Downtown Galena

Here’s How to Experience Main Street in Galena, IL, to the Fullest

If you’re in search of a special place to explore the next time you’re in town, check out Main Street in Galena, Il. This is THE place to be to enjoy the area’s best dining, nightlife, history, shopping, arts and culture, events, and more. So, let’s take a look at a few highlights, including fun and funky gifts at Poopsie’s and thirst-quenching treats at Root Beer Revelry.

Top Things You Should Explore on Main Street in Galena, IL

After a good night’s rest and a delicious breakfast at Farmers Guest House Bed and Breakfast, it’s time to head to Main Street. You can walk there from our accommodations or make the short drive and park. Either way, be sure to wear comfy shoes and allow yourself a full day to explore. Here we go!

Shopping in Downtown Galena

Traveling gives you a great opportunity to pick up unique gifts for friends and family, or something special for yourself! A few shops that are guest favorites on Galena’s Main Street include: 

Specialty Gifts, Galena, IL – A selection of items from this store would make a nice gift. Choose from scented candles, bath products, crystal and glass, jewelry, and even art and photography. 

Poopsie’s – One step inside this fun store is sure to activate the kid in you. Shop for the latest games and puzzles, craft kits, and toys for little ones. Just be sure to take a peek at all of the funky items for those who are still kids at heart. From snarky socks to hilarious hot mitts, and from seasonal selections to mega sports fan memorabilia, there’s something for everyone at Poopsie’s!

Antique Stores – There several great antique stores on Main Street including Peace of the PastRed’s Wholesale Barn, and more! Read our blog on Galena antique stores for more details.

Galena Restaurants

A little shopping is sure to work up an appetite. Lucky for you, Main Street in Galena has plenty of establishments with mouthwatering menus. 

You can take your pick of Galena, IL, restaurants to enjoy everything from French and German fare at Fritz and Frites Bistro to American pub grub at Embe Eatery and Lounge

Root Beer Revelry is a guest (and local) favorite. Don’t miss this chance to indulge in some old fashioned root beer. You’ll be able to sample recipes from all over the U.S. Enjoy a frosty bottle or mug filled from the tap. Or better yet, try a classic float; root beer over ice cream! This stop at Root Beer Revelry is the sweet reward you never knew you needed. 

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Stay at Our Award-Winning Galena Bed and Breakfast

The shops and restaurants on Main Street are just the tip of the iceberg. Plan an extended stay to experience the history and tours, live music, and nightlife. It’s all within walking distance from Farmers Guest House. 

A stay at Farmers Guest House offers you a chance to experience the perfect balance of authentic Galena charm and modern amenities. Can’t you just imagine yourself staying in the Julia Suite? Beyond comfortable beds and luxurious Whirlpool tubs, we host a scrumptious breakfast every morning for our guests, and evening WineTime, ensuring you will get the most out of your retreat.

Be sure to browse all our accommodations before you book your stay in historic Galena, and feel free to contact us with any questions you may have!