Galena Brewery

227 North Main Street
Galena, IL 61036
In historic down town Galena, IL

Galena Attractions

Massbach Ridge Winery

Cultivating the land has run in the Harmston family blood for generations. So it’s no surprise that when founders Peggy & Greg Harmston moved back home to the hills of Massbach, they started their search for what the ridges of their rural land could support.

The start of the vineyard at Massbach Ridge was in 2000, with the Massbach tasting room opening in late 2003. We started with just a few styles of wines and have expanded to over 15 wines. In 2011, our second wine tasting room was opened in downtown Galena on 117 S. Main St..

We invite you out to either of our locations to discover your new favorite wine and relax in a simple and laid-back atmosphere. Schedule a tour with a group of your friends and family or stop in to one of our upcoming events.

Goldmoor Inn & Dining

Goldmoor Inn & Dining, located just a few miles outside of historic Galena, Illinois, offers enchanting and elegant accommodations, full sumptuous breakfast, and the very finest in gracious hospitality. Complete your getaway with a relaxing spa experience and gourmet meal in our world-class dining room with seasonal chef-inspired menu. We offer 18 deluxe luxury suites along with many lovely amenities, including complimentary bicycles, free WiFi throughout, luxurious linens, heated towel bars, robes, free in-room cookies and coffee, two complimentary bottles of water, free parking, and both a whirlpool and fireplace in each suite. Come curl up and relax in front of the crackling fire, sip a glass of wine or a mug of steaming hot chocolate, and watch the sunset over the Mississippi River at our Inn that was named "one of the top 5 coziest Bed and Breakfasts in America" by Yahoo Travel.

BEST WESTERN Designer Inn & Suites

You deserve the best and that's exactly what you'll get at this spectacular Galena hotel that's only minutes from downtown.

Galena hotels come in all shapes and sizes, but nowhere else will you find these amenities for such an affordable price. We boast a very convenient location to downtown Main Street Galena. Our new fantasy suites are dripping with luxurious amenities and are fit for royalty. No other suites in Galena come close in comparison.

Lodging in Galena has never been easier, especially during the busy seasons. Our indoor/outdoor pool with a separate inside hot tub features a swim-through option so you can choose to soak up the sun or stay in the shade indoors.

Galena Historical Society & U.S. Grant Museum

Founded in 1938, The Society shall, through its collection, Museum, and other resources, educate and culturally enrich the public about the history and material culture of Galena, Jo Daviess County, and the Upper Mississippi River Lead Mine District of Illinois, Wisconsin, and Iowa and Ulysses S. Grant

Visit Galena

Galena is the perfect place to connect with those who are special in your life. Our rolling hills, scenic roads and historic charm revitalize the spirit. Inspired by nature and overlooking the banks of the Galena River, our welcoming Main Street embraces a simpler time. You'll create cherished memories spending time together relaxing and unwinding.

Rocky Waters Vineyard and Winery

We are located in the rolling countryside of Jo Daviess County on the Northeast side of Hanover, Illinois.

Rocky Waters is a Boutique Winery dedicated to the pursuit of delicious Marechal Foch, Leon Millot, St. Croix, along with white varietals of Lacrosse and St. Pepin. These varieties are best suited to the climate and soils of our beautiful 25 acre vineyard.

We invite you to visit our winery, gift shop, tasting room, and vineyard. Each season brings gorgeous views from our magnificent winery built on the bluff overlooking the vineyard. We feature music on our spaceous deck overlooking our vineyard and lake. A very quite, serene, relaxing way to spend an afternoon or evening.

The National Brewery Museum™

The National Brewery Museum™ and Brewery Research Library is located in the Potosi Brewery building which was built in 1852 and restored in 2008. Here you will find over 100 exhibits of brewery history from American breweries no longer in business. You will find brands your father and grandfather drank.The National Brewery Museum™ and Research Library will provide a venue to display an ever-changing wide variety of quality breweriana in an attractive and interesting manner. The goal is to stimulate awareness, interest, and participation in our most enjoyable hobby by current collectors and the general public. To also provoke interest in the great and engaging history and heritage of the brewing industry. Our efforts will include balancing the interests of the diverse membership of the American Breweriana Association, Inc. and the goals and aspirations of the Potosi Brewery Foundation, Inc.

