Galena is a delightful location for a little family getaway. The town is historic and picturesque. There is plenty to do and explore yet the pace is relaxing.
|Located in a historic building, Otto's Place served up fresh and hearty meals.|
After our first Otto's breakfast, we headed to the U.S. Grant Home for a tour which I reviewed earlier in the series. Then, we ambled downtown absorbing the historical ambiance, admiring old buildings and running into a U.S. Grant or two.
|Sweet temptations found at Galena Kandy Kitchen which has been crafting candy since 1974.|
|Pottery creation in action at Pinder Pottery.|
|The Old Market House in Galena was constructed in 1845-1846.|
|Root beer sampler for a little fun!|
Exploring in the summer heat warranted a cool drink. We stepped into Root Beer Revelry to appraise the root beer selection. In addition to root beer, we were surprised to find cream sodas and other novelty sodas. Root beers are on tap for a cool draft. The shop features a root beer sample which we of course could not resist! For $3, we sampled decent portions of 5 root beers on tap. Root Beer Revelry also has cool bottles of root beer ready for weary travelers! Cool, crisp refreshment!
We also enjoyed perusing Galena Candle & Bath Company featuring handmade items and the ability you pour your own candles. Of course, a stop at Galena Canning Company is a must where visitors journey through local Chef Ivo's foodie creations including dressings, sauces, condiments, jams, jellies and more.
For dinner, we LOVED Fritz and Frites. Fritz and Frites features both French and German food. The restaurant has a refined feel but casual enough that our daughter felt welcome at an early hour. Delicious and the type of treat you expect to find on a vacation! I had the sauerbraten with red cabbage and spatzle. Fabulous!
|Abraham Lincoln gave an 1856 from the balcony of the DeSoto House.|
|Constructed in 1826, the Dowling House is Galena's oldest.|