This is THE shopping experience! With more than 125 shops and restaurants, one door after another. There is just as much variety, quality and special activities and sales but with far less time spent walking and searching.
From candy and ice cream shops to spas, wine tasting and amazing dining options, this experience is downright surreal because it all happens along a 1800s street with original buildings and no bland or routine ‘brand’ shops. These shops are as diverse as the architecture and sights that can be seen while enjoying this easy walking environment.
Visitors to the Helluva Half Mile in Galena, get the amazing experience but still have energy left at the end of the day to enjoy the unique restaurants and nightlife that, yep, can also be found mingled amongst the shops.
–Night of the Luminaria & Living Windows.
–Galena Halloween Parade & Festival.
–Nouveau Wine Weekend.
-Galena Mardis Gras Celebration.
–Chicago Contemporary Art.
–Mangelsen~Images of Nature Gallery.
–Outside the Lines Art Gallery.
–River Bend Gallery….and MORE!
–Log Cabin Steakhouse.
–Fried Green Tomatoes.
–Fritz and Frites.
–Vinny Vanucchi’s ‘Little Italy.’
–The Market House Restaurant.
–Mean Bean Roasters.
–P.T. Murphy Magic Theatre.
–Gustafson & Grey, Ltd.
–Vignettes of Galena.
–Simply Elegant Boutique.
–Miss Kitty’s Grape Escape.
–Honest John’s Trading Post.
–Phat Quarters Inc.
–Galena Garlic Company.
IT’S SWEET & GOOEY!
–Great American Popcorn Company.
–Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.
–American Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor.
–Galena’s Kandy Kitchen.
South Main Street