Time and again, the small town of Galena gets placed at the top of the list of places in Illinois to visit. In 2021 alone, it was named one of the “coolest towns in America to visit” by the Matador Network, and now Esquire has featured Galena in its article, “Charming American Small Towns You Haven’t Heard Of But Should Visit ASAP.” So, why is this small Illinois town considered one of the most desirable places to visit, not just in Illinois but in the country? Let’s have a look and find out.


As you can see, Galena has so much to offer, which is why Esquire chose it as one of the best small town vacation destinations in the country. Have you visited the charming historic town of Galena yet? If so, what did you enjoy the most about it? Please tell your fellow readers all about your experience in the comments.

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