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Welcome to Galena, Illinois

As the sky turns orange and the sun sets behind the Mississippi River, a hot air balloon slowly rises into the air over Galena, Illinois. Expansive views of the hilly landscape come into focus, with church steeples popping out above the tree line and scenic rivers and lakes appearing in the distance welcome you to all that is Galena Country.

Oct
29
Galena Balloon Glow
Oct
30
Halloween Parade & Festival - 42nd Annual
Nov
19
37th Annual Nouveau Parade & Celebration

FRUITS OF THE LAND

Sample nature's sweet offerings in Galena Country and savor locally grown flavors!
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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.