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Chestnut Mountain Resort

8700 W Chestnut Rd, Galena, IL 61036
815-777-1320
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Ranked #9 of 18 Attractions in Galena
Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
Activities: Skiing
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Burr Ridge, Illinois
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We went specifically to ride the slide and it did not disappoint. It was reasonably priced and after we went down the first time, we quickly realized we wanted to go again...and again. It turns out that after 5pm, you can buy a ticket for $20/person and have unlimited rides until it closes. When we were there in August, it... More

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Chicago Ridge, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The eatery was OK. The brouchetta was way overpriced for what you fot. The wine was not the best. The service was great.

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Lodi, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Our B&B hosts recommende we make a stop here if nothing more than to take in the scenery. They were right! View was spectular, we did have a light lunch and the calamari we had was very good, sandwiches were run of the mill, but you couldn't replae the view. Took the ski lift to the bottom and back and... More

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Oak Lawn, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The slide was awesome! Family friendly. Our group ranged in age 15 months to 66 all enjoyed the slide and ski lift ride back up.

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Breckenridge, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

A store owner in Galena suggested this place for 'dinner and a view'. She was right....the view was wonderful! The weather was gorgeous and we sat out on the balcony for drinks and dinner after a long day of shopping. Specialty drinks weren't very good but maybe just different than what we drink in Texas! Food was mixed from good... More

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86 reviews 86 reviews
25 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Brought preteens to ride the slide this summer. What great family fun. Wonderful for young and old alike. Really great to see the ski trails without snow. Beautiful views of the river too. Also boats rides on the Mississippi or Segway tours

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Took my 3 kids on the alpine slide. Me and my 6 year old son were on a chair lift behind my 8 year old son and 3 year old daughter. As I got to the end of the lift I was horrified to see no workers at the end of the lift to help them off. My 8 year... More

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Palos Heights
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7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We made a stop at the Chestnut Mountain Resort while on vacation in Galena. We've gone on alpine slides before and were definitely looking forward to riding them again. One of the best things was the spotter at the top made sure that each pair was spread out enough from the group that went before. This spacing allowed you to... More

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

Hi, I am staying in Savanna, IL and i take a trip here for family every year in july-August. Every year I go to Chestnut Mountain and go down the alphine slide. I think it is very fun and fast. And when I go back up the ski lift there are amazing views of the mississippi river. I think it... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Resort grounds were beautiful! Amazing sunsets, hikes and walks. Pet friendly too! One word of caution the rooms are in desperate need of renovation! The beds are horrible, carpets and wallpaper needs updating. All in all nice getaway if you don't mind outdated decor.

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