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Forever Original Experiences

Forever Original Experiences, a collection of brand new, only-in-Galena Country experiences, featuring unique educational workshops, delicious tastings, outdoor adventures and more! To each is their own and we're happy to launch in partnership with some of the area's most sought out attractions and businesses. Don’t just visit, make the most of your time with hands-on fun and traditions that only happen here. 

These authentic offerings are perfect for individuals, couples and small groups. You'll get behind-the-scenes of favorite attractions and leave with mementos and memories that only a Forever Original Experience can offer. Check back often as we look forward to building this list with more unforgettable events soon!

Antique Tractor Driving

Learn to drive an antique tractor from the International Harvester Letter Series.  The DIttmar family has used and collected these tractors over the years and would love to let you in on our farming tradition.   ...

Beer Pairing Dinner

Seated in the brewery production cellar, join the Galena Brewing Co. owner, the house chef, and head brewer for an intimate beer pairing dinner. Explore the pairings of a delicious four-course meal, with ...

Brew Methods

Join an expert Barista at Trolley Depot Coffee and learn about the journey their beans take from farm, to roastery, to coffee shop, and finally, your home! You’ll experience what makes their specialty ...

Coffee Cupping

Local roaster, Earl Thompson, will guide you through a sensory exploration of three delicious Galena Roasters single origin coffees, roasted to custom profiles right here in Galena, Illinois. In addition, ...

Dittmar ATV Farm Tour

Experience the Dittmar family farrm and neighboring family farm the way we they do, via an ATV.  This is a great way to see it all; breathtaking views of our area, flora and fauna. ...

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 ...

Hoof it + Sip it

Join us for a goat trek paired with a wine tasting at Hoof It in Galena County. Stroll through the forest with a glass of wine and a goat by your side! Return from the trek and enjoy a sampling of 6-1 ...

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 ...

Spoon Carving Workshop

Let the wood guide you! In this 3-hr workshop, you’ll learn basic spoon-carving techniques including selecting the best trees for greenwood spoon carving, breaking-down logs and branches into usable ...