All Group Attractions

  • Long Hollow Canopy Tours

    NEW ATTRACTION near the Galena Territory! NOW OPEN! Enjoy spectacular views of Northwest Illinois on this 2 1/2 hour guided canopy tour. Ride 6 ziplines, cross a suspended bridge, and rappel off of two platforms.  Longest line is 1,250-feet! Open Seasonally; April-November

  • Ulysses S. Grant Home State Historic Site

    This Italianate home was presented to U.S. Grant in 1865 and opened to the public in 1904. Furnishings original. Nearby, Julia Grant’s statue was dedicated on August 12, 2006. Group Tour/Motorcoach Group Attendee Capacity: 44 People Group Tour Length: 30 Minutes Group Reservations Required Open Year-Round for Groups Wheelchair Accessible

  • The Old Blacksmith Shop

    Authentic 1897 blacksmith shop with working forges. Filled with tools and equipment from its 100 year history. Historian on site. The gift shop is well-stocked with Galena-forged items made by our blacksmiths. Come watch the sparks fly at the Old Blacksmith Shop! Open May – October; Friday – Monday; 10 read more

  • Elihu B. Washburne House State Historic Site

    Elihu B. Washburne was a prominent Galena attorney and later a popular U.S. Congressman (1853-1869), political advisor to Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant and ambassador to France (1869-1877). Visit the Library where General Grant received the election night news via telegraph that he was elected as President. The house read more

  • Elizabeth History Museum

    Local history exhibits on lead mining; the Apple River Fort; Elizabeth businesses, schools, and veterans. Open on weekends May – October; 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Group Tour/Motorcoach Group Capacity: 45 People Group Reservations Required Open Year-Round for Groups by Appointment

  • Dowling House

    Galena’s oldest house, built of native limestone in 1826 as a trading post and residence. Furnished with primitives and a collection of Galena pottery. Open Seasonally. Attendee Capacity: 30 People Tour Length: 30 Minutes Group Rates Available

  • Apple River Fort State Historic Site

    Today the Apple River Fort State Historic Site, a Black Hawk War landmark, includes both an interpretive center and a reconstruction of the long-vanished fort, competed in 1997 and modeled upon findings of a 1995 archaeological dig. Black Hawk and his warriors attacked the fort on June 24, 1832. His read more

  • River Cruises

    See the beauty of the Mississippi from the deck of a real, old-time riverboat. Relax, unwind and recharge! Affordable two-day non-gambling overnight cruises from LeClaire, IA to Dubuque, IA and return aboard the elegant riverboat Twilight. Attendee Capacity: 140 People Tour Length: 2 Days Group Rates Available Reservations Required Wheelchair read more

  • Massbach Ridge
    Winery

    Exercise your tastebuds with award-winning wine while enjoying the breathtaking views of our Jo Daviess County hills. Tours of both the vineyard and winery are available. Tasting room located in downtown Galena, too! Attendee Capacity: 50 People Tour Length: 1 Hour Group Rates Available Wheelchair Accessible