I only get a chance to go to Galena about once a year. As a typical male, I usually hate shopping [except on the internet!]. Galena, however, is an exception. Everytime we visit, we usually take a stroll down Main Street and window shop — there’s always something interesting there — even for guys!
Beautiful Chestnut Mountain is just a short drive away – check the map on the directions tab – and cross country skiing trails abound at Eagle Ridge…
Here’s an interesting tidbit from the Galena Historical Society: “Galena, Illinois is probably the most famous, but there are many others, most named after the mineral. Long-time historical society member Ed Ganshirt has been collecting Galenas. Here’s a sampling of what he has found.” Source: Back There may be many Galenas, but none are prettier [...]
…along with a little personal connection. “The neat little town of GALENA, a few miles short of both Iowa and Wisconsin in the far northwest corner of Illinois, can have changed little since its nineteenth-century heyday. Thanks to its sheltered location just a few miles up the Galena River, it was a major port of [...]
…according to Forbes Traveler… “The Rough Guide to the USA co-author Greg Ward is the sole panelist whose choices drifted wholly away from the eastern seaboard. Among the traveler writer’s pretty-town favorites are Springdale, Utah, situated near Zion National Park, and Galena, Illinois, which Ward describes as a “peaceful, verdant” town that “seems barely changed [...]