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Hike the Vines at Galena Cellars’ Snowshoe Hike and Wine Tasting !

December 19, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Galena Cellars' Snowshoe Hike and Wine TastingGalena Cellars and Blaum Bros Distillery have teamed up with Fever River Outfitters to create a series of snowshoe hike/tasting events that will exercise both your legs and your tastebuds!

“Hike the Vines” and “Snowshoe Trek n Taste” both involve getting out into the great outdoors as well as getting back inside and tasting some great local wines and spirits!

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Zipline Through The Woods At Long Hollow Canopy Tours

August 15, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Zipline Through The Woods At Long Hollow Canopy Tours in Galena, ILTarzan isn’t the only one who likes to swing through trees. If you do, too, Long Hollow Canopy Tours in Galena, IL has a forested zipline course for you!

Long Hollow Canopy Tours has built a zipline course in Tapley Woods near Galena that includes 6 ziplines, a skybridge, rappel course, and more. “Canopy Tour” is a great descriptor, too because that’s what you’ll be doing: ziplining through the forest canopy!

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Soar On A Galena Hot Air Balloon Ride!

July 10, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Galena hot air balloon ride

There’s no experience quite as freeing as floating up and away in a hot air balloon – and the views! Come drift above the rolling landscapes of Jo Daviess County on a Galena hot air balloon ride!

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Belvedere Mansion – The Downton Abbey of Galena

October 13, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Galena's Belvedere MansionBuilt in 1857, Belvedere Mansion is considered one of the finest Italianate mansions in Galena, Il and has been compared to the Downton Abbey of the popular BBC series fame.

With twenty-two lavishly decorated rooms and a history going back over 150 years, it’s no wonder Belvedere Mansion attracts so much attention. It doesn’t hurt that some of the incredibly ornate furnishings come from the estate of the world-famous entertainer, Liberace, and that the sweeping, green drapes are from the classic film “Gone with the Wind.”

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Galena’s Old Stockade on the Cobblestone Street

August 16, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Galena’s Old Stockade - Chief Black Hawk

– Chief Black Hawk –
unwitting architect of Galena’s Old Stockade

There was a time when Illinois was the disputed edge of the American frontier and Galena’s Old Stockade on the Cobblestone Street is a living reminder of those times.

Constructed rapidly in 1832 by frightened citizens, Galena’s Old Stockade was the first – and potentially last – layer of protection for area residents under the threat of displaced and angry native peoples during the Black Hawk War.

Black Hawk was the war chief of the Sauk tribe who spent a good portion of his life trying to protect his people’s lands, which were lost in a disputed treaty in 1804.

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