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About Galena Country Tourism

Galena Country Tourism® is the official Destination Management & Marketing Organization for Galena Country®.

Our mission is to promote, develop and expand the visitor industry for the benefit of the local economy and community including the City of Galena and Jo Daviess County, Illinois. We promote Galena Country as the Midwest’s premier destination for overnight visitors. Galena Country Tourism is supported by a board of 11 directors consisting of representatives from the travel and tourism industry, local government and experienced businesspersons.


Galena Country Tourism® Administrative Office

A: 101 Bouthillier St., 2nd Floor, Galena, IL 61036
T: 815.776.9200
E: admin (at)
Hours: Mon-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Galena Country® Visitor Center

A: 101 Bouthillier St., 1st Floor, Galena IL 61036
T: 815.776.9200
E: galena (at)
Hours: Click Here




Encompassing the City of Galena and Jo Daviess County, nestled along the Mississippi River in the upper northwest corner of Illinois.

It’s true, you can’t change time. But if you spend it right, it can change you. So, if you want to make the most of your time, come to a place that’s frozen in it. In Galena Country, we’ve never been like anywhere else, and we’re proud of it. To us, history isn’t about endings, it’s where stories begin. We know one good story always leads to another.

Founded in 1826, we have a history of seeing things others don’t. When you’re here, you’ll see and do things you won’t see anywhere else. We call it being original because we may be old, but we’re never the same old thing.

The best thing about being where time forgot is that you can lose all track of it. Join us, in another time, in a completely different place.



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