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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.

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  • Summer in Galena

    Lazy days on the river or poolside. Family gatherings or romantic getaways. Getting in a round of golf, or two, or three. Summer Galena-style is one you won’t soon forget.

  • Riding the Hills and Curves

    What’s the appeal of Galena and the rest of Jo Daviess County to those who love their bikes? It’s the ride. It’s feeling the road. It’s the adventure. The hills. The scenery.

Galena Welcome Center

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, IL