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Know Before You Go

We look forward to welcoming guests to Galena Country to support our small businesses and enjoy unique, one-of-a-kind experiences.

We ask that you travel and enjoy our destination responsibly. 

COVID-Related questions

Being a safe, responsible, and respectful traveler has never been more important. It’s in your best interest, as well as those of our residents, workforce, and fellow visitors. Please do your homework upfront and be prepared to adhere to the following guidelines:

WHAT IS OPEN IN GALENA COUNTRY?

Galena is open! This means everything from lodging to retail and dining to events!

*Please be sure to check the status of all intended destinations and attractions via Facebook, their website or calling prior to visiting. 

If you are not yet ready to travel but would still like to show support please consider the following:

EVENT CHANGES

Galena Country event postponements and cancellations can be found here: visitgalena.org/events-calendar

HELPFUL INFORMATION 

OUTDOOR DINING & MAIN STREET PLAZA 

Galena has partially closed part of Main Street to accomodate for outdoor dining and a pedestrian plaza. Please be prepared to park on the east side of the river, near our Visitor Center, a short and comfortable walk from Main Street. Please reference this parking map.

TRANSIT / HOTEL SHUTTLE / PARKING

TRANSIT: Free transit from Depot Park lot to Downtown Galena.
Take advantage of the Galena Free Ride transit service every Saturday in September and October, from 11am–7pm (reference this map) Avoid the congestion of trying to park on Main Street. Instead, park in the Depot Park lot, hop on the transit, and be dropped off just steps away from Main Street. Service runs in a continuous loop from 11am–7pm.

PARKING: Galena has ample parking located around downtown, near Main Street as well as on the eastside, in Depot Park. Please reference this map for more information on where to park in downtown Galena. Click the image to download:

PET-FRIENDLY

Furbabies are welcome! Please see the following blogs for more information on where to stay, eat and shop with you pup: 

OTHER HELPFUL BLOGS

Galena Country Vacation Bucket List

It's pretty amazing here, with endless opportunities to explore - we've compiled a list of six unique experiences that you don't want to miss! We understand that during the pandemic some of these experiences are not possible, however... it doesn't ...

Forever Original Galena Country

Galena Country is an area with a rich and storied past and just like the area it represents, it is full of great stories and colorful characters. While it's many years in the making, our story only gets better with time!  Image Credit: @EnjoyIllinois We ...

Galena Country by the numbers

Discover more to love about Galena Country It doesn't take a mathlete to know that there are numerous reasons to fall in love with Galena Country. Here are just a few fun numbers to note and explore on your next visit to this historical mecca of the ...