Reserve a Hotel Room near Attractions in Galena
Known as the Gateway to Jo Daviess County, Stockton is a fantastic spot to call your home away from home and a snow-lover's paradise. The Country Inn & Suites places guests just minutes from some of the country's best ski slopes, snowmobile trails, country scenery and unbelievable hiking at Galena and Chestnut mountains. Snowmobile trails are even closer—they’re right outside the hotel's back door! Maps of the trails are available at the front desk. Apple River Canyon is a gorgeous state park that is open year-round and is home to spectacular trout fishing, ice fishing and deer hunting. Want to know more about local history? Make your way to Apple River Fort, take in a Civil War reenactment of the Battle of Morseville or visit the well-preserved home of Ulysses S. Grant. Would you rather sip hot chocolate than shred the slopes? Get a taste of the local flavor at the Stockton and Elizabeth farmer’s markets, the Autumn Craft Fair, and the Country Fair. When you stay at the Country Inn & Suites, you’ll be near:
- Apple River Canyon State Park (7.1 miles)
Go trout fishing or take a hike while enjoying one of the oldest and most beautiful parks in Illinois.
Phone: +1 (815) 745-3302
- Apple River Fort (13 miles)
Apple River Fort has many historic demonstrations and is a fascinating spot to take the whole family.
Phone: +1 (815) 858-2028
- Chestnut Mountain Resort (35 miles)
If it's winter in Stockton, then skiing is a must! The Country Inn & Suites is just a short, scenic drive from the slopes.
Phone: +1 (800) 798-0098
- Massbach Ridge Winery (9.5 miles)
Enjoy a romantic afternoon with someone special at the Massbach Ridge Winery.
Phone: +1 (815) 291-6700
- Motocross Racing (19 miles)
Experience the exciting spectator sport of motocross racing! Check the Web for more information on races and qualifying times.
Phone: +1 (815) 238-1614
- Stockton Heritage Museum (0.1 miles)
Visit the Chicago Great Western Railroad replica or learn about Kraft Foods and its beginning in Stockton, IL. Open May-Nov, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Phone: +1 (815) 947-2863
*Stockton History Museum is working toward the 100th anniversary of Kraft Cheese in June 2014. The town will host a Kraft wagon, the Weinermobile and mac-and-cheese-eating contests. Start planning your visit for the anniversary of Kraft Foods in Stockton, IL.
Other seasonal and annual events:
- Autumn Craft Fair
October 6th and 7th, Elizabeth/Hanover High School.
This craft fair is the annual host to more than 90 artisans, lots of craft varieties and good food.
- Battle of Morseville
If you're a history buff, don't miss this Civil War battle reenactment and encampment, which is accompanied by a period fashion show, medical scenarios and more. Food and beverages are available.
Phone: +1 (815) 858-3493
- Country Fair
October 6th and 7th.
- Elizabeth Farmers' Market (Seasonal)
St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 3-6 p.m.
Great local golf courses include Black Hawk Run, Woodbine Bend, Wolf Hollow and Eagle Ridge.
*Golfing ends in mid October.
- Kraft Open House
Stockton is the original home of J.L. Kraft, and displays are on exhibit at the Stockton Heritage Museum. The 100th anniversary of the company's founding in Stockton will be celebrated in 2014.
- Mississippi Explorer Cruises
This one- to five-hour-long expedition offers an in-depth exploration of the Mississippi River. Reservations are required.
Phone: +1 (800) 397-1320
- Stockton Farmers Market (Seasonal)
Tue: Downtown by Casey's, 3–6 p.m.
Sat: By the Park/High School, 8 a.m.–noon
- Stockton Independence Day Celebration
This celebration includes live entertainment, music and food.