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Christmas along the Mississippi in Galena delivers a complete escape into a yuletide Neverland.
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Booze. Ghosts. Or a mash-up of both. These four stops in the notoriously haunted northwest Illinois river town deliver what you need for a, uh … spirited getaway.
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With water recreation, golf, hiking, biking and skiing, the little resort town of Galena, Illinois, offers big outdoor fun during your active Midwest weekend getaway.
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Brick and stone buildings in Galena house more than 100 shops. Adventures along the Mississippi River complement the city’s bustle.
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Though known for its shopping, Galena’s historical sites, tours and scenery charm without costing much on a Midwest weekend getaway.
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Galena shines in the fall, and the little river town in northwest Illinois’ rolling hills continues to evolve. If you haven’t visited lately, we have 7 reasons to go back.
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On the Galena River in northwest Illinois, this town’s century-old buildings now house shops and restaurants. Beyond Main Street, find water sports, golf and other active outings. Check out our guide...
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Unplug from the modern everyday on a nostalgic, kitschy, friendlier-than-a-front-porch run down the Midwest stretch of Route 66.
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Where do Midwest Living's readers love to vacation? Here are 15 favorites -- and why our readers love them.