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Plan Your Trip to Galena Country

Ansel Adams once said, “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”

Those are words to live by when visiting Galena Country, especially when nearly every scene offers a picturesque background you won’t want to forget. Explore Grant’s history and some eerie ghost stories. Spot an eagle while hiking the trails overlooking the Mississippi River. Grab a bite to eat at one of our renowned restaurants. And that’s just beginning. Galena Country also boasts some of the best vineyards in the Midwest. Plus Main Street Galena has built a reputation of its own with art galleries, antiques stores, and eclectic boutiques all housed in beautifully restored 19th century buildings. Capture your story and what Galena Country has in store for you.

Lodging

Whether you have two or twenty in your party, Galena Country has some of the best overnight accommodations Illinois has to offer. Choose from a cozy bed and breakfast, a historic hotel (ghost stories optional), a luxury resort full of infinite opportunities for relaxation and recreation, private vacation homes and more. We’re confident you’ll be able to find a place to stay that’s in budget and has the amenities you want. +


Groups

Plan your next group meeting in Northwest Illinois, only a one-tank trip from Chicago, Iowa, Wisconsin and many other major cities in the Midwest. With 1,100 sleeping rooms, 50,000 square-feet of traditional and unique venue meeting space, 189 holes of golf, full-service spas, downhill skiing and snowboarding, immaculate gardens, spectacular wineries, elegant architecture and fascinating history… Galena Country is the perfect location for making meetings from five to 500 memorable. +


Weddings

You want the fairy tale. You’ve found “The One.” You’ve said “Yes!” to the dress (a million times over). Now you need to find that perfect, this-is-what-I’ve-always-dreamed-of location. Maybe it’s an emerald landscape overlooking the Mississippi River. Maybe it’s a vineyard. Maybe it’s a 19th-century little white chapel. Whatever you’re wishing for, Galena Country specializes in turning dreams into reality. +


Stories

Check back often to read the latest and greatest stories about Galena Country’s endless things to do, places to see and adventures to enjoy. +


Your guide to Ladies Getaway Weekend in Galena

Ladies everywhere are getting excited for the upcoming Ladies Getaway Weekend in Galena, Sept. 6-8. What's this weekend all about? Special events, shopping deals, contests and more… all catered to Ladies. Grab your girlfriends and get to Galena Country for ...

Historic Group Tour in Galena Country

Three Day Itinerary - Historic Group Tour Gather a group of friends and get to Galena Country to explore all things historic! Day 1 Make a pit-stop along the Historic Hwy 20 with a visit to Stockon. Fuel up for the day with baked goods and treats from Sweet ...

Tie the knot in #GalenaCountry

Say 'yes' to Galena Country.  Nestled among the rolling hills of Northwest Illinois, Galena Country offers a picturesque background paired with 19th-century charm and everything necessary for a dream wedding! Check out these top reasons ...