Activities

Things to Do in Galena, Illinois

There is far more to do in the Galena and Jo Daviess County area than you can accomplish in a single visit. To get an overview of all the entertainment, recreation, historical and shopping options available, download the Galena Visitors’ Guide.

Shopping
From art to clothing to handmade chocolates and crafts, downtown Galena, Illinois, offers what Midwest Living called the “Best Main Street in America.” It’s just six miles north of the Goldmoor Inn—perfect for an afternoon outing. See a listing of Galena shops.

Winery Tours
Northwestern Illinois is home to a expanding wine industry. You can sample the local vintages and enjoy live music at many local vineyards.

Outdoor Recreation
From horse back riding lessons next to the Goldmoor, to snow skiing in winter to boating and fishing in spring and summer, Galena offers a wide variety of outdoor activities. For equipment rentals, check out local companies such as Fever River Outfitters. Book a hot air balloon ride through Galena on the Fly. Or go horseback riding at the Shenandoah Riding Center

Golf
The Galena area is home to nearly a dozen golf courses, and our rolling hills make the game both beautiful and challenging. Learn more about Galena golf courses and how to make a reservation.

Casinos
The Goldmoor Inn is a scenic 30-minute drive from the Dubuque, Iowa, area, where you’ll find racing, slots, and table games.

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