Mancations in Galena and Jo Daviess County
In need of guy time? With our rugged terrain and love for local brews, Galena Country puts on the ultimate mancation. So text your bud, your friends, your entourage and get a date on the calendar, we’ve already got a list of ideas started for you.
Order a round
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. offers tours on how they make their handcrafted spirits, plus they have an amazing copper and leather tasting room, oh yeah, it screams man cave. Galena Brewing Co. is also a great place to stop with your buddies for a flight of local brews, get a bite to eat and listen to live music. Once you’re familiar with the best places to grab a drink, it’s time to take in all the fun things you can do with the guys. We’ve literally got the jackpot of guy-time activities.
Hit the greens
Galena and Jo Daviess County delivers ten amazing golf courses for you to pick from and explore. Not sure where to start out? Try warming up your swing on one of two 9-hole courses at Lacoma Golf Course (feel free to complete the full 45 while you’re there). Then work your way up to our world-championship level courses. You may even decide to battle “The General”, our crowning jewel at Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa that Golf Digest ranked as one of America’s top 100 greatest golf courses. Just set your tee times and go. And don’t forget to check out some of the mouth-watering restaurants and grills along the way.
Aim for the bullseye
If you decide to make your way over to Black Hawk Run Golf Course (it’s just a 20 minute drive from Galena to Stockton), be sure stop by Yotes Archery Den. Not only can you stock up on live bait, ammunition and fishing supplies for later in your trip, you can challenge the boys to see who is the best archer in the group at their indoor archery range. Try to hit Stockton on a Friday because down the street, The Corner Tap has all-you-can-eat hot buffalo wings!
Go on the hunt
Since you already picked up your supplies at Yotes, go on the hunt and spend the day (or just half the day) hunting pheasant with experienced guides at River Valley Hunting in Scales Mound. Choose from one of five courses or a tower shoot! You can also test your skills on the line with a guided fly fishing experience through Galena Fly Fishing Outfitters.
Circle back for FootGolf
Wrap up your trip with a lighthearted game of FootGolf. This emerging sport – which is a combination of soccer and golf, has built such a reputation for itself, we two county courses that feature this unique sport: Lacoma in East Dubuque and the East Course at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa. There’s nothing better than a friendly competition where you can go toe to toe.
Settle into your home away from home
After filling your days with all-out guy sports, continue the day’s fun in one of our vacation rental homes, at an all-inclusive resort like Eagle Ridge or Chestnut Mountain or at any of our affordable hotels. You can get away and have bragging rights for the weekend.