Out of the ordinary

adventure

There’s a feeling you get when you discover surprising getaways so close to home. When you do something unlike anything you’ve ever done before and think, “I didn’t even know something like this existed.” That feeling is amazing.

Small Town Charm

Downtown Galena

Downtown Galena

Take a stroll down cobblestone streets and see all the things you think of when you picture an old-fashioned Main Street.

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Deliciously intoxicating

Blaum Brothers Distilling Co.

Blaum Brothers Distilling Co.

Tour this modern distillery to learn about the timeless art of handcrafting spirits and taste some with the folks who make it.

Find amazing liquor

Best b&b in the U.S.

Jail Hill Inn

Jail Hill Inn

Spend a couple romantic nights in jail, which also happens to be the number one bed and breakfast in America.

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The finest wine

Rocky Waters Vineyard

Rocky Waters Vineyard

Try great wine from grapes grown in the verdant prairie vineyards of Northwestern Illinois wine country.

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Aerial adventures

Galena on the Fly

Galena on the Fly

Take to the skies and take in the beauty of the Mississippi River as you float 1200 ft. above it in a hot air balloon.

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