The wait is over! You’ve found the unique destination that’s a little crazy but safe, fun and affordable. Years from now, when you look back on the memorable experiences of your life, you will recall your visit to this small frozen-in-time town and all the amazing things you saw, did, touched and tasted.

Welcome to a place that looks the same as it did in the 1800s but sacrifices no modern amenities while excluding big name brands that make other destinations feel so similar. Galena’s brand is Galena. Retail stores and restaurants are home-grown and offer shopping and dining adventures you can’t find at the mall. You can absorb the magic along a half-mile stretch of Main Street with more than 100 businesses.

Welcome to the place where the local events refuse to be called ordinary. Watch wiener dog races and the largest Halloween parade in the

Midwest in October. See a couple get married–for real!–in a storefront window in December. Experience the wonder of non-stop winter fun of every type. You don’t have to go to Colorado for great skiing and other Nordic activities! It’s all right here.

Bring your family. Or bring your significant other to woo, get married, honeymoon or celebrate an anniversary. You’ll treasure the time you spend together here forever.

Make the most of your vacation. Call our Welcome Center and let us guide you. Our number is 815-776-9200 and our email address is galena@visitgalena.org.We’re open seven days a week. And we’re here for you!

Chris Hamilton President & CEO of VisitGalena.org

The Galenian is owned by The Community Development Fund of Galena and published in cooperation with Galena Gazette Publications, Inc. The Galenian is published twice each year, April 15 and Sept. 1.

Advertising deadlines are Feb. 15 and July 15. For information about advertising or editorial content, phone 815-777-0019 or 800-373-6397, email jdickerson@galgazette.comor fax 815-777-3809.

The Galenian is also online at galenianonline.com.Neither Galena Gazette Publications

nor The Community Development Fund of Galena, as agents, nor the printer, assume financial liability for production errors in or non-insertion of any advertisement beyond the amount paid for such advertisement.

The Galenian is mailed to interested visitors by VisitGalena.org,123 N. Commerce St.,

Galena, IL 61036.