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Galena Country Vacation Bucket List

It's pretty amazing here, with endless opportunities to explore - we've compiled a list of six unique experiences that you don't want to miss! Take your vacation to new heights Peacefully float above the rolling landscapes of Galena Country on a hot air balloon ride from Galena on The Fly. This…

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Forever Original Galena Country

Galena Country is an area with a rich and storied past, and just like the area it represents, it is full of great stories and colorful characters. While it's many years in the making, our story only gets better with time! We have a history of seeing things others don't. And when you're here, you'll…

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Workcation in Galena Country

The workcation—a getaway from home that mixes livelihood, rest and fun—is a hot vacation trend with prospects for personal and professional rejuvenation. That’s especially true in Galena Country, whose beautiful location inspires and invigorates. Myriad diversions nurture the mind, body, soul and…

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Field of Dreams walking tour in Downtown Galena

It’s been more than 30 years since Field of Dreams first charmed viewers with its endearing narrative of how baseball helps an Iowa farmer reconnect with figures from the past, including his own father. In the film, downtown Galena pinch-hits for Chisholm, Minnesota. If you’re not one of the lucky…

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Explore downtown Galena, IL with a walking tour

With over 87% of its buildings listed in the National Register of Historic Places, Galena's prominent past remains a permanent fixture. The architectural achievements of the men who discovered wealth in the region's rich lead deposits and profitable river commerce are best viewed while walking on…

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Luxurious ways to enjoy Galena Country

Discover what lies beyond the expected with an escape to Galena Country, where only the best for your vacation is good enough. Have high expectations; they will be met! Luxury Stays Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa: Set on 6,800 acres of pristine woodlands and gorgeous open countryside Elle & Becks:…

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7 History Lessons of Galena Country

Galena Country is known for it's well-preserved, 19th-century architecture and Ulysses S. Grant histort but there's even more to discover in this historically amazing destination! From the origins of Kraft Cheese to one of the earliest African-American churches in Illinois, Galena Country is loaded…

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Must-see historic group tours in Galena, IL

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 Alice's and a coffee at Stella's Cafe…

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