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Things to do in Galena

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Galena. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Galena attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Galena to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Galena.

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  • Galena Artists' Guild Gallery

    Peruse the cool art galleries on Spring Street, especially the Galena Artists’ Guild Gallery, which features works by 60 member artists. More
  • Galena Trolley Tours

    View historic buildings and 19th-century homes including the Dowling House, the oldest stone structure in Illinois. More

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