What to Do

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During your Galena/Jo Daviess vacation, discover some great things to do. When searching for what to do in Galena and Jo Daviess County, this small historic town has plenty of different ways to explore, discover and experience the best in shopping, historic sites, golf, tours and outdoor recreation.

Agriculture & Regional Specialties

Agricultural & Regional Specialties, Gardens in Galena Illinois

Take in the fresh air with the finest things to do in Galena/Jo Daviess County. Relax with our lush gardens, exuberant vineyards and enjoy the sunset with a hot air balloon ride. Make sure you stop by one of our amazing vineyards, and discover how our award-winning wines are made.

  • Attractions & Tours
  • Gardens & Farms
  • Wineries

Art & Entertainment

What to Do in Galena, Art in Galena, Galena Art Galleries

When looking for things to do in Galena/Jo Daviess County, treat yourself to beautiful art. We present the best in art shops, galleries and entertainment. Browse local area artist works, join in for a hands-on workshop and purchase unique art items. Get ready for some fun with live entertainment. Listen to outstanding music, hit the lanes and go bowling or hear your past or future from fortune tellers.

  • Art Experiences & Shopping
  • Art Galleries
  • Entertainment


Shop in Galena, Galena Stores

Find everything you need when you shop in Galena/Jo Daviess County. Shop for the finest in antiques and collectibles, apparel, accessories, home and garden, specialties and gifts. You can spend an entire day just browsing through the unique Galena shops.

  • Antiques & Collectibles
  • Apparel & Accessories
  • Confectionery
  • Home & Garden
  • Specialties & Gifts

Golf Courses in Galena, Galena GolfGolf

If you are looking for a Jo Daviess County golf vacation, we have some of the best golf courses in the Midwest. Discover the award-winning golf courses at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa or enjoy the championship course at Woodbine Bend Championship Golf Course. With 10 amazing golf courses in Jo Daviess County, it makes for the ultimate golfing destination.

History & Architecture

Galena History, Galena Architecture, Galena Tours

No matter what your taste is, Galena/Jo Daviess County has something for everyone. Take a tour throughout one of Galena’s historic mansions, walk the streets for a ghost tour or discover one of the many museums. Discover the best in Galena and Jo Daviess County’s history and architecture!

  • Attractions & Tours
  • Historic Sites & Museums

Outdoor Recreation

Galena Kayaking, Outdoor Recreation in Galena

The outdoor recreation in Galena/Jo Daviess County provides something for everyone. Enjoy a ski trip to one of our finest ski resorts or spend a summer weekend camping next to the Mississippi River. Experience kayaking, canoeing, hot air balloon rides and more. Explore outdoor recreation during your next trip!

  • Boating & Fishing
  • Camping
  • Equipment Rental & Sales
  • Hiking & Biking
  • Horse Liveries
  • Winter Recreation

Spa & Salon Services

Galena Spa Treatments

Pamper yourself with a spa visit. From hot stone massages to aromatherapy and therapeutic massages, the spas in Galena/Jo Daviess County have it all. With great extras including waxing, tanning and nail services, our spa services offer you only the best. From our salons to our resort and day spas, there is something for everyone. Plan your next girlfriends getaway, romantic weekend or vacation, and make sure you add a trip to one of the beautiful spas.


Spend a weekend in Galena/Jo Daviess County where you will never run out of fun things to do! Enjoy a relaxing vacation that is full of excitement. Start finding the best things to do today! Check out what to do with upcoming events, attractions, tours and more. Plan your trip today!


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