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Galena/Jo Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Affordable Culture in Galena, IL

Getaway from: Chicago

At the northwestern tip of Illinois, the town of Galena counts fewer than 5,000 residents, but draws more than a million visitors each year. The appeal? A great Main Street, trolley tours past beautiful 19th-century buildings, canoeing trips along the Galena River, and, for history buffs, seeing the place where President Ulysses S. Grant’s family lived and worked—and where he himself lived for about two years. The town also has galleries, craft shops, and boutiques.

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