Add a touch of adventure and tour Galena by trolley, Segway, or bicycle. Galena Trolley Tours offers historical and architectural narrated tours while giving your group a birds-eye view of the city. Visit Chestnut Mountain Resort, a year-round resort offering both Segway and bicycling tours of the facility.


History and mystery combine for an entertaining and educational experience with the Galena Haunted Ghost Tours. Rich with history, the Galena & U.S. Grant Museum and Ulysses S. Grant’s Home are just outside of downtown Galena, offering immersive experiences.


Explore the many outdoor activities and natural attractions Galena has to offer. Walk or bike around the Galena River Trail or rent equipment to travel the Galena River. Immerse yourself in nature at the Rutherford Refuge at Twin Bridges Nature Preserve, or find an adrenaline rush on the mountain zip line or alpine slide at Chestnut Mountain Resort. Winter opens more snow sport activities to Chestnut Mountain, along with 7 miles of meticulously groomed trails at the Nordic Center at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa.


With an abundance of vineyards, there is ample opportunity for tastings and tours of the region’s wineries. Tasting rooms decorate Galena’s Main Street, and vineyards can be visited in the countryside. With 40 available wine varieties, Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery offers tours and space to relax and enjoy the view. For a good, classic experience, visit Dittmar Family Farm and its entertaining seasonal experiences.


Galena Country

Main Image: Galena Trolley Tours, Galena, Illinois; Credit: Galena Country Tourism