Galena, IL

Galena, Illinois is situated in Northwest Illinois along the banks of the Galena River (and not far from the banks of the Mississippi River.) The downtown area seems to be frozen in time, with a lengthy main street business district full of 19th century buildings that are loaded with charm.

It was home to Ulysses S. Grant and his home can be toured, as well as several other historic structures and sites. With art galleries, boutiques and cafes, it's a lovely place for a leisurely getaway with many opportunities to shop and dine.

For those who love outdoor recreation, there's plenty to do in the way of hiking, kayaking, fishing and more. For those who are guests of Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa, there are four on-site golf courses and an inviting spa.

Within the area are spots to enjoy Galena wines and spirits, including Galena Cellars Vineyard and Winery and Blaum Bros. Distilling Co.

For more information on the area, go to visitgalena.org.

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