Wanderlust Magazine out of the UK names the Great River Road as one of the “Top 50 Trips 2017” in their February issue! The seventeen page article highlights stops along the Mississippi River, including “thriving” Galena, IL. Author Phoebe Smith suggests dining at One Eleven Main and Otto’s Place while staying at the historic DeSoto House Hotel on Galena’s Main St. Ms. Smith also points out wine tours of our local vineyards and the rich American history all along the Mississippi River.
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Visitor’s wanting to make the Mississippi River a part of their Galena & Jo Daviess County experience can use these tips when planning their vacation.
Play, dine & stay at Chestnut Mountain Resort in any season. Downhill ski & snowboard in the winter and take a Segway tour in the summer & fall with the river as the focal point.
Stay & dine at the Goldmoor Inn and watch the sunset over the river
Scooter to the Vineyard on the backroads of Jo Daviess County. Stop at Council Hill Station for some live music and then on the the vineyard for a tour and tasting. Fever River Outfitters will pick you up, so have another glass!
Ride the miles of trails through the Galena Territory on a trail ride with Shenandoah Riding Center. If you come in October make sure to come back at night for their Fear Forest, a spooky walk through the woods!
Get a bird’s eye view of the fall foliage from a hot air balloon with Galena on The Fly. Great photo ops and a look at our Driftless Region from above.
Try Northwest Illinois’s newest attraction, Long Hollow Canopy Tour! Zip through the trees, repel, hike and cross the suspension bridge for the ultimate adventure!
There is so much to do in our most popular season. Check our Events Calendar to see what’s going on in Galena & Jo Daviess County during your stay!
Share your adventures with us on social media @EnjoyGalenaCtry!