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Amazing for All

We welcome values, unique backgrounds, and perspectives of all visitors and community members. 

In Galena Country you’ll find a thriving local LGBT+ community and many gay-owned businesses (including some of the top-rated B&Bs in the United States), women-owned businesses lined along Main Street and beyond, cultural cuisine from across the globe - made fresh by chefs at the top of their field, and businesses that openly celebrate and welcome all walks life an do not discriminate against race, religion or sexual orientation. 



Pride Month 2022 Partners 

Check out theses featured Galena Country business partners. All are offering exclusive products and experiences during the month of June 2022.

For more details on their offerings, please visit our "Celebrate Pride Month" blog.

New Earth Animals – Exclusive products

Galena Kids – Exclusive products

Galena Cellars  – Drink special and apparel

Aldrich Guest House – color-changing pride cocktail

Galena Apothecary – Limited collection of merchandise

Scent Workshop – Amazing For All candle workshop

Bread & Vie Bakery – Exclusive food items

Embe – Exclusive food items

Galena Center for the Arts – Special experience 

Galena Wine and Cheese – Featured cheeses and wines

Nine Generals Cigar Co. – Aromatic and/or tasting experience

The NeighborhoodLimited collection of merchandise

Galena Library – Partner  (Pride Picnic Sponsor)

Galena Bakehouse – Partner Emeritus (Pride Picnic Founders, volunteer event organizers, Queer-owned business)

Galena High School GSA - Pride Bridge install volunteers


Come as you are! Galena Country Tourism believes in advancing equitable outreach inclusion and a safe environment in which no one will be prejudiced because of race, religion, sexual orientation or any other real or perceived differences.

Celebrate Pride Month in Galena Country

Galena Country has a strong history of inclusivity with many residents and businesses championing equality and diversity. To celebrate Pride Month in June, rainbow flags and rainbow stairs will once again take over the Galena Pedestrian Bridge linking downtown ...

Accessible Galena Country

Galena Country offers award-winning accommodations, incredible shopping, dining and attractions for memories-in-the-making! With so many great options, below is a compiled a list of businesses that promote accessibility.* Accommodations Whether one ...

FAQ about Galena Country

You’ve decided that without a doubt, you want to visit Galena Country and you are about to start planning your trip… but you have so many questions and need answers fast! We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions to save you time: Where ...

A Great Escape

Providing beautiful, affordable 1-6 bedroom vacation rental homes in The Galena Territory and the city of Galena. The homes provide great amenities including complimentary Wi-Fi and access to The Galena ...

Aldrich Guest House

Award-winning homemade food, decor that references the cool history of the house without replicating it, and service that is laid back and intuitive yet unobtrusive. ...

Almost Heaven Rentals

We offer upscale vacation rental homes (three-five bedrooms) with attention to detail that will make you smile. Clean homes, comfortable beds, and competitive rates. Maximum Occupancy: 12 People Number ...

Amelia's Galena Ghost Tours

Nightly Ghost Tours at 6 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Hop onto a luxury shuttle bus with a theatrical flair exploring several locations in historically haunted Galena. Experience real ghost hunting like ...

Amelia's Haunted Pub Crawls

Craving a "spirit" or two as you search for ghosts and paranormal activities? Visit some of the most haunted pubs and taverns in Galena on this 2.5 hour walking tour. You'll enjoy spooky tales from our ...

Amelia's Under the Lamplight Dinner Theater

Experience fine dining and exceptional entertainment in a unique Supper Club atmosphere.   ...

Amy May Photography

Amy has had a passion for capturing moments through photography since childhood. With more than 30 years of experience behind the camera, Amy has shifted her focus to portraiture with a passion to tell ...

Anchors & Arrows Home Decor Store

This family-owned, small-town treasure functions as a home decor store as well as a salon! ...

Ashton Hill Farm

This beautiful indoor/outdoor wedding venue opens in spring 2020, located next to Galena Gateway Park. With sweeping views of the Galena countryside, the custom-built barn has been carefully designed ...

