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Best Western Designer Inn & Suites

Reservations: 815-777-2577
9923 US 20 West
Galena, IL 61036
Ph: 1.800.WESTERN®

Email: info@BestWesternDesignerInn.com


Area Info

Located in the heart of historic Galena, the Best Western Designer Inn and Suites can serve as the perfect starting point to explore all the things Galena has to offer.  Wineries, Breweries, Boutique shopping, Golfing, Hiking/Biking, Historic Sites, Art Galleries, Skiing, Fine Dining, and so much more.  There is something for everyone in Galena, and Designer Inn and Suites would love to be the starting point for all your adventures.  If you are looking for more Best Western hotel in Illinois, please also check out:  http://bestwesternillinois.com/

A Clover on Main A Clover on Main
Our completely renovated 6,000 square foot spa, salon, and fitness studio in the heart of Galena's historic Main St. district offers visitors a quiet respite to all that Galena has to offer. Come enjoy three luxurious levels of relaxing spa-ssibilities! We would like to welcome to our Main St. space, Robyn Davis, who owns and operates Slumber, a romantic vintage inspired boutique specializing in the very best in comfy sleepwear, luxurious lingerie, loungewear and much more. In addition, Dr. Joel Heer, has opened a chiropractic location on our third level. For appointment(s) with Joel at our A Clover On Main location you can call any of the spa numbers listed. A Clover on Main is a perfect spot to host a girlfriend getaway party, a wedding or baby shower, a couple's retreat or just a respite from your shopping odyssey through the wonderful shops in downtown Galena. Call toll free: 877-3-Day-Spa or local: (815 776-9155 for more informaton.
  All About A Ghost Tour
Call (815) 777-9252 for more information
Annie Wiggins Ghost Tour Annie Wiggins Ghost Tour
Join us for the original ghost tour of Galena's sites, cemeteries and famous ghostly tales. Costumed guide. Reservations recommended.
Belvedere Mansion and Gardens The Belvedere Mansion and Gardens
Restored 22-room mansion built by a river-boat captain in 1857. Features oil paintings and other items that appeared in Gone With the Wind, as well as select pieces from the Liberace Collection. Call (815) 777-0747 for more information.
Chestnut Mountain Resort Chestnut Mountain Resort
Winter ski/snowboard resort with 19 slopes, ski apparel shop, restaurant/lounge. Open in summer/fall with Alpine slide, outdoor miniature golf. Nature trails and mountain bike rental. Call (815) 777-1320 for more information.
Countryside Tours
This is not your ordinary Galena tour. Would you like to get out of the mundane and join? If so, we would like to take you on an adventure! One that springs you out of Galena and into the beauty that surrounds. Join us for a 3 1/2 Hour Hopping Tour of the by-ways, backroads, remote taverns and bars throughout the Galena area. 8104 Airedale ln. Galena

Galena, IL 61036 tours@countrysidetoursgalena.com

Diamond Jo Casino Diamond Jo Casino
Casino offering slot and video machines, as well as table games. Open year-round and 24 hours on Friday and Saturday. Restaurants and Free Admission and Parking. Call (563) 690-2100 for more information.
  The Dowling House
Galena’s oldest home built of native limestone in 1826 and furnished with period furniture. Call (815) 777-1250 for more information.
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa, North Course
The North Course sports elevated tees, long vistas through the countryside, rolling fairways and large undulating greens.
Fever River Outfitters Fever River Outfitters
Fever River rents canoes, kayaks, bicycles, scooters, snowshoes, cross-country skis. Fever River also sells quality boats, sports gear and apparel. Call (815) 776-9425 for more information.
Field of Dreams Field of Dreams Movie Site
A quaint 96-year old family farm where the Academy Award nominated movie “Field of Dreams” was filmed in 1988. Bat balls, play catch, run the bases or sit in the bleachers and dream. Free admission. Open daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., April through November. Call (563) 875-8404 for more information.
Fried Green Tomatoes Fried Green Tomatoes
Fried Green Tomatoes serves upscale Italian cuisine in a historic stone setting, once home of general Ulysses S. Grant's father's "Leather & Finding" store dating from 1838, is located in the heart of lovely downtown Galena, IL. The wide assortment of pasta, steaks, seafood, veal & chicken as well as a Wine Spectator Award winning wine list accompanied by impeccable, detailed service make Fried Green Tomatoes a dining experience to remember. PLEASE NOTE: We do not offer booster seats or high chairs, we are also a multi-level dining facility.  Reservations Suggested – ( 815) 777-3938. 
Galena Brewing Company Galena Brewing Company
Only brewpub in Galena is now open! Historic Galena theme, tapas menu, brewery, beer tastings, tours, gift shop & live entertainment. Hours are Monday-Thursday 4pm-10pm; Fri to Sat 11am-11-pm and Sunday 11am-10pm.  Live Entertainment: Fri and Sat at 8pm

