- Our list of the best things to do in Galena, Illinois, features the top 64 nearby activities — including 27 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Galena, IL has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Museums & Galleries, Sights & Landmarks, Entertainment & Shows, and Outdoor Places.
- The results below include the top 25 things to do within the city of Galena, IL , followed by 39 popular activities in nearby cities, including Dubuque, Platteville and Savanna
The magical cabaret show called P.T. Murphy Magic is held seven days a week for matinees and evening shows. The intimate magic theater offers a dark and mysterious setting for illusions and tricks with a twist of mischievous humor.
A craft distillery, Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. makes a variety of spirits from locally sourced grains and other ingredients. The company sells vodka, moonshine, and gin, as well as its specialty, whiskey.
Bestowed upon the war hero by the residents of Galena in 1865, the Ulysses S. Grant Home is a brick, Italianate-style home, and historic site. Step inside on a guided tour and travel back in time to experience life just as when Grant resided there.
93% 196 votes
123 N Commerce St, Galena, IL 61036 MoreLess Info
In Old Market House state, there are artifacts to see, history to explore and questions to be asked and answered. There is a wealth of information about President Grant. Brochures and pamphlets help you find your way.
Offering scenic tours aboard classic 1940's San Francisco style trolleys, Tri State Travel Trolley Tours in Galena, IL sheds some light on Galena's most prominent historical structures. This informational tour also provides insight on local history.
94% 205 votes
211 S Bench St, Galena, IL MoreLess Info
A brick mansion built in 1858 is home to the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society containing over 6,000 square feet of exhibit space. Enjoy the original oil painting depicting Lee's surrender to Grant, Civil War weaponry, and lead mining exhibit.
88% 516 votes
515 South Main Street, Galena, IL 61036 MoreLess Info
Award winning Galena Cellars Winery & Vineyard produces 40 types of wines and includes tours, wine tasting, and even a cozy guest suite for overnight stays. The downtown location features a large tasting room, gift shop, and a shaded patio.
Galena Trolley Tours offer an affordable, family friendly narrated tour through the hills and valleys of historic Galena. Enjoy a complementary bag of popcorn while the kids ride free on the open air, San Francisco style replica trolleys.