AuCLAIR

One of Galena's most attractive wedding venues offering 72 uniquely decorated rooms, perennial gardens, catch and release pond, indoor pool, whirlpool, fitness room, and banquet/meeting facilities for ...

Augustus Chetlain Home & Log Cabin Guest Houses

Boyhood estate of Civil War General Augustus Chetlain. Six 1800s original log cabins boast rustic charm, double whirlpools, wood burning fireplaces, full baths, satellite TV/DVD, mini-fridges, microwaves, ...

Aunt Beez

Seasonal plants, produce, fresh cut and dried flowers, pottery, and more! You can also find their products at local farmers' markets. ...

Beautifully Berkeley Bouquets & Home

Beautifully Berkeley is an intimate florist and home décor shop that seamlessly incorporates botanical designs reflective of the lush, local flora with unique, colorful, and vintage-inspired home décor. ...

Cajun Jack's Bar & Grill

Enjoy popular southern dishes mixed with hometown recipes in Galena County's most unique dining atmosphere. ...

Campeche Restaurant

Mexican restaurant brining authentic, third-generation Mexican recipes to Galena! Enjoy their spacious outdoor patio and live music.   ...

Carlotta's Studio

A creative boutique featuring art and art wear, jewelry and accessories, classic ladies' apparel. Always something new! Affordably priced. Pet Friendly. ...

Champagne on Main

The sparkle on Main Street in Galena. Serving champagnes, wines, cocktails and Spirits, Champagne on Main features both vintage and non-vintage Champagnes, Sparkling Wines, along with a vast assortment ...

Cindy's Classic Catering

A complete off-site catering service. Formal or casual weddings, picnics, reunions, corporate meetings, graduation, showers, rehearsal dinners, Christmas parties. ...

Common Cents Resale

Re-purpose, Re-use, Restyle with unique goods. Common Cents has a love for vintage, cool furniture and great estate finds. ...

Culver's of Galena

Culver’s® is a family-favorite restaurant known for cooked-to-order ButterBurgers, handcrafted Fresh Frozen Custard, and Wisconsin Cheese Curds. Welcome to delicious®! ...

Durty Gurt's Burger Joynt

Dirty Gurt's prides themselves on delivering the best burger in an exciting environment at reasonable prices. ...

E-Town Coffee Co.

Enjoy coffee, breakfast, sandwiches, and sweets while browsing local art, jewelry, and wine. ...

Editrix Row

This fashion boutique offers the most on-trend styles for sizes XS-3X, at fantastic prices. The focus is on cutting edge, on-trend fashion for every body style and price point. ...

Ehrler Ranch - Tractor Drawn Farm Tours

Enjoy the beauty of the Galena Area while learning about products for local growers including Blaum Bros. Distilling Company. View a variety of crops and there might even be a chance to see them planted ...

Ehrler Ranch Wedding Barn

Weddings, engagements, birthdays, holidays, retirement parties... no group is too small or too large. With more than 25 years experience, the consultation and organization provided creates a stress-free ...

Ehrler Special Event Barn

The special event barn offers true country through and through. This semi-formal venue has room to spare. Seating up to 299 guests and including a bunkhouse! Located 1 mile off of Hwy 20 across from Wal-Mart ...

Franklin Street Uniques & Antiques

This charming store features items from the late 1800s –1960s and a few homemade goods as well. ...

French Perfume & Pastries

Two of Galena's new and popular businesses, Bread & Vine and Scent Workshop, are thrilled to offer this unique, fabulous experience that is sure to delight the senses.  Enjoy a handmade French pastry ...

From Head to Toe Sportswear

Open since 2000, this store offers 1000’s of unique socks, apparel, outerwear, accessories, shoes, swimwear for men, women and children. ...

Gabby's Gifts

Gabby's Gifts is a Family owned and operated business in Historic Galena, Illinois. With our large selection of unique gifts and accessories, you will fall in love in an instant! Pet Friendly. ...

Galena Apothecary

A beautiful boutique offering a wide assortment of vintage votives and circa 1850 salvaged wood boxes and trays, natural beauty products, quality gifts, jewelry, books, and paper goods.   ...

