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Galena Welcome Center

Old Market House State Historic Site
123 N. Commerce St.
Galena, IL 61036
9a.m. – 5p.m. Daily

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Things to Do in Galena

Ladies Getaway Weekend
Ghost Tours
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.

  • Journey along scenic country roads to one of the three area wineries or savor the latest vintage while dining at one of Galena's nearly 30 unique restaurants, cafes and coffeehouses.
  • Stroll along Galena's Main Street and shop our art galleries, antiques stores, and eclectic boutique shops. Find a gift for someone special; choose pieces to decorate your home and garden; and savor the memories of your trip at home with specialty foods & products made in Galena.
  • Test your skills at a top Illinois golf course. Choose from ten courses within a 20 mile radius.
  • Learn about Galena's rich history and agricultural heritage with a guided tour or a visit to a historic site.
  • Be entertained and have fun while exploring Galena's natural beauty; choose from a wide selection of attractions including ghost tours, garden walks, trolley tours, river cruises, home tours and more.
  • Make the most of your quality time together by venturing out each evening to experience live entertainment & nightlife.
  • Discover Galena's countryside, quiet waterways and scenic vistas with a relaxing hike or kayak excursion.
  • Refresh your body, mind and spirit at a Galena spa; pamper yourself with a luxurious treatment or relaxing massage.
  • Visit when snow blankets the ground to enjoy winter recreation including downhill skiing and snowboarding.
Galena Trolly Tours

With so much to see and do in Galena, setting aside a few days for your visit will allow you to discover the town first-hand. 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. No matter when you plan to visit there is a variety of things to do in Galena. You'll discover festivals, fairs, community celebrations, workshops, special events and more.