Get Away to Galena
Unwind only a few hours from the Windy City in a small town with big charm.
Places To Stay
Plan the Perfect Trip
P.T. Murphy Magic Theater
Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society
Apple River Fort State Historic Site
Galena Brewing Company
Things to Know
Galena is full of antique furniture, vintage jewelry and rare collectables. Pop into the Old Blacksmith Shop, where you’ll find 100-year-old tools and equipment.
Road Trip to Chicago
The 185-mile drive to the Windy City is a straight shot down I-90.
When to Go
Spring and summer are gorgeous but busier (and more expensive) travel months in Galena, Illinois’ second most-visited city. Winter welcomes both snow sport and snow angel enthusiasts.