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Welcome to Galena, Illinois

Once-a-year trips to historic Galena Country are wonderful, but experienced visitors know the fun goes on all year 'round. From snowshoeing at Casper Bluff Land & Water Reserve in the glistening white winter to watching the Great Galena Balloon Race at the peak of high summer, this northwest Illinois playground offers a full year's worth of adventure and enjoyment. 

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Live at the Plaza
May
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Ten Thousand Gravel Ride
June
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Food Truck Fight

GALENA COUNTRY'S NATURAL PLAYGROUND

Fresh-air ideas to enjoy Galena Country's natural playground for outdoor relaxation.
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Food & Drink

Galena Country has tastes from around the world. Farm-to-table hotspots boast local flavors and made-from-scratch dishes can be found nestled throughout the county. Enjoy the right recipe, ambiance and flavors here.

Things To Do

The great thing about a trip to Galena Country is that it’s your story to write. Simply put, there is something for everyone. So drive, run, hike, bike, or soar your way over here. We guarantee you’ll leave with a story to tell.