Exploring

This beautiful corner of Illinois is endowed with spectacular, not to be missed treasures! The town of Galena and it’s historic surroundings offer visitors an abundance of options from unique and memorable tours, to gift, boutique and antique shopping, numerous local wineries, nature preserve hiking, rigorous physical events, and the list goes on! For continuous up to date information on the latest and greatest restaurants, excursions, adventure ideas, and special event calendar, visit: Galena.org

The Galena Territory
Within the more than 6000 acre resort core of Galena lies 3.5 golf courses, fishing and cruising on Lake Galena, horseback riding at Shenandoah Riding Center, walking trails, tennis courts, indoor and outdoor pools, workout facilities, basketball court, picnic area, cross country skiing, ice skating, sledding and more! For specifics on Galena Territory activities visit: thegalenaterritory.com

Galena and Jo Daviess County
A weekend is just not long enough! Plan to return often to enjoy the many wineries, pampering spas, non-stop shopping, cultural and historical tours, art and entertainment opportunities, and many varied recreational possibilities. For both traditional and non-traditional ideas, visit: http: Galena.org

Surrounding Area
If you are a frequent Galena visitor you may want to expand your tourist path and explore the bountiful dining, entertainment and site seeing opportunities in nearby Dubuque, IA, TravelDubuque.com… or meet the artists and eye their beautiful works in Mineral Point, WI, Mineralpoint.com… or perhaps an afternoon of antiquing in Cuba City or Shullsburg WI,… or head down to the Mississippi on a cold winter morning to watch the bald eagles dive for their breakfast… or simply take a ride and discover a new and unique spot to hide away.

Off the Beaten Path Treasures
New Diggings General Store & Inn: Newdiggs.com – if you haven’t been to this very cool and very old store/tavern/inn then it is a must see for you! Trust us! (Not for the faint of heart nor for children.) If you are a biker Sunday is your day!

Sinsinawa Mound Center: Sinsinawa.org – perched high on a hill in Sinsinawa WI, this beautiful Dominican retreat is worth a visit. Don’t go home without dessert! On the way out be sure to purchase a scrumptious pie baked by the retired Sisters.

Field of Dreams Movie Site: http://www.fodmoviesite.com – Kevin Costner fans and baseball lovers alike will feel a chill down their spine when they walk onto the field where the 1989 classic “Field of Dreams” was filmed. Who knows, maybe Joltin Joe will walk out of the corn fields…spooky!

 

Wining & Dining

Far too many options to mention here, though a few of our favorites just might be…

Canova’s Pizzeria

Fritz & Frites

Jamie’s Wine Studio

The Grape Escape

For a comprehensive list of Galena restaurants and nightlife go to: www.visitgalena.org

 

Sports Enthusiasts

Golfer? – Galena.org

Ski or Snowboarder? – Chestnutmtn.com

Swimmer or Tennis Player? – thegalenaterritory.com

Fisherman or woman? – thegalenaterritory.com

Hiker, Biker or Rider? – visitgalena.org

Explore Galena!