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Located in the northwest corner of Illinois, Galena/Jo Daviess County is bordered by Wisconsin to the north, while its western edge is outlined by the Mississippi River and Iowa. The county is distinguished as the northern Illinois gateway to the Great River Road, a national scenic byway running through 10 states along the Mississippi.

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Few destinations can match the wealth of experiences our region offers: awe-inspiring gardens, intriguing history, notable architecture, top-rated skiing, world-class golf, tempting cuisine and rejuvenating spas.


Traveling to Jo Daviess County is a scenic experience by any means of transportation. Dubuque, Iowa, Madison, Wisconsin, Rockford, Illinois, and Chicagoland airports provide air service to the destination. If you decide to travel by car, we are within a four-hour drive from most major Midwest cities.

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Galena/Jo Daviess County CVB
Jeff Graack
Director of Sales & Marketing
720 Park Ave.
Galena, IL 61036
TEL: 888.442.5362
FAX: 815.777.3566


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