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Galena Country is open!

We look forward to welcoming guests to Galena Country to support our small businesses and enjoy unique, one-of-a-kind experiences. We ask that you travel and enjoy our destination responsibly. Please bring a face mask, it is required!


Being a safe, responsible, and respectful traveler has never been more important. It’s in your best interest, as well as those of our residents, workforce, and fellow visitors. Please do your homework upfront and be prepared to adhere to the following guidelines:

Face Coverings:

*Those who are exempt from wearing a face mask include those with a medical condition, mental health condition, or disability that prevents wearing a face covering and those who are hearing impaired or communicating with a person who is hearing impaired, where the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication, do not need to use a face mask. For more information, please click here.

Keep Your Distance: Practicing social distancing is required. Please remain six feet away from those not in your traveling party at all times.

Before Traveling: Be aware of the latest travel advisories and best-health practices from the CDC and IDPH

Call Ahead: before visiting, we recommend confirming all reservations—especially if you made them in advance of the pandemic. This applies to hotels, restaurants, and attractions, as businesses are always adapting to changes made by authorities. 


*Please be sure to check the status of all intended destinations and attractions via Facebook, their website or calling prior to visiting.

If you are not yet ready to travel but would still like to show support please consider the following:


Limited indoor dining is available. Many restaurants in the area are offering convenient curbside pick-up, drive-thru or delivery service. This is a great way to experience the different flavors of Galena Country at the same time as supporting local restauranteurs at this difficult time. Some restaurants offer heated outdoor seating. For a full list of offerings, visit Galena’s Dining at a Distance page. *Restauranteurs, please submit your updates to this page: 


Blaum Bros. Distilling Co: Indoor tastings, retail sales, curbside pick-up, outdoor seating
Fergedaboudit Winery: Indoor tastings, retail sales, curbside pick-up, and outdoor seating.
Galena Cellars Winery (downtown Galena): Indoor tastings, retail sales, curbside pick-up, and outdoor seating.
Galena Brewing Co: Indoor dining, growler sales and refills, curbside pick-up, and drive-thru pick-up.
Grape Escape Cocktail Bar: Indoor dining, curbside pick-up and outdoor seating.
Jamies Wine Studio: Indoor tastings, retail sales and curbside pick-up.
Massbach Ridge Winery Tasting Room: Indoor tastings, retail sales and curbside pick-up.
Massbach Ridge Winery Vineyard: Indoor tastings, retail sales, curbside pick-up and outdoor seating.
Pecatonica Beer Co. Tap House: Indoor tastings, growler sales and refills.
Rocky Waters Winery: Indoor tastings, retail sales and outdoor seating.

*Food and beverage pick up and delivery times may vary, please call location for further information.


Galena Country event postponements and cancellations can be found here:



Note: Jo Daviess County Transit riders are required to wear masks on all of our transit vehicles.

Upated 01/22/21

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