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.
South at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa
General at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa
North at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa
East at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa
Galena Golf Club
|Lake Carroll Golf Course||Lanark||$36|
|Woodbine Bend Golf Course||Stockton||$33|
|Lena Golf Club||Lena||$40|
|Apple Canyon Lake Golf Course||Apple River||$19|
|Blue at Lacoma Golf Club||East Dubuque||$31|
|Red at Lacoma Golf Club||East Dubuque||$28|
|Par 3 at Lacoma Golf Club||East Dubuque||$5|
|Oakville Country Club||Mount Carroll||$19|
|Palisades Golf Course||Savanna||$17|
|Blackhawk Run Golf Course||Stockton||$38|
|Storybrook Country Club||Hanover||$30|
|Gold at Lacoma Golf Club||East Dubuque||$28|
|Stagecoach Golf Course||Lena||$15|
Eagle Ridge Resort in Galena features three 18-hole golf courses, and a very user friendly, but equally challenging 9-hole course. The North and South courses, designed by Roger Packard, have been favorites among Illinois golfers for years. It wasn't until the construction of "The General" in 1997, that Eagle Ridge started getting national exposure. Proof of this was confirmed recently with Golf Magazine's ranking of No. 52, amongst the "Top Courses You Can Play."
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