Plan Your Trip to Galena & Jo Daviess County

Ansel Adams once said, “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” Those are words to live by when visiting Galena Country, especially when nearly every scene offers a picturesque background you won’t want to forget. Explore Grant’s history and some eerie ghost stories. Spot an eagle while hiking the trails overlooking the Mississippi River. Grab a bite to eat at one of our renowned restaurants. And that’s just beginning. Galena Country also boasts some of the best vineyards in the Midwest. Plus Main Street Galena has built a reputation of its own with art galleries, antiques stores, and eclectic boutiques all housed in beautifully restored 19th century buildings. Capture your story and what Galena Country has in store for you.

Interactive Maps

Interactive Maps

Plan for your favorite things to do with these helpful interactive maps of Galena and Jo Daviess County.

Girlfriends

Girlfriends

Relax and reconnect with your girls as you shop ‘til you drop, get your craft on and enjoy our refreshing spas.

Mancations

Mancations

Tee it up on the golf course, hit the brewery, go hunting or fishing and have a great time hanging with the guys.

Golfers

Golfers

Filled with nine-hole layouts and challenging world-class courses, Galena Country can suit your level of play.

Outdoors

Outdoors

Breathtaking trails, relaxing rivers, and rolling hills set the perfect scene for biking, hiking, canoeing, skiing and more.

History Buffs

History Buffs

Bigger than Chicago in its heyday, Galena is 19th century preserved with many sites in the National Historic Register.

Romantics

Romantics

Cozy up in a romantic B&B and find nestled away tables for two as you explore the beauty of Galena Country.

Antique Trail

Antique Trail

Antique furniture, an eclectic mix of vintage collectibles, old toys, repurposed jewelry, albums, art, pottery and more.

Scenic Art Loop

Scenic Art Loop

107 miles of scenic driving that features vineyards, wine tasting rooms, and specialty restaurants with art for sale from ARRT Drive Members.

Road Trip

Road Trip

Hit the road for a full day of discovery. Scenic drives, eight spectacular photo opps, and charming towns are just waiting to be explored.

Motorcoaches

Motorcoaches

Bring your next group tour to Jo Daviess County! Take a look at some popular two-day tours, group dining options and group attractions!

Traveling with Pets

Traveling with Pets

Pets are always welcome in Galena Country... and they'll love you for bringing them along.