Explore All the Things to Do in Historic Galena, IL
The Country Inn & Suites let you enjoy comfortable accommodations
close to Galena’s notable historic sites like the Belvedere, Dowling House and Ulysses S. Grant Home. If you’re looking for some open-air activity, take time to wander through Linmar Gardens or tour the country vineyard at Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery. Adventure-seekers can find activities year-round at Chestnut Mountain Resort.
- Dowling House (2.1 miles)
Get a peek into Galena’s past with a visit to this former trading post, which offers visitors a closer look at 19th-century relics and artifacts.
Phone: +1 (815) 777-1250
- Belvedere Mansion and Gardens (2.4 miles)
Movie buffs enjoy seeing the iconic green drapes used to make Scarlett O’Hara’s dress in Gone with the Wind, and history enthusiasts can marvel at the original craftsmanship of this 22-room mansion, built in 1857.
Phone: +1 (815) 777-0747
- Ulysses S. Grant Home (2.8 miles)
Home of the 18th president of the United States, this historic site was gifted to Grant by the city of Galena for his heroic Civil War leadership.
Phone: +1 (815) 777-3310
Historic Sites and Museums:
- Galena & U.S. Grant Museum (2.1 miles)
Take the entire family on an educational and entertaining tour of this museum, and be sure to visit the old blacksmith shop, where you can purchase custom-made pieces.
Phone: +1 (815) 777-9129
- Apple River Fort State Historic Site (16.7 miles)
From May to October, you can tour a replica of the original fort, where a small band of soldiers mounted a successful defense against superior numbers during the Black Hawk War.
Phone: +1 (815) 858-2028
- Galena Golf Club (0.25 miles)
Suitable for all skill levels, this par-71 public course offers 18 holes for an enjoyable day on well-manicured greens.
Phone: +1 (815) 777-3599
- Linmar Gardens (2.2 miles)
Lose yourself in the natural beauty of this three-and-a-half acre park, which is home to a gorgeous array of vibrant foliage and a 20-foot waterfall.
Phone: +1 (815) 777-1177
- Galena on the Fly, Inc. (8 miles)
Take in the beautiful Jo Daviess County countryside from a 3,000-foot vantage aboard one of the country’s largest hot-air balloons. Flights can accommodate up to 14 people, making this a great team or family outing.
Phone: +1 (800) 690-1287
- Chestnut Mountain Resort (10.9 miles)
Whether you take to the ski slopes in the winter or fly down the Alpine Slide in the summer, you can experience family-friendly thrills all year long at Chestnut Mountain Resort.
Phone: +1 (800) 397-1320
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