Owner Direct has vacation rental homes and other accommodation at Galena, Illinois,
located in the northwest corner of Illinois, fifteen miles from Dubuque and one hundred and sixty miles from Chicago
. Ski at nearby Chestnut or Sundown Mountain
. Enjoy the rural beauty of this area. Rent lodgings directly from owners
of cabins, vacation rentals and condo accommodations at Galena.
The city is a popular tourist destination known for its history, historical architecture, and ski and golf resorts. Galena was the residence of Ulysses S Grant,
several other war generals, entertainers, and politicians.
Until the late 1980s, Galena remained a small rural farming community. Since that time the face of Galena has changed a great deal. The Country Fair in Grant Park
has helped guide the change to a tourist town. The Country Fair is a craft show that attracts thousands of visitors to the area.
Galena is located in the Driftless Zone ,
an area that was not covered by glaciers during the recent ice ages. This area, which includes the far northwestern corner of Illinois, escaped glaciation, while almost the entire state was glaciated, nearly to its southern tip. Because it escaped glaciation, this area is known for its hills, valleys, bluffs and large amounts of exposed rock.
Galena has a rich history that is visible in the city's architecture. Originally inhabited by Native Americans, by the late 17th century the French began to settle in the area. In the early 19th century, American settlers began to arrive. Once one of the most important cities in the state, Galena was the hub on the Mississippi River
between St. Louis and St. Paul
. Due to erosion, the Galena River is inaccessible to steamboats like it once was.
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