Galena Bakehouse

Galena Bakehouse is a high quality grab and go bakery on one of ‘America’s Best Main Streets’. The menu will feature gourmet pastries, cupcakes, coffees, empanadas and lunch options using local ingredients, ...

Galena Candle & Bath Company

Stop in and make yourself a scented soy candle. Choose from a wide selection of beautiful soap and bath products. ...

Galena Goat Yoga

Goat Yoga is about disconnecting from day-to-day stress and focusing on happiness. It's part yoga, part animal-assisted therapy. They might jump on your back, stare into your soul, burp in your ear, or ...

Galena Juicery and Meal Prep

The Galena Juicery provides plant-based, gluten-free, organic (when available), locally sourced, whole fruits and vegetables to help you eat healthily and feel great. ...

Galena Tours App

Galena’s first and only tour app! This comprehensive app offers the opportunity to experience the rich history of the town of Galena, IL.  It allows you to visit 291 historical locations, virtually from ...

Galena's Kandy Kitchen

Established in 1974 to continue a family tradition of producing small batches of fine handmade confections. ...

Glad Rags Resale Boutique

Sensibly priced family fashions featuring the latest trends and popular classics. Tuxedo rental. Dry cleaning drop-off/pick-up service. ...

Grant Hills Motel

Affordably priced, Grant Hills Motel is conveniently located within minutes of shopping, dining, and skiing in scenic and historic Galena Illinois. Grant Hills Motel is the perfect, budget-focused lodging ...

Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages

You are invited to relax, restore and explore in this nature lover’s destination, located just 8 miles east of downtown Galena. Stroll the 10 secluded acres of meadows and gardens, complete with a pond, ...

Heritage Hollow, an Experiential Farm

Live the hobby farm life on 30 private acres exclusive to your small group. Newly renovated 1860's farmhouse, full of both old charm and modern amenities. Hike through hundred-year-old oaks in the woods, ...

Hoof It Goat Treks

Reconnect with nature and with some really fun companions! While walking through native prairie and forest, baby goats (kids) and adult goats will keep you company a you walk the trail. ...

Hoof’n + Groove’n

Star-filled skies, a roaring bonfire, gooey s’mores, live music, and goats! Life is good! Join us on an evening trek as the sun sets and the light fades from the forest. Return from the trek to a roaring ...

I Do Bridal

Bridal gowns; tuxedos; mother, bridesmaid, flower girl, prom dresses; First Communion; Quinceanera; accessories, and on-site wedding planners. ...

Indulge Day Spa

Experience a pampered state of bliss while receiving a massage, facial, manicure, pedicure, or hair service. Full wedding services, too! Open All Year Pet-Friendly Wi-Fi Wheelchair Accessible ...

Ink & Paper Design

Uniquely handcrafted invitations & announcements designed and printed on-site. Stop in to see a wide assortment of samples and create an invitation ensemble with fast and friendly service. All designs ...

Inn at Irish Hollow

The Inn - Rate Range: $225-$325 Old country general store on 500 countryside acres with trails, seasonal packages, seven-course candlelight dinners, all-natural handmade meals, lush amenities, massage, ...

Isabella's Ltd.

Boutique home decor store specializing in decorative paint, reupholstered furniture and unique home accents which focus on re-purposed and up-cycled materials. Stockist for Chalk Paint® decorative ...

Jail Hill Inn

Prominently situated to overlook Galena and its countryside, Jail Hill Inn offers gracious lodging for your perfect getaway to Galena. The 135 year old, 4-story brick building that served as the county ...

Jug's Main Street Tap

This family-run bar and restaurant has quickly become a mainstay in local dining and entertainment. Specials include Friday Night Fish Fry and Taco Tuesdays. ...

Kaladi's Coffee Bar

For a perfectly brewed cup of coffee, look no further than Kaladi’s Coffee Bar! Pair your beverage with a freshly pastry and unwind in the warm and cozy environment. ...