Galena Candle & Bath
Natural bath and body products; soy candles; make-it-yourself stations for candles, bath beads, scented bubble baths, gels and lotions. In-store parties. Call (815) 777-3060 for more information.

  Galena Cellars Winery
Wine tasting sessions and tours of fermenting and aging facilities. This working winery produces over 50,000 bottles annually of award-winning fruit and table wines. Call (815) 777-3330 for more information. 
Iowa Wine Trail Tours also offers a Galena Cellars Vineyard Tour for $35 per person. Step aboard the climate controlled Galena/Iowa Wine Tours bus leaving twice daily at 11:30 AM AND 1:30 PM from the Galena Trolley Depot for a short ride through the beautiful countryside of Jo Daviess County with its rolling hills, scenic valleys and cold water streams as we make our way to Galena Cellars Vineyard.  This year marks Galena Cellars 31st year of excellence. Offering more than 40 distinct award-winning and nationally recognized varieties of wine.  Along the way, your professional driver will narrate the history behind the Upper Mississippi Valley Wine Region.  Experience a sensory tasting, facility tour, sample 7 wines and on-site shop before departing back to the Galena Trolley Depot. Price per person of $35 includes climate-controlled transportation, tasting and tour fees and bottled water on-board the Galena/Iowa Wine Tours bus. For reservations, call 563-581-8123.  We  need a minimum of any 4 people for this tour to go out.  Tour departs at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm. Enjoy!
  Galena Golf Club
Enjoy one of tri-states best manicured golf courses at a great rate! Full service bar, grille, pro shop & practice range.
  Galena/Jo Daviess County Historical Society and Museum
Exhibits on the Civil War, steam boating and lead mining. Make sure to check out the hologram of the Grants, touchscreen interpretation of “Peace in Union” and informative videos throughout the exhibits.
  Galena Main Street Walking Tour
One-hour tour explores historic highlights, plus "Field of Dreams" movie locations. Saturdays, 10 a.m., May-October, DeSoto lobby. Reservations not required.
Galena on the Fly Galena on the Fly, Inc Balloon Rides
Hot air balloon rides sunrise and sunset daily. Reservations required. Gift certificates available. Groups welcome. Call for pricing and information.
Galena Trolley Depot Galena Trolley Tours
City tours of Galena and to major attractions. Group services and charters.

Galena Weddings
Your complete resource for wedding supplies and services for Galena, Illinois and the surrounding Tri-State area of Iowa and Wisconsin.

Grandpa's Taxi Grandpa's Taxi
Grandpa's Taxi company in Galena, Illinois & Jo Daviss County offers premier, dependable taxicab services for airport shuttle service, nighttime transportation, senior transportation, and safe rides to your desired destination. Give us a call anytime...(815) 990-5454.

Grape Escape
Wine and martini lounge with the most diverse wines, liquors and beers in Galena. Live entertainment all weekend. Saturday Bloody Mary Bar. Gourmet appetizers daily. Call (815) 776-WINE for more information.

