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Galena in October

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Galena in October

My husband and I are going to Galena the last weekend of October.We had a hard time finding a B&b to stay at for Saturday only. We ended up at Ryans Mansion (we booked Ryans suite). Has anyone ever stayed there, I couldn't find many reveiws on this B&B.

Also, looking for advice on things to do.The last time I was there was about 10 years ago and I loved the historical beauty of Galena.

My husband is interested in doing one of the ghost tours. Has anyone ever gone on one?

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1. Re: Galena in October

This might help - http://www.galena.org/

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2. Re: Galena in October

My parents live in the area so I visit quite often. One afternoon can definitely be spent visiting the various shops and galleries in town. They really have opened some great places, and it is interesting to poke around.

The ghost tour is fun (my mother and friend participated) and historical as well. You can also do a trolley tour. For outdoor activities such as hiking you can visit Apple River State Park or the Galena River Trail. All information about these places and tours can be found on the previous posters link.

Depending on your length of stay you can also take a trip to Dubuque to the casinos or take a riverboat cruise on the Mississippi.

For evening entertainment check out the Galena Trolley Depot Theater. Jim Post does a Mark Twain show that is just thoroughly enjoyble. I was a bit apprehensive when my folks bought the tickets but I was completely impressed and entertained.

Some restaurant suggestions: Fritz & Frites, Perry Street Brasserie (upscale but excellent), and for Italian, Vinny Vanucchi's. You chose a perfect time of year to go, but remember, most everyone else will too, so expect it to be busy. I hope your B&B is close enough that you don't have to drive into town and try to find a parking space.

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3. Re: Galena in October

Thank You 6tareq...I am planning on visiting the shops on main street. Unfortunately, the B&B we are staying at is 2 miles from there. So we will be driving there.Do you have to pay for parking and what is the cost if you do? Thanks again.

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4. Re: Galena in October

Parking is free, but there is a three hour limit, and the enforcer is pretty strict. Don't forget to check on the streets that parallel Main, and if you get there early, you shouldn't have as much of a problem.

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5. Re: Galena in October

You should also look at - www.GalenaChamber.com - we think it's a better site.

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