Tri-State Tourism Council

The Tri-State Tourism Council embraces a regional tourism approach, marketing Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin under the Upper Mississippi River Valley branding. Tri-State Tourism Council provides and publicizes a variety of attractions/lodging to potential visitors to generate longer and more extensive stays in the Tri-State area.

Our mission is to continue to form partnerships with local businesses, organizations and communities to promote tourism and travel to the Tri-State area of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin. We want to positively impact the overall economic benefit of hosting visitors.

Dubuque County Historical Society

The Dubuque County Historical Society (DCHS) has its roots in the Richard Herrmann Museum of Natural History, established in the 1870s. The DCHS was formed in 1950 as a private, non-profit organization with a focus on oral and archival history; and it opened its first museum, the Mathias Ham House, in 1964. Over the past 25 years the DCHS has successfully raised $54 million to organize and expand its Mississippi River Museum into the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium. The Museum & Aquarium is accredited by the American Association of Museums — a distinction held by only 9 percent of American museums, was named an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution in August 2002, and was accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums in 2009.

The Woodward Riverfront Campus houses the William Woodward Mississippi River Center, Diamond Jo National River Center, the National Rivers Hall of Fame, the Fred W. Woodward Riverboat Museum, the Pfohl Boatyard, a wetland, and a refurbished train depot.

Galena On The Fly

Get ready to lift off in one of the largest hot air balloons in the country. Drift above the rolling landscapes of Jo Daviess county and the historic Galena, Illinois countryside while taking in views of Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin from your 3,000-foot-high perch. Get married in an unforgettable wedding ceremony in the sky or hold a corporate team building session thousands of feet above the ground. Bring your camera and the entire family (one balloon holds up to 14 people!). Sunrise and sunset flights available.


Apple River Fort

Apple River Fort State Historic Site in Elizabeth, Illinois. The town was named for the heroines of the battle named Elizabeth, and Abraham Lincoln camped outside the fort in early June, 1832 with his militia unit. Apple River Fort State Historic Site, located in Elizabeth, Illinois, is the site of one of the battles fought during the Black Hawk War. Black Hawk and his 200 warriors attacked the hastily erected fort on June 24, 1832.You are welcome to visit the fort site and also the Interpretive Center, which is next to U.S. Hwy 20.

LeFevre Inn & Resort

Nestled on 100 acres of beautiful Jo Daviess County countryside, just a mile-and-a-half from downtown Galena and six miles from skiing at Chestnut Mountain Resort, our private inn--featuring eight rooms, spacious Galena View Suite, two cottages, NEW Garden View Apartment, a "floating" gazebo on our a picturesque 1.2 acre lake, and outdoor pool (open seasonally)--is perfect for your next getaway, reunion, destination wedding or business retreat!

Queen Anne Guest House Bed & Breakfast

The Queen Anne Guest House, an award winning Galena Bed & Breakfast, is located in a beautiful historic neighborhood of Galena IL. Our Bed and Breakfast Galena Illinois is within easy walking distance to downtown Galena IL Shopping, gourmet dining and all the best historic sites, tours and Activities in Galena Illinois.Guests of the Queen Anne Guest House receive the hallmark of warm hospitality coupled with Victorian charm and liberally seasoned with casual yet elegant comforts of modern conveniences such as wireless internet, satellite TV, DVD and CD library and room air conditioners. All guest rooms have attached private baths, fireplaces, satellite TV and are decorated with period antiques of the Victorian style and tradition of a Galena Bed and Breakfast. The Lady Ashley guest home has a romantic two person whirlpool Jacuzzi tub.

Iowa Wine Tours Inc.

Get ready for a flexible, fun filled day in the vineyards, and at the wineries of the Upper Mississippi Valley Wine Region, sampling liquid treasures crafted by passionate local wine makers. Discover the beauty of the Mississippi River and learn the history of the Driftless area as we journey into the past.

