A September 2002 trip
to Galena by badger barrister
Quote: Galena is one of the homes of U.S. Grant and was a boomtown during the lead and shipping days. Much of the historic downtown and many homes, including Grant's, have been wonderfully restored. The natural backdrop is the rolling hills of the unglaciated corner of Illinois
The DeSoto Hotel in downtown Galena is still an operating hotel and restaurant and was the site of one of the Lincoln-Douglas Debates.
Most of the buildings downtown are restored 19th century buildings with many shops, antique stores and eating establishments.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 30, 2002
Stoney Creek Inn
940 GALENA SQUARE DRIVE
Galena, Illinois 61036