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As you enter downtown Galena, you find a mining boomtown perfectly untouched by age since its mid-nineteenth century heyday. Old homes and buildings have been meticulously preserved, and much of Galena today is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Tourism is now the city’s main attraction, with specialty shops, boutiques, galleries and restaurants appealing to the more than a million visitors annually. And nearby, you’ll find ample outdoor activities at Apple River Canyon State Park, four challenging world-class golf courses, equestrian trails and even some downhill ski runs.
WorldMark Galena is situated near Eagle Ridge Resort’s General, the most challenging of the four world-class Galena territory golf courses. Each unit includes a fireplace, cable TV, dining area and a deck. One- and two-bedroom units include fully equipped kitchens. The resort features a glassed-in indoor pool, hot tub and game room.
One Bedroom: King in master, queen Murphy bed in living area. Jetted Tub in bathroom. Maximum occupancy 4.
Apple River Fort State Historic Site
Journey into the past at this reconstructed fort. Learn about the conflict between early settlers and local natives that escalated into the Black Hawk War. Open: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Wed.-Sun. (Apr.-Oct.); 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Wed.-Sun. (Nov.-Mar.). 8.5 mi.
Galena/Jo Daviess County History Museum
Located in the 1858 Daniel A. Barrows mansion, this museum features a variety of exhibits, including Civil War memorabilia, mining, steam boating, clothing, dolls and toys, as well as an original 1830s mineshaft. Open: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. 8 mi.
Galena Trolley Tours
Take a trolley ride through Galena, one of the most historically preserved, 19th century towns in the United States. Galena Trolley Tours offers 1-hr nonstop and 2-hr, 2-stop tours daily. 8 mi.
· Internet access (fee applicable)
· Air conditioning
· Cable TV
· DVD player
· Stereo with CD player
· Murphy bed
· Washer and dryer in 1- and 2-bdrm units
· Iron and ironing board
· Jetted Tub
· Indoor pool
· Indoor hot tub
· Fitness center
· Arcade games
· Laundry facility
· Barbecue grills
· Movie rentals
· Shared computer with Internet
· Belvedere Mansion
· Ulysses S. Grant Home
· Dowling House
· Horseback riding at Shenandoah Riding Center · Galena Cellars Winery
· Chestnut Mountain Ski Area
· Vinegar Hill Lead Mine
· Golf at the spectacular General Course at Eagle Ridge Resort
· Boone’s Place
· Civil War Days
· Country Fair
· Great balloon race
· Taste of Galena
· Night of Luminaria
· Woodbine Bend Golf
Parking is limited at WorldMark Galena and the resort is not able to accommodate the storage of boats, RVs and Trailers. Please contact the Front Desk for options.
Children in diapers must wear waterproof diapers designed for swimming. There are no lifeguards on duty. Please refer to posted pool signage for more specific information.
Pool and Hot Tub: 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.