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The Galena/Jo Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) was established in 1983 as a department of county government. The Bureau’s mission is to promote Galena, Illinois and all of the towns in Jo Daviess County as the Midwest’s Premier Destination Getaway for overnight visitors.  We wanted to create an identity that was easily identifiable and inclusive to everyone in our community.


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As always, tag us in your photos from #Galena & #jodaviesscounty for a chance to be featured! We’re also looking for photos and comments visitors have posted to their social media accounts about their trip to Galena & Jo Daviess County for our 2015 Activity Guide. If you’ve already posted photos, go into the comments of your post and use the hashtag #enjoygalenacountry.

By doing so you give us permission to feature and print your photo & quote! You can also email Betsy at socialmedia (at)


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Ring in the New Year in Jo Daviess County!

November 28, 2014

Are you planning to bring in the New Year in Galena, IL or Jo Daviess County? We’ve compiled a list of what’s happening where, so that you can make your reservations & plans. Here’s a list of businesses waiting for your call! Where to party: GALENA Chestnut Mountain Resort – 800-397-1320 – Mountain Vista Room/ […]

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Tips for the Perfect Romantic Getaway this Winter

November 19, 2014

Galena, IL and Jo Daviess County make the perfect setting for a Winter Romantic Getaway. The spectacular views of our Driftless Region and the charming, historical towns dotting the county set the scene for romance.  See if one of our Romance Packages is the right fit for you at and plan your getaway with […]

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The Insider’s Guide to Hunting in Jo Daviess County

November 14, 2014

Headed this way to enjoy the outdoors and hunt? Here are five helpful tips for traveling to Jo Daviess County during hunting season! 1. Where to Stay: Need a warm place to lay your head after spending hours outdoors? Click these links for your options when Camping, choosing a motel or rental properties. 2. Where […]

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Ten Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in Jo Daviess County!

November 7, 2014

Are you looking for the perfect “postcard” holiday experience? Galena, and the towns of Jo Daviess County, provide a warm and cozy Country Christmas that will delight all ages. There’s something for everyone, whether it’s gifts for under the tree or activities to bring the family together. 1. Holiday Shopping: Stroll the garland-draped Main Streets […]

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2014 Galena Halloween Parade

October 24, 2014

Stop by & snap a pic with MiniAbe and MiniGrant on the red carpet from 2-4:30pm on Saturday, October 25 on Main St. in Galena! Then watch for us in the parade, starting at 6:30pm!

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Delicious Destinations in Illinois

October 21, 2014

Head to Facebook and vote for your favorite Delicious Destination in Illinois! Enjoy Illinois is celebrating local food establishments around the state that are authentically Illinois and beloved destinations for visitors and locals alike. The criteria to be nominated : 1. The restaurant must be Illinois 2. Must be a one-of-a-kind restaurant that is authentic […]

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Top 10 Things to Do for Halloween in Jo Daviess County!

October 16, 2014

In no particular order…here are 10 fantastic activities to take advantage of in October! 1. Tweet4Treats with us on Twitter! Visit @visitgalena on Twitter and watch for our #Tweet4Treats tweet. All you have to do to enter the giveaway is follow us @visitgalena and then retweet the tweet. You could win delicious candy from Galena’s […]

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Treasure Hunting Season is Open!

October 7, 2014

Let’s be honest, every season is treasure hunting season! Pinterest is the best tool for getting ideas and for trip planning! You can now use our new Antique Shopping in Jo Daviess County Board on Pinterest when planning your hunt. The helpful map gives you a good gauge of which store is close to your […]

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