Galena, Illinois

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Top Things to Do in Galena
On the Galena River in northwest Illinois, this town’s century-old buildings now house shops, galleries, wineries and restaurants. Beyond Main Street, find water sports, golf and other active outings.
The Best of Fall in Galena, Illinois
Our senior designer returns to her hometown each October for dining, shopping, hiking, biking and more. Here’s what she recommends.
Fall Getaway to Galena, Illinois
When leaves turn to gold in a town built on lead, Galena alchemy is formed. See our guide of things to do (and of course eat) in Galena this fall.
Top Things to Do in Galena for Active Travelers
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.
Holiday Getaway to Galena, Illinois
Christmas in Galena delivers a complete escape into a yuletide Neverland.
4 Spots to Get in the Haunted Spirit of Galena, Illinois
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.