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Riverview Ranch and Resort

2689 South River Road, Galena, IL 61036

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Riverview Ranch & Resort - A mini-Dude Ranch where children and beginners enjoy safe, slow horseback rides and interact with animals in a relaxed and magical setting.

Ranch - Young children love meeting the friendly horses, mini-horse, mini-pigs, goats, dogs, chickens, ducks, and guinea pigs. Parents enjoy the spectacular view of the iconic Mississippi River. The ranch operates rain or shine in our 60’ x 160’ indoor arena and surrounding pastures. No trail rides. 200 lb. weight limit for horseback riding (50 lbs. for mini-horse).

Rent a canoe/kayaks to paddle to beautiful Beach Island and enjoy a BYO-picnic with your toes in the sand, or just explore the many islands and back channels at your own pace. Your journey will take you through a nature preserve with slow-moving waters and many islands, home to abundant wildlife, including many species of birds, turtles, beavers, otters, etc. By appointment only.

Resort - the 24,440 sqft. equestrian center has two comfortable, clean, and spacious apartments for overnight farm stays. Rental guests enjoy 20% discount on horseback riding, free petting zoo, and free use of canoe/kayaks.

Riverview Ranch & Resort - a place where kids can be kids. Find relaxation at Riverview Ranch & Resort!

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