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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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 to Illinois

3. Must be an established part of the community

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Visit the Where to Dine page at to go through the restaurants in Jo Daviess County to see your options. On Facebook you can find the Delicious Destination tab on the Enjoy Illinois page to cast your vote!
While you’re there make sure you “like” us at Galena/Jo Daviess County CVB!


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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Enjoying our Driftless Region

October 3, 2014

Two new parks have opened in Galena that allow visitors to enjoy nature and the Driftless Region that makes this one of the top Midwestern destinations! Horseshoe Mound officially opened at the end of September this year. You’ll enjoy the stunning views and the natural, restored prairies, as well as the added features that make […]

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Historical Sites & Museums of Jo Daviess County

September 30, 2014

The Old Blacksmith Shop in Galena, Illinois (photo by Brad Basham) Use to plan your trip to Galena & Jo Daviess County. One of the many activities you can include is scouting out all of the historical sites & museums in the area. Grant’s Home is a must-see, but there is so much more […]

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Check with us for Fall Foliage Color!

September 23, 2014

We’ve installed our Unofficial Fall Foliage Meter on our blog and website! Look for it on the top right corner of The Insider’s Guide & We’ll be updating it twice a week so that you can plan your scenic drive according to the colors of the leaves! Our view is from Blackhawk Trace in […]

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Galena welcomes Passion Passport!

September 22, 2014

Passion Passport sent their team of photography ambassadors on a weekend trip through Illinois. The team consists of Zach Glassman @zachspassport, Elliot Vernon @elbow_macaroni, Danielle Haigh @dhaigh and Jessica Schaffer @jess_schaf. Follow their adventures at!

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Galena Taste of Home Cooking School Giveaway!

September 17, 2014

  We have TWO tickets to giveaway for next week’s Taste of Home Cooking School! TO ENTER visit our Galena/Jo Daviess County CVB Facebook page and tell us in the comments of the giveaway post what your FAVORITE FALL RECIPE is to make. The deadline for the contest is Monday, September 22 at noon CT. […]

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Follow us on Instagram!

September 15, 2014

Follow us @galenajdccvb for Insider tips to Galena & Jo Daviess County! We also feature our favorite photos from Instagramers each week. Use the hashtags #galena & #jodaviesscounty so that we can follow your adventures and possibly feature your pic!

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