Fall in love again with Galena, Illinois
#3: Shops offer fun variety
For many, the lure of Galena is all about the boutiques lining historic Main Street. In addition to a handful of antiques stores, you’ll find a varied selection of clothing and gift boutiques, art galleries, gourmet food shops, toy stores and an excellent used book shop. AJ’s Copper Garden sells handmade metal art (automotive paint keeps them from fading). Galena Garlic Company, with a seemingly endless variety of infused olive oils, offers tastings and more than 160 rubs and seasonings. A world market of clothing, jewelry, housewares and other items made in developing countries fills Earth’s Treasures. Upcycled goods become fun and funky affordable accessories (like a recycled Coke can bag for $12.98) at Beyond the Horizon.