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Original Experiences in Galena Country

Welcome to a collection of brand new experiences happening only in Galena Country, which feature unique educational workshops, delicious tastings, outdoor adventures, and more! These Original Experiences are in partnership with some of the area's most sought out attractions. Don’t just visit; make the most of your time with these hands-on, behind-the-scenes fun activities that only happen here. 

Candles & Bubbly 

Delight the senses! Two of Galena's new and popular businesses, Champagne on Main and Scent Workshop, have collaborated to offer this exciting experience! Savor two glasses of delicious, sparkling bubbles in your own 'Champagne on Main' champagne flute while creating a personal signature scent candle through this guided workshop. The signature scent candle will be hand poured into a champagne bottle base – swoon!  This experience is a perfect ice breaker on a first date, great bonding time with your kids, or a fun time catching up with the girlfriends! 

Coffee Cupping

A coffee cupping is the industry-standard method for tasting and evaluating coffee. It is also a great way to taste several coffees in a short period. Local roaster, Earl Thompson, will guide you through a 60-minute sensory exploration of three delicious Galena Roasters single-origin coffees locally roasted to custom profiles. Included is a brief discussion of specialty coffee and coffee roasting, along with an explanation of the coffee taster’s flavor wheel. All participants will walk away with samples of Galena Roasters coffee to take home with them. Private as well as group cupping events are available on request.  

Flower Farm Tours

Immerse yourself in the striking colors and aromatic fragrance of Galena Country's countryside with a guided farm tour through Clara Joyce Flowers. Nestled in the rolling hills of the Driftless Region, this cut flower farm specializes in high-quality blooms, wedding and event floral design, and wholesale cut flower production. 

Hoof It + Sip It

Join in on a fun-filled goat trek paired with a wine tasting at Hoof It. Stroll through the forest with a glass of wine and a goat by your side! Return from the hike and enjoy a sampling of 6-1 oz tastings from local vineyard and winery, Fergedaboudit Vineyard & Winery. Wines will be paired with goat cheese (of course) and others. Must be 21 to attend.

Hoof'n & Spook'n

Do you have what it takes to brave the forest on Halloween in Galena County?  Spend time with the Hoof It goats prior to venturing out into the forest on a Glow Walk. Return to a bonfire and music. If the temperature permits the music will be live, if it is too chilly, you need to sing. Just kidding - fun Halloween music will be playing instead. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs to stretch out under the stars, BYOB, snacks, or order pizza delivery from Cannova’s.

Hoof'n & Groove'n

Star-filled skies, a roaring bonfire, gooey s’mores, live music, and goats! Life is good! Join in on an evening trek as the sun sets and the light fades from the forest. Return from the trek to a roaring bonfire, s’more baskets, and live music. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs to stretch out under the stars and enjoy the music. BYOB, snacks, or order food delivery from Cannova’s.

Spoon Carving Workshop 

Unleash your creative side! Try your hand at spoon-carving in this 3-hr workshop, where you’ll learn basic spoon-carving techniques. You will also learn about selecting the best trees for greenwood spoon carving, breaking down logs and branches into usable spoon blanks, along with practicing the essential axe and knife skills needed for safe and efficient carving.

Using only three tools (axe, straight knife, and hook knife), you'll begin carving your own wooden spoon; leaving with a few blisters on your hands, an appreciation for the therapeutic nature and addictive qualities of spoon carving, and the basic technique, confidence, and reference material needed to continue carving on your own.

Galena Country transports people to another time and place to enjoy one-of-a-kind experiences and adventures. Some historical, some timeless, and some brand-new, but always original! Browse the latest Visitors Guide for more ideas on how to enjoy good times and find your comfy lodging here

Please be prepared to enjoy Galena Country responsibly by wearing a mask and keeping your distance. For further information on COVID-19 guidelines in our area, please click here.