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Galena, Illinois Golf Course With over 1000 meticulously preserved and a rich industrial past, the city is a historic mining boomtown on the Mississippi River and an exciting tourist destination that offers access to golfing, skiing, snowboarding and outdoor activities. The home of the U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant, Galena is known as the “Town That Time Forgot” and features a wide selection of attractions, from regional museums and trolley tours to historic forts, horseback riding, wine tasting and much more.
Apple River Fort State Historic SiteApple River Fort State Historic Site
Tour a replica of the original frontier fort, an important battle site in the Black Hawk War that was rebuilt in the late 90s using the same tools and methods as the original settlers of the area. The site today offers living history interpretive programs, self-guided tours and special events.
311 E Myrtle Street,
Elizabeth, IL

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Belvedere Mansion and GardensBelvedere Mansion and Gardens
Explore the largest house in Galena, a fine mansion built before the Civil War that features 22 rooms lavishly decorated in an Italianate style. Sign up for a guided tour, stroll the beautiful gardens or visit with one of the resident cats that call the mansion home.
1008 Park Avenue,
Galena, IL

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Chestnut Mountain ResortChestnut Mountain Resort
A premier Midwest skiing and snowboarding destination, this mountain resort offers nineteen trails spread across 220 acres of snow and a 420 vertical drop. You'll find runs for beginner, intermediate and advanced skiers, along with a snowboarding terrain park and special summertime attractions as well.
8700 W Chestnut Road,
Galena, IL

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Eagle Ridge Resort - The General Golf CourseEagle Ridge Resort - The General Golf Course
The General Golf Course at Eagle Ridge Resort is the most challenging of the four courses in Galena. Ranked as one of the top 100 golf courses in the world by Golf Digest magazine, this scenic course offers views of three states: Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin.
444 Eagle Ridge Drive,
Galena, IL

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Galena Cellars Vineyard & WineryGalena Cellars Vineyard & Winery
With two local locations, this family-owned winery produces forty distinct red, white and fruit wines. Take a tour of the vineyard and enjoy sweeping views of gently rolling hills, or visit the winery on Main Street for tastings on the shaded wine patio.
515 S Main Street,
Galena, IL

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