  Iowa Wine Trail: . Black Hawk Wine Tour ! $65
Discover the breathtaking beauty on this tour with rolling hills, scenic valleys, and steep limestone bluffs. Just the ride to the vineyards through Jo Daviess County is worth the trip. We'll take you to three excellent wineries for facility tours, tastings, on-site shopping, lunch at Procento`s Pizzeria, bottled water on board the bus, and a relaxing carefree day. Learn the history behind the Black Hawk War as your professional driver takes you into the past. Price per person of $65.00 includes transportation from your B&B, Hotel, or remote location, tasting fees, facility tours, lunch, and bottled water on board the Galena / Iowa Wine Tours bus. Wineries on this tour are Galena Cellars Vineyard and Winery, Rocky Waters Winery and Massbach Ridge Winery.This tour runs from 11:00 a.m. till 3:00 p.m. seven days a week. To enjoy this fun-filled tour call 563-581-8123. You need to book and pay through them, but it will pick you up from the Best Western once it's scheduled. http://iowawinetoursinc.com/tours.html
Jack's Galena Carriage Co Jack's Galena Carriage Co.
Historic carriage rides, dinner rides, romance and roses rides. Friday and Saturday evenings, 5 p.m.- 9 p.m.
May-November. Reservations recommended.
  Janet Checker Studio
Original fine art in oil and pastels including portraits, landscapes and custom murals. Current on going series “Women of the Americas” features women from the various cultures in their traditional clothing. Additional series include “Women of Strength” and ”Scenes of Jo Daviess County.” Note cards, posters and prints available. Private and group classes and day long workshops available. Call or email for class and workshop schedules or visit the website. (815) 777-2277
Lil General Miniature Golf Li'l General Miniature Golf
Mystique Casino Mystique Casino
Greyhound racing and casino offering table games and 1,000 slot machines. Open year round and 24 hours on Friday, Saturday, and on special holidays. Live greyhound racing from May through October. Simulcast racing year-round Wednesday through Sunday. Complimentary valet parking and self-serve beverage stations. Call (800) 373-3647 for more information.
National Mississippi River Museum National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Enjoy dynamic aquariums, historical exhibits and stroll through the wetlands and boatyard. Experience interactive displays throughout the museum including two award-winning films. Take tours of the landmark steamboat William M. Black and watch as a boat is launched into the Mississippi River. Open year round. Call (563) 557-9545 for more information.
Studio One Salon Studio One Salon & Spa
Beauty salon, spa, mobile spa services, manicures & pedicures and facials. Call (815) 777-1275 for more information.
The Market House Restaurant

The Market House Restaurant  
Where family and friends gather for conversation & time well spent! We offer one GREAT restaurant with two entrances to a quaint Location. 204 Perry St. along the Cobblestones or 120 N. Main St. across from the Elks Lodge. There are NO STEPS from Bench St. and all day FREE PARKING along the street. Call (815) 777-0690 for more information.

  The Old Market House State Historic Site
Built in 1845-46, the Old Market House served as a center for merchants and civic meetings during Galena’s most prosperous period. Today it houses a variety of historical exhibits, including artifacts from the Old General Store Museum. Call (815) 777-2570 for more information.
Tri-State Trolley Tri-State Trolley
Galena's only ADA-compliant and climate-controlled trolley service! Daily narrated tours, May-October. Unique group tours, wedding transportation offered year-round.
  Ulysses S. Grant Home State Historic Site
Built in 1860 in the Italianate bracketed style and furnished with period pieces that belonged to the Grant family. Call (815) 777-0248 for more information.
  Washburne House State Historic Site
Greek Revival home built in 1843 by Galena lawyer and congressman, Elihu B. Washburne. It was here that Grant learned of his election to the presidency in 1868.
Didn't find what you were looking for? Visit the Galena Visitors Bureaus website at http://www.galena.org/ for more attractions in the Galena area.