Knot's a Problem Therapeutic Massage and Wellness Studio

Located just minutes from downtown Galena, you can still experience that small-town atmosphere in our quaint and cozy wellness studio. Services offered include: Therapeutic Massage Hot Lava Stone ...

LeFevre Inn & Resort

This romantic Country Inn is located less than two miles from downtown Galena and features amazing views and unforgettable sunsets. ...

Long Hollow Canopy Tours

Enjoy approximately 2 1/2 hours of thrilling fun on this completely guided canopy tour! The tour begins with an enjoyable UTV ride through the trees to the first platform. The course gets progressively ...

Lulu's

Lulu’s is brimming with color and fashion inspired by owner, Luanne’s New York upbringing, love of color & sense of style apparel, scarves, belts, purses, earrings and necklaces and hats! ...

Lulu's Too

A modern boutique with a vintage flair. Great quality and great prices. Fun & comfy! Fabulous shoes, clothing & jewelry. Galena's widest selection of unique finds.  ...

Main Street Inn

Located in the original Standard Cigar Company building (c.1850), the family-operated Main Street Inn has six luxurious rooms that provide an ambiance of Galena's historic Main Street. Number of Rooms: ...

Marie's Wood Carving

Marie's wood carvings are original designs handcrafted from hardwoods such as walnut and cherry or exotic woods like purple heart and rosewood. She has been carving in her "spare time" for over 20 years.       ...

Massbach Ridge Winery

Exercise your taste buds with award-winning wine while enjoying the breathtaking views of the Galena Country hills. Tours of both the vineyard and winery are available. Tasting room located in downtown ...

Massbach Ridge Winery Tasting Room

Join us and taste our award-winning wines; afterwards relax in the wine lounge with a glass of your favorite. ...

Matthew's Haunted Pub Crawl

This is a guided tour that leads the brave-hearted to three pubs in downtown historic Galena along the Helluva Half Mile. Hear ghost stories and legends plus some of Galena’s history. Use ghost equipment ...

Millennium Bar & Marina

Millennium Marina takes pride in their fresh, made-from-scratch menu items. Featuring local favorites and rotating delicacies, the chef chooses the best seasonal foods to create mouth-watering dishes. ...

Miss Kitty's Grape Escape

This wine and martini lounge serves the most diverse selection of wines, liquors, and beers in Galena, as well as gourmet appetizers and desserts. ...

Nature's Treasures

Wonderful gifts and birdhouses by local artists. Specializing in organic gardening supplies, fountains, wind chimes, metaphysical crystals. Friendly, helpful service! ...

New Earth Animals

Pet-friendly, specialty store for your beloved animals. Featuring safe, high quality, American-made toys, supplies, and treats as well as adorable animal-themed products for you.     ...

New Image Salon

Take Hwy. 84 five miles south into historic Hanover for a professional, relaxing and green salon and spa experience! Open All Year Pet-Friendly Wheelchair Accessible ...

Noty Kity

This is a family–owned adult boutique with a staff that is focused on providing the best and largest variety of products and the highest level of customer service and satisfaction.   ...

Oak Hill Weddings

Oak Hill Farm is a scenic 170-acre historic estate, surrounded by the rolling hills of Jo Daviess County. This authentic and memorable wedding venue offers multiple indoor and outdoor spaces full of vintage ...

Otto's Place

Otto’s Place is the off-Main Street alternative for those seeking a peaceful, relaxing atmosphere for breakfast and brunch. The majority of the menu is made in-house from scratch and is as locally/regionally ...

Outside the Lines Art Gallery

A retail gallery specializing in original art and fine craft from more than 100 U.S. artists, primarily from the tri-states. Find work from local artists like Kelli Jean May Krenz and more! Open All ...

Paradise Bar & Grill

Specialty burgers, salads, pizzas, and wraps, along with a wide selection of craft beers, wines, and liquors. ...

Poopsie's

Poopsie's has something for everyone and what you will find is always Beyond the Ordinary! Pet Friendly. ...

Ramada by Wyndham Galena Hotel & Day Spa

Located on Highway 20 and situated on 20 well-manicured acres, including a catch-and-release fishing pond and beautiful gardens, this hotel offers bed and breakfast charm in Galena. ...

