Yarn
This small shop offers a wide variety of yarns, needles and accessories. Classes in knitting, crochet and weaving are also offered. Open: Monday, Thursday, Friday: 9 am- 5 pm; Tuesday: 11 am - 9 pm; Wednesday and Saturday: 9 am - 2 pm.
Pierson Guest House
Charming Victorian home just a few miles from Galena, Dubuque, Iowa and Shullsburg, Wis. Friendly hometown atmosphere with hometown amenities. All bedding, towels, dishes furnished. Large back yard, patio. Central A/C.
Black Hawk Run Golf Course
Beautiful course, hidden in the hills, awaits golfers of all skill levels. Eighteen challenging holes, elevated greens, wide open fairways.
Lena Area Historical Museum
The Lena Historical Museum tells the history of Lena and the surrounding area, with galleries focusing on various historical topics. Highlights include a Civil War regimental flag and an extensive clothing collection. Also on the grounds are a summer kitchen, the first log schoolhouse built in Lena, an Illinois Central Railroad caboose, a general store, a recreated chapel, and a barn filled with antique vehicles and farm tools. Open: Saturday: 1 pm - 4 pm; or by appointment.
Quarry Ridge Hunt Club
The premiere, upland-hunting experience in Northern Illinois. Quarry Ridge offers hunting (member or non-member) for rooster pheasant, dove, turkey, deer and moor. Dogs and guides can be provided if needed.
Lena Mercantile Company
Antiques, collectibles, gifts, Amish furniture and accessories, candy, clothing, toys and country store items. Also enjoy the Mercantile Eatery which serves delicious soups, salads, sandwiches, homemade desserts, and freshly ground and roasted gourmet coffee drinks. Open: Daily: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm. Lunch is served Monday thru Saturday from 11 am to 2 pm with coffee and desserts available daily, all hours.
Joseph Westwood Memorial Park
Picnic and playground areas, shelters, tennis courts, ball diamonds, plus a recreation building.
Stephenson County Historical Museum
The museum complex is situated on a 3-acre arboretum and includes: 1) An 1857 Italianate home built by Oscar Taylor. This home was the social center of early Freeport and may have been a stop on the Underground Railroad. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 2) The Millerburg schoolhouse, furnished to depict rural school life circa 1920. 3) The Industry Museum which highlights the rich manufacturing heritage of Stephenson County including the Henney Company, Stover, W.T. Rawleigh and more. 4) The Arcade Toy Museum which showcases the world’s largest exhibit of Arcade cast-iron toys made in Freeport by Arcade Manufacturing as well as other toys manufactured in Freeport including Structo and Realistic. 5) An authentic 1840s log cabin homestead built by Irish immigrants. Open Wednesday thru Sunday, Noon to 4pm. Guided Tours only; last tour starts at 3pm. Group tours may be scheduled by appointment. Adults $8 Children 6 and above $4
This museum, operated by the Stephenson County Antique Engine Club, which also operates the Silver Creek and Stephenson Railroad, offers 20 rooms of early Americana. Exhibts include 500 pieces of crockery, dolls, a recreated schoolroom and kitchen, art exhibits, quilts, tools and agricultural equipment, and many other historical exhibits. Also on the grounds is a display of antique machinery and an exhibit of Henny Motor Company vehicles which were manufactured in Freeport. Plus visitors can view the operating Cooper-Corliss engine, a giant 130-ton steam engine with a 25 foot flywheel which originally operated a rolling mill in a zinc plant. Special exhibits and events are featured throughout the year. Open: May thru October on selected holidays and weekends: 11 am - 4 pm.
Combining old-world joinery and the accuracy of modern-day machinery and the desire to produce the highest quality custom cabinets, furniture and mill work.
The Generals' Restaurant at DeSoto House Hotel
Named in honor of Galena's nine Civil War generals, this restaurant offers casual dining with Galena's ambiance and historic charm.
McConnell Area Historical Society & Museum
Items on display in this local town museum include a mill stone, ox yoke, McConnell telephone switchboard, and other items relating to the history of McConnell and Waddams Township. There is a large collection of family histories, obituaries, and genealogical materials. Special activities and exhibits are planned for each of the open dates.
McConnell Bobtown Landing
Enjoy the natural wonders of the Pecatonica River, Stephenson County's water trail, as is meanders nearly 60 miles through undisturbed Midwestern beauty. This landing offers ample parking, two picnic areas, portable toilet, 10' x 20' floating dock, fire pits and charcoal grills, two ADA fishing piers and canoe/kayak and boat launch.
Cannova's of Galena features award-winning pizza, an excellent wine list and an inviting atmosphere. We are a small storefront Italian restaurant, perfect for romantic dinners for two, or pizza for the whole family. Special entrees are available nightly, including pastas, steaks, and fresh seafood. Free delivery in town.