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A place you'll always want to return to and you'll never want to leave.A place you'll always want to return to and you'll never want to leave.

Galena is the perfect place to connect with those who are special in your life. Our rolling hills, scenic roads and historic charm revitalize the spirit. Inspired by nature and overlooking the banks of the Galena River, our welcoming Main Street embraces a simpler time. You'll create cherished memories spending time together relaxing and unwinding.

Your Galena experience begins now...We've made it easy for you to plan
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  • Use our Lodging Search to find the perfect Galena hotel, bed & breakfast or rental home.
  • Discover what's happening in Galena with a search of our comprehensive Calendar of Events.
  • Customize your trip using our Things to Do guide. From shopping and entertainment to attractions and spas, setting aside a few days for your visit allows you to explore Galena first-hand.
  • Navigate our scenic roadways with the help of our dynamic mapping system.
  • Browse our photo gallery to preview Galena's attractions and events.
  • Keep up-to-date with what's new in Galena Illinois, by signing up for our e-newsletter.

  • Galena LitFest

    Meet New York Times bestselling author Heather Gudenkauf. Exhibitors include book sellers, publishers and other literary organizations.

  • Live Cameras at Chestnut

    Take a look at what's going on at Chestnut Mountain Resort through the eye of their live cameras!


Galena Welcome Center
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Old Market House State Historic Site
123 N. Commerce St.
Galena, IL 61036
Toll-Free 888.942.5362
Local 815.776.9200

Galena Welcome Center

Galena Welcome Center, Galena, Illinois