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Forever Original Experiences

Forever Original Experiences, a collection of brand new, only-in-Galena Country experiences, featuring unique educational workshops, delicious tastings, outdoor adventures and more! To each is their own and we're happy to launch in partnership with some of the area's most sought out attractions and businesses. Don’t just visit, make the most of your time with hands-on fun and traditions that only happen here. 

These authentic offerings are perfect for individuals, couples and small groups. You'll get behind-the-scenes of favorite attractions and leave with mementos and memories that only a Forever Original Experience can offer. Check back often as we look forward to building this list with more unforgettable events soon!

Brew Methods

Join an expert Barista at Trolley Depot Coffee and learn about the journey their beans take from farm, to roastery, to coffee shop, and finally, your home! You’ll experience what makes their specialty ...

Flower Farm Tours

Enjoy the colors and scents of the countryside with a guided farm tour through Clara Joyce Flowers. Nestled in the rolling hills of the drift-less region, in scenic Jo Daviess County, Illinois, Clara ...

French Perfume & Pastries

Two of Galena's new and popular businesses, Bread & Vine and Scent Workshop, are thrilled to offer this unique, fabulous experience that is sure to delight the senses.  Enjoy a handmade French pastry ...

Hoof it + Sip it

Join us for a goat trek paired with a wine tasting at Hoof It in Galena County. Stroll through the forest with a glass of wine and a goat by your side! Return from the trek and enjoy a sampling of 6-1 ...

Hoof'n + Spook'n

Do you have what it takes to brave the forest on Halloween in Galena County?  Spend time with the Hoof It goats prior to venturing out into the forest on a Glow Walk. Return to a bonfire and music. If ...

Hoof’n + Groove’n

Star-filled skies, a roaring bonfire, gooey s’mores, live music, and goats! Life is good! Join us on an evening trek as the sun sets and the light fades from the forest. Return from the trek to a roaring ...

Spoon Carving Workshop

Let the wood guide you! In this 3-hr workshop, you’ll learn basic spoon-carving techniques including selecting the best trees for greenwood spoon carving, breaking-down logs and branches into usable ...