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Buehler Preserve

102 Jefferson St., Galena, IL 61036


Nature preserve just steps away from downtown Galena.

Hike or bike into Buehler Preserve from downtown Galena and experience the prairie life! The 18-acre Buehler Preserve was donated to Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF) CF in 1998 by former Galena Mayor, Robert Buehler. A hilly woodland, a flood plain, a prairie restoration, and public open space close to downtown Galena are all found there. The Galena River Trail, a favorite of bikers, hikers, and dog-walkers, extends from the Meeker Street footbridge into the preserve. JDCF maintains a mowed trail around its perimeter. Fishing is allowed.

What's happening nearby...

Great Galena Balloon Race

Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa •  Jun 21 – Jun 23 @ 5PM

Hot Air Balloon Race and Festival in Galena!

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Depot Parking Lot, Galena, Illinois •  Jun 22 @ 12noon

Celebrate the wines and food of Northern Illinois and beyond at this awesome outdoor event!

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Live @ The Plaza

Green Street Plaza •  Jun 27 @ 5PM

Visit the Plaza to enjoy live music, food trucks, and community!

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