Once-a-year trips to historic Galena Country are lovely, but experienced visitors know the fun goes on all year round in this charming destination. 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. It really is that charming! Check out the Know Before You Go page for parking and transportation details, including maps and other helpful information! 

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Spoon Carving Workshop

In this 3-hr workshop, you’ll learn basic spoon-carving techniques, including selecting the best…

Antique Tractor Driving

Learn to drive an antique tractor from the International Harvester Letter Series. The Dittmar family…

Brew Methods

An unforgettable interactive coffee experience! Join an expert Barista at Trolley Depot Coffee and…

Hoof It + Sip It

Join in on a goat trek paired with a wine tasting at Hoof It in Galena County.