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What's New In Galena Country?

Image: Arrowhead Treehouse

With Galena Country being a quaint yet bustling community loaded with entrepreneurs, one can only expect remarkable and innovative attractions and experiences! Here is your guide to what's new and happening in the area. Add these exciting new offerings to your bucket list:

Lodging

Ulysses Suites vacation rental is lovingly renovated with a nod to the Grant Hotel from the turn of the century and offers comfortable, modern chic suites right downtown Galena. If you prefer to stay a night out in the country nestled high up in a tree, Arrowhead Treehouse is set beside a bubbling stream fit for a relaxing day of fishing, followed by a campfire.
Last but not least, Aldrich Guest House has become Galena's first and only cannabis-friendly Bed & Breakfast with its new addition, the Potting Shed - complete with snacks!

Shopping

For a quality selection of books and paper-goods visit the new Galena Book and Paper store - sure to please all book worms! Galena Kids Store and Learning Center stocks various educational toys, games, and puzzles for both children and parents. Franklin Street Uniques & Antiques is a new family-run antique shop in Scales Mound featuring furniture, dinnerware, clothing, books, and other uniques from the 20s and 50s. You never know what unique treasures you will find. 

Give back while shopping at Spotsie’s, a new division of Poopsie’s where every vendor they partner with gives a portion of their proceeds to help a cause and Spotsie's gives annually to community needs locally. Get creative and make your own candle and learn French Perfuming techniques at the Scent Workshop - pefect for girlfriend getaways! 

On to greener things... for all things Hemp, Sulcanna Co., in Hanover, grow their own genetics, they partner with farmers in the Sulcanna Hemp Cooperative and they process hemp into finished products. Just across the road from Sulcanna, you will find the new Great River Market where you can grab a coffee and gourmet treats! 

Whether you’re seeking relief or relaxation, focus, or fun, there’s a path to safe, informed cannabis use at Verilife Cannabis Dispensary in Galena and in East Dubuque, Riverbluff Cannabis caters to a wide range of needs and tastes with a commitment to quality.

Food & Drink

Champagne on Main adds a new sparkle to Galena's Main Street featuring both vintage and non-vintage Champagnes, Sparkling Wines, along with a vast assortment of bourbons and other fine spirits. Enjoy craft sips in an 1875 Presbyterian Church turned brewery at Highway 20 Brewing Co. in Elizabeth, check out Galena Cellar's new tasting room at 111 N. Main St. in Galena. For craft sips of another kind, visit Trolley Depot Coffee & Tea Co. where you'll find ethically sourced and locally roasted coffee, full-leaf Fair Trade organic teas, delicious pastries, ice cream, and more! 

Find lip-smacking macaroons, chocolate tarts, French beignets, giant eclairs, and more at the Bread and Vine Bakery; what's more, they serve wine by the glass to pair with your meal, selected cheeses or charcuterie board.

Highlands Restaurant and Lounge 289 is a new addition to Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa, featuring a cantilever deck that overlooks the 10th fairway and the 18th green of The General Golf Course. Galena Tajin and Cantina on Galena's Main Street serve authentic Mexican cuisine, and the chef-owned and operated Savory Kitchen serves lunch and dinner in a quaint modern setting.

From May thru October, a portion of Galena's Main Street will be closed to traffic to accommodate outdoor seating for restaurants, adding to the city's charm as it bears a resemblance to the bustling café culture of Paris and Rome. Spend your morning shopping and strolling Main Street before settling down to soak up some rays during a tasty lunch or sip on a glass of wine at dinner while being entertained by live music and performances on Thursday nights. 

Original Experiences  

There is a collection of brand new experiences happening only in Galena Country, featuring unique educational workshops, delicious tastings, outdoor adventures, and more! Don’t just visit; make the most of your time with these hands-on, behind-the-scenes fun activities that only happen here.

While it's many years in the making, our story only gets better with time. In Galena Country, we encourage people to follow their passions, take a deep breath, relax and be themselves. It's what has inspired people to come here for generations. 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.