Renew Salon

Renew yourself with hair services, massage, facials, waxing, tanning and full-service nail salon. Open Tuesday-Saturday; appointments recommended. Open All Year Wheelchair Accessible ...

Rustic River Finds

Rustic River is a collection of handcrafted jewelry, specialty beads, Vintaj & unique finds. This shop is inspired by nature. Pet Friendly. ...

Salon 603

Full service hair salon and waxing. Specializing in new chic highlights, color, cuts and up-dos. Men, children and walk-ins welcome. Open All Year Wheelchair Accessible ...

Sandra Principe

Sandra Principe's oil paintings convey a unique and complete vision ranging from the joyful exuberance of sunflowers to the peaceful beauty of the natural landscape. Sandra uses a variety of techniques ...

Savory Kitchen

Enjoy a uniquely Galena dining experience in this quaint and intimate setting. Perfect for couples, special occasions and date nights. Chef owned and operated restaurant featuring continental cuisine, ...

Savvy Scavengers - Stockton

Savvy Scavengers offers unique, affordable women’s clothing, shoes, purses, jewelry. ...

Scent Workshop

Scent should be personal. Create your own signature fragrance at Scent Workshop. ...

Simply Elegant Boutique

Simply Elegant Boutique offers distinctive and affordable women's clothing, as well as a perfect mix of carefully chosen handbags, jewelry, scarves, footwear, hats and gloves.     ...

Small Town Saloon

The best burgers in Jo Daviess County! Small-town restaurant offers burgers, a farm-to-table menu, fully-stocked bar, daily specials and catering. ...

Studio One Spa & Salon

A unique full-service spa and salon featuring organic hair services, nails, pedicures, facials, massages, body treatments and waxing. Celebrate you! Book the mobile spa and we'll bring the pampering to ...

Sweet Alice's

The shop has a unique Alice in Wonderland theme and offers professionally made and designed chocolates and other treats from their certified kitchen. ...

The Feathered Nest

Enhance your enjoyment of nature with bird feeders, bird baths, garden accents, nature-inspired gifts, books, binoculars, children's educational toys and more. ...

The Grateful Gourmet Co.

A unique kitchenware and specialty food store for the gourmet chef in all of us. Check out their wide selection of teas as well as locally roasted Galena Roasters coffee. ...

The Market House Restaurant

Affordable, homemade food - sit at the bar and enjoy a specialty drink, or enjoy a cup of homemade soup or chili, appetizers, and a hearty meal at a table near the windows to admire the view. ...

The Steamboat House

Luxury & location in a historic mansion only 1.5 blocks to shops & dining. Wine time daily, three-course breakfasts, spacious guestrooms with fireplaces, billiard room & lovely gardens await. Number ...

The Three Elizabeths Guest House

The Three Elizabeths Guest House, located in historic Elizabeth near Galena, includes classic guest rooms with private baths, Wi-Fi and Keurig coffeemakers. Reasonable rates and a welcoming front porch ...

Two Tarot Ladies

Tarot, an intriguing, intuitive, and ancient method of fortune-telling using a special deck of cards. Innovative entertainment for your group. Basic readings are $15. Call for special group rates. Attendee ...

Ulysses Suites

Situated in the upper 2 floors of the J. G. Schmohl building (the big white building in the center of downtown) From 1895 to 1932, Mr. Schmohl ran the Grant Hotel in this building.  ...

Vignettes of Galena

Full-service interior design; offering drapery, blinds, home furnishings, carpeting, lighting, hardwood & tile flooring. Open seven days a week. ...

Wiggle Butt Inn & Day Spa

Treat your furry friend to a makeover while you explore Galena Country! Situated in the picturesque countryside just one mile from downtown Galena, this pet grooming and daycare facility ...

Wooden Wardrobe

Women’s clothing featuring Comfy USA, Tribal, JAG, French Dressing, Yest & Venesha Angora. Bonn Bons sterling silver, Polish Pottery and custom woodworking.  ...


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