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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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Oak Lawn, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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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25 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Great fun for entire family. Beautiful hill side flows down towards River, just a wonderful setting and very laid back

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Sun Prairie
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Chestnut Mountain Resort is a good place to go for a day trip from Galena. It is less than 15 minutes south of Galena (follow the signs), and sits on top of a ski hill overlooking the Mississippi River. In the summer (when we went), you will be able to watch boats go up and down the river, photograph the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Loved the awesome views of the mighty Mississippi and got to see it going down the alpine slide. Very cool place to visit and they also have segways. I didnt personally ride one but did see an instructor giving instructions and everyone looked to be having a great time. Go visit this place!!

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