Galena Things to Do

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  • 1. Main Street

    Take your time walking along Main Street. If you're tired of shopping, just look around at the buildings. You'll see nearly a dozen styles. Details will begin to show up as you relax and look up....

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  • 2. Visit Bench Street

    It's up hill one block from Main Street. No stores, but a variety of styles are here also. It's more open with fewer buildings built up against each other. Here...

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  • 3. Grant Park in Galena

    Even though you will not find Grant Park in Galena as a tourist attraction in any of the literature, Jill and I really enjoyed it and thought it quite...

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  • 4. Wine Tasting in Galena

    Mickey's first request of our trip was to go "to the wine job next to the flood gates". She is hosting Thanksgiving for her large family this year, and they...

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  • 5. Belvedere House & Gardens

    BE SURE TO VIEW ALL FIVE PHOTOGRAPHSOn my third visit to Galena, I finally was able to visit the Belvedere Mansion and Gardens.This is an Italianate style home...

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  • 6. Old Market House

    The Old Market House was a public building that was the center of the community's life during Galen's "Golden Era." Today it serves for a Grant Exhibition and...

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  • 7. Vist These Great Old Structures

    I decided to include four important structures that I feel are important to see in Galena into one tip.1. My all-time favorite home in Galena, the Belvedere...

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  • 8. Inside Grant's House

    It's very rare to be able to take still photographs of such an historic home on the inside. I asked [as I always do if I could take photographs. I surprised...

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  • 9. Ulysses S. Grant Home and Surroundings

    It's important to know that a group of prominent Republican men purchased this home and furnished it; then they presented it to Ulysses S. Grant and his family...

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  • 10. Galena Information Center

    It is a must to stop in at the Galena Information Centerupon arriving in the town of Galena. First of all, it is a beautiful old Train Station which is...

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  • 11. Grant Park

    Grant Park lies along the river and is a very typical shady park except for the President Grant theme. We went there for a picnic, though I have to amit clean...

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  • 12. The US Grant Home

    Ulysses S. Grant was awarded a free house by the citizens of Galena. Today it is open to the public as a historical landmark. Consrvative compared to some of...

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  • 13. Grant statue in Grant Park

    According to legend when Mrs. Grant first saw it she expressed a bit of displeasure with the placement of the former President's right hand. When the sculptor...

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  • 14. The Ulysses S Grant Home

    Before reaching fame as a Civil War hero, US Grant was a store clerk in Galena. Local Republicans gave him this house after he won the 1869 presidential...

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  • 15. Chestnut Mountain Resort

    Overlooking the Mississippi River , Chestnut was ranked one of the top three midwest ski resorts by Windy City Sports readers. A full-service resort with 17 ski...

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  • 16. Dowling House

    The oldest house still standing in Galena is the Dowling House, 1832. It was closed in the winter, so we didn't go in. It's been restored nicely.

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  • 17. Dowling House

    Built in 1826, this former trading post and residence is the oldest house in Galena. It is also the oldest stone structure in the state of Illinois

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  • 18. Grant Park

    The cannons and other military parapharnelia don't detract from this peaceful little park on the banks of the Galena River.

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  • 19. Visit Civil War General and...

    Visit Civil War General and President Ulysses S. Grant's home.Grant lived in Galena immediately before the Civil War and, afterward, launched his campaign for...

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