Explore All the Things to Do near Historic Galena
Galena, Illinois is home to historic sites like the Belvedere, Dowling House and Ulysses S. Grant Home, and the Country Inn & Suites lets you enjoy comfortable accommodations close to these notable attractions. If you’re looking to get outside for some open-air activity, take some time to wander through Linmar Gardens or schedule a tasting tour of Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery. For the more adventurous guests, Chestnut Mountain Resort offers year-round activities.
- 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
- The Belvedere (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-Jo Daviess County Historical Society & Museum (2.1 miles)
Take the entire family on an educational and entertaining tour of this museum, and be sure to see the old blacksmith shop and gift shop before ending your visit.
Phone: +1 (815) 777-9129
- Apple River State Historic Site (16.7 miles)
Once a battle site during the Black Hawk War, this fort, a replica of the original, can be toured from May to October.
Phone: +1 (815) 858-2028
- 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
- 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, Chestnut Mountain Resort provides family-friendly thrills all year long.
Phone: +1 (800) 397-1320
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