Daily Tours Include Historic Commentary by Professional Drivers. Covering Galena, Dubuque and surrounding area vineyards and wineries.

Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery

We Raise Our Glass! From the Lawlor Family to you. We welcome you and invite you to experience Galena Cellars to its fullest.

Victorian Mansion

Relax in a chaise lounge in the English Gardens, without the noise from traffic on Highway 20. Rich in history and elegance, The Victorian Mansion is Galena's Premier Bed & Breakfast, built in 1856 by Augustus Estey, a wealthy banker and lead smelter, this Victorian Estate has been authentically furnished and restored.The elegant Italianate style Mansion sits on over 1 1/2 acres where its doors were often opened for entertaining Galena’s most prominent citizens, including America’s 18th President, Ulysses S. Grant. It was from our balcony, during his farewell party hosted by Augustus Estey that Grant’s departing speech was delivered to the citizens of Galena.

Bernadine's Stillman Inn

Bernadine's Stillman Inn is a Historic Bed and Breakfast Mansion in romantic Galena, Illinois. Located in Jo Daviess County in the far Northwest corner of Illinois, this Historic Inn is not far from the Mississippi River. Enjoy a river cruise or walk through the many antique shops and stores in Galena.

Murphy's Gardens

We are a friendly, family-owned, greenhouse, garden center and fresh produce farm located only 3 miles from Galena, IL in JoDaviess County in the far NW corner of IL, 12 miles from Dubuque, IA and 20 miles from Platteville, WI.

Black Hawk Run Golf Club

"Jo Daviess County's Best Kept Secret"

Set amongst the rolling hills in beautiful Jo Daviess County, Black Hawk Run is one of the finest golf courses in the Galena area. We are a family oriented course that offers a wide variety of year round activities and events.

There is something for everyone at Black Hawk Run!

Chestnut Mountain Resort

Only in the Midwest will you find such an unexpected diamond in the rough. High above the Mississippi, tucked nicely in the hills near historic Galena, Chestnut Mountain is a premier Illinois resort that offers nineteen trails & a 7 acre terrain park "The Farside" featuring over 25 rails & features.Chestnut Mountain Resort is a Galena, Illinois Resort that has all the amenities you've come to expect in a resort destination, yet its Midwestern roots and small town charm always keeps folks coming back for more.

Fever River Outfitters

Fever River Outfitters, the small town outfitter with big time adventures! Fever River Outfitters is the place to go when you're looking for fun-filled outdoor destinations in Northwestern Illinois. The staff at Fever River are happy to share their knowledge of the best places to hike, bike, paddle, snowshoe, cross country ski, and even scooter within the Midwestern tri-state region. Don't have your own equipment? Then rent or purchase outdoor gear from us. Check out our event calendar for special group adventures in the area, from scenic hiking and biking paths to the tranquil flow of the Galena and Mississippi River backwaters.

President Grant's House

On August 18, 1865, Galena celebrated the return of its Civil War hero General Ulysses S. Grant. Following a jubilant procession with much flag waving and speeches, a group of Galena citizens presented the General with a handsome furnished house on Bouthillier Street. The house is managed by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency as the U.S. Grant Home State Historic Site.

The brick house, which was designed by William Dennison, had been constructed in 1860 for former City Clerk Alexander J. Jackson. Thomas B. Hughlett, on behalf of only a small group of local Republicans, purchased the house for $2,500 in June 1865 and presented it to Grant two months later. The house is typical of the Italianate style, which is characterized by well defined rectilinear shapes, projecting eaves supported by brackets, low pitched roof, and balustraded balconies over covered porches.

Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers of Galena

Welcome to a collection of the best Bed & Breakfast, Guest Houses and Inns in Galena, Illinois. Historic estates, beautiful gardens and personal bed and breakfast inns are scattered throughout the city and countryside of Galena. Find out why we are the Best of Galena by calling us today! The Bed & Breakfast Inns offer the best in accommodations when choosing a place to stay in Galena. Each inn offers a variety of special amenities and packages to make your stay memorable and fun. We offer a wide variety of settings, from being located directly downtown, to being nearby, to country settings, meeting the travel experience you are seeking.

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