Things to do in Galena, IL

Things to do in Galena, IL

After you enjoy a Chicago architectural boat tour by Shoreline Sightseeing, you may want to experience other fun activities in Illinois. If you enjoy rich history, winter recreation, or eclectic fun, then Galena, IL is the perfect place to visit. Take a look below to learn some of the fun experiences and attractions you can take in while visiting Galena.

Main Street

Dittmar Farms

Image Credit: Dittmar Farms

If you enjoy shopping and/or history, then Main Street is a great place for you to check out. There are plenty of art galleries, antique stores, and boutique shops that will certainly pique your interest. Plus, you’ll just love the vibe of the area too.


Galena has plenty of country for you to explore. If you enjoy biking or hiking, this is the perfect area for you to get away and simply take in what nature has to offer.

All About a Ghost Tour

Do you find interest in ghost stories? Then be sure to take the Main Street walking tour. Here, you will hear stories that have been researched and authenticated. These stories include experiences that people have had, both past and present, with ghosts in the area. If you’re not a believer, you just might be after this tour.

Dittmar Farms

Dittmar Farms has been operating since 1854 and it’s still family operated. If you enjoy sweet corn, this is definitely a must-visit. If you frequent it in the fall months, be sure to stop by to see their amazing pumpkins.


If you visit Galena in the winter months, be sure to pack your skis. This place is very popular when the weather gets cold thanks to its downhill skiing and snowboarding recreation. So if you like winter recreation, be sure to put Galena on your list.

Schedule Your Tour Today

Before you get wrapped up in everything Galena has to offer, be sure to first take your Chicago architectural boat tour with Shoreline Sightseeing. We have plenty of dates available, so be sure to see our schedule to pick the date that’s right for you. You can also contact us online to schedule your tour or call us at 312.222.9328.