Located on the banks of the Galena River, the former home of Ulysses S. Grant boasts rolling hills, scenic roads, historic charm and a quaint, old-fashioned Main Street.
Consistently voted by Midwest Living as "Best Main Street in the Midwest," Galena's Main Street is complete with art galleries, antique stores and boutique shops. There are plenty of food options downtown, from family friendly dining at Almost Paradise Bar & Grill to Benjamin's, a historic pub, to casual fine dining at the Flying Horse, to Fried Green Tomatoes, located in a building that dates back to 1833.
Golf more your thing? Galena offers 10 beautiful golf courses within a 20-mile radius. Start with Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa, 63 holes of award-winning golf, including the General, ranked in 2010 as one of the Best Resort Courses in America by GolfWeek. You'll also not want to miss Galena Golf Club.
For visitors who prefer nature, Galena provides plenty of hiking along the countryside and kayaking along the river. In winter, enjoy downhill skiing and snowboarding at nearby Chestnut Mountain Resort. The average temperature in Galena is 57 degrees, with the summer months a comfortable 80-degree average, so it's perfect year-round.
Lake Carroll Golf Course
|Par 3 at Lacoma Golf Club||East Dubuque||$5|
|Apple Canyon Lake Golf Course||Apple River||$12 - $19|
|Stagecoach Golf Course||Lena||$10|
|Storybrook Country Club||Hanover||$30|
|East at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa||Galena||$25 - $50|
|Blackhawk Run Golf Course||Stockton||$14 - $20|
|Galena Golf Club||Galena||$18 - $33|
|Blue at Lacoma Golf Club||East Dubuque||$31|
|Sandburr Run Golf Course||Thomson||$13 - $20|
|Gold at Lacoma Golf Club||East Dubuque||$28|
|Red at Lacoma Golf Club||East Dubuque||$28|
|Woodbine Bend Golf Course||Stockton||$20 - $35|
|General at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa||Galena||$75 - $140|
|North at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa||Galena||$40 - $115|
|Palisades Golf Course||Savanna||$11|
|South at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa||Galena||$40 - $115|
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa is the original Illinois golf resort, and it's still the king. Led by the popular General Course, the links here strike the perfect balance between challenge and fun, so that golfers will return year after year. Kiel Christianson has more from Galena.
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Andy North and Roger Packard teamed up to design The General Course at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa on a piece of property that overlooks the Mississippi River and offers scenery you wouldn't expect to find in Illinois. And the course has been receiving rave reviews from golfers -- and all the glossy golf magazines -- since day one.
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