Welcome to Galena
Wee Galena spreads across wooded hillsides near the Mississippi River, amid rolling, barn-dotted farmland. Red-brick mansions in Greek Revival, Gothic Revival and Queen Anne styles line the streets, left over from the town's heyday in the mid-1800s, when local lead mines made it rich. Even with all the touristy B&Bs, fudge and antique shops, there’s no denying Galena’s beauty. Throw in cool kayak trips and back-road drives, and you’ve got a lovely, slow-paced getaway. Summer and fall weekends see the most action.