Galena Country Tourism

Original Experiences

In Galena Country, you’ll see and do things you won’t see anywhere else. We believe that history isn’t about endings. It’s where stories begin. And here, there are a lot of stories to tell. Nearly every scene offers a picturesque background you won’t forget. Explore President Grant’s history and some eerie ghost stories. Spot an eagle while hiking scenic trails overlooking the Mississippi River or grab a bite to eat at one of our renowned restaurants. This area also boasts some of the best vineyards in the Midwest. Plus, Main Street has built a reputation of its own with art galleries, antiques stores, and eclectic boutiques all housed in beautifully restored 19th Century buildings. This charming little town is a must-visit!

Our Destination


Kirsten Bell
Interim Director / Strategic Marketing Director

Jo Davies County, IL

Top Attractions

  • Galena’s Historic Main Street
  • Ulysses. S. Grant Home
  • The Dowling House
  • Galena History Museum

Info & Stats

IL House Legislative District

IL Senate Legislative Districts

Largest Meeting Facility
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa

Number of Hotel Rooms

Primary Source of Local Funding
Lodging Tax

Total Tourism Jobs Supported

Regional Tourism Expenditures
$1.8 million

Local Sales Taxes
$1.02 million