How This Small Illinois Town Quietly Became The Coolest Place In The Midwest

With a population of just over 3,200 residents, you wouldn’t think a small town like Galena would be a desirable place to visit, but it is. Despite its diminutive size, Galena packs quite the punch in terms of history, things to do, and nature. Over the years it has become the coolest town in Illinois, providing a much-needed escape for large-city dwellers who want a respite from their daily grind.

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Galena has quietly become one of the coolest town in Illinois, and perhaps the entire Midwest. Have you visited this charming historic town yet? If not, you should put it on your bucket list and go!

Address: Galena, IL 61036, USA