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No-Snow Fun in Galena Country!

Image: Elizabeth's Grand Antique Co. No snow? No problem! Snow can be so much fun, but Mother Nature doesn’t always cooperate! No worries, here are several snow-free activities for you to enjoy in Galena Country. Hit the Slopes Even if there isn't a snowflake in sight, if it's cold out, chances are…

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Cozy drink spots in Galena Country

‘Tis the season to wrap your hands around a warm cup of comfort! We’ve rounded up some toasty ‘hot spots’ where you can relax and thaw out this winter in Galena Country! Big Bill’s Sandwich Shop, Galena Savor a steaming cappuccino, sip on a chai tea latte, or indulge in a hot chocolate topped with…

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Winter Escape to Galena Country

Whether you look at winter as a time for an outdoor adventure to embrace the elements or a call to head indoors for cozy relaxation and family downtime, Galena Country offers the perfect winter escape. From a couple’s retreat to a family vacation, from skiing to a Winter Carnival, here are some…

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How to celebrate the holidays in Galena Country

It's the most wonderful time of the year in Galena Country! Whether it's the twinkling lights, the enchanting festivities, or the cozy refreshments, you're sure to find what you love and more. It's a place where families can create lasting memories, and visitors can experience the true spirit of…

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6 Places to spot Bald Eagles in Galena, IL

Everything about the American Bald Eagle is larger than life, right down to its nest! It’s no wonder it is are our national symbol! The fierce beauty and proud independence of this great bird aptly symbolize the strength and freedom of America. Illinois is home to the second largest population of…

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Shopping for the Naughty List in Galena Country

Image: Miss Kitty's Grape Escape taken by EnjoyIllinois.com Are you shopping for someone who made the naughty list this year? Unlike Santa, we won’t be suggesting coal... instead, we have some fitting Galena Country favorites for the 'badly behaved'! Miss Kitty's Grape Escape It's beginning to…

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5 ways to experience winter in Galena Country

History, outdoor adventure, shopping, and magical holiday events await! Whether you want to zoom across the landscape on a pair of skis or cozy up by the fireplace with a glass of locally-made wine, Galena Country is loaded with a wonderland of happenings. Cozy Lodging Named as the B&B Capital of…

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