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Main Street in Galena, Illinois.  A short drive from Winnebago County, Galena is a fabulous way to spend the day shopping, sight-seeing, and enjoying wonderful dining.  All while feeling you've just gone back in time!  The scenic drive is fabulous no matter what the season.

Main Street in Galena, Illinois. A short drive from Winnebago County, Galena is a fabulous way to spend the day shopping, sight-seeing, and enjoying wonderful dining. All while feeling you've just gone back in time! The scenic drive is fabulous no matter what the season.

Gorgeous! Main Street - Galena, Illinois. Look what a little refurbishing can do!

Gorgeous! Main Street - Galena, Illinois. Look what a little refurbishing can do!

So happy that Bath, #Maine, has been chosen as a "Great American Main Street" by the National Trust for Historic Preservation: http://newenglandtravelnews.blogspot.com/2012/04/bath-maine-earns-2012-great-american.html. It's really a great little city that has come a long way!

So happy that Bath, #Maine, has been chosen as a "Great American Main Street" by the National Trust for Historic Preservation: http://newenglandtravelnews.blogspot.com/2012/04/bath-maine-earns-2012-great-american.html. It's really a great little city that has come a long way!

Midwest Living editors have been visiting the region's small towns for more than 20 years. Here are our top 100 places to escape for a little shopping, sightseeing and relaxing.

100 Best Midwest Small-Town Getaways

Midwest Living editors have been visiting the region's small towns for more than 20 years. Here are our top 100 places to escape for a little shopping, sightseeing and relaxing.

Galena, Illinois - Lots of fun times with family & friends!

Readers' 15 Favorite Midwest Getaways

Galena IL - this quaint town that caters to women, sits over the Mississippi River, just east of Dubuque, Iowa. Quaint shops.

Galena IL - this quaint town that caters to women, sits over the Mississippi River, just east of Dubuque, Iowa. Quaint shops.

Wallace is home to fewer than 1,000 residents, but has a tidy, enchanting downtown flanked by steep pine-studded mountains. The main commercial drag of Bank Street is a classic Main Street, with elegant brick buildings done up in full Italianate style, suggestive of the silver boom that once gripped this remote part of northern Idaho.

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Wallace is home to fewer than 1,000 residents, but has a tidy, enchanting downtown flanked by steep pine-studded mountains. The main commercial drag of Bank Street is a classic Main Street, with elegant brick buildings done up in full Italianate style, suggestive of the silver boom that once gripped this remote part of northern Idaho.

On the Galena River, this bustling historic town features century-old buildings housing shops and restaurants; some 50 inns and hotels welcome travelers for vacation getaways.

Galena Trip Guide

On the Galena River, this bustling historic town features century-old buildings housing shops and restaurants; some 50 inns and hotels welcome travelers for vacation getaways.