Scenic Drives with MORE!

Historic US Hwy 20 has been called one of the most scenic drives in the Midwest. Explore the rolling hills and winding roads of Galena Country. Here are two ways to add to your scenic drive throughout Jo Daviess County!

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The Vintage Shop Hop comes to Galena Country every March. This regional annual event is a self-guided tour of the 280+ antique and resale shops in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin! Hit the road and follow the map of participating businesses for special deals and promotions.

The shops participating in Galena Country, along the Northwest Corridor Scenic Drive are:

Antiques Etc. (Stockton)
Common Cents Resale Shop (Elizabeth)
Elizabeth Grand Antique Mall (Elizabeth)
Sullivan’s Antiques (Hanover)

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Another way to enhance your road trip is to follow the All River Road Talent (ARRT) Art Drive. Artists from Galena Country and beyond open their studios to the public on special dates throughout the year. For a list of participating artists click HERE. Check their Facebook Page for upcoming dates and locations! The studio pictured above is Henry Matthiessen III’s Stoned Art Studio in rural Elizabeth, IL. Hear the stories behind the art, buy for yourself or as a gift and enjoy the atmosphere!

Take pics along the way and share them with @visitgalenaorg on Instagram and Twitter and @visitgalena.